Time to get Catty

Time to Get Catty

The Cat Eyeshadow as an Alernative to Cat Eyeliner

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Khloe Kardashian
The cat eyeliner trend was a favorite of your grandmother’s in the fifties, and now it has undergone a modern revival, adorning the eyelids of celebrities such as Adele and Taylor Swift. It adds a touch of retro glamour and drama for any make-up look. However, even the cat eyeliner is not without its faults. Girls with hooded or deep-set eyes find difficulty in showing eyeliner concealed by the upper eyelid; and even seasoned make-up aficionados admit difficulties in symmetrical application.

The alternative to cat eyeliner? The cat eye shadow. A favorite of Khloe Kardashian and Kristen Stewart, the cat eye shadow drops the messiness of eyeliner, and adopts a more sensuous, smoky appearance by extending your shadow to a feline point. It is ideal for nighttime wear, when you desire a dramatic look. Because you are using eye shadow, you have a wider variety of colors at your disposal. Moreover, it is forgiving if your application technique is unsteady or imperfect as the line is fuller and softer.

To achieve this look, first prepare your eyelids with a primer (Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $20.00). Using a crease brush, apply a brown or black eye shadow to the crease of your eyelid, and extend the shadow up and out to the outer corner of your upper eyelid. Be sure to keep this flick pointed, not round.

Next, connect your flick by softening the eye shadow down to the outer corner of your lower eyelid. Your flick can be as thick or thin as you desire, but it should never extend past your eyebrow. Use a blending brush to soften any harsh edges of your extended flick. You can top off your cat eye shadow with an eyeliner on the upper eyelid, but this look also allows you to skip it altogether.
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