The liquid cat eye is one of the most sought-after beauty techniques, but it's also one of the trickiest to achieve. Most of us have ended up with two different sized flicks, or worse, liner smeared all over our eyes in attempts to create the perfect cat eye. In other words, the cat eye is one look that takes patience, skill, and a lot of time.
Luckily for those of us who don't have the time, there's a trick to creating the perfect cat eye in just a few minutes – and it's totally doable! A slightly modified take on the traditional version of the cat eye, this new and quick technique focuses the liner just at the outer corners of the eyes, rather than all along the lash line.
Not only does this make the process of creating the perfect feline flick quicker, it makes closely spaced eyes appear wider and further apart, makes round eyes appear more almond, and works well on hooded lids creating a wide-eyed appearance.
This technique also uses a liquid eyeliner as well as a matte black powder eye shadow for a soft, seamless effect. Ready to try this fuss-free version of the cat-eye for yourself? Get The Look will help you achieve the look in just a few steps!
HOW TO GET THE PERFECT CAT-EYE IN JUST A FEW MINUTES
To start, use a black liquid eyeliner, and starting at the outer corners of your eyes, draw a line, pushing the product into the root of your lashes. Wing the liner out towards the end of your brows, drawing a longer or shorter wing depending on the shape of your eye. If you have hooded lids, you'll need to extend the wing a little bit further in order to make the flick more visible.
Using the same liquid liner, line your bottom lids only at the outer corner of your eye, connecting the top and bottom to create a slight V-shape.
Next, dip a small angled brush in water and a matte black shadow, and go over the liquid liner on your eye, slightly smudging the matte colour into your eye.
After you've touched up your flick, apply a little bit of the same shadow on the brush, and smudge the colour into your lower lash line (slightly closer towards your inner corners), and upper lids, extending the flick out slightly and smudging the colour softly towards your inner corners.
Finish off with plenty of mascara on your upper and lower lashes to give your eyes a more dramatic look. Pay particular attention to the outer edges when applying mascara. Apply a matte brown or grey shadow into the sockets of your eyes and outer corners, and apply a white highlighter on the inner corners to widen the eyes even more.