The cat eye is a popular makeup technique that involves creating a dramatic winged eyeliner that extends past the natural shape of the eye. The cat eye look is known for its elongating and lifting effect on the eye, giving a sultry and alluring appearance. This style has been around for decades and has been seen on countless celebrities and fashion icons, who can forget Audrey Hepburn’s iconic cat eye in ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s”?
How to create a cat eye?
To achieve the perfect cat eye, it is important to start with a clean and primed eye area. Begin by using a light-colored eyeshadow to create a base over the eyelid. Next, use a black or dark-colored eyeliner like the Shiseido Microliner Ink to draw a thin line along the upper lash line, starting from the inner corner of the eye and gradually getting thicker as you reach the outer corner. Then, create a diagonal line from the outer corner of the eye towards the end of the eyebrow, creating a winged effect. The length and angle of the wing can be adjusted to suit your personal preference. A barely there, subtle cat eye is also referred to as a ‘Kitten Eye’
Once the eyeliner is in place, you can use an angled brush to smudge and blend the line for a softer, more natural look, or you can blend with a dark brown eyeshadow for a smokey eye. It is also important to make sure that both eyes are symmetrical and even, so take your time and use a steady hand when creating the cat eye.
To complete the look, apply mascara to the upper and lower lashes and optionally, false lashes for added drama. The cat eye look can be paired with a variety of different lip colors and overall makeup styles, making it a versatile and timeless makeup technique.