How to Achieve the Perfect Cat Eye
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There’s nothing like the instant sex appeal a cat-eye can give your look. It adds the right amount of class with the perfect amount of sultry sass. It’s always on-demand in the world of beauty, and this season, everybody's embracing this trend in its full glory.
Here are my quick steps in learning to do this season's cat eye like a pro:
#1. Select Your Liner
Choose a waterproof/smudge-proof pencil eyeliner to line the inner rim of your eyes. With the waterproof component, your lovely artistry will stay put through the night.
#2. Build the Foundation
Close your eyes and gently insert the eyeliner between your lids, and glide it back and forth from corner to corner, brushing the tip into the inner lash line and rim of your eyes. Now open. You’ve created a fuller lash and dramatized your eyes.
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#3. Choose Your Tail Length
Take either your waterproof/smudge-proof pencil eyeliner or your favorite waterproof gel liner. Place a dot between the outer edge of your eyelash and the end of your eyebrows. This dot will be the end of your tail and give you a good guide to follow. Simply fill in and clean up any smudges with a cotton swab.
Want to change up the look? There are three ways to rock the cat eye:
This subtle take on the cat eye was a favorite for actress Audrey Hepburn, and it’s still spotted today in Hollywood thanks to Jessica Alba. Not only does it make Alba's brown eyes pop, but it also complements her delicate features. To achieve the kitty kat, place your dot ¼th of the way between your lash line and eyebrow. Take your pencil and sweep it from the outer edge of your lash to the dot you created, gradually easing your pressure. This look is recommended for those trying the cat-eye look for the first time, as it’s easier to perfect.
Classic Cat Eye
The classic cat eye, which I like to describe as bold and beautiful, was the preferred choice for bombshell Marilyn Monroe. Today, it’s rocked by singer Gwen Stefani, which suits her signature red hot pout. Unlike the kitty kat, which is a preffered makeup choice for daytime, the classic cat eye works for day and night. This style will make anyone's natural features stand out, all while adding a pin-up flair to one's overall look. Simply fill in the triangle you created with the liner. For any smudges or fine tuning, use a cotton swab to define the edges and perfectly pointed tail. Want more drama? Continue to build the size of your triangle until you've reached cat-eye perfection.
This sultry take on the cat eye was a favorite of screen siren Brigitte Bardot, and its still spotted on modern vixens like Angelina Jolie. To capture the full effect of this cat eye, place your dot halfway between your lash line and eyebrow. Trace a line extending from your outer lash sweeping up to meet the dot. Now trace along the top edge of your lash line, beginning above your iris (the dark center of your eye) and extend to the dot you just created just below your brow. Use a sweeping motion to drag your pencil/brush.