Thursday, February 5, 2015

Simple Sleek Cat Eye

Back in January, I posted a giveaway and asked readers to comment on what type of makeup look they want to see on Makeup Not Down.  I received a request to create a Simple Sleek Cat Eye.  Now when it comes to a cat eye, it's all about the extended line.  Creating it can be intimidating but I have a few tricks for you.
  1. Add a base to prolong the wear of your makeup across the entire lid.  I used MAC Prolongwear Paintpot, it prevents the shadow from creasing.
  2. Apply a skin tone eye shadow to the lid and pat it with a flat brush.
  3. Take a color similar to MAC's Saddle eyeshadow and sweep it through the crease of your eye using wind shield wiper motions.  This will be a transition color to prevent any harsh eyeshadow lines.  
  4. Use another color similar to MAC's Embark eyeshadow and blend slightly below where you place the saddle eyeshadow.  This is gonna give you a very nice kind of defined crease.
  5. Using E.L.F Studio Cream Eyeliner and an eyeliner brush, start at the lash base and gradually build the eyeliner up.  Start very thin in the inner corner of your eye and work towards the outer portion.
  6. Using the same cream eyeliner make a flick, and go gently beyond the end of the eye so it matches up with the end of your eyebrow.
  7. Finish off the look with mascara and lashes.
Just remember to use the eyebrow as a guide to make sure the ends of the cat eye are symmetrical.  How far you go out depends on your own preference.  Try this at home. It's such an easy look to create once you get the hang of it!
MAC Studio Fix Foundation - NC25
MAC Prolongwear Concealer - NW35
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Dark
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish - Gold Deposit
MAC Blot Powder Pressed - Dark
MAC Frost Blush - Margin
MAC Eye Shadow - Soft Brown
MAC Eye Shadow -Saddle
MAC Eye Shadow - Embark
MAC Prolongwear Paintpot - Groundwork
E.L.F. Studio Cream Eyeliner - Black
Maybelline Volume Express The Falsies Mascara - Very Black
Ardell Lashes - #107
MAC Lip Pencil - Cherry
Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick - Stoplight Red

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