I'm sure you'll all agree that Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima is basically the living, breathing definition of sexy. So of course she is one of our favorite muses for sultry eye makeup, including the cat-eye makeup we all love but can't all apply on ourselves as well as we'd like. Although, the eye makeup Adriana wore at the BrazilFoundation gala in Miami yesterday involved a cat-eye alternative that's very appealing to those of us who aren't super-savvy with liquid eyeliner—winged-out smudgy eyeshadow.
See how the sheer gray eyeshadow is fanned up and out from Adriana's outer corners? The beauty of this idea is that you can blend it (and erase with a Q-tip as needed) until it looks right. A sharp liquid-liner cat-eye isn't so easy to adjust/user-friendly. Sure, this look still takes time and a bit of practice, but I find it much less intimidating than very defined retro cat eyeliner.
How about you ladies—do you ever use eyeshadow to create a cat-eye look, instead of liner? What do you find the easiest way to nail this look?