The cat eye is a classic makeup look that has been around for decades. It involves winging out the eyeliner at the outer corner of the eye to create a flick, resembling the shape of a cat’s eye. This look can be achieved with either liquid or pencil eyeliner and can be worn in a variety of ways, from subtle to dramatic. One of the key elements of a cat eye is the wing. To create the wing, you can use a pencil or liquid eyeliner to draw a line starting from the inner corner of the eye and extending it outwards and upwards. Some people like to use tape or a business card to create a straight line as a guide. Once you’ve created the wing, you can go back and fill in the rest of the lash line with eyeliner.
Another important aspect of the cat eye is the shape of the eye. If you have small eyes, you may want to keep the wing smaller and closer to the lash line. If you have larger eyes, you can afford to go a bit bolder and extend the wing further out. The cat eye can also be paired with different eyeshadows to create a variety of looks. A neutral eyeshadow can be used to create a subtle and classic look, while a bold eyeshadow can be used to create a more dramatic look.
Overall, the cat eye is a timeless and versatile look that can be achieved by anyone with a little bit of practice and the right tools. Whether you’re going for a subtle or dramatic look, the cat eye is a great way to add a touch of elegance and femininity to your makeup routine.
How to do Classic Cat Eye Makeup?
To do a classic cat eye makeup look, you will need the following tools: eyeliner (liquid or pencil), an eyeliner brush (if using liquid liner), and a small angled brush (for cleaning up any mistakes). You may also want to use tape or a business card as a guide for creating the wing.
Step 1: Start by applying your eyeshadow as desired.
Step 2: Next, take your eyeliner and draw a thin line along your upper lash line, starting from the inner corner of your eye and working your way out.
Step 3: To create the wing, extend the line outwards and upwards at the outer corner of your eye. You can use tape or a business card as a guide to get a straight line.
Step 4: Connect the wing to the rest of the line to complete the cat eye shape.
Step 5: If you are using liquid liner, use a small angled brush to clean up any mistakes or uneven lines.
Step 6: Finish off the look by applying mascara to your lashes.
It’s important to practice and take your time to perfect the shape of the wing. You can always use a cotton swab or makeup remover to correct any mistakes. Remember, you can adjust the size of the wing to suit your eye shape. You can play with different colours of eyeliner and eyeshadows to create different variations of the classic cat eye look.
Classic Cat Eyes for Close-Set Eyes
Classic cat eye makeup is a timeless look that can be adjusted to suit close-set eyes. To create the look, start by applying a neutral eyeshadow to your entire eyelid. Next, use a liquid eyeliner to create a thick line along your upper lash line, extending it slightly beyond the outer corner of your eye. To make your eyes appear farther apart, you can apply a lighter color eyeshadow or highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes and the brow bone. Additionally, you can use false eyelashes to make your eyes appear larger and more open. Finally, finish off the look with mascara to enhance your lashes.
Cat Eyes for Hooded Eyes
Cat eye makeup can also be adapted to work with hooded eyes. To create the look, start by applying a neutral eyeshadow to your entire eyelid, including the hooded area. Next, use a pencil eyeliner to create a thin line along your upper lash line, extending it slightly beyond the outer corner of your eye. To make your eyes appear larger and more open, you can use a white eyeliner to line the inner lower lash line and the waterline.
Another technique is to create a “lift” in the outer corner of the eyes by using a eyeliner to create a small flick which will open up the eye. Also avoid using dark eyeshadows on the eyelid, this will make the hooded area more prominent, focus on the eyeliner and mascara.
Finally, finish off the look with mascara to enhance your lashes. It’s important to experiment with different techniques and find the one that works best for your specific hooded eye shape.