I can't tell you how many people ask me, "How do you do a cat eye?" JUST DRAW A STRAIGHT LINE...not! Simple, but not that simple. Not when your line needs to lift your eye and swing up at the right time and right direction...geometry all over again, who woulda thunk it? ;) In this case, lets leave out the ruler and use the shape of your eye as the guidance. I have made a simple flow chart of the easiest way to line a cat eye. I always prefer a gel liner over anything for cat eyes because you have more control over it than a liquid and pencil does not glide on so easily. In the first photo, you will notice I just drew a line up and out away from the eye. How high or low do you go? use the line of the bottom of your eye and continue to go up and away in that same direction. How far out you take it is up to you (they are all considered cat-eye, short or long). I suggest you don't start out too far out, start short and add on if you need to. Drawing this line will be your guidance. From that line, bring in the top of the cat eye look down to where your pupil is and line thinly down to your tear duct. Now, fill in the gap between the two lines. 3rd photo: the perfect cat-eye! UNLESS, you want it to be more dramatic. In this case, it is very easy just to add on by making it longer and bringing it in like you would in picture number 2. You can make it as thin or as thick as you'd like. Simple right? Well, practice makes perfect! Hope this helps :)
Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...