How-to: Cat Liner 2.0

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Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz told makeup artist Pat McGrath that he wanted "something like a pen-and-ink sketch" when discussing the look for his show. "That's why ... more 
Photo by: Fairchild Archive
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Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz told makeup artist Pat McGrath that he wanted "something like a pen-and-ink sketch" when discussing the look for his show. "That's why the makeup is black and white-inky black on the eyes with simple, natural skin," said McGrath. "Like an insignia." Greasy black cream shadow (try CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx Smoke) was smeared on the lids and up over the brow bone, and erased at the edges with a Q-tip, creating a shape that almost resembled an oversize comma. (For a more toned-down version, keep the cream shadow closer to the lash line.)

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Fri, Sep 28, 2012 12:06 PM EDT
Sophia Panych, Allure magazine

There's nothing more classic than a cat eye. After all, the look dates back to ancient Egypt. But this season, the timeless, sexy shape got an update, with makeup artists getting playful with their pencils, brushes, and felt tips. Here, our favorites from the fall runways.

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