Striking, classic, and sexy. The cat eye is one of those looks that will never go out of style, and has the ability to completely transform your look with a simple swipe. And, depending on the look you’re going for, it can be modified with just a few extra steps. Add a splash of color for an eclectic eye, or go for a bold, rock and roll look with some extra shadow. Here are four takes on the cat eye!
Everything will start with the classic and can be built from there!
1. Create an even canvas by smoothing over uneven pigmentation on eyelid
2. Start your line at the middle of the eye, close to the lash line, sweeping up towards the end to create your tail or wing
3. Then, go back and fill in the rest of your line at the base of the lid
4. Come back with a q-tip to correct any errors
A pop of color for a more eclectic eye
Choose whatever color you like! You can take any eye shadow and turn it into an eyeliner. Moisten an angled brush and then dab your brush in your eye shadow. Shadow will adhere to the wet line of eyeliner you’ve applied.
The color splash is the smokey companion to the cat eye, using the same technique and transforming your shadow with a liner. Take any color you like and apply under the eye!
Starting from the middle of the eye, draw a line at a 45 degree angle up to the crease of the lid. Drag the line across to the wing to create your rocker triangle, then fill in the shape.
*be sure to let this dry before opening your eye!
Hair and Makeup: @cvaria
Model: Annie McGinty
And thank you to the talented @chaufacetime for the illustrations!