Last Updated on January 28, 2024 by Ellen Christian
Have you ever wondered how to get a cats eye look? With all of the holiday parties coming up, a dramatic cats eye is the perfect way to step up your makeup routine.
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How to Get a Cats Eye Look
While I don’t use makeup every day, an occasion like a party is the perfect excuse to wear a bit more makeup than usual. Keep reading for everything you need to know.
How do you do the perfect cat eye?
The key to a perfect cat eye is the bold, dark line around the eyes that tapers off at the end. It requires a steady hand and the perfect liner to achieve that look.
Start with a shade that is subtle, complementary to skin tone and can blend naturally to bring just a touch of color. You don’t want to overpower the look’s liner and lashes.
Want smokey cat eye makeup? Try Nuance Salma Hayek Mineral Eyeshadow Duo -Moonstone/Shimmering Sand ($8.49). It is a neutral that’ll work well on anyone. Find it on Amazon.
To create bold, dark lines around the eye, use Nuance Salma Hayek Lasting Wear Gel Eyeliner – Black ($9.99). It goes on with the ease of a pencil and as smooth as a liquid liner.
To create the signature cat eye look, extend the liner past the outer corner of the eye on both top and bottom lids, creating a sharp point that ends about ½ inch from the corner of your eye.
To finalize the bold eye look, coat lashes with a mascara that will provide length and volume, like Nuance Salma Hayek Full Effect Ultra-Volumizing Mascara – Black ($9.79).
You’ll only need one coat to pump up the volume! Buy it on Amazon.
Complete the look with a natural-toned lipstick, like Nuance Salma Hayek Color Vibrance Lipstick – Shimmering Nude ($9.99), which provides bring subtle shimmer and extra moisture for lips while keeping color to a minimum (and keeping the focus on your eyes!). Buy it on Amazon.
I hope these cat eye makeup tips have helped. Learn how to make your eyeshadow last longer.
Ellen believes you can feel beautiful at any age and size. She shares healthy beauty and fashion information geared toward women over 40. She is a direct sales rep for several fashion and beauty businesses.