Devi Kroell F/W 2010

One of my favourite looks is the exaggerated cat eye with a bare lower lid, which is why I adore Devi Kroell’s fall presentation make-up. It’s hard to master and, after years of trying, I’m finally starting to achieve a somewhat acceptable version (but much less dramatic). The trick is to use a really precise fine liner, one that doesn’t smudge. Thankfully, I found a few great ones over the years. Vancouver’s own Geisha Ink is my absolute favourite: the finest, most precise tip and with amazing waterproof abilities. Some other stand-outs are by Kiss Me, Stila and, surprisingly, Joe Fresh.

GEISHA INK Liquid Eyeliner ($30 CAD at BeautyMark)

KISS ME Eyeliner ($35 CAD at BeautyMark)

STILA All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($26 CAD at BeautyMark and Sephora)
THE STEAL: JOE FRESH Fine Pen Liquid Eyeliner ($6 CAD at Joe Fresh)
I suppose you could always use a cream shadow and a fine brush but I’m more of an all-in-one convenience kind of gal. If you don’t know how to do the cat eye, check out the Faces by Sarah You Tube channel — it’s how I finally mastered it (I only do the top lid though).

PS. I’m categorizing looks from shows as “trends” even though most of them are pretty timeless. It’s more to keep things on the blog well organized.