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In depth look into creating the perfect cat eye
This is probably my all time favorite look. It's a timeless, classic shape that is suitable for most. You can go as dramatic as I do, or more toned down to suit your eye shape and general style.

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  • How to create a cat eye. Classic Cat Eye - Step 1
    Step 1

    To begin, prime your eyelids with an eye primer. My favorite is the Urban Decay Primer Potion. Once lids are primed, apply a light, nude color on your entire lid using a flat eyeshadow brush. I used MAC eyeshadow in Blanc Type.

  • How to create a cat eye. Classic Cat Eye - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, use a fluffy blending brush to apply a medium toned brown to the crease. I used MAC eyeshadow in Quarry.

  • How to create a cat eye. Classic Cat Eye - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a slightly darker brown eyeshadow in the crease to create more depth. I used MAC eyeshadow in Embark.

  • How to create a cat eye. Classic Cat Eye - Step 4
    Step 4

    Start your eyeliner in the center of your eye. Establish the thickness of the line now. I fids it easiest to use a gel eyeliner. I used Makeup Artist Network ultimate crème liner in Blackness.

  • How to create a cat eye. Classic Cat Eye - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fill in the inner part of the eye. Taper the line thinner toward the tear duct.

  • How to create a cat eye. Classic Cat Eye - Step 6
    Step 6

    Begin your wing starting from the outer corner of your waterline upward. As a helpful tip you can use a brush handle or business card to create a sharp line. This line will be he bottom of your wing.

  • How to create a cat eye. Classic Cat Eye - Step 7
    Step 7

    From the tip of the wing, draw inwards towards your lid.

  • How to create a cat eye. Classic Cat Eye - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once you've traced inward it should look like this.

  • How to create a cat eye. Classic Cat Eye - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fill in the wing. I also slightly extended my inner corner to look a little more elongated. Apply mascara.

  • How to create a cat eye. Classic Cat Eye - Step 10
    Step 10

    Finish off the look with false lashes and a light cream colored pencil in your waterline.

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erinhighbaugh
erinhighbaugh · Louisville, Kentucky, US
Very pretty! Thank you for the tutorial
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Andrea
Andrea · Austin, Texas, US · 45 projects
xoxo
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Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
Beautiful!
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