An understated, wispy cat eye is universally flattering and goes a long way towards brightening tired eyes. Worn with no bottom liner, the top lid takes center stage giving the face a fresh, well-slept appearance. 8AM meeting? Bring it on!
How To “Dew” It:
- Skin-The-Bluff Concealer for your skin tone
- (H)eyebrow Brow + Eyeliner in Brown
- Skintelligent Beauty Eye Definer Brush
- Ooh-La-Lash! Volumizing Mascara
STEP 1: Prime Lids
First, prep your lid with a touch of allergen-free Skin-The-Bluff Concealer in the shade that best matches your skin tone. This will prime the area, ensuring a greater deposit of pigment and longer lasting wear time.
STEP 2: Line
Wet the bristles of your Skintelligent Beauty Eye Definer Brush with water and dip into the darkest shade of (H)eyebrow Brow + Eyeliner in “Brown”. This creates a wonderfully pigmented paste that works like a liquid liner.
Gently rest the brush at the base of your lashes near the outer corner of the eye and begin to stipple the color into the lash line. Focus on narrowing the line as you work inward toward the nose. Concentrate on staying close to the natural line of your lashes. This enhances your eye shape while staying soft.
Now that you’ve got your liner in place, again rest the brush at the outer corner of eye (the tapered tip of the brush should point inward toward your nose) and softly drag the line outward following the curvature of your lid. Symmetry is key and takes some practice!
You can continue to add thickness to the line depending on your desired look. Explore different methods from feathery light and wispy, to dramatically exaggerated (and every line in between)!
STEP 3: Lashes
Apply Ooh-La-Lash! Volumizing Mascara one coat for a subtle, kittenish upturn, multiple coats for serious sex appeal (bring out your inner Sofia Loren).
That’s it: wings that don’t sting!
Go bold or go home! This eye is a big statement but it is angular, clean, and works beautifully against a power red like Velvet Matte Lipstick in “Va-Va-Voom,” “Light My Fire,” or “Castigada.” Or, mix it up as we did here: classic Subtle Shine Lipstick in “Big Red” topped with Lip Gloss in “Tango” (skincidentally, check out Into The Gloss’ lovely review of this shade 🙂
For even more ‘wow’ use excess mascara from the tip of your Ooh-La Lash! Mascara wand and apply with an angled brush. You can use this to intensify the line you’ve just created!
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Jess is an organic beauty coach and licensed esthetician, makeup artist, yoga teacher and beauty foodie! Follow her on instagram for her beautiful photography and expert tips for health, skin and soul!