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7/20/11

Easy Cat Eyeliner Tutorial


Cat eyeliner has got to the most unpredictable thing in makeup. You never know what shape you'll end up with. One wrong move & you'll have to think of ways to make it look right. I thought I'd share with you how I've been doing mine, because I think it's almost mistake-proof.

By the way, this is how I lined my eyes in the MAC Big Bounce Impeccably Rich post...


So, here's a step-by-step tutorial:

  1. Apply eyeshadow on lid. Here I used a very light shade (TF Pillow Talk shown below). Start lining from center of lid towards the outer corner, stop after drawing 1/2 " or so- as shown.
  2. Continue to line straight out. Make sure the end doesn't exceed the end of your eyebrow tail. 
  3. Now join the end of the line to the outer end of your eye.
  4. Line the rest of your eye starting from center to the inner corner. Try to make it thinner as it goes in.
  5. Time to fill inside the lines now& tightline the inner part of your eye now, so there's no visible gaps. Tightlining tutorial here
  6. DONE!
*It's up to you whether you want to line the lower lash line or not. I prefer to do it.
Lastly, apply mascara on top & bottom lashes. After I lined my bottom lash line & joined it to the upper wing, I ended up with this....


Products Used:

Because I have hooded lids, it's important that I contour my crease. I used Pillow Talk on lid & Like A Virgin on the crease and lower lash line. Both eyeshadows are from the Too Faced Naked Eye Palette

Maybelline Lasting Drama Black Gel Liner


Hope you liked the tutorial!


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♥ Cynthia Z *.*

75 comments:

  1. Wowwww..such a lovely perfect liner....Great tutorial Cynthia!!!!

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  2. loving the liner.. n your eye looks gorgeous, now you've convinced me to buy the maybelline eyeliner!

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  3. esteem- Thank u. It's definitely worth a try

    Noniek- thanks!

    Cali- Thanks! Glad u liked.

    ♥xx♥

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  4. great post...
    I just bought a maybelline gel liner and now I know exactly how to use it. :)

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  5. omg...lovely when will i learn..............my makeup biologicla clock is ticking

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  6. Black's come so rich n dark! Looks superbly striking against ur brown brows and eyes! Pretty! ^.^ Btw, d u think if i use black shadow/ pencil using a feathery touch on my brows, it'd look stark? I've black/brown brows and deep brown-to-black eyes.

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  7. Lovely but I really have to tried hard :)

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  8. That is exactly how I would do mine :) great post btw

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  9. That is actually perfect CZ! So pretty & done so very neatly.. This is a wonderful post, thanks for sharing!

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  10. you make it look so easy! i love it :) good step by step

    Vonnie
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  11. lovely :D...

    SuGaR
    http://sugarluck-allabouttheworld.blogspot.com/

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  12. ilovecooking- Black always looks too harsh even on black brows. 2 shades lighter than your natural hair is better. Pick medium brown instead.

    ♥xx♥

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  13. Thnks Cynthia...I would have hugged you tight for this tutorial...I have ended up with a "black eye" every time I attempted d cat-eye... Now I knw better!!

    XoXo

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  14. Great tutorial. I have yet to master the cat eye

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  15. Super neat, and super clear picture CZ !!!

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  16. Thanks for showing gal.. I always always make mistakes :((

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  17. it was such a innovative yet simple way to do winged liner !
    Nice post CZ :)

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  18. Wowiee!! I am super happy to see this...i've been trying ti do this since so long and somehow ant seem to do it so cleanly...infact i hv a query ...i never quite manage to do both eyes exactly the same..any tips?

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  19. Thank you!!! it seems easy in that way!!!

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  20. Thanks Cynthia. i wanted this tutorial so bad...
    now i will try this for sure, earlier was never confident to do it right...
    one doubt, how should we draw the lines or apply any liner?? because when applying liner i always tend to strech my eye to close it and do it right but i fear that the method might not be right...

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  21. Thank you for this tutorial... I have tried so many time however it never came perfect & clean :)

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  22. very pretty, bookmarked this post

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  23. wow i loved when you lined lower lash line. awsome job done

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  24. Very beautiful and yet simple! I must try this liner look out...thanks!

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  25. wow CZ :D its super awesome honey and you made quite a steer amongst all of us here and AROUND :D :D
    this is just SOOOOO AWESOME honey and god how many praises more CZ ???
    pls dont post such awesome post ( read : often post )

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  26. So perfect Cynthia.......

    Im gonna try this....thank you for the wonderful tute.

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  27. great tutorial! that's a perfect cat line dear. :3

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  28. awesome tut CZ !! loveddd it..wud try :)

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  29. great post...pictures are really helpful.... thanx and keep sharing good stuff
    ^.^

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  30. Excellent tutorial, Cynthia. :)

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  31. Adaa- Glad u find it helpful :)

    Zara- They rarely look the same, but it helps if you do both eyes simultaneously.

    Meenu- Try not to pull yr eye area, but it's better to pull (gently) than make a mistake. I keep my eyes open when lining.

    ♥xx♥

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  32. Rashmi- aww...thank u dear :). Ur too kind.

    Witoxicity- Thanks!

    Pooja- ur welcome

    rentu- glad u liked :)

    ♥xx♥

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  33. Thank u all for the comments. Happy u liked the tut.

    ♥xx♥

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  34. Cynthia, this was brilliant. I'm going to have to try this out. 8D Yay I know what tightlining is!

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  35. Woooow!!! I love cat eyeliner, and yours is so lovely!! You have a beautiful eyes ^^

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  36. you have such a beautiful eyes cynthia...really loved them

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  37. hi! can u help me on how to draw eyeliner on big eyes?i have big eyes and i want to know the best wear to apply eyeliners..

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  38. Beautiful eyebrows as well! Thank you for this tutorial!

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  39. amazing.. I just bought a maybelline gel liner and now I know exactly how to use it. :)


    Baby

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  40. This is great! What brush did you use?

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  41. grt tip on outlining first.. i mean i had chkd out few tutorials on this look.. but this one seems the simplest... i will give it a try. thanks much xoxo

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  42. is maybelline gel liner used in picture 1 and 2 as it is used in picture 6? the eye liner used in picture 1 and 2 looks much thinner than maybelline lasting drama gel liner. please reply. i rally want to try this style. its awesome!

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  43. is maybelline gel liner is used in picture 1 and 2 too? the liner looks much thinner in picture 1 and 2 than maybelline gel liner used in picture 6. please reply. i really wanna do this style its awsome.

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  44. this is the best i have seen cz..awesome...
    http://megaliving.net/

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  45. This is so great and super helpful
    -Teffy

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  46. Your eyes are so beautiful! My eyes are also hooded and, after I did them following your directions, they came out perfectly. Thank you for showing me a much easier way to do this!

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  47. I tried this today and can't believe how easy you made it. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Very helpful tutorial.Specially the Cat eyeliner!!!!!!!

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  49. Thank you for this tutorial... I have tried so many time however it never came perfect & clean :)

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  50. Lol, I don't think I could even draw a line to fill in that perfectly! Very nice trick though, I'm going to give it shot. I love the Too Faced palettes though, I have one that's called something Romance that I use everyday :)

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  51. Great Tutorial!! Loved it! www.allthingsfabulousblog.blogspot.com

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  52. Will absolutely try this. You have the most amazingly helpful and useful tutorials. Thank you!

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  53. This is so hot! Love the tutorial!

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  54. stumbled upon your blog..now I couldn't stop reading nor practising the tutorial....you're amazing! thank you for sharing....xx

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  55. Love this tutorial n will start it soon on my eyes
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