Runway To Real Life: Honor's Electric Blue Cat-Eye

Publish date:
September 16, 2014
nars, cat-eye, runway beauty, bare minerals, low ponytails, Honor, NYFW, spring 2015, new york fashion week

What’s electric blue, dewy, and bold all over? The beauty look at Honor’s spring 2015 ready to wear show, that's what. Models wore a super thick blue cat-eye balanced by fresh, glowing faces, big brows, spidery bottom lashes, and center-parted ponies.

While I loved this look on Twiggy-esque runway models, I wondered if I could pull it off in the real world. I weigh about 180 pounds, I often wake up with red, puffy eyes, and my hair is typically in a state of bedhead. Still...

...I couldn't help taking it for a trial run. Here's how I did it.

STEP 1: Hair

Part hair in the middle and pull back into a loose ponytail at the nape of the neck. Pull out a few short pieces in the front and, if you're really feeling like a supermodel, keep hair back and dent-free by clipping it with two playing cards.

STEP 2: Dewy Complexion

Use a damp Beauty Blender to apply a dewy, serum-based foundation, like bareMinerals bareSkin Foundation. The wet sponge will give a light, airy (not cake-y) effect.

STEP 3: Concealer

Apply concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone under your eyes. I’m using NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.

STEP 4: Highlighter

Use a liquid highlighter, such as Topshop Glow Highlighter, on cheekbones, as well as on the chin, forehead, and bridge of the nose.

STEP 5: Big Brows

Fill in brows with a brow mascara, like Benefit Gimme Brow. The key is to make brows look fuller in a haphazard kind of way. Stray hairs are actually a good look here!

STEP 6: Cat-Eye

Now for the fun part. I loaded NARS Eye Paint in Solomon Islands onto an eyeliner brush and filled my lids in all the way up to the crease.

Then I pulled the color up to the inner corners of my eyes, creating a thick cat-eye that pointed to the tail of my brows.

STEP 7: Lashes

I used a super-black mascara, Urban Decay's Perversion, to lightly fill in my top lashes and thickly define my bottom lashes.

STEP 8: Lips

To finish, I coated my lips with a nude gloss--Kevyn Aucoin Lip Gloss in Tulapina.

Here's the look sans playing cards, with a little hairspray on those loose ends.

Honestly, I don't think I'd ever wear this look during the day, but I'd show it off at punk show or two. I also think it would be more flattering with big lashes on top rather than on bottom, and if the blue didn't come so close to my inner corners.

Be honest: Would you wear this look? How would you tweak it?