I have come a long ways in the art of the cat eye since Fatima, the acclaimed MAC celebrity stylist, taught me how. If you missed her fabulous advice, here’s a step-by-step tutorial with product links.
When I first met Fatima, my cat-eye skills were nonexistent…and it wasn’t for lack of effort. I was forever applying eyeliner and taking it off. One eye would always end up smudged, resembling a cat who had gotten a bit too feisty:) But thanks to Fatima and practice, I’ve honed my cat-eye regimen. The entire look now takes only five minutes with no touchups.
Generally, I like to do a subtle cat eye, but you can easily make this look more dramatic by extending the line, playing with thickness, and intensifying your eye shadow.
When applying the upper eyeliner (the part without the cat-eye wing) I find it easier to start from the inner eye and move outward while increasing thickness. I hardly even touch my brush to my inner eye, making the beginning strokes very thin. If I don’t, I find that the outer eye becomes so thick I end up with a raccoon effect…the opposite of the alluring cat eye I was going for.
With the holiday social swirl ahead, you should have lots of opportunities to use this tip.