June 4, 2014

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you may know that when it comes to make up, I generally prefer a more natural look. That is of course with one major exception, i.e. my can't-live-without cat-eye liner look! In fact, I am so addicted to it, I don't think I have ever left the house without it within the past few years. Seriously, even when I am sporting a pair of sunnies, it is always there with me:) Perhaps because I wear it so often, I get a lot of questions about the techniques I use to apply my eye liner. 

Though, applying an eye liner may seem like an intimidating task at first, it is actually very easy to do. The first and most important thing is the product you use, because naturally, not all eye liners are created equal. Since, I've been using eye liner pretty much every day for the past few years, I got to try quite a few different ones. Few of them I liked, others I just couldn't deal with, but I certainly didn't find my favorite until I got the opportunity to test Benefit Cosmetics they're real push-up liner

Day vs Night:

Though some people recommend applying eye liner by drawing a series of dots and then connecting them, I prefer to draw an even line across the lash line and once I reach the outer corner, angle the tip and draw another line towards the brow, creating a winged out look. Next, depending on the intensity I am looking for, I fill in and thicken the liner a bit. For day, I usually go for a more natural look, so I tend to apply the liner closer to the lash line and extend the corners very slightly for just a hint of the cat eye look. But for night, I definitely favor the more dramatic look, so I thicken the line above the lashes and extend the line way beyond the natural outer corner. 

What I like about Benefit they're real push-up liner:

Normally, it takes a few coats to achieve the intense black I am looking for, but with Benefit, I was able to achieve the desired color with just one coat. Another pet peeve of mine, is trying to get the liner as close to the lash line as possible. Usually, I have to go back a few times to fill out the little gaps, but I did not experience this problem with Benefit. The liner glided perfectly right over the base of my lashes leaving no visible gaps. Finally, when it comes to eye liner, longevity is important to me. I absolutely hate having to worry about smudges or fading color. Once again, Benefit liner lasted all day and the color looked just as intense as it did in the morning. And that is always a good thing!:) 

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BENEFIT COSMETICS they're real push-up liner | IRO Emmie top A.P.C. beige nubuck bucket bag via SSENCE  | GENETIC Denim Loren skinny jeans in Destroy | Aminah Abdul Jillil Coin sandals | Tory Burch hat - old { also love this one } | Finders Keepers Foolproof dress { similar here & here } | Rafe mother-of-pearl box clutch | Ryan Storer ear cuff { also love the one here & here }

Thank you for reading
& Keep On Smiling,


Laura Lilia said...

I love that style of makeup, every day I do cat eye on my make up and is my trade mark hehe, I love how you look!

Sasa Zoe said...

Love the cat eye make up! Looking so pretty:)

Su nd Chris said...

Love this kind of make up! You look beautiful!

xx Su

Rougeuse said...

The food looks amazing! Love your almost invisible sandals! x

Laura Girard said...

You're so pretty !

Love from Paris

Belen Baquerizo said...

Looovee the jeans and the eye liner is amazing. love to see you dressed down like thhis
Xo, Belen

Nico lowbudget-lowcost said...

So much amazing!

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Isida Horncastle said...

Great post and tips!

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

You look stunning, I love your natural makeup and the way you do your eyebrows. Also, love your casual look, your top is lovely I love the eyelet detail and your jeans are cool.

Mei Fleming said...

Love the cat eye liner. And I'm in love with your mesh top!

Feyi A said...

great look! x

Paige said...

Your makeup and photos always look great. You are definitely one of my favorite fashion bloggers, so glad I found your blog!

Ramida Dusdeevutikul said...

you have a gorgeous eyes!
great effortless look!

Mathilde said...

I just discovered your blog, and fell in love with it ! You are absolutely flawless ! :)

Live-Style20 said...

so lovely :>


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Valeria Alvarez said...

That eyeliner seems amazing!!! it looks perfect on you!


Daisy said...

That clutch is so pretty! That eyeliner looks amazing on you!!

Federica Guatelli said...

I love Ryan Storer earrings!!
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I love Ryan Storer earrings!!
xox, Gap.

Geraldine said...

Beautiful cat-eye!!!



MAXCE said...

You're looking so pretty, amazing pictures of your day to night look, you're beautiful! :)
Love from France <3

Elizabeth Hawn said...

great! love the day to night

Allison Weeks said...

You always have the best makeup! So gorgeous <3

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Hi Tea Style said...

So beautiful! Love your makeup!

Camille said...

Love your clutch

Natali said...

I wish if I could make this kind of perfect cat eye... You look gorgeous!!!

Melissa Tierney said...

Great photos! So pretty!

Jenifer Vommaro said...

I love cat eyes!!
Jei Vommaro

Anonymous said...

I love Benefit and will try this product, however I find the name/ marketing idea really lame. Pushup? Really?

Belinda said...

Lookin good Anabelle...the eyes..awesome!!!

Monika Basiaga said...

Beautiful make-up! <3
Love your clutch and earcuff too :)

Benedetta Catalano said...

Amazing make up!!!

The-Astro said...

Wow You look gorgeous!! Your day and night looks are amzing!!

Crazy for Luxury said...

Perfect eyes make up!

Lúa Díaz said...

Love it all!! And really love the clunch.

Justyna P said...

Perfect outfits.

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Cherice said...

You look gorgeous!!

Raina Washington said...

Love both of your outfits...and your make-up is flawless!!

RaeSaysHey said...

Love the daytime outfit here! The red fedora is so fun (:


CIRANUS said...

Dios... Que belleza!!!

Jeanne said...

You look perfect!

Arianne said...

there's a lot of hype on this liner... makes me wanna try it, esp coz I love Benefit :)

Lara Tura said...

I love this look. I just cant do it properly. Stunning as always!


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Vivid room said...

Wow, so perfect make-up, and jewelry and that camel bag! :)
Kiss from Sydney!

Nuria Fortuny said...

Lovely make-up. You are so beautiful! I adore cat eyes! Is it possible to buy the eye-liner from Spain? Or is it only available for U.S.?
Thanks a lot and congratulations for your look. Lovely!

Denisa said...

Wow, like always amazing.

Dominika Mrázová said...

very nice pics and gorgeous hat! :) xoxo

Vanessa Basanta said...

you look so pretty!
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PinUp Jet said...

Those sandals look amazing ! I need to try this eyeliner !

Pin-Up Jet

Izeta Begovic said...

Everything is absolutly perfect and you are gorgeous! Kisses from Bosnia

Venoma said...

Looking lovely dear!

Check out my latest OUTFIT POST and my other posts on Venoma's fashion diary
XoXo Venoma

Evi said...

So beautiful!

Evi xoxo

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Deborah A said...

I love the cat -eye! You are gorgeous!!

Kirsten Schwalke said...

You look so beautiful!!! To my green eyes I don't like cat eyes at all, unfortunately...perhaps I only need a specialist to show me the right technique?!
Have a great weekend:o)
xoxo Kirsten

Hannah Aspropoulos said...

You're a true beauty! Love your cat-eyes!

My Pink Boudoir said...

You look great! :) The pictures on your blog are beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Your make-up, always looks naturally flawless.

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Simônè Stephens said...

really love your blog and style... The cta eye is gorgeoussss!!! xxx

La'Breaya Ridley said...

You always look amazing!! Your natural look is perfect for your casual/comfy outfit. Very chic!! I love Benefit Cosmetics, so this will definitely be a must try for me.

Happy Friday,

Katy Amezcua said...

You are SO PRETTY!! I love the natural look on you!! cute outfit :) xo

Kiki Simone Williamson said...

Georgeous makeup! looks stunning on you. love the jeans and sheer shirt, the red hat is the perfect touch. also love the black and white dress, never can go wrong with black and white. fab looks!

Kiki Simone

Andreea said...

Great blog. You are really pretty. Following you.

Sofia Donatelli said...

What a beautiful picture of you.


Sam my said...

How can someone be that beautiful?!


Situs Gadget Indonesia said...

Your makeup and photos always look great. You are definitely one of my favorite fashion bloggers, so glad I found your blog!

Beauty by Soraya said...

Your eyeliner is perfect, even I don't know to get the flick done like this ;)
xx soraya

Gabbie said...

I just got this eyeliner and it really does make the perfect cat eye! Make sure to use good eye makeup remover.

Also, what nail polish color is that? Love it!

Emily Meng said...

You are so beautiful !!

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beautiful picture of you.

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Great Make-up. very natural look!

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