Blog Hunter: How to Perfect the Cat-Eye with Amy Harper
One of my favourite fall trends this year is the ‘cat eye’ winged liner. Seen on the runways of Zac Posen and Ruffian, models sported various winged liner styles. It’s the perfect way to enlongate and draw attention to your eyes and it looks amazing paired with any lip!
I’ve always loved the look…but when I first started doing makeup I couldn’t figure out how to make it work. One side would always turn out perfect (perfect-ish?) while the other side was all lop sided. Pretty much across the board, no one’s eyes are symmetrical, so trying to follow your natural lash line when creating this style of liner usually doesn’t work out.
Here’s a step by step for how to get a perfect, symmetrical cat eye….
I would recommend a waterproof liquid liner with a felt tip applicator. Waterproof because you want it to stay perfect all day and felt tip because I find it easier to control than a brush.
1. Line your upper lash liner following the natural line. This can be as thin or as thick as you’d like.
2. Gauge your ‘wing’ from your bottom lash line, not the top. Do this by looking straight ahead and drawing a straight line from the base of your bottom lashes and straight out. You can hold up something straight (makeup brush…credit card even) to see where that line should be. Do this on both sides looking straight ahead to ensure symmetry.
3. So at this point you should have your top lashes lined with disjointed ‘wings’ on each side. Now you want to connect the two lines. Do this starting at the tip of the wing and connecting it to the top lash line.
4. Fill in the gap! So it should look like one solid wing. Fill in any gaps where it might not look ‘fluid’. You can adjust it to make it thinner or thicker depending on the look you’re going for.
And voila! Perfect, symmetrical cat eye liner. Pair this look with a pair of false lashes that wing out a little on the outter corners to define the look even more.