fter years of cat-eye trail and error, I do believe I have finally mastered its complexity, however I do know that many others out there could argue the complete opposite for themselves. It is not only hard to apply, but the art of the cat-eye eyeliner is complicated by factors such as your eye shape and your skin type which affects the way the liner looks on you as well as its lasting power. 

From one girl to another, here are some things you should know that ensure you master that cat-flick when you’re no expert on the subject…

THE LINER
If you are an oily lidded gal like me, than you know my troubles, if you're not, than you're as lucky as one can get and I envy you. The thing with oily lids, is that khol liners are a complete no no, as they smudge, transfer and bleed. If you're oily lidded what you need to orientate yourself towards are liquid and gel liners, which will dry or set and not budge no matter what. I am a long time liquid liner user, however it all depends on the type of application and finish that you prefer. Good liners are hard to find without hefty trail and error, so here are some that I have tried and tested and guarantee will last on:
Gel: 

Liquid:

THE TOOLS
1.For gel liner you need to establish what kind of liner is your preferred style, and purchase and liner brush that will be just perfect for your needs. This may be thick, thinner, or even angled.
2.Q-tips and makeup remover are also a must as they are amazing in helping you create a perfectly defined wing, as well as cleaning up any mess ups.
THE TECHNIQUE
1. Figure out the shape of your eyes and what flick you should adopt. For example, if you have hooded eyelids, than you may want to go straight across with your flick, not up, because when you open your eyes, your hooded lids would just cover up all of your hard work. 
2. To make sure that everything is symmetrical and you don't end up with a lopsided wing, make sure to always check your flick. If you prefer applying wit your eyes open, close your eyes or if you prefer to apply with your eyes closed, open your eyes and check for any wobbly bits that you may need to touch up so that everything looks even and symmetrical. 
3. Work out where you want to start. This takes time and a few good tries to figure out. You can start from the inner corner, the middle or with the flick. All can work and I have tried them all, however I have always returned to the inner corner, which allows me to line the whole wing in one flick. This does not mean you have to do the same though. Whatever works for you!


MASTERING THE CAT EYE

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Sunday, 2 March 2014

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