The Perfect Cat Eye Look

The Perfect Cat Eye Look

“How to do a cat eye” is one of the most Googled beauty questions ever (it yields over 67,500,000 results). And here is why: this makeup technique gives eyes an elongated, elegant and mysterious effect making you look absolutely irresistible. Who doesn’t love a great cat eye? It’s definitely a makeup that can be adjusted to look appropriate for work during the day and also for night time frolics. This time we will show you a great cat eye makeup look that is just perfect for the New Year!

Step 1: Before anything else, apply foundation first. Makeup primer is a base for foundation or face makeup that allows it to go on smoother and last longer. Make sure you apply a small amount of primer on to your skin. Don’t add too much as this may make your foundation appear uneven; a pea-sized amount will do the trick. Fingertips are a primer’s best friends. Body heat helps melt the formula, making it even easier to spread a thin, even layer across the skin.

Step 2: Apply the darkest grey shadow you have in your makeup bag to the outer corner of the lid. Use a nice, high-quality brush for this purpose. Blend upward and outward. The hardest part about getting this right is that everyone has different eye shapes but generally the shape should somewhat mirror the shape of your eyebrow. When you are ready, apply dark grey shadow to the waterline and gently blend the shadow across the lash line.

Step 3: Now pat silver shadow to the centre of the lid. You’ll need a short, rounded brush to apply eyeshadow with. If you don’t have a lot of lid space, you may find it easier to use a smaller brush.

Step 4: Now is the time to add the cat eye flick. First, lower your eyelid so you have a smooth service to draw on. Then draw a line from the outer corner of your eye up at an angle. Create a triangle shape by connecting the top of your flick down to your lash line. Use liquid liner to fill in the triangle. Smooth out the area where the triangle meets your lash line. Draw the inner corner wing by adding a thin, delicate and sharp line towards the nose.

Chances are, you didn’t get it perfect the first time. The secret to super-sharp cat-eye edges is not a steady hand — it’s not being afraid to clean things up. Take a Q-tip and dip it into makeup remover and pull it along the bottom of the line to make a super-clean edge.

Step 5: Highlight this perfect cat eye look for NY by applying mascara. Since this is an evening look, consider applying false eyelashes for a more dramatic effect.

That is it!  Have fun!


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