How To Do The Perfect Cat Eye
The cat eye is the ultimate classic makeup trend, but creating the perfect cat eye might be tricky and can take a long time to perfect it. We say that with the right tool and technique, creating a cat-eye is actually easy. Learn how to do the perfect cat eyes like a pro.
First things first, apply nude eye shadow all over your lids. This will act like a base.
The magic trick here is to use a scotch tape. Take an inch-long piece of Scotch tape and press it to your hand to make it not that sticky.
The next thing you need to do is to place the tape underneath your bottom lashes at the outer corner of your eye. Apply the tape angled towards your temple.
Choose your favorite eyeliner. You can use liquid, pen eyeliner, gel eyeliner and even black eye shadow with an angled brush. Begin in the middle of your upper lash line, which is where the liquid line should begin to thicken. Draw a stripe to the outer corner of your eye using short strokes.
Using the tape like a ruler, continue drawing your line along the tape past the outer corner. Don’t worry if you liner bleeds onto the tape this will all be removed!
After applying, wait a couple of seconds and then remove the tape.
And Voila! You have successfully created the perfect cat eye!
Apply primer to your eyelid. Dab a tiny bit of eye primer all over your eyelid and massage it in. This will help your eye makeup to go on smooth, and prevent it from smearing. It will also help your eyeliner stand out.
Hold a makeup brush against the side of your nose. To find the best angle for your wing, start by holding the brush vertically right next to your nose. Then, angle the brush until it points to the end of your eyebrow. This is the line you want your eyeliner wing to follow.
Choose the best wing length for round eyes. With round eyes, you can feel free to make your wings as long as you want. A longer wing wing will help your eyes to look wider, which is great for round eyes.
Draw a tiny dot of eyeliner where you want your wing to land. Once you’ve determined the exact angle and length for your wing, draw a tiny dot with eyeliner to mark this place.
Find the highest peak of your eye. Locate the place where your eye reaches its highest point toward your forehead. This is the place where you will begin thickening your eyeliner. It can help to make a tiny dot with eyeliner to mark this spot.
Apply neutral eyeshadow to your lid. Use an eyeshadow brush to apply beige, light brown, or gold eyeshadow to your eyelid up to the crease. This will help to accent the bold eyeliner without being overpowering.
Draw a thin line along your eyelid. Using black eyeliner, start at the inner edge of your upper eyelid and draw a very thin line along your upper lashes. For now, stop your line where your lashes end.
Begin widening the line at your highest peak. Return to the place where you marked the highest peak of your eye. Begin thickening the line of eyeliner at this point. Beginning at the highest peak helps round eyes to look longer.
Draw the bottom edge of your wing. Find the dot you created to mark the point of your wing. Use black eyeliner to carefully draw a line extending from your upper lash line to the dot you made. You can do this is 1 pass, or make several small passes with your eyeliner.
Connect the top of the triangle and fill it in. Draw a second line of eyeliner from the dot to the middle of your upper lash line. For round eyes, you want to create a sharp triangle, instead of a swoop or curve.
Connect the bottom edge of your wing to your bottom lash line. If you want to heighten the cat eye look, use liquid or pencil eyeliner to fill in the space from your bottom lash line to your wing.
Line the bottom of your eyes with color. Using a small angled brush, add a bit of bright color along the bottom edge of your lower lashes. This can help make the look pop.
Finish with mascara. This look begs for big, dark eyelashes. Apply several coats of black mascara to your upper lashes as a finishing touch. Adding mascara to your bottom lashes is optional.