One trend that has managed to last throughout the years without fail is the iconic cat eye look. It’s fashionable, timeless, and adds a classic eye-opening touch. From high drama and sultry, to thin and retro, the cat eye can be tailored to fit any style! So, just how long has the cat eye been transforming fashion? The answer is longer than you’d think.
Cleopatra first rocked the cat eye in Ancient Egypt by using kohl or black powder smudged around her eye. Cleopatra represents femininity and power, which is why it’s no wonder her beauty regiment was passed down.
In the 1920s, Josephine Baker, a popular singer and dancer, helped bring back the cat eye look. America was at its peak of the Golden Age- better known as the Roaring Twenties. It was a time full of carefree fun and self expression….what better way to express yourself than with a glamorous cat eye?
In the 1940s, the cat eye took a new form of sexuality. Pin up girls were best known for their victory rolls and voluptuous curves and all of them had one thing in common, the sensual cat eye. The 1950s could be said to be the peak of the cat eye trend. Think, old Hollywood actresses Marilyn Monroe, Bridget Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, and Sophia Loren. If the cat eye wasn’t here to stay before the 50s, these iconic women helped make it a sure fire classic.
In the 1960s, model Twiggy took that classic look and made it mod. Twiggy was known for her unique, oversized eyes and breakthrough fashion. Hence, the supermodel cat eye.
In 2000, Lauren Conrad had young girls sitting against the mirror practicing their perfect wing after she debuted in the reality series ‘Laguna Beach’. She later took her perfect winged liner to ‘The Hills’ and more attention was drawn to Lauren’s flawless cat eye make-up.
This brings us to the modern day cat eye, which is all about coloring outside of the lines, literally. The more out there the better! Celebrities at the Met Gala sported graphic looks with winged liner in all sorts of shapes. Festival styles incorporate different glitter and crystals while runways are full of models with colors ranging from white to electric blue cat eyes. One thing that’s for sure is that the look is here to stay!
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