How-to: The blue graphic cat eyes at Anna Sui F/W ’12

Anna Sui - Fall 2012 makeup

The look:

Blue graphic cat eyes with a blue dot underneath the middle of each eye. (By makeup artist Pat McGrath.)

The inspiration:

The enchanted fantasy of fashion; Eames; Alexander Girard; mid-century/early ’60s.

The how-to:


  • CoverGirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation


  • Blue shadow from CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadow in Tropical Fusion
  • CoverGirl LiquilineBlast Eye Liner in Blue Boom
  • CoverGirl LashBlast 24HR Mascara in Very Black


  • CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Marble
  • Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage dabbed on lips


Editor of Rock on! Anna Sui
Wednesday, October 3/2012 at 11:04 am

Actually, you cannot achieve the same makeup look with those products. If you look carefully, there is not an ounce of shimmer in the blue: it’s completely matte, just like in the sixties. Those products are shimmery and therefore cannot achieve the exact same makeup look. I am aware Pat McGrath said to have used them, but it might be because of her affiliation to P&G and Covergirl; as clearly if you examine the pictures, the products and the results don’t match.

To reproduce this makeup, I used Kryolan Aquacolor 510. It’s the perfect shade and it is completely matte.


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Saturday, October 13/2012 at 4:52 pm

Thanks for the product suggestion. I wasn’t aware that Blue Boom had shimmer – Pat did an interview with ELLE and again implied that it was the product she used: If not, then that’s quite misleading, I agree… her and P&G should be a little more transparent.


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