Nothing walks the line between elegance and sass like a perfectly applied cat eye!
While it may take some trial and error to master, having the right products and tools makes all the difference when it comes to creating a sharp, sleek line from the inner corner of the eye all the way to the flick. I draw on a cat eye as my everyday makeup look, so trust me when I say that I’ve run into all kinds of problems and frustrations!
For those who have been wanting to learn how to create the perfect cat eye, here’s my step-by-step guide complete with the products I used in my photos!
First, I make sure to draw in my brows fully before starting on my eye shadow routine. I’ve tried a bunch of different brow pencils but I love using MAC Brow Pencil in Spiked because it’s the perfect dark brown to go with my hair and it allows me to lightly brush on natural looking brows – especially at the ends where they refuse to grow!
Second, I grab my three favorite eye shadows – Arbonne’s single shadows in Vanilla, Suede, and Chocolate. Using a flat brush, I pat Vanilla just below the brow, Suede on the lid, and brush Chocolate into the crease. Sometimes I even like to contour my nose by brushing the remaining Chocolate shadow down the sides of my nose! As a special offer, my friend and favorite Arbonne consultant, Natalie Hoven, is offering 20% off your first order of Arbonne products when you e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss your chance to get these amazing, highly pigmented eye shadows at a discount. 🙂
Finally, I grab my favorite black liner – L’Oreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black. Out of all the liners I’ve tried, this one wins ten times out of ten because of its felt tip, which makes application a breeze. As you can see in the photo, I pull my eye slightly outwards while drawing on the line to avoid smudging and potential skips in the line. I begin by drawing an extremely thin line at the corner of my eye and gradually thicken it as I move outwards, ending with a carefully drawn flick at the end. Most of the time I’ll gently smudge the flick upwards to soften an otherwise blunt line.
For the finishing touches, I always pat my favorite setting powder – Wet n Wild Eye Shadow Single in Brule – just under the eyes and below the eyeliner to really lighten up my under-eye area and create a crisp line that highlights the flick. Then, I brush on a couple coats of L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black. For this look, I also stippled on my favorite highlighter – Arbonne’s Sheer Glow Highlighter – just above the cheekbones. It creates the perfect amount of glow to bring the eye upward and create that perfectly sculpted look. To make it stay all day, I spritzed on some NYX Matte Makeup Setting Spray and headed out the door!
Any tips or tricks of your own on creating a fabulous cat eye?
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