OBSESSION ALERT! Pop Beauty Cat Eyes Liners ($16) make applying eyeliner easy and, well, kinda fun.
Slanted like the tips of calligraphy pens, these three three highly pigmented pencil liners are built to hit the right angles for slick cat eyes (think Amy Winehouse pre-hot mess).
- Black Dahlia: matte deep plum
- Black Olive: matte kahki
- Black Onyx: matte blue-black
I heart them all. The colors are vibrant, the liner creamy, and the formula doesn’t tug at my lids. I found them easy to use and appreciated the design once I got the hang of ’em (and once my Sephora homegirl Jenny helped me out).
From left to right: Black Onyx, Black Dahlia, Black Olive
How to Apply Pop Beauty Cat Eyes Liner
Knowing where to place the pointy end of the liner is key…
I start by placing the liner parallel to my lash line with the pointy side of the liner positioned closest to my nose.
Then, with the flat side flush against my skin, I use short strokes to draw a line across my upper lash line, thickening the line as it moves toward my ear.
I prefer a very subtle flick at the end of the line. To get it, I continue to draw the line just slightly upward when I get to the end of the lash line. If you want a bigger flick and a more dramatic cat eye look, keep extending the line upward a little more.
A Few More Things to Consider
Because Pop Beauty Cat Eye liners are so creamy, they tend to migrate on my semi-oily lids after a few hours. To help it stay put throughout the day, I set the liner by patting a coordinating powder eyeshadow on top with an angled brush like the MAC 266 or Sonia Kashuk Angled Eye Shadow Brush.
After using one of these liners a few times, the pointed tip dulls, and the flat edge starts to round, so to restore the original shape I twist up the tip until it just barely peeks out beyond the gray casing. Then, I take a makeup wipe, swiping it across the end to shave off, or sharpen the excess liner. That way, the next time it’s used, the pencil’s tip is sharp again with a flat edge, just like new.
I like these a lot. I hope Pop Beauty releases them in more colors (hint-hint)…
Dear Whitney, Hook Me Up
Did you catch The Hills last night? I thought my girl Whitney did most excellent during her job interview in New York. How cool would it be to work with Diane von Furstenberg? DVF is famous for her wrap dresses and prints… I wonder if Whitney will get an employee discount, LOL!
I checked out the Diane von Furstenberg site this morning and found some stuff I’d like. Anyone have Whitney’s email address?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,