The Modern Cat Eye.

Hello City Girls! There are occasions that call for a cat eye, some of which are a casual Tuesday morning. My lovely model Ally stopped by with her new Eyeko duo wanting a lesson in application. She, like many of us, loves the look of a defined lash line, but had bad luck with other products that did not make it past 2pm without flaking off. I’ve been a loyal customer of Eyeko after hearing that it was the cornerstone of Adele’s signature look, and recommended she buy it. 

The keys to modernize this retro look: dewy skin, flushed cheeks, and a pink pout.

Ally’s skin has been extremely dry due to the low temperatures we’ve been having in New York. I used Bobbi Brown’s Tinted Moisturizing Balm on a Real Techniques stippling brush, and buffed it all over her face in a circular motion. Next, I concealed the darkness under her eyes with my all time favorite Bobbi Brown corrector and concealer (she calls it the secret of the universe). I primed her lid with The Balm Put a Lid on It, and dusted a pale pink shimmer shadow up to the crease. To define her lid, I put a golden brown shade into her crease and blended it with a clean brush until it resembled a shadow.

To start the Eyeko liner, I held it like a pencil with the tip pointed toward her ears. I worked it backwards in a downward slant over the lash line so that it was thicker at the outer corners and thinner as it moved toward the nose. **Expert tip: with the ring finger, lift the lid up the tiniest bit while the eye is closed to ensure the liner hits the lashes. If not, it could look like it’s floating on the eye** After both eyes were finished, I swiped on 2 coats of the Eyeko skinny mascara which thickened and defined her lashes. I mean, look at those!

To finish the look, I took the same stippling brush with Nyx Rouge cream blush in Hot Pink over her cheekbones. I dabbed a little bit more cream blush on a lip brush and patted it over her lips. What do you guys think? Do you dare to create a cat eye for day?

Wise Words Wednesdays. Take a lesson from Miss Ella.
                     

Wise Words Wednesdays. Take a lesson from Miss Ella.

                     

7 things I want right now:
Crisp white sleeveless button down ($24) —Great to wear over a maxi dress, with jeans, or as a beach coverup.
Dr. Jart+ BB Cream ($34) —The key to a 5 minute face. Just add bronzer, mascara, concealer, and lip balm.  
Retro striped swimsuit by J.Crew ($98) —Best option for that family beach vacation.
Gold stackable rings ($96) —Perfectly understated, but Cleopatra-esque.
Snakeskin sunglasses case ($16) —Just the way I like my trendy items, inexpensive.
Chanel eyelash curler ($34) —For a little luxury in every day life.
Bright yellow wedges ($44) —Super summery color in a backyard-friendly wedge.

See what else is on my City Girl shopping radar on my Currently Obsessed page!

7 things I want right now:

Crisp white sleeveless button down ($24) —Great to wear over a maxi dress, with jeans, or as a beach coverup.

Dr. Jart+ BB Cream ($34) —The key to a 5 minute face. Just add bronzer, mascara, concealer, and lip balm. 

Retro striped swimsuit by J.Crew ($98) —Best option for that family beach vacation.

Gold stackable rings ($96) —Perfectly understated, but Cleopatra-esque.

Snakeskin sunglasses case ($16) —Just the way I like my trendy items, inexpensive.

Chanel eyelash curler ($34) —For a little luxury in every day life.

Bright yellow wedges ($44) —Super summery color in a backyard-friendly wedge.


See what else is on my City Girl shopping radar on my Currently Obsessed page!

Fashionable Films— A Series.
Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren play David Pollock and Yasmin Azir in this 1966 spy movie Arabesque. The pair trick each other into risky scenarios over and over again to accomplish their mission: finding an Egyptian cipher that could save the life of a Prime Minister.
Sophia Loren’s character wore the very best of 60s styles like geometric printed-anything, a red rain coat, and a white sheath dress. Right after seeing this film, subconsciously, I was on the hunt for rounded sunglasses, a silky robe for lounging (found a real silk one while thrifting!), and a smart rain coat. I love sharing these film inspirations with you as I build my closet. What movies make you want to go shopping?

(Quote from IMDB and photos are film screen shots.)

Fashionable Films— A Series.

Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren play David Pollock and Yasmin Azir in this 1966 spy movie Arabesque. The pair trick each other into risky scenarios over and over again to accomplish their mission: finding an Egyptian cipher that could save the life of a Prime Minister.

Sophia Loren’s character wore the very best of 60s styles like geometric printed-anything, a red rain coat, and a white sheath dress. Right after seeing this film, subconsciously, I was on the hunt for rounded sunglasses, a silky robe for lounging (found a real silk one while thrifting!), and a smart rain coat. I love sharing these film inspirations with you as I build my closet. What movies make you want to go shopping?

(Quote from IMDB and photos are film screen shots.)

Fashionable Films— A Series.
Bonnie & Clyde, played by the beautiful Faye Dunaway and ruggedly handsome Warren Beatty, is a classic run ‘em, gun ‘em, Western tale. Clyde is the bad boy rebel with that unmistakable smirk and penchant for vests, and Bonnie is his right arm, batting her eyelashes to get her way then make a run for it. I was living in West Texas when I watched this for the first time and I have to say, I was buying into the whole idea— for a City Girl minute. What I loved most was Bonnie’s wildly stylish and practical wardrobe, complete with patterned neck tie scarves, knit tees, and ladylike hats. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect fitting Bonnie-esque beret.
Keep checking back every Friday this month for more from the Fashionable Films Series!
(Quotes and Photos from IMDB)

Fashionable Films— A Series.

Bonnie & Clyde, played by the beautiful Faye Dunaway and ruggedly handsome Warren Beatty, is a classic run ‘em, gun ‘em, Western tale. Clyde is the bad boy rebel with that unmistakable smirk and penchant for vests, and Bonnie is his right arm, batting her eyelashes to get her way then make a run for it. I was living in West Texas when I watched this for the first time and I have to say, I was buying into the whole idea— for a City Girl minute. What I loved most was Bonnie’s wildly stylish and practical wardrobe, complete with patterned neck tie scarves, knit tees, and ladylike hats. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect fitting Bonnie-esque beret.

Keep checking back every Friday this month for more from the Fashionable Films Series!

(Quotes and Photos from IMDB)