Once you’ve torn your eyes away from Angelina Jolie’s insanely plump (although a bit chapped-looking) lips and chic celebrity fashion sense, you’ll notice something extraordinary.
No, it’s not her gorgeous arm-candy Brad, or her gaggle of kids; it’s her eye makeup. See it? That dramatic, cat eye that she almost always wears? We think that’s the real reason (or at least a reason) Angelina Jolie is so sexy. And the best part is, you don’t need a genetically/cosmetically-blessed mouth or a Goodwill Ambassadorship to steal her trick. Anyone can wear Angelina Jolie’s eye makeup.
That said, it’s not the easiest makeup look out there, so be prepared to practice a bit to nail your Angelina Jolie-ness. Luckily, New York City celebrity makeup artist Kimara Ahnert (who has worked with Catherine Zeta Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brooke Shields) shares some tips to get the hang of this tricky-but-worth-it celebrity style makeup look:
1. To draw a precise line, rest your elbow on a countertop to help steady your hands.
2. Tilt your head back slightly with your eyes half open, this creates the best angle for application while still allowing you to see.
3. Pull your eyelid taut to draw a straight, even line close to the lashes.
4. Start from the inside corner of the eye and work your way out; draw small, close-together dashes or dots across the lash line, then go back over the dots to smooth out the line.
Of course, that’s not all you need to know to do Angelina Jolie’s sexy cat eye, read on to get the full how-to.
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