I adore a cat eye a la Sophia Loren. That is, I adore witnessing the look on others. But I’ve never been able to achieve the look myself, which has sent me down many how-to video rabbit holes hoping that one will be my winged eyeliner Rosetta Stone.
What typically happens is I decide to try to learn this challenging look—and all of these YouTubers seem to agree that it really is one of the hardest looks to achieve when it comes to makeup—minutes before I’m scheduled to arrive at an event, which leads to intense anxiety, ruining whatever makeup I’ve already applied, and usually a hot flash (or three).
But it’s good to know it’s not just me. Take Samantha of Stung by Samantha, for instance. She is *really good* at makeup, and even she is sweating by the end of her tutorial—which, by the way, is very much worth watching until the end not just for her technique, but also for her on-point rant about age appropriateness.
What this all means is that I’ve watched a whole lot of winged eyeliner videos, and these are the six best I’ve found for mature and/or hooded eyes. They give me hope that maybe, one day, I too can rock a Sophia Loren cat eye.