Beauty, Makeup

How to Get the Perfect Cat Eye

Cat eye makeup is an art. I know I’m not the only one who has struggled for years to find the proper balance of eyeliner – in eighth grade I frequented a very unflattering Cleopatra look, with wings continuing far too long past my eyelids. I prefer a subtle wing that goes out just as far as the eyebrow and swings slightly up, and I think I’ve mastered the science to it–and it doesn’t require any special tools like spoons or business cards or whatever. The trick is to go step by step and to use your other facial features as measurement, so let’s get started.

How to Get the Perfect Cat Eye

Start off by lining your lash line. I like using pen-style liners, like this one from Physicians Formula. I go over my lash line very thinly one time starting about 1/3rd from the inner corner of my eye, and then a bit thicker a second time for a bolder look.

How to Get the Perfect Cat Eye

Starting from the very end of your lash line, draw a thin line up as high as you’d like your wings to go. Keep it in line with the very end of your eyebrow–this way of measuring ensures that both eyes end up looking equal. Draw a second line, making a triangle and then fill in the triangle.

How to Get the Perfect Cat Eye

Repeat on the second side.

How to Get the Perfect Cat Eye

And that’s it! The most important thing is to draw on your wings step-by-step and to use your brows to guide your liner placement.

How to Get the Perfect Cat Eye

Not too hard after all! Do you use any special tricks to perfect your cat eye makeup?