Friday, January 20, 2017
5 tips for flawless cat eye liner.
It is rarely easy....but winged eyeliner can instantly transform your makeup from ordinary to a full blown wow moment. It is bold yet classic and there are so many variations. You can play with width, length, and placement to create an ultra flattering look. The only issue? Getting your eyeliner to look the way you want it to. This is something even the most skilled makeup lovers struggles with. Not to worry. These tips will help you achieve flawless cat eye liner in no time!
1. Create Your Shape With Shadow First
Sometimes, the most challenging aspect of cat eye liner is getting the shape you want....on both eyes. If you have struggled with this in the past, start with brown eyeshadow. Use a pencil brush and a medium brown eyeshadow to create that winged shape. If you're not happy with the immediate results, rub away the shadow or use a makeup remover and start over. This is softer and easier to remove than a black liner. So start with eyeshadow. Once you've created a look you like, trace over it with your chosen eyeliner. Voila! Gorgeous cat eye liner.
2. Try The Tape Trick
It's okay if you are still struggling. Another tried and tested trick is to use a bit of clear tape. Apply the tape directly to your face, starting at the outer corner, and going out toward the end of your eyebrow. This will act as your guide when you go to apply your liner. Simply follow the tape, let the liner dry completely, and carefully peel it off. You may need to make a few minor adjustments but the basic outline of your winged liner will be there.
3. Change Up Your Medium
Some products are easier to use than others. For instance, liquid eyeliner is far more challenging to work with than a gel liner (which doesn't transfer as easily) or a pencil/pen (which gives you more control). Don't feel like you have to stick to one medium. Test out different formulas and brands until you find one that works for you. Preferences vary from person to person, so be open to other opinions, but remember to trust your gut. If something works for you and doesn't work for your BFF? That's okay. Use what you love.
4. Watch YouTube Tutorials
Are you a visual learner? Then written instructions won't help you achieve that stunning cat eye look. Switch up the way you're learning to apply liner. Instead of relying on magazine articles and step by step instructions, check out YouTube. There are tons of great resources that will help you sharpen your skills. Search for a cat eye liner tutorial (preferably for beginners) and watch away. Your makeup will be flawless and your application process will be a total breeze.
5. Practice as Much as Possible
The unfortunate reality? Sometimes what you really need is practice. And lots of it. It takes time to fine tune a skill - and eyeliner is definitely a skill. So practice your cat eye liner whenever you can. It will become easier and easier to do. Put these tips to the test to speed up the process...and keep trying until you are happy with your liner look. With knowledge and determination on your side? You will be the queen of cat eye liner.
Do you have any eyeliner tips and tricks to share? Sound off in the comment section!