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How to Do Cat Eye Liner

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How to Do Cat Eye Liner

Learn How to Apply Cat Eye Liner

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The eyes are the windows to the soul, and it never hurts to adorn them in come-hither fashion. Want to work a seductive gaze? Cat eye liner is the way to go! The technique for this feline look is tricky to master, but the end result is amazing (just take a look at the gorgeous Emma Stone). With your liner of choice, a few important tips, and a small flick of the wrist, you too can master the cat eye. Read on for more details.

The first step to getting a perfect cat eye is to arm yourself with the right tools. While liquid liner is my go-to, beginners can benefit from using a flat, square-tipped, artificial-bristle brush, a micro-thin lining pencil brush, and a gel eyeliner. The unique shape of the brush will aid in creating the perfect shape, trust me.

Next, park yourself in front of a mirror, preferably one with a table or flat surface in front of it. First, dip the aforementioned brush into your pot of gel eye liner. Plant the elbow of the arm holding the brush onto the table (to steady your hand). Proceed to paint a thin line from the inner to the outer corner of the eye. To make the process easier, be sure to look forward and slightly down as you apply. I know that many of you are guilty of tugging on your lid when you apply your liner, but please, don't. Not only will the constant tugging eventually cause wrinkles, but when you release the skin, the line almost always looks wonky.

Now, we want to create the signature flick that makes a cat eye so special. To do this, angle the flat tip of your brush slightly up and out, aligning it with your natural lower lash line. Press the tip into the skin to create the guide line for the flick. Then, using your liner-loaded, micro-fine pencil brush, proceed to connect the tip of the flick to the line on your lash line, about one-fifth of the way in from the outer corner. Of course, if you do choose to connect the line closer to the middle of your lid, the effect will be more dramatic. Fill the flick in with gel eyeliner, and you are done.

Cat eye liner can be challenging at first, but once perfected it is a look that always wins big. Adorn your eyes in the feline persuasion, today.

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i don't understand how to do :( is there a video that explain it? This comment has been removed.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH I TRIED THIS LOOKS MANY TIMES BUT ALWAYS FAILED BUT NOW I THINK I CAN DO IT LIKE AN EXPERT This comment has been removed.
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@beautydiylover Give it a try, and then report back with your findings! This comment has been removed.
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@cece_lam I am totally familiar with that trick! It works wonderfully! This comment has been removed.
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@courtney2bambi Keep at it, you'll get it! This comment has been removed.
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I've never done the cat eye, but I think it looks fantastic on Emma Stone. Nice tips! This comment has been removed.
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WHY DO YOU SICK PEOPLE PUT EYELINER ON CATS!?!??!?!??!? xP This comment has been removed.
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In the beginning, I used scotch tape at the corners of my eyes as weird as that sounds, but it totally helped! This comment has been removed.
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I just got my first liquid eyeliner...so I'm still trying to perfect the art of the cat eye. :) This comment has been removed.
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@sooozie Awesome! What helped you?! This comment has been removed.
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After many times practicing, I think I have it down! This comment has been removed.
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