Applying liquid eyeliner can be one of the trickier makeup skills to master — dangerous to attempt in a moving vehicle and one that’s often not learned until you’ve become a pro with the eyeliner pencil. Even harder still is mastering the cat eye — a trend that has come back into style recently and requires a flick of the wrist, not to mention very steady hands. Contessa Schexnayder, a freelance makeup artist, somehow makes this technique look extremely easy. Here, she shows us how to get that perfect cat eye.
Step 1: Apply a cream base that matches the shade of your skin tone to the eyelid.
Step 2: Gently pat on a neutral shimmer eyeshadow.
Step 3: Using an angled brush, line the lashline with a plum shadow. Make sure to push the shadow into the lashline to get the color as close to the lashes as possible.
Step 4: Take the black liquid liner, and using a fine brush, create a wing shape — start with super thin strokes and build from there to prevent mistakes. For a smoother application, make sure the brush isn’t too saturated with liner.
Step 5: Clean the eyeliner up with a Q-Tip to perfect the winged end.
Watch the video for the full tutorial:
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