Eye makeup has been in vogue since pretty much the beginning of time. But it wasn’t until Hollywood became, well, Hollywood, that eyeliner trends became a thing. Ahead, find five eye makeup products we love that will have you feeling just as glam as the starlets who made the looks famous.
We’ve already gushed about this product before, but we’re here to do it again since it’s our absolute favorite tool for a killer cat eye. This liner will give you the same doe-eyed effect that made Hepburn a beauty icon, and we love how easy it is to apply.
Garbo was known for her innovative eye makeup, which is why it’s a no brainer that the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter + Glow Liquid Shadow is the product that best represents her. This liquid shadow almost gives off a three-dimensional effect with its duochromatic tones and glitter — and we couldn’t help but believe that GG would be rocking this in a heartbeat.
Elizabeth Taylor popularized a dark waterline, and the L’Oréal Paris Pro Last Liner is exactly the pencil you need to create a similar look. This pencil is perfect for the waterline because it doesn’t budge an inch, and it really works to deepen and tighten the eyes.
Monroe was all about the red lip and smokey wing, of course, so a smudgeable, long lasting pencil will work best — like the Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Perversion. Once smudged out, this pigmented pencil will stay on for hours to come, and will give you the Monroe-worthy sultry eyes you’ve always dreamed of.
Katharine Hepburn was known for her clean-cut style, so it’s no surprise that this translated to her eye makeup as well. The Faux White Liners by NYX are definitely the pencils Hepburn would be reaching for in current day, as they do a marvelous job at lining the waterline or adding some wide-eyed dimension. Now excuse us, while we *add to cart!*
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.