Cat eye makeup is a dramatic style of eye makeup that relies heavily on eyeliner. The outer corners of the eyes are designed to look pointed, like a cat’s. It was a common look in the 1950s, but is now experiencing a resurgence of popularity. Cat eye makeup can be a great, glamorous look for evening, and with practice, it is relatively simple to do.
Creating cat eyes with makeup will require patience and practice, so we think that the following make-up tips should be a real help:
Start with a cleansed, toned and moisturized face.
Smooth a thin layer of makeup base or primer according to your skin type and wait 5 minutes before applying anything on top.
Fill in your brows with a sharp eyebrow pencil where the natural hair is sparse, and elongate to a point towards your temples. This is a crucial step to frame your eyes and draw attention to them.
To create cat eye makeup, begin by applying the neutral eye shadow evenly over the eyelid as a base. It should not be very noticeable, but should just create a smooth canvas to apply the rest of the makeup.
Now the real hot make-up tips: how to use the eyeliner?
Applying eyeliner takes some concentration and a well-balanced hand. For beginners the easiest way is to start with an eyeliner pencil.
If you are into liquid: liquid eyeliner can be tricky, so it is best to start with a thin line, and build as needed. Starting above the iris, draw a thin line out to the corner of the eye, where the eyeliner may then be slightly twisted upwards for that distinctive cat eye, winged look -- The key is to make your line as close to the lashes as possible.
As you round toward the edge, sort of flick your wrist slightly but confidently toward your temple. It’s better to make a longer extended liner--we can always q-tip it off later. The key is more about placement of wing, rather than the length initially.
To finish off the look, apply eyeliner to your lower eyelid behind the lashes. This look works well alone or in addition to light eye shadow and a coat of mascara.
To nullify or tone down the look of the entire face, use neutral lip shades. However, if you want to portray a glam-sham look, just go for a dark lipstick.
Our recommendation for beauty products suitable for this kind of eye make-up: