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How To Achieve The Perfect Cat-Eye Look

How To Achieve The Perfect Cat-Eye Look

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Most women can’t do without using eyeliner because it changes everything and forgives all stress-related sins. Among the different eyeliner styles, the cat-eye look (also known as the winged eyeliner) is one of the oldest and most iconic and isn’t planning to leave anytime soon. So, if you’re looking for an extra pop with your makeup this holiday, this is certainly one to explore. 

We all look goo-goo eyed at the enchanting Egyptian women and some of us watch Bollywood movies just to behold those beautiful Indian women flaunting their well done cat eyes.

Your eye makeup speaks volumes about your style and how you are perceived. You could go from geek to glam with just one extra tweak to your eyes and the winged eyeliner look never fails at bringing such magic. While you go about enjoying the fun this festive period, this is one sure look you shouldn’t slack on. Why? Because a well-done winged liner will not only keep you at the center of eye-ttention, but will also have others asking you how to create theirs.

 
 
 
 
 
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Cat-eyes range from mini flicks to dramatic wings depending on the look you want to achieve and the good news is; you don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to master the technique. As a beginner, it is almost impossible not to smear your winged eyeliner and/or make uneven lines but with practice comes perfection. 

You no longer have to worry about how to get that perfect cat-eye look for your next glam event. We have got you covered with these easy steps on how to draw winged eyeliner that will have you wonder what took you so long. 

Check out 6 easy steps on how to draw winged eyeliner perfectly…

What do you need to draw winged eyeliner?

  • A makeup brush
  • Eyeshadow 
  • Eyeliner 
  • Mascara
  • False lashes (optional)
  • A mirror 
  • Proper lighting 

#1. Prime with shadow

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Apply a neutral or light eyeshadow from your lash line up to your crease. Choose from a neutral or nude eyeshadow that matches your skin tone to prevent the cat-eye from looking overdone. It also serves as a primer so the eyeliner doesn’t smear easily. 

#2. Get the wing

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This step helps for uniformity of both eyes; hold a slim brush with the bottom facing upwards towards the eyes, and the brush area on your nose. Position 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 eye up towards your brow. Clean up any mistakes before the eyeliner dries up, making it set. 

#3.  Connect the dot

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Draw another line connecting the dot to the middle of your upper lash line. There are no hard and fast rules about the thickness of the line, it’s dependent on the look you hope to achieve. Gently pull your eyeliner from the corner of your eye to the middle of your lid. 

#4. Fill in

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If there’s any area underneath the line where the eyeshadow is still visible, grab your eyeliner and fill in those areas. You may not need to fill in anything if you didn’t make it thick. 

#5. Draw out the wing

To draw a connecting line, slowly pull the eyeliner from the inner corner of your eyes to merge with the ready cat-eye, continue across your eye until you reach the outer corner of your eyelid to make it look even. As you approach the outer corner of your eyelid, thicken the line. It is finer to behold when it’s done in a single, smooth way and not in various shaky lines. 

#6. Lash up

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Apply a couple of coats of mascara or false lashes for that edgy finished look and you’re good to go. Meow!!!

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Bonus tips…

  • Ditch the pencil liner and go for a liquid eyeliner. Using the pencil would need extra layering to achieve that dark look and the extra lines may look wiggly.
  • If you’re still a beginner and liquid eyeliners are a bit too much for you, felt-tip eyeliners would do just fine.
  • Don’t use cream/liquid eyeshadows for priming. 
  • To create this look without hindrances, clip your hair backwards to avoid stray hairs from making a mess of your hard work. 
  • Invest in a good makeup mirror. 

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