I love how it looks on other girls, I hate that no matter how hard I try I just can’t seem to execute the perfect cat eye. I’ve tried numerous methods, I’ve even resorted to masking tape, don’t ask! I’ve watched a gazillion You Tube tutorials but my wings are always, disappointingly uneven. I have never quit anything in my life, but who would have guessed that something as simple as eyeliner would have me beat!
Then I had an epiphany, perhaps, it’s not my unsteady hands and lack of patience that is the problem but maybe the issue is the eyeliner that I have been using? A few eyeliners later and about £50 poorer, I had to admit defeat.
Then came the light at the end of the tunnel or more accurately the spotlights that lit up the AW15 runways where models strutted out sporting imperfect looking but most definitely perfectly applied eyeliner. This season it’s all about a bolder, badder look. From the feathered strokes at Fendi and Tom Pecheux’s unfinished stars at Anthony Vaccarello to the triple lines at Jean Pierre Braganza, eyeliner application just became fun. I mean I’m pretty sure that I’m competent enough to add a few random flicks? And, who wants to be classic when you can make a statement? There is something rebellious about eyeliner so why conform to the common cat eye?
Now where is the fun in trying out new trends without new products? So, I’ve sacked off the recently purchased eyeliners, they remind me of my past struggles and I’ve turned to make-up artist Kristina Ralph Andrews for her favourite eyeliners to aid me in my new adventures.
This is a felt tip, so easy to use that you can apply a bit of pressure without it going everywhere. The Eye Do is great for those with unsteady hands.
This has a shiny finish when set so it’s a great alternative to the usual matte black making the Inkglam liner a great choice for an evening look.
This Eye Defining Pen is for serious liner fans only. With a tapered brush at one end and a fine nib on the other you can create perfect cat eyes or get creative with small details with perfect precision.
A formula that doesn’t budge when on and a curved grip on the barrel makes the Kiko Ultimate Pen easy to hold and wield for the perfect line.
A fine brush tip makes the DHC softer on the eyelid. This liner is a great choice if you have sensitive eyes or if your liner is prone to dragging during application. Top tip: use the fine tip of the brush to dot between lashes for the perfect secret liner
If you’re looking for cooler ways to rock your eyeliner check out Kristina’s beauty shoot ‘Between The Lines’ here.