FOTD – Cat Eyeliner and Overdrawn Red Lips | The Cupid Bow

Winged liner? Check.
MASSIVE lashes? Check.
Overdrawn, voluptuous lips? Check. Check. Check.
I went ALL out with the face this weekend ladies and gentlemen. In a big way. Every way possible in fact. And I blame Cara Delevigne. After my 4 mile run on Saturday afternoon (just gunna drop that in there shamelessly) I was chillaxing with the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar and came across the most beautiful advert for YSL featuring the bushy-browed beauty donning a fierce red lip and winged liner combo. So what did I go for Saturday night? Yeahhh no prizes here…
cat eyesI decided to throw some pointed cat eye liner into the mix. Ooohhh yeah. Move over Catwoman, here’s your p45 love. To accompany the liner I decided to go for a gold/soft grey eyeshadow combo. Now I know that gold and grey don’t normally make the best partners in crime, but the grey is bordering on black… So maybe that’s why. And of course it wouldn’t be a Cupid Bow look without some killer lashes!
cat eyelinerAs you may or may not have gathered from my previous blog posts, I’m not the biggest fan of my lips. They’re not very full and lack definition and shape *cue the violins*. However on my weekend spree around Superdrug I came across the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer range. I had heard of these and seen numerous reviews on them but hadn’t tried them until this weekend. I don’t really know why, I think it’s probably because I know that if I like a lipstick or lipgloss I won’t just be buying one or two shades… I’ll be buying that whole shelf. And be asking the staff to get stock out of the back just in case the range becomes discontinued. I need help, I know I need it. “It’s all for the kit” I keep telling myself. However, I resisted all temptation this time and really did just buy two shades of the lip lacquers (I can hear my bank account weeping tears of joy!) and here you can see me wearing shade Across The Universe. The lacquers truly are amazing. They’re a mix between a lipstick and a lipgloss and therefore the consistency of them are very easy to work with and I was able to create an overdrawn lip look (full review of these coming soon… I don’t wanna give too much away now…) Here’s the full look:
cat eyelinerSo what do you think of the cat eyes? They have the power to make your eyes look massive and are a real attention grabber. They may not be for everyone, but are they for you? Or are you leaving them for the more feline of females?

Product list:
Benefit The Porefessional Primer
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Warm Beige
Sleek Luminous Pressed Powder in Shade 1
MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost to highlight
Benefit Hoola Bronzer to contour
Benefit Brow Zings in dark
Urban Decay Primer Potion to prime eyes
MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow all over lid
MAC Print eyeshadow in outer corners
White Shimmer from Body Shop Shimmer Cube in inner corners
Maybelline Gel Liner in Black along upper lash line
Lโ€™Oreal Color Riche Le Kohl Pencil Liner along lower lash line
Benefit Rockateur Blusher
Benefit Gold Beam Highlighter
Rimmel Apocalips in Across The Universe
Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
Brushes: MAC, Eco Tools and Crown Brush
Tools: Beauty Blender

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23 Comments

  1. March 17, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    This is beautiful! I need to get my hands on light boost soon! xx

  2. March 17, 2014 / 11:58 pm

    So so beautiful! I so wish I could do my liner like you, and it too hate my lips. I don’t really have a top one. X

  3. March 18, 2014 / 12:54 am

    I adore that look. I never bought the idea that you should always pair red lips with simple eye makeup and your cat eye looks great

  4. March 18, 2014 / 5:39 am

    Across the Universe looks amazing! You went all the way with this look and it’s sexy.

  5. beautybuzzdaily
    March 18, 2014 / 5:41 am

    I think it’s meowy sexy. Across the Universe looks amazing!

  6. March 18, 2014 / 9:16 am

    Why thank you! Its my new favourite lip I think… Totes going back for the whole range.

  7. March 18, 2014 / 9:35 am

    Aww thank you! It’s not that hard to do, just follow the outline of your eye and take it a little further out at the tear duct. I don’t have a top lip either, maybe we can get a 2 for 1 deal? ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  8. March 18, 2014 / 9:35 am

    I think people get a bit scared, but there’s no need really. You only live once and all that, make sure people remember you! Haha, Thank you for reading xx

  9. March 18, 2014 / 9:38 am

    Thank you Sandy ๐Ÿ™‚ Light Boost really has been my go to product for highlighting, really would recommend it. Radiant Rose is also a great colour, but depends on your skin tone! Thanks for reading xx

  10. March 18, 2014 / 9:46 am

    Haha! If only! X

  11. March 18, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    This is a gorgeous look! really love the red lips! xx

  12. March 18, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    Thank you! They’re a fav at the moment x

  13. April 7, 2014 / 2:40 pm

    That’s so lovely thank you! Xx

  14. April 8, 2014 / 8:05 am

    I was sure that you would have been nominated before but hoped that you wouldn’t mind. Have a lovely day!

  15. April 17, 2014 / 9:41 am

    I love that color red for lips.

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