Cat eye makeup featuring eyes lined with dark black eyeliner, was first worn in ancient Egypt. These centuries old heavily lined eyes have been famously depicted in ancient Egyptian art, and on statues and monuments.
Egyptian eye makeup was used to mimic the black lined eyes of cats (particularly lions and cheetahs). Cats represented a number of things; beauty, grace, fertility, and protection.
Who knew centuries later it would come to be worn everyday by women across the world.
Check out this tutorial from blogger ItsMyRayeRaye, on three different versions of the cat eye.