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The Smokey Eye Upgrade You Need to Try Now

Notes from Paris Fashion Week.
The Smokey Eye Upgrade You Need to Try Now Notes from Paris Fashion Week.

Now that fashion month has finally come to a close, it’s time we plunge into back reading all that’s been said about the past collections. But before we sift through the galleries of Vogue Runway, allow us to zero in on one particular beauty look that’s urging us to end the work week on a catty note.


Spotted at the Givenchy Fall 2016 show was a throwback of sorts as Riccardo Tisci marked his first decade at the helm of the fashion house. It wasn’t so long ago when we saw makeup artist Pat McGrath paint elongated cat eyes with flicks that crept all the way up the models’ temples.

Copping the look is a lot easier than most might think. All you need are two products: some brown eye shadow and a flat brush. Start by loading the product onto a wet brush then begin lining the flick from the outer corner of your eye towards the temple. Once you have your desired length, fill in the rest of your lid as if creating an acute scalene triangle reaching all the way to the tip. Finally, use a blending brush to diffuse the lines. The flick is softer and more angular—the perfect eye makeup for a toned down Friday night out when you’re feeling somewhere between a simple cat eye and glammed up smokey eye.

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