Let us interrupt your gloomy Monday with a magical makeup moment that will cheer up any mood. At the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Joan Smalls debuted this cool update on the classic cat eye that had us all in a double-tapping frenzy on Instagram this weekend:
This eye-opening trick is easier than it looks: First, curl lashes and coat them with Estee Lauder Little Black Primer to make sure your mascara doesn’t run in the summer heat. Then dip your eyeliner brush into a pot of Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Gel Eyeliner in black, which gives you a saturated color and stays put better than pencil or powder formulas, and create a cat eye (click here for an instant refresher).
Once you get to the inner corners of your eye, switch to a super thin, precise brush. The angled tip helps you see where you’re going and prevents smudging. Follow the shape of your inner tear duct and extend the eyeliner line forward, filling in any tiny gaps. You want it to look like an extended version of your actual tear duct—nothing too dramatic. Afterward, tight-line all around the lower lash line by nestling the brush in between the roots of your lashes. Lastly, top it off with a generous coat of mascara to finish off the look.
Watch some of the things Joan Smalls is “liking” lately: