Saturday, 8 February 2014

Cat eye.

Having been infatuated with make up for some time now I kind of treat it like a hobby. The actual act of applying make up and developing skills is probably what I love most about it. When I got to the age where I really began to take a proper interest in make up and my era of matching my beloved blue eyeshadow with bright pink lip gloss had passed I began watching endless make up tutorial videos on YouTube, discovering new aspects of make up and different products.

Eyeliner has always been something I really liked and paid close attention to. I think i first saw it as a tween on Taylor Swift. I am a particular fan of the cat eye flick and it's my go-to eye look when going out. I find that it's very flattering and is something everybody can pull off. Though it takes aaaaaaaages to get the hang of (something I'm still working on after years of trying) it does gets much easier and then you can experiment with exactly how thick you want your line and how to achieve the perfect feline flick for your eye.

There's many different types of liner and for a newbie it can get rather confusing. For an everyday look I usually tend to wear a simple line of gel eyeliner across my top lashes using a slanted liner brush. I don't really tend to do anything more dramatic in the day and so i don't go into a flick. I find because my lashes are quite short and flat a simple line really helps in making them appear a little thicker and fuller. When i want a bit more of a dramatic look and go for a winged-out cat eye effect i always find it easier to use a liquid pen as it's easier to have control and be more precise with your line. A top tip I've recently learnt in my struggle for the perfect flick is to first draw your flick in line with the line of your bottom lashes; almost like you are continuing the line upwards and then go in and draw the line on your top lashes, joining it up with your flick. Drawing your flick this way ensures that it is perfect for your specific eye shape. I'm not very good at explaining so I'll link the video i got this trick off:

The pictures I've posted below is a classic example of my take on the cat eye. Using Soap and Glory's Supercat liquid liner for my winged line with a simple brown kohl pencil along the bottom lash line. In terms of eyeshadow I've gone quite minimal, using 'Faint' from the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette in my crease and 'Smog' from the same companies Naked palette in my outer corner, which i have also taken along the lower lash line to smoke the look out a bit. To top off the eye I have used Benefit's They're Real mascara along the top and lower lashes.

Soap and Glory Supercat liner. My everyday gel liner, Bobbi brown in Espresso Ink along with my Eco Tools eyeliner brush.

1 comment:

  1. love cat eyes so so much too - they look really good relative to the amount of time and effort required to create them!

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    AL xx
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