Summer is a great time to back down on the layers of makeup and go for a more natural look. I think that it is great to embrace your natural beauty and show off your summer glow, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up all of your favorite makeup looks. A summer cat eye is my personal favorite makeup trend for summer 2012, especially when paired with a makeup free face.
This summer the runways were full of fierce cat eyes with a modern spin. We saw double winged cat eyes, white cat eyes, and even ones in striking colors! If this is a look you love as well, here are some helpful and handy tips on how to create the most flawless cat eye you have ever seen.
Get your liner: If you have ever used an old eye liner pencil on your lids, you probably know how unpleasant it can be. Instead of tugging on your eye with an old liner, you need something with a bit of glide to it. Liquid liners are great because they go on so smoothly, but you have to have a very steady hand. Since steadiness is not a trait I possess, I prefer creme liners in a pot with an angled brush or a super creamy pencil.
What’s your eye shape: When putting eyeliner on, you generally want to follow the shape of your eye, meaning you should at least know what shape your eye is. In most cases—eye shape won’t matter much—but for those of you with a down turned eye, you may have to put in a little extra work to get the perfect cat eye.
Pick a color: I have talked before in a previous post about the importance of your eye color in regards to your makeup color choices. Be sure to give that post a once over so that you can pick the best color eyeliner that will really make your eyes pop!
Get started: Start with bare eyes and drag your liner pencil/tip/ brush from the center of your eye outward. The line should gradually get thicker as you reach the outer corner of your eye. Once you get to the end of your lid, stop. Do not continue onto the “tail”, instead start it from the outside in (the other direction) and create your wing tip. Here is where you decide if you want an exaggerated, thin, thick, or subtle cat eye.
Clean it up: Chances are you are now looking at your eyes and noticing some minor differences or flaws in your liner application. This is no problem, and completely normal, just grab a Q-tip and some make up remover to even things up a bit.