Cat Eye Requested Tutorial
April 30, 2012
Tutorials

My friend requested a cat eye tutorial last week but I didn’t get the chance to do it until today because I wanted to make sure that I had enough time to really write about all of the tips and tricks!  I love a great cat eye with a bold lip to match…it is a great look for both day and night and doesn’t require a lot of work.  You don’t have to stop with this eye where I did, you can line the waterline and lash line and connect these to the upper wing to create an even more dramatic eye look.  Hope you enjoy!

Products Used:

MAC Eyeshadows in “Brule”, “Moleskin”, “Groundcover”, Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in “Blackest Black”, Revlon Lipstick in “011 Stormy Pink”, MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”.

PREP:

Apply your concealer to the eyelid up to the brow, all around the eye and underneath the eye.  Set with powder.  Apply your primer (I used a MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”) all over the eye stopping at the brow.

Step 1:

Using a fluffy brush, take your cream/skin tone eyeshadow color and apply it all over the eye, up to the brow bone.  I did not take a picture of this step because it wouldn’t show up on the camera.

Step 2:

Using a fluffy brush, take your next darkest color (I used “Moleskin” from MAC) and apply it along the outer “V” and into the crease-avoid the lid-you want it to stay a little lighter.This application should be light and barely noticeable.  It will look something like this:

Step 3:

Using a bullet brush, take your darkest color and apply it along the outer “V” and into the crease….you can go pretty far in towards the corner of the eye.  It will look something like this:

Step 4:

Using a very thin angled brush, take your gel liner and line the top of the eyelid..thinner on the inside and thicker on the outside but still following the natural line of the eye.  Now there are a couple of ways to make your wing….1. You can eyeball it.  The first tip in this method is to start the line at the angle of the waterline-almost as if the waterline were to keep going.  You can also do this by angling the brush so that if you kept going, the line you would make would run into the end of your brow.  2.  You can plan it out with powder.  Do this by taking a bright white shadow on a clean liner brush and make a dot or a line where you want your wing to be…the advantage of this is you can keep erasing the powder lines until they are even on both sides.  Then go over them with the gel liner.  3.  You can tape it.  Take a piece of scotch tape and place it underneath your lash line…angling it so that it would run into your brow (if you can’t picture this I will do an eyeshadow tutorial on this method later). Apply your liner, using the tape as a guard  and then lift the tape away.  However you do it,  it should look something like this:

Step 5:

  After you have your wing, take some more gel liner on your brush and connect your “Wing” to the liner on your eyelid.  It should look like this:

Step 6:

Don’t worry about all of this being messy…it will be and you can always clean up lines with a little baby oil on an angled brush.  Now, fill in where you connected the wing to the eyelid and keep going over the line on the lid until you have smoothed it out.  As I said, you can clean up any uneven lines with a little baby oil on a brush or you can make the line bigger as you go over it to smooth it out.  It should look something like this:

Step 7:

Add your highlight color along your brow bone down into the corner of your eye.  Blend all of your colors together.  Add your lashes (I used Andrea #33 lashes) and go over any excess glue with more liner.  Your final product will look something like this:

And this:

As a final touch, add a great matte pink lipstick like Revlon’s “Stormy Pink”.  I looove this color-it is so much fun for summer!  I did line my entire lips with a matching pink lip liner before applying the lipstick on top!

Erin