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How to Achieve a Flawless Cat-Eye Look

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Once I had this date to attend and as usual for every lady, I wanted my date to love what he would see so I decided to add the cat-eye effect to my look. Unfortunately for me, I failed to achieve a flawless cat-eye look. After several attempts to do so, it ended in tears. I was stranded. You know, I would have just asked a makeup artist to pep up my face but I chose not to simply because I wanted to tell my date “Yeah, I did my makeup myself” in case he asked. I kept staring at my mirror, thinking of what to do as I was already running late for the date. After thinking and contemplating, an idea suddenly hit me. Quickly, I picked up my phone and ran to YouTube searching for how to achieve a flawless cat-eye look.

There’s something the eyeliner does to the eyes of every woman — it changes everything and erases all stress-related sins on the face. Among the different eyeliner styles is the winged eyeliner look, popularly known as the cat-eye look. The cat-eye look may be the oldest eyeliner style but it sure isn’t leaving anytime soon. This is even seen in the movies and music videos we watch. Zee World actresses aren’t left out as every scene they appear in shows them with the cat-eye look. The way they flaunt their beautifully done cat eyes would make you want to try it out in one of your makeup sessions.

You could go from plain Jane to a diva with just a tweak to your eyes and a winged eyeliner look never fails to do the magic. If you don’t know how to achieve a flawless cat-eye look, this article is for you. Simply follow the steps therein and you’ll be good to go.

There are different ranges of the cat-eye look. You can have the dramatic wings or mini flicks depending on what you want to achieve. You don’t have to be a professional makeup artist before you master the techniques of achieving the winged eyeliner look. I learnt it by watching YouTube videos and soon enough I became good at it. As a beginner, you may end up smearing your eyeliner or even make uneven lines around your eyes, but not to worry, with practice you’ll definitely achieve perfection.

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Materials Needed to Achieve a Flawless Cat-eye Look

Before proceeding to the steps on how to achieve a flawless cat-eye look, you need some materials to get started and they are:

1. Mirror

2. Makeup brush

3. Mascara brush

4. Eyeliner

5. Eyeshadow

6. False lashes (optional)

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Steps to Achieving Flawless Cat-Eye Look

Flawless Cat-Eye Look
Photo credit: Maybelline

Step 1

Apply a neutral or mild eyeshadow from your lash line up to your crease. This serves as a primer to prevent the eyeliner from smearing easily. It’s also good you use an eyeshadow that matches your skin tone to prevent the cat-eye from appearing overdone.

Step 2

To achieve uniformity in both eyes, hold a slim brush with the bottom facing upwards towards the eyes, and the brush area on your nose. Place the brush from your nose to the edge of your outer brow while pointing to the end of your eyebrow. Draw a short line or dot extending from the corner of your eyes up towards your brow. Be sure to wipe mistakes before the eyeliner dries up.

Step 3

Draw another line connecting the dot to the middle of your upper lash line. You can make the line thick or thin depending on what you want to achieve then gently pull your eyeliner from the corner of your eyes to the middle of your lid.

Step 4

Use the eyeliner to fill parts where the eyeshadow is still visible. If you didn’t apply thick eyeshadow, then don’t bother filling up.

Step 5

Pull the eyeliner from the inner corner of your eyes to blend with the ready cat-eye. Continue this until you reach the outer corner of your eyelid so as to make it even. While approaching the outer corner of your eyelid, thicken the line. To achieve a flawless look, make sure you do it smoothly at once rather than shakily.

Step 6

Apply some coats of mascara or false eyelashes and you are good to go.

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To create this look without hitches, clip your hair backward to prevent stray hairs from marring your efforts. Also, do not use a pencil liner but a liquid one instead as pencil eyeliners require extra layering to get that dark look and in the process of trying to get the dark look, you may end up creating shaky lines. As for the date I had then, after watching a couple of videos on YouTube, I realised that I wasn’t doing it well and finally got it right. When I met my date, after we sat down to place an order, he complimented my outfit and my makeup almost immediately. Guess what I told him.  Of course, it was “thanks. I did the makeup myself.” but I didn’t tell him how long it took me to achieve a flawless cat-eye look.