Would You Dare to Wear 'Catwoman' Eyeliner?

amy winehouseIt's bold, it's sexy, and it's poised to have a moment: Catwoman eyeliner is going to be the fierce fall beauty trend, says this hopeful makeup fan. I love a cat-eye and I have a feeling that this feline look is going to take center-stage for a few reasons, not the least of which is our subconscious desire to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse.

The rocker totally, well, rocked the cat-like eyeliner, and stars like Rhianna and Lauren Conrad also are fans of the look. I think we should all try it ourselves this fall before Anne Hathaway ruins it for us when she portrays Catwoman in 2012's Dark Knight Rises.

Come on, let's do it! It'll be purrfect. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)


To me, the look says: I'm confident, I'm sexy, and I'm fierce. It's certainly not something you'd want to say, maybe, at the office, but for a night out? Catwoman eyeliner is hot.

I like to do it in the fall (and not summer) because (here we go) I sweat a lot. I sweat so much in the NY heat that really any makeup is futile, I just rub it off with my Whitney rag or it drips down my face in a salty black stream. So yeah, that's why I like it for fall, when I've still got a little tan, and when I'm not constantly dripping. Who's with me?

It's pretty easy to do once you get the hang of it. Tools are important, so you'll want to make sure you have a good liquid liner (I like Benefit's Magic Ink) because you need one that goes on smooth and doesn't smudge.

If you've got eyelids like mine that touch the top of your eye socket (that boney part below your brow that protects your eye ... you know what I mean) then make sure to spread a sheer powder over your entire lid up to your eyebrow so that the eyeliner doesn't get all over your socket when you blink. I like Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil for that.

The rest, well, watch the video: It's a great tutorial on how to do catwoman eyeliner. I kinda wish it was 65 degrees outside right now because I'm feeling really inspired to rock this look tonight! Ah well, I'll have to wait til fall. But you guys are going to do it with me, right?

Do you dare wear catwoman eyeliner?

WATCH how to do it:

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