A Cat Eye That's Actually Easy To Do
The cat-eye has, by this point, become one of
those makeup techniques that's so mainstream,
you might forget that it was at one time a look.
The cat-eye has, by this point, become one of those makeup techniques that's so mainstream, you might forget that it was at one time a look.(See also: a bold red lip. Can you imagine having discovered that one?) Its origins fall somewhere in between ancient Egypt and Brigitte Bardot in the '60s—but Jing Wen gives the idea a whole new vibe with Marc Jacobs' Highliner Gel Eye Pencil. And it's simple, too: a line drawn from the inside corner out, gradually getting thicker, ending in an ever-so-slight upward flick. Gel eyeliner along the top and bottom lashlines may seem like something more appropriate for evening, but drawn with a measured hand, Jing's cat-eye is wearable as ever.
Oh, and let's not forget the hair—Jing's mullet-y front bob, that is. Less wearable, sure, but according to Jing, it was a kind of happy accident: "My hair was really long until the Dior show last fall—Guido [Palau] actually cut it backstage. I wasn't sure how it would look, but I ended up really liking it. If I wasn’t modeling, I’d cut it even shorter."