How To Master The Cat Eye Makeup Look

3If you are planning a night out with your boyfriend or husband and want to look sexy, then learn how to apply cat eye makeup. This may sound difficult but the effect can be achieved quite easily with a little practice and the right cosmetics. The best way to learn how to apply cat eye makeup is to look at books or illustrations where it is demonstrated so that you know exactly what to reproduce.


The perfect cat eyeliner is fashionable, very flattering for most eye shapes and delivers a sultry, mysterious look even when the rest of your makeup remains low key. You can use any color pencil or Gel eyeliner to achieve this look. Here are ways to achieve the perfect cat eye.

Cat eye makeup is all about glamor and drama, so be ready to experiment. After applying the concealer and foundation, apply a beige or neutral colored eye base on which you can create the look. Using a medium-sized eye brush, apply the lighter shade of eye shadow all over the lid; you can use the shadow with a little shimmer to get that extra dramatic effect. Then use a small brush and apply the medium shade starting from the lash line towards the crease.shutterstock_92061620

The third step is to apply the darker shadow; use a contouring brush for this purpose and start at the lash line towards the outer lid blending as you and back inwards along the crease to get the dark effect. Learning how to apply cat eye makeup is all about experimenting with bold colors, sparkle, and shimmer. Hence it is important to know about the latest shadows and other eye products that are available in the market.

After applying the eyeshadow, use an eye pencil or kohl to line the upper and inner lids. Smudge the outer edges of the upper lid to get the smoky effect. Liquid liners do not give you this effect hence use kohl or crayon pencils which can be smudged easily. Finish off with two coats of volume enhancing mascara on both the upper and lower eyelashes.

It is ideal to practice how to apply cat eye makeup once or twice before the big day so that you know exactly what you want and how you will look. Team up this look with an equally attractive outfit and you can start purring.


Using Tape

1. Put On Some Eyeshadow

Start at your lash line and go all the way up to the crease. The powder will smooth out your lid and help the eyeliner go on smoother. Because cat eyes are so dramatic, consider using a color that matches your skin tone instead of a darker color, which can look overdone.

-Avoid using a cream-based eye shadow. The eyeliner won’t stick to that very well, and could slide right off.

– Avoid putting on under-eye concealer just yet. The tape will take it off. Also, the tape may remove any eyeshadow in that area

2. Take a short piece of clear tape, and tape it onto the back of your hand

This will make the tape less tacky and gentler on the delicate skin around your eye

Position the tape along the outer corner of your eye. Place the tape just beneath your lower lashes, and angle the top towards your temple. For a more dramatic look, angle the tape towards the end of your eyebrow instead. This will result in a thicker line.
-Be sure to press the tape against your skin. This will ensure that the eyeliner (especially liquid) will not bleed through.

– If your eyelids are hooded, position the tape at less of an upward angle and closer to a straight line.

3. Apply your eyeliner, but make the line thicker as it goes towards the outer corner of your eye.

Don’t draw past the corner or onto the tape just yet. If you are having troubles applying the eyeliner smoothly, don’t tug on the outer corner of your eye. Instead, try one of the following:

-Brace your pinkie finger against your cheekbone and hold the eyeliner by the middle.

-Tilt your head back slightly and lower your gaze. This will allow you to see your lash line.

4. Extend the line past the corner of your eye, using the tape as a guideline.

Don’t worry if you get some eyeliner onto the tape. Just make sure that the line gets thinner towards the end. You can make the “flick” as long or as short as you want. The longer it is, the more dramatic your cat eye will be.

5. Carefully peel the tape off and make any touch ups, if necessary.

When you pull the tape off, you will see a nice, crisp line.If the tape removed any eye shadow, carefully patch it up with more eye shadow. If you usually apply any under eye concealer, you can do so now.

6. Finish off with mascara or false lashes.

Apply a few coats on your upper lashes and a single coat on your bottom lashes. For a more glamorous, evening look, curl your lashes or pop on a pair of false lashes.
Eye makeup may be tricky, but with some practice, you can create the look you want for any occasion. From bedroom eyes, smokey eye makeup to the sweet and pretty look. Let your imagination go wild as you play up your eyes.


Practice Tips

1. Keep you eye liner pencils in the fridge. Kohl can get soft and smudgy in the sun. Refrigerate the pencils before you sharpen then. As the kohl hardens, it would be easier to sharpen and to work with right out of the fridge.

2. Use a white eye pencil to line the insides of your lower lash line. The white would make your eyes brighter. Be careful you don’t hurt your eyes, though.

3. Depuff your eyes before you use eye makeup. Lie down with your eyes shut and a slice of cucumber over each eye.

4. Use a concealer to hide the dark circles, even if you want to go for smoky eye makeup.

5. For dramatic eyes, there is no need to go for a rainbow of colors. You could do it subtly with an electric blue eyeliner on nude eye shadows, or play up your eyes with a single bright color like violet, or even orange, but offset it with neutrals like browns, grays, and blacks.

6. For cats eyes, try a liquid eyeliner on the upper lash line. Start with a thin line from the inner corner, but thicken the line dramatically from the center of the eye outwards and wing out. Draw the line thick and upwards at the outer corner of each eye.

7. For day to night makeup, start off with browns and neutral eye shadow. Okay, pink and peach would do fine too as long as the color isn’t too shocking. For the night, add a vivid color from lash to crease. And play up the eyes with a strong eyeliner.

8. Use metallic eye shadow for glamor. A light touch of shimmer over the center of the eyelid and on the brow bone would suffice for the day. For the night, you could go for gilded eyelids, painting the entire eyelid gold or silver or a strong metallic for glamor.

9. Groom your eyebrows. There is no need to pluck them to a fine line. You could simply comb them upwards and trim them with a tiny pair of scissors if they are unruly.

10. Comb your lashes after applying mascara. Keep a clean, dry mascara wand to separate your lashes after each application of mascara. Use a mascara that builds length and fullness without going brittle or flaking or clumping.