Your Guide To The Classic Cat-Eye Look:

Cat Eye

The classic cat eye will simply forever be in style, it is after all the most elegant and sophisticated go-to-look. Unfortunately not all of us can pull it off. It took me probably, literally a year to master this signature look. So, I thought I’d share my go-to guide to the cat-eye look:

Getting Started

First you need to make sure your eyelids are free of any leftover mascara from the previous night. Use concealer of a little bit of foundation on your lids and swipe a little bit of Vaseline over them for a fresh look.

Step 1:

I recommend a liquid liner pen or thin brush with eyeliner kohl to simplify the cat-eye. Use your index finger to pull the outer corner of your upper lash line until your lash line forms a straight line.

Step 2:

Rather than starting from the inner corner of your eye, start in the middle with the liner and then move outwards till the end of the lash line, keep it as close to your lash line as possible.

Step 3:

Releasing your lid to its original form, use the liquid pen at the end your upper lash line and flick it upwards to create the wing.

Step 4:

Starting again in the middle, draw the line till it meets the end of the wing. (Remember to pull the outer corner to straighten the lid to make this move easier.)

Step 5:

Fill in the middle to complete the cat-eye.

Step 6:

Use the top of the mascara brush to rim out the top of your lash lines. (It stays on longer than the normal pencil eye-liner). Just be careful, as we all know the excruciating pain of being poked in the eye by a mascara brush.

Final Touch:

Swipe on some mascara on your both your upper and lower lashes, and add a dab of red lipstick on your lips to finish off the classic cat-eye look.

Professional tip:

“My favourite cat-eye hack is to use the angle of your lower lash line as a guide for the angle of the wing. Act like the wing is just the extension of that line, and you’ll have symmetrical flicks every time.”

Professional Make-Up Artist – Lauren O’Jea
via Women’s Health