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Fashion flashback: Cat eye makeup
This trend has proved the test of time, again and again. And it's back again this year.
The elongating eye makeup technique was incredibly popular in ancient Egypt, seen in tomb paintings, like the one above. The look stay in ancient Egypt. It kept coming back throughout history. Many celebrities rocked the look throughout recent history.
Marilyn Monroe
Audrey Hepburn
Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra
Brigitte Bardot
Kate Moss
Amy Winehouse
Taylor Swift
It's clear this makeup style is going nowhere in the near future.

The key to achieving this look is to use a very fine eyeliner brush and slightly winging it out at the edge of your eye. You can also use a card to hold up against the outer edge of your eye, which makes getting that perfectly straight line much easier. It takes practice to have a steady hand for a perfect line — don't get discouraged!
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Marilyn and Taylor do it the best in my opinion. Amy's was always a little over the top for me.
Agreed, I think my favorite is Marilyn. It's understated and not too over the top.
I love the cat eye. I wish I could pull it off, but I'm REALLY shaky when it comes to applying eyeliner.
I usually have to rest my arm on a table while I do to make it more straight. That might help!