Cat eye makeup liner is one of the most classic looks in beauty history and it continues to inspire us today. Let’s learn how to do cat eyes step by step in minutes and look ultra glam!
There is no need to be a professional make-up artist to achieve the perfect cat eye. You just need some tips to make you look great. Complement this cat eye makeup with a lovely evening or daytime makeup look.
There are several cat aye makeup styles: the classic cat (we are covering how to do a classic cat eye makeup on our first tutorial), the dramatic cat (find out how to do it under the evening cat eye makeup), the thick mod (the name says it all), and the double winged (one wing going up and another one down).
Today we’ll show you some secrets to make your eyes dramatically stand out all by yourself.
Cat eye makeup: 2 tips to achieve the perfect cat eye shape!
For a successful application and a perfectly shaped cat eye makeup, take a look at your eye shape. If your eyes are turned up, follow the natural curve of your eyes and line along the eyelid and lash line. If your eyes that are turned downwards, imagine a line that extends from the bottom lid upwards and draw that line. Always concentrate on the outer corners of your eyes.
Unless you are extremely confident in your freehand eye makeup skills, leverage the use of a cat eye stencil. Draw the shape with it first and then fill in the cat eye with a liquid or gel liner.
Daytime Cat Eye Makeup: How To Do Cat Eyes Step by Step
- First, let’s gather the materials we will need. A black kohl pencil and a black gel liner. You could also use a liquid liner, but we’ll be focusing on gel and brush in this tutorial. Arm yourself with an angled brush as well.
- Next draw a line of black kohl along the lash line. This will help you have a seamless eye lash line. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect as we will fix it with the black gel liner.
- Grab your angled brush and load it with product. Follow your top lash line as if it were to continue to your brow bone to find the angle for your flick. To find the perfect angle for your eyes, follow the natural line of where your bottom lash line would extend naturally up past your top lash line. This is where your cat eyeliner should follow.
- Draw a line along that angle, hold the brush straight and push it out. Pull back the edge of the flick in along the lash line. Fill in any gaps with the excess product flipping the angled bush forwards and backwards in the liner to get crispier cat eye lines. Do not pull the lids while you are applying the black gel liner or your eyes will not look even. If you have made any mistakes, clean them up with a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover.
- Now, apply your mascara as usual.
Make sure to apply some cover-up make up under your eyes to hide imperfections and conceal dark circles, if you have any.
Voilá! The perfect daytime cat eye make up!
Evening Cat Eye Makeup: How To Do Cat Eyes Step by Step
Ok. We conquered the daytime cat eye makeup with gel liner. It’s time to tackle the evening flick with liquid liner! The technique for an evening cat eye makeup does not differ much from a daytime cat eye makeup but it can definitely benefit from the following tips (for applying liquid eye liner):
- Always start with a regular pencil liner in a lighter shade first before applying the liquid. Not only it will make applying liquid liner easier but it provides a good base with more staying power making your makeup stand out even more.
- Nothing says perfect looking like a primed eye. Make sure you apply primer to your eyelids. Your makeup will last longer and it will have a more vibrant look.
- Make sure you have all your makeup done with the exception of mascara and concealer, It will make applying liquid eyeliner easier and will not mess up you cat eye look.
- Don’t be bold and attempt to draw your line with eyeliner in one fell swoop. Connect the dots. Just like when we were kids. 😉 Then, brush forwards and backwards filling in the gaps for the perfect cat eye makeup!
- If you want to add drama to your cat eye makeup look, wear some lighter color kohl liner on your lower eyelid. You’ll get a sexier look that is not overdone.
- Should I remind you again of the best cat eye makeup tip? Use a cat eye makeup stencil template to get the perfect cat eye shape. Draw the cat eye with kohl liner first, then remove the stencil and go for the liquid eye liner.
Ok. Time to repeat the daytime cat eye makeup tutorial but this time, grab onto your cat eye makeup stencil and place it at an angle to create more of the winged look. Now, draw the cat eye with kohl liner. Remove the stencil, clean it and repeat the kohl liner application on the other eye.
Once they are both even, get a hold of your liquid liner and fill in the lines. Make any corrections you need with the cotton swab dipped in makeup remover.
Now, draw a line with kohl liner in a lighter shade (like a mauve or green or turquoise for an even more dramatic effect) on your lower eyelid. Add concealer and mascara and enjoy your evening cat eye makeup look!
Remember that practice makes perfect. Don’t be afraid to mess up because after all, it’s only makeup!
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