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6 Steps to an Easy Cat Eye

August 15, 2013
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I may not wear much makeup, but when I go through one of my phases where I want to look a bit nicer, I always always always default to cat eye liner. (Oh and PS I just came out of one of those nice phases and am now back to the do-nothing phase I usually gravitate to, so expect unfortunate bare faces from hereon out.)
I can’t do a smoky eye to save my life, but cat eyes…cat eyes I can do decently! I know there are about a gazillion tutorials out there on how to achieve a perfect cat eye, some involving tape, others involving white eye pencil as a base…mine’s more of a freestyle process. Having said that, I have created a few tactics over my cat eye career and I’m excited to share them with you guys today! Read on to learn more!
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I’ve found that liners work best with some sort of overall base, whether that’s eyeshadow or prime. I’m not a crazy eyeshadow person, so I normally just put some base on my eyelid and let it set before getting to work. This is a CC base from Annabelle. 
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Hold or look into a mirror about 45 degrees downwards from your nose – this will help you find that natural curve that extends from your top lash line.
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Once you’ve identified that curve, draw a thin line with your liquid liner going from your outer corner to as far up as you’d like it to go (I err on the side of a shorter cat eye because of my face structure but it’s completely personal).
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From the centre of your eye, trace your lash line out so that it connects with the thin flick you just drew.
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Begin thickening the line and layering liner over what you’ve already drawn!
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Here’s the tricky part, but one that I would suggest you try to do if you’re brave enough! Steadying your hand by placing your pinky on your cheek, trace your upper waterline with the liner. You’ll have to be able to keep your eye open for a few moments to let the liner dry properly but this little step really makes the liner look seamless!
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Finish with a couple swipes of mascara and you’re good to go! Cat eye liners are usually my night-out beauty looks but I like to wear them with a natural-toned pink lip during the day – I find it’s retro and glam without looking over the top. Oh, and PS this liner is Cargo’s Texas Liner – love it!
Hope you guys liked the tutorial! As always, any other requests for tutorials (be them beauty, health, fitness, styling, etc.) are always welcome – let me know in the comments 🙂

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7 Comments

  • Reply pretty little things August 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    great tutorial — i need to try this! xo

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  • Reply Emma August 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for these tips! I'm so bad applying eyeliner, I think i'll give it another try now(:

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  • Reply Hannah August 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I LOVE my cat eyes. Will have to try that eyeliner!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  • Reply Lisa August 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Great step-by-step photos.

  • Reply Annick August 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Great tutorial! I've been beauty blogging for two years and I still haven't mastered the cat-eye flick! It's so hard to do with my eye shape! Loving that Cargo liner – I must find it. It seems so easy to use!

    You have amazing skin Alexandra – I'm very jealous!

    Bold Subtlety

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} August 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    You look great with the cat eye! Every time I do it looks off and uneven, I guess I just need to practice!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

  • Reply I Should Blog August 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    gorgeous! its the hardest thing to do haha! just followed you there! keep in touch x

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