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Catherine Zeta-Jones reveals her technique for perfect eyeliner

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Catherine Zeta-Jones has shared her trick for the perfect eyeliner. (Getty Images)
Catherine Zeta-Jones, pictured here in January 2020, has shared her trick for perfecting eyeliner. (Getty Images)

Catherine Zeta-Jones has revealed her secret for the applying the perfect eyeliner, after launching her own make-up line.

Earlier this summer, the actor announced she had created a cruelty-free make-up line and now the Welsh star has explained exactly how to get her trademark sultry eye look.

“I hate harsh lines,” the 51-year-old explained in an interview with The Times. “I draw and blend around the eyes with my pencil, extending out a little to elongate just past the lash line.

“I call this my everyday look.”

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The Oscar-winning actor, who is married to Hollywood star Michael Douglas, went on to outline some other beauty tricks she swears by.

“I use an eyelash curler for my eyelashes, which is as essential to me as the vast amounts of water I consume daily,” she said before adding that her eyelash curler would be one of her desert island must-haves.

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Sharing a couple more tricks to recreate her signature smokey eyes, Zeta-Jones went on to explain that the next step is to apply “lashings and lashings” of mascara.

“After the lashes, I take my eye pencil and go back for an extra smudge,” she added.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones has revealed her make-up tricks, pictured in November 2019. (Getty Images)
Catherine Zeta-Jones has revealed her make-up tricks, pictured in November 2019. (Getty Images)

Back in July, Zeta-Jones announced the launch of her make-up line, which forms part of her new Casa Zeta-Jones lifestyle brand.

“I have been searching for the best, cruelty-free products to launch a make-up line that makes you feel confident,” she explained on Instagram.

“Starting with my new mascara and eyeliners, my mission for #CasaZetaJones is to create a universe of products that exude the feeling of effortless elegance that surprises by being both practical and indulgent.

“I hope you all love them as much as I do,” she added.

In the accompanying image the actor modelled the make-up she’d created in partnership with Wunder2.

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Last September, Zeta-Jones and her 17-year-old daughter, Carys, appeared on cover of Vanity Fair Spain and fans couldn’t help but point out the family resemblance.

It was the second magazine cover the teenager has starred on with her mother. In August 2018, when Carys was just 15, the pair featured on the front cover of the Town & Country September 2018 issue.

Casa Zeta-Jones, The Makeup Line by Catherine Zeta-Jones, is available at

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