Cat Eyes With a Twist, and an Open Letter to Jeremy Renner

Published in: Eyes, Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup Tips/How To

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Dear Jeremy Renner,

It’s been a while…

Okay, we’ve never actually communicated, but I quite enjoy writing you these letters and will continue to do so because 1) I have a tendency to babble, and 2) you’re so very, very hot.

Jeremy, I have a proposition for you.

Do you remember the Kelly Clarkson concert I mentioned going to last Saturday?

Of course you do. Well, since the show, I’ve been listening to a lot of Kelly’s music, and I’ve grown particularly fond of Don’t Rush, her new country duet with Vince Gill.

Here’s my idea: you, me, a karaoke bar and that song.

Awesomeness, right? You could gaze adoringly into my eyes as we sing the chorus (please!), but I should warn you — don’t be distracted by my cool cat eyeliner, with its extra little twist.

Yeah, it’s a new look I’ve been rocking all day long.

It’s like a regular cat eye, except with an extra, second wing running parallel to the main flick.

I saw it on the artwork for Kelly’s single, Already Gone, and thought, “Haaay! How cool is that?!”

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And it wasn’t even that hard to do. I started with a regular cat eye using my favorite gel liner, MAC Blacktrack, and my go-to Sonia Kashuk Bent Liner Brush. Then, when I finished with the cat eye, I drew a tiny extra flick on each eye.

That’s it! Easy as pie.

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Brows: Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil; Eyes: Shimmery peachy eyeshadow and black eyeshadow from the new Bobbi Brown Bellini Lip & Palette, LORAC Pro Mascara; Cheeks: MAC Easy Manner Blush; Lips: Hourglass Vintage Lipstick topped with a shimmery gloss from Bobbi’s Bellini Palette

Being a former makeup artist, you might be wondering why I opted to use Blacktrack instead of a liquid liner like LORAC Front of the Line Pro.

Well, J. Renn, that’s an excellent question. :)

I just find that gel liners are generally thicker and easier to control, but that’s me. With your background and steady, confident hands, you could probably use a liquid liner and get extra sharp, crisp lines.

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Next time I try this, I think I might layer a liquid liner on top of Blacktrack, just for kicks.

Oh, and thank you for noticing the angle I used for the flicks. Yes, I purposefully drew them almost horizontally, as opposed to angling them up toward the ends of my brows. I did it because I felt like it gave the appearance of more elongated, feline eyes, mrrrrow!

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Well, Jeremy, it’s been great talking to you again. Keep doing those push-ups, and feel free to stop by shirtless anytime. ;)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Alison M says:

    Jeremy Renner… “steady, confident hands”… be still my heart!

  2. Tiffany says:

    What a neat eyeliner look! No matter how much I practice, I just can’t seem to master cat eye or winged eyeliner… :-(

  3. Neha says:

    Your skin is looking radiant! Are you still using the NARS tinted moisturizer?

  4. Mimi says:

    i did that accidentally on one eye a few days ago but couldn’t for the life of me get it to look the same on the other eye:(

  5. Etta says:

    Dang! You should rock that eyeliner 24/7. It looks that good!

  6. jen. says:

    I like your eyeliner here, but I’m really lovin’ the hair!

  7. Marla says:

    I’m going to have to check out the Bobbi Brown Bellini palette and the Hourglass Vintage lipstick. Love it.

  8. Allison says:

    This look is so sexy, Karen! Almost like a naughty Mad Men gal goes to the voting booth in the early ’60s. I love it! :)

  9. April says:

    I love this look on you! I can’t wait to try the double cat eye.

  10. Chelsea says:

    Gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to try this look for a while. I might try this when I have some time to spend on makeup! I know I have a black-tie event at the end of the month…

  11. Kathleen says:

    Can’t wait to try this tomorrow! You look so elegant. I love it with that hairdo.

  12. Oh I luuuurve the double flick! So fierce! Bet it’ll look good with a liquid liner on top as well!

  13. and here it is again. girl you should do that tutorial!
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  14. Liliana says:

    ohhh this looks lovely! it complements your eye shape very nicely. I am going to have to try this out for my birthday this weekend.

  15. Kim says:

    And this is why I love you. You write the open letters I’m thinking, and you do it in a PG version. HAHA! Remember your friends when you get some video of that karaoke event (which should take place on men’s shirtless night).

    Oh, and the makeup! It’s a cool twist, and your cat eyes always look fab. :)

  16. Nina says:

    Very, very gorgeous, Karen!

  17. Kayleigh says:

    Love this look Karen, I have to try it some time! But HEY – back off of my man Jeremy OK? ;)

  18. Christy says:

    Wow!!! You look extra hot with this look this is a simple but pulled together look.. When you walk out the door you no longer walk you Strut..Pure sexyness

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