Cat Eye Makeup – Variations to this Style

04/10/11 7:28 am | Comments (0) | Posted By: leeorlian

Cat eye makeup is a popular style among a lot of women and the most common complain they have when they attempt this style is that it turns out to be botchy and uneven. The truth is, this style is probably more difficult than it looks and it requires a certain amount of dexterity in the application of eyeliner.

Applying eyeliner doesn’t come very easily to a lot of people and you usually have to put in a lot of practice. It’s all about a well-balanced hand and concentration. If you are applying cat eye make up for the first time, you should start with an eyeliner pencil and then graduate on to the liquid one.

There are several variations to the cat eye makeup and the look can range from thin, sharp and pointed, to fat and smudgy. Each variation has its own application technique. Let’s look at some of these techniques in more detail.

Traditional Cat eye Makeup

For the traditional look, you will need to use a sharp eyeliner pencil. Start by dotting along the root of your eyelashes, working from the inner eye to the outer eye. Make sure that you follow the natural curve of your eye precisely. When you reach the point where your pupil ends, stop there and start slanting upwards. Though you can extend the line as far as you want, the norm is about quarter of an inch.

You can also try a more translucent finish to this style by using a brush and a shadow liner. Distribute the shadow liner evenly on your brush, and as you place it along your lash line press it down firmly. Move the brush along the same slanting upward path.

Smoky Cat Eye Makeup

This one is yet another of the popular cat eye makeup technique. It might sound formidable but it’s quite easy to master. For the smoky look you will need the following things -

  • Black eyeliner pencil and brush
  • Eye shadow brush
  • Dark eye shadow
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Black mascara

With the black eyeliner pencil make a soft line, starting from the corner of the eyelid all the way to the end of the eyelash line. Apply dark eye shadow with the help of the eye shadow brush on top of the previously smudged eyeliner line. The next step is to make a thick line of on top of your eyelid, with the thickest part at the outer corner of your eye.

To finish off the cat eye look, give a more pronounced look to your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil and apply few coats of mascara. There, you are done! Hope this cat eye makeup tutorial was of some help to you. If you need any more clarifications or tips on this topic, feel free to get in touch with me.

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