Cat eye makeup was made famous by such stars as Marilyn Monroe & Audrey Hepburn in the old classic Hollywood movies, and more recently by beauties such as Angelina Jolie & Kate Perry.
Applying eyeliner takes some concentration and a well-balanced hand. For beginners the easiest way is to start with an eyeliner pencil. Cat eye makeup is all about your eyeliner application and there are many variations to cat makeup. In order to avoid blotches when applying your cat eyes makeup, you will need to practice.
Our guide to cat eye makeup will help show you the correct way to apply your cat eye makeup.
Your cat eyes makeup look can range from sharp, thin and pointed, to fat, and smudgy. Taking this into account, there are a number of cat eye make up techniques also.
Traditional Cat Eye Makeup Look
For a traditional cat eye look;
You will need to use a sharp eyeliner pencil
begin by dotting along the root of the eyelashes starting at the inner eye and working your way out
you should follow the natural curve of the eye. Stop where your pupil ends and begin to subtly slant your eyeliner line upwards. You can carry this line as far as your like. Quarter of an inch is the most common
This method to cat eye makeup will give you a thin eyeliner line. If you would prefer a fatter line all you have to do is retrace your steps.
Once you have acquired confidence you can try using a liquid eyeliner and brush to create this cat eye look.
If you are looking to create a more translucent finish to your cat eye makeup you should use a shadow liner and brush.
You will need to press the shadow as you move it along your eyelash line. You will move your eyeliner brush in the same slanting upwards motion as you did with the eyeliner pencil
Smoky Cat Eye Makeup
Smoky cat eye makeup is another very popular cat eye make up technique. This look is easier than you think and listed below are the steps to guide you.
First of all to create this look you will need;
a black eyeliner pencil
a black eyeliner brush
an eye shadow brush
dark eye make up
an eyebrow pencil
and black mascara
Start by using your black eyeliner pencil
Draw a soft line from the corner of your eyelid to the end of your eyelash line
next, you will use your eye shadow brush to apply the dark eye shadow over the top of the smudged eyeliner line to create a smoky look
with your brush eyeliner, make a thick line on your top lid only. Make sure the line is thickest at the outer corner of the eye.
to finish this smoky cat eye makeup, you will use your eyebrow pencil to make your eyebrow curve more pronounced.
finally, apply thin coats of mascara, allowing the coats to dry in between applications.
By following these tips and guidelines, you are sure to create perfect cat eyes makeup.
Tip – When applying your foundation make sure to also apply it to your eyelids and lips as this will help your eye make up and lipstick to go on much smoother and will stay in place for longer.