Cat eye liner tutorial: Anastasia Beverly Hills debuts She Wears It Well palette (VIDEO)
By April MacIntyre Jun 29, 2012, 5:13 GMT
Wednesday Monsters and Critics took a side trip to THE brow and makeup authority, Anastasia Beverly Hills\' headquarters, where we were greeted by Anastasia Soare, the woman who is responsible for Hollywood A-list\'s brows and those in the know.
The look for the moment and into fall 2012 is the carved eye, the lined to perfection vamp look that can go clean and classic to uber sexy Sophia Loren.
Remember Sophia's eyes?
Big 1960's voluminous bouffants and bumped up crowns are the story from the runway (we are ignoring the oily wet hair look, shudders), and that big hair look is perfectly complemented by the cat eye or lined eye that is precise and defined.
During Fashion Week, the '60s and '70s vibes were dominant on the fashion runway scene in New York and Los Angeles with lots of sensual cat-eyes and pretty fully shaped and groomed brows.
Wednesday Monsters and Critics took a side trip to THE brow and makeup authority, Anastasia Beverly Hills' headquarters, where we were greeted by Anastasia Soare, the woman who is responsible for Hollywood A-list's brows and those in the know.
Anastasia and her team showed me her latest must-own affordable 'She Wears it Well' Eyeshadow Palette (under $35) for fall 2012 to create these hot looks easily.
Anastasia Beverly Hills 'She Wears it Well' Eyeshadow Palette contains nine pigmented matte and shimmer shadow shadows with a dual ended brush and bullet sponge tip applicator in a silk compact case with a full size mirror.
It also has the best makeup cardstock tutorials for propping up at the vanity and copying five sultry classic Hollywood glamour looks: The Cat Eye (demonstrated below), Night Owl (a smoky lid), Cut a Rug (clean contour shading), Speakeasy (dramatic inner and outer lid shading), and Eyes and Dolls (classic inverted v shading smoked out),
"I have always loved the perfectly balanced and artistic take on glamour and beauty in the Golden Era of Hollywood," explained Anastasia Soare. "Color and shading are key, and you get a balanced array of matte and shimmering neutrals to recreate these classic makeup looks."
"The entire color collection takes its cues from deco artistry, but with a modern spirit. The palette is a packable size ( 6" by 3"), easy to pop in a makeup bag, and contains the most wearable shades of eye color we have ever put in one collection," she says. "The deep matte onyx is the workhorse, as you can use it damp with a liner brush to create the cat eye, or use as the predominant deep shader to build a smoky base and really define the eye contours. The look of the moment is the lined eye, and those who are unsure if they can wear it can build up the liner easily, and with our special tip sponge applicator they can even smudge it softly if they are getting used to a lined eye look."
As obsessed as we are with all things Fashion Week, the favorite beauty looks of the Fall 2012 season include the bigger hair and strong eye combinations, with some of the designers, like Anna Sui, using mod colors like cobalt blue to create her model's cat-eyes.
Most people cannot carry off such extreme makeup looks, but smoky, sultry nude eyes defined at the lashline with a precise application of a dark shadow always looks stunning if you know what you are doing.
Make Up Artist Anthony Merante illustrates how to create a cat eye look with the new She Wears It Well palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills- watch the video below and learn!
Anastasia eyeshadows have a fabulous smoothness and dense pigmentation, so that you never look dry on the lids. I am addicted to her classic #2 EyeShadow Palette that has the wildcard mossy green shimmer I use sometimes as a liner (in a wet application) for fun.
Even her shimmer shadows can be worn by those who have avoided the gleamy look for fear of looking old. The center shade of the kit includes a large pan called 'sunset', a fleshy shimmery gold that works as a base, highlighter and lid color.
Recommended tool for all this fall makeup fun is Anastasia's Large Duo Brush #10A. It is a workhorse, and needed for lining and brow grooming. Anastasia’s angled brush sweeps the eyebrows upward and can double as an eyeliner brush too.
This palette is available on Nordstrom.com and Sephora.com.
A highly recommended usable neutral palette that works and looks great.
Made in the USA, cruelty-free and paraben free.