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Violet Cat-Eye Liner Puts a Funky Spin on the Classic!

Posted Apr 28 2011 12:50pm

Colorful liner is definitely having a major moment, but swapping a bright color for your tried-and-true black or brown and actually having the guts to pull it off is easier said than done for some. However, with the right shade, the right trend, and the right balance with the rest of your makeup, you’ll see that a little beauty risk can go a long way this season, whether you’re looking to amp up your dull daytime look or put a fresh spin on your go-to going-out makeup.

One look I’m loving is the violet cat-eye . Though a bit dramatic in appearance, cat-eye liner is actually quite minimalist in style — one enthusiastic swipe of your liner and an otherwise bare lid makes for a pretty easy-to-do, yet statement-making look. Modernize this classic Old Hollywood style by giving it a violet spin with bold liner. Since violet is such a bold hue, soften the look by using a smudge-able pencil or gel liner for better control of exactly how bright you want your results, or apply a bright shadow with a wet brush for maximum color pay-off. Or if you have a steady hand and are ready to jump right in with bright violet liquid liner, try Dior Style Liner in Sparkling Purple !

Also pictured: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Gel Eyeliner in Stay Violet , Clarins Single Eyeshadow in Vibrant Violet , Estee Lauder Eye Pencil in Untamed Violet , and Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Black Violet .

- Alex Gambardella

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