So we thought about those doe eyes of Nicole's and how we could achieve the same sexy eye. How does Nicole create the perfect doe eye, or cat eye, as it's known around makeup fans? Is she really that skilled with some liquid eyeliner?
We found a little beauty nugget from a website called: Nicole Richie Watch. The daughter of singer Lionel Richie gives some honest answers to a Japanese publication called Vivi magazine:
Q: What’s your focal point in make-up? [ViVi model/Chikako Watanabe]
Q: What’s your favourite eye make-up brand? [ViVi model/Laura]
Nicole: For eyeliner, M.A.C’s liquid type, and Maybelline for mascara! The truth is, I’m not very good at make-up and have no idea what I should do with it! All I’m decent at is eyeliner. Whenever I use a professional make-up artist, I always have them stick false lashes on me, but I could never do it myself [laughs]! So I love mascara! Maybelline is great because it’s inexpensive and easy to use!
If you're all thumbs in the doe eye department, and have trouble with creating the purr-fect cat eye, there is an easier way. And a number of sexy celebs use this wonderful 'cheating' cat eye kit.
It's called the Get in Line Eyeliner and Stencil Kit from Beth Bender Beauty. And it's a unique kit, in that it's, "The only eyeliner stencil that fits any eye shape." Plus, the beauty editors at Allure magazine gave it the big thumbs up in their beauty awards.
You receive 3 eyeshadows in the kit, either light or dark. You get the stencils to create the cat eye with the recognizable 'wing tip', and a brush to perfect the shading. And simple step-by-step instructions. A really effective kit at $36.
For more details, visit: Bettes Boutique.
And we have more doe eye-cat eye advice.
Allure magazine had a great article in their September 2007 issue, on How To Pull Off Dark Eyeliner by Susan Giordano.
"Go beyond basic black. For most women, a rich, chocolate brown eyeliner is a better choice than black; dark plums are also pretty. They both have the depth without the potential harshness. Contrary to what most people think, Marilyn Monroe wore brown.
Keep it solid. Make no mistake—liquid liner is very difficult to apply. It dries as soon as you put it on. Most people should just skip liquid and try a more forgiving gel formula that will give you the bold look. If you want the appearance of liquid, Laura Mercier makes a great cake liner with a rich, velvety texture. You moisten it and then apply with a small, teardrop-shaped paintbrush. (I find those stiff, angled brushes hard to use.) This look is great for evening, when you can really pull off an exaggerated, winged-out line.
Don't overdo it. The biggest mistake women make when putting on liner is to rim their eyes with it completely. Eyeliner is meant to add definition and make your eyes look larger, but circling them completely will make them look small and beady. Lining the inner rims of your eye can also have that effect. Just try to get the liner as close to your lashes as possible. You don't want to have any skin showing between the liner and your eyelashes.
Hopefully, after all this information, you will be able to create Nicole Richie's sexy doe eye-cat eye look. And if you have a makeup artist, well, lucky you!