Who doesn’t like a classy, bossy, sexy cat-eye look? And why not? Cat eyes give you a theatrical, glamorous look that’s both classic and trendy. When you first attempt a cat eye, it’s normal to smudge your eyeliner or make it uneven, but you can master the technique with practice. If you’re ready to try a cat eye, we have just the right article for you. Dive into our article which will help you draw a cat eye in the easiest way possible with the use of tape as a guide. For cat eyes, liquid eyeliner is the best, but you can try to layer pencil eyeliner if that’s all you own.
- Step 1
Sweep a light eyeshadow from your lash line up to your crease. Use your eyeshadow brush to apply a neutral, nude, or light shade of eyeshadow across your entire lid. The powder will smoothen out your lid and help the eyeliner go on even smoother. Since cat eyes are so dramatic, consider using a color that matches your skin tone or is slightly lighter instead of a darker color, which can look charred. Also, avoid using a cream-based eyeshadow. The eyeliner won’t be able to stick to that very well, so it could slide right off.
Also, remember to avoid putting on under-eye concealer thus far because the tape will take it off.
- Step 2
Take a short piece of clear tape. Stick it to your hand and pull it up quite a few times to remove some of the adhesives. This will make the tape less sticky and gentler on the delicate skin around your eye. Tapping the tape on the back of your hand before applying it to your skin will also make it less likely to cause distress when you remove it. Position your tape along the outer corner of your eye. Place it just beneath your lower lashes, and angle the top towards your temple. Then, use the pad of your finger to lightly tap it down so that your eyeliner doesn’t drip under the tape. For a more dramatic look, you can try to angle the tape towards the end of your eyebrow instead. This will form a thicker line.
- Step 3
Draw a line from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner. Apply your eyeliner as you normally would, but make the line thicker as it goes towards the outer corner of your eye. However, don’t draw past the corner or onto the tape yet. If you are facing trouble applying the eyeliner smoothly, don’t tug on the outer corner of your eye. In its place, tilt your head back slightly and lower your gaze to see your lash line. Or, rest your little finger against your cheek to steady your hand as you draw. When doing cat eyes, it’s best to use liquid, felt tip, or gel eyeliner.
- Step 4
Use your tape as a guide to extend the line past the corner of your eye. Slowly pull your eyeliner across your skin slightly above the tape. When you begin to reach the end of the tape, taper the line to a thin point. Follow the tape line as smoothly as possible, and don’t stress if you get some eyeliner onto the tape. You can make the flick of your cat-eye as long or as short as you desire. The longer it is, the more dramatic your cat eye will look. When you first start doing a cat eye, it’s easy to make a very short flick by extending your eyeliner slightly past your eye, over to your crease.
- Step 5
Remove the tape carefully and then make any touch-ups, if required. Hold the tape by the lower edge, then slowly and gently peel it off of your skin. If the tape removed any of your eyeshadow, carefully patch it up with more eyeshadow. If you usually apply any under eye concealer, you can do it now. If you used a pencil eyeliner, you may need to do more than a few layers of eyeliner to get a cat-eye look.
- Step 6
Finish off with mascara or false lashes. Apply some coats on your upper lashes and a single coat on your bottom lashes. For a more stylish, evening look, curl your lashes or pop on a pair of false lashes.
And there you have it! The perfect cat-eye look done right, and it’s so easy, almost unbelievable. Flaunt this cat-eye according to your mood or event anywhere, anytime!