Health & Beauty

MEOW! Kitty Liner How-To

February 22, 2024

We all remember that super popular trend of cat eyes where we used thick liner and mascara to accentuate the outer corners of our peepers with a dramatic swoosh! Well, this season, things are toning down a bit, and there’s a new look that’s softer and subtler: kitty eyes. With the same whimsy of its bolder counterpart, the kitty eye calls for smaller lines that are (thankfully) easier to apply. And, because makeup brands have caught on to this look, there are custom-created products to make applying a lasting kitty gaze easy and fun. Want to get the look? Then get these! —Jennifer Cox

The Gucci Stylo Contour Des Yeux Kohl Eyeliner ($50, available at Sephora Canada) is formulated with a creamy, soft texture and has highly pigmented colour for lining all areas of the eye. It’s long wearing and waterproof, as well as dermatologist- and opthamologist-tested. It’s also suitable for contact lens wearers, sensitive eyes, and sensitive skin.

The Liquid Eyeliner from L’Oreal Paris ($11, available on Amazon Canada) is a precision brush tip liquid eyeliner that ticks all the boxes. First off it’s waterproof. Secondly, it offers very precise lines. Third, it’s quick and easy to apply, and fourth, it will wear well for hours. It even comes with an easy-to-use removable wing stencil (five), or you can draw the effects free-hand.

For one of the longest-lasting liners there’s Tarte’s Sex Kitten Liquid Liner ($24). This waterproof precision liquid eyeliner will stay put for an incredible 12 hours. It has a super soft felt tip that creates an even steady stream of colour, so you can get a crisp line every time without any skipping or smudging. It also contains castor oil to treat and moisturize the skin around the lash line, and glycerin to help hydrate and restore your skin’s moisture balance.

The Feline Flick liner in the dramatic black hue Panther from Charlotte Tilbury ($40) will make you purr. It’s long-wear and waterproof, with an ultra-matte formula for major wow-factor. Its super precise and extra soft applicator tip applies like a brush and makes it effortless and easy to use. You’ll be able to create a sexy winged eyeliner look in just seconds.

Pixi + Hello Kitty’s Endless Silky Eye Pen ($16) came out of a unique collab that brings together the nostalgia of our childhood with a chic modern-day trend. It is made from their bestselling formula everyone has come to know and love but in a sophisticated limited-edition shade called LondonFog. This liner is water resistant as well as long-wearing, and it gives the concentrated colour of a liquid liner in a silky, easy to apply gel pencil.


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