Alexa Chung's Cat Eye

Since arriving on the fashion scene a few years back, Alexa Chung has become known for her inky wing of black liquid eyeliner, as definitive a part of her signature style as a favorite Peter Pan-collared dress or quirky cool flat.

Released on 12/16/2013

Credits

Starring: Alexa Chung

Transcript

00:00
(bright music)
00:05
[Alexa] So for ages my makeup was pretty minimal
00:07
because I was modelling as a teenager and the brief
00:10
for models is you attend castings with a bare face
00:13
and so I just hadn't developed any skills at makeup at all.
00:16
And then I started doing TV so I had a makeup artist
00:19
at the time who suggested things I could do
00:21
and I think one day we tried kinda the sixties inspired
00:25
retro cat eye look
00:26
and I was like oh I feel like me in this.
00:29
One of the most fun things about working with Eyeko
00:31
has been that they have given me free reign over helping
00:33
design their packagings.
00:35
So this is like a felt tip pen and I'm used to drawing
00:37
and illustrating, so I just think of my face as if it's
00:40
kind of another canvas or a piece of paper.
00:43
So I draw the flick first, then I match it on the other side
00:46
you see like where your eye goes up like this,
00:49
I use that bottom lash as like a guide for,
00:52
it should be a continuation of that.
00:55
And then I fill it in.
00:56
So I think the perfect compliment to a cat eye
00:58
is to have quite a full lash.
01:00
I love this wand, it's like a spiral
01:03
and there are some hairs that are longer and some
01:05
that are shorter like it's a helta skelta of hairs.
01:08
I do the top and the bottom.
01:10
I feel like it opens up the eye.
01:12
Ta da, slightly evil looking cat eye off of the sixties.
01:15
(bright music)
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