We’re always on the hunt for Jennifer Lopez’s beauty secrets; after all, the 45-year-old seems to look better every day. It turns out, the product behind her perfectly lined cat eye has been hiding out at your local drugstore. Find out the exact product JLo’s makeup artist used at the Met Gala, and read on for our cat eye tips and tricks.
Jennifer Lopez never disappoints in the hair and makeup department, and her 2015 Met Gala look on May 4 was no exception. But while couture gowns and prestige makeup were the name of the game for most, JLo paired her custom-made dragon-inspired Versace gown with a drugstore bargain you need to add to your beauty arsenal, ASAP.
Jennifer Lopez’s Cat Eye — The Drugstore Liner Behind Her Look
We know all too well the struggles of creating cat eye makeup. If you by some miracle manage to get both sides even (whether liquid or pencil), the liner somehow ends up smudged all over your eyes hours later, leaving you more raccoon than cat in appearance. But thankfully, JLo’s makeup artist Mary Phillips found the answer to all our prayers, and it’ll hardly cost you.
To get the American Idol host’s slight cat eye, Mary used L’Oréal Paris The Super Slim Liner by Infallible in Black, $8.95. The slim, tapered felt tip lets you precisely (and evenly) create any lined look you can dream up — plus its 12-hour wear promise survived the bright lights of the Met Gala red carpet, so you know it will last you.
JLo’s Bargain Beauty Secret
While Jennifer’s lined look was just a baby cat eye that even a liquid liner newbie can perfect, if you’re trying a more winged out look, rest your elbow on a flat surface for a steady application. Begin by creating a thin line at the center of the lid, then work your way out creating the wing and line the inner eye last. Work at your own pace, and remember you can always go back and make the line thicker. Finish the look by cleaning up any mistakes with a Q-Tip makeup remover.
Have you mastered the cat eye yet, HollywoodLifers? What’s your go-to liner for creating the classic look?
— Marissa DeSantis