Say hello to our new beauty blogger! Shabana Patker-Vahi is a beauty junkie, make-up hoarder and skin care fanatic. She’s been in beauty for over a decade with L’Officiel, Vogue (India) and most recently as the Beauty Editor at Femina. I was instantly charmed by her the first time we met and thrilled she’s going to be giving us beauty tips & tricks! xoxo
From the legendary Elizabeth Taylor to today’s czarina of chic Natasha Poonawala, feline eyes are the epitome of style. Let’s face it ladies, we spend a lo-hot of loot on war paint that elongates, beautifies and makes our peepers pretty much irresistible. Most Indian women admit to feeling ‘naked’ without a line of kohl and I have friends who actually look ill when they wean off the black pencil.
So coming to a pic I saw the other day of Natasha Poonawala, we do see a LOT of her on the Page 3 circuit, I was, for once, very pleasantly surprised to not be blinded by bling, and could focus on her look which was bang-on trend – cat eyes, volume uplift and she skipped the requisite red mouth in favour of a pale, almost ice lip. Full marks for twisting the trend and making it work! My only gripe with this look is, I wish she’d lopped off the gel/acrylic talons in favour of short, soft-squared nails.
So here’s how you get it. Now, cat eyes are NOT the easiest, but with patience and persistence and an industrial supply of tissues, you will get there! Of course the easy way out is to get a professional to do it, but then you miss out on the fun of sweat, swearing and smudging:
PS. After you’re done getting it on, taking it off is equally important. An eye makeup remover is essential though in a pinch, baby oil will do. Ciao!
FYI Shabana runs grooming and personality development workshops called ‘The Cloakroom’ – Look and feel your best from the boardroom to the bedroom and everywhere in between! For more info or to take a class, email her at [email protected].