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Prom Makeup 2014: 20 Gorgeous Trends to Watch (or Mimic)

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12 of 20

Ginnifer Goodwin's Cat Eye
Prom Makeup 2014: 20 Gorgeous Trends to Watch (or Mimic)

Ginnifer Goodwin

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Forget the advice you may have read in the past never to line the inside rims of eyes because it makes eyes look tiny. Sexy cat eyes are a cool look for night. The key to this look is to apply a thin line to the inside rims of the lids.

Step 1: Holding the skin of your upper lid taut, dot liquid liner along the upper lash line as close to the eye as possible. Apply line from corner to corner of eye, extending the line upward at the outer corner of eye. Let liner dry for a few minutes before touching.

To soften this look (black liquid liner can be harsh), InStyle Magazine suggests trying a smudgeable pencil in a lighter color like dark brown or charcoal.

Step 2: Hold down the lower lid and apply liner only to the outer three quarters of the rim. Fade out the line as you approach the tear duct, according to makeup artist Mally Roncal in the March 2006 edition of InStyle Magazine. Extend the liner upwards at the outer corners.

For a softer version of the cat eye (Ginnifer's makeup here is rather subdued), use an eye shadow brush and sweep a taupe or brown color on the lower lash line.

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