A vintage cat eye is one of favorite makeup looks of today's pinip girl. There is nothing quite as universally flattering and super chic and stylish as classic retro cat eyes.
A Bombshell's Fave
It’s a look that was made famous by bombshell Brigitte Bardot and waifish Audrey Hepburn alike, and can be dressed up or down to be infinitely wearable for modern pin-up girls as well.
Pin-up eye makeup is largely defined by a well-drawn swipe of winged eye liner and a carefully contoured lid.
Begin by prepping the eye with a dab of shadow primer, like Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance or the NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Primer.
Apply with your ring finger by gently patting all over the eyelid.
Getting A Wide Eyed Look
To achieve a wide-eyed look, apply a neutral shadow all over the lid up to the brow – you can play it safe with a matte off-white or go a bit more glitzy with slightly shimmery pinky beige (Urban Decay’s Sin is a great choice).
A bit of vanilla shimmer extended into the inner corners is an old Hollywood standby for making eyes pop.
To accentuate the cat eye shape, blend a bit of a darker shade into the outer crease.
Try a soft taupe for a more classic look, or a smokier charcoal or chocolate for a sexier, more dramatic finish.
Once the shadow is complete, it’s time for liner. That winged cat-eye can be intimidating to both the beauty novice as well as some long-time makeup aficionados, but have no fear!
With just a few little tips, you’ll be lining a vintage cat eye like a pro in no time.