This summer I am all about glowing skin and a classic cat eye. I think the cat eye can look intimidating to re-create, which is why I'm sharing my secret to a perfect cat eye. All you need is liquid liner and a mirror. I think it’s a classic look for summer since it makes a statement without a lot of dark eye makeup.
Products pictured: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Lipstick, Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow, Anastasia Brow Gel, Anastasia Brow Definer, Urban Decay Naked Basics 2, Armani Blush, MAC brushes 217 and 239, Chanel Blush Brush, Sephora Concealer Brush, Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow, Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder
First, you need a good liquid or gel liner. My favorite liquid eyeliner is the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. It's a felt tipped pen, and the liner goes on precisely and lasts all day. It's also a true black. My favorite gel liner is the Estee Lauder gel liner, used with a liner brush that is bent at an angle like this one.
With the eyeliner in hand, it's four easy steps on each eye. I drew them above. First, draw a line from the outside corner of your eye to as far out as you want the wing to go. I generally draw it between 1/4 and 1/8 of an inch at a slightly upward angle. Next, line the top of your lash line and connect it to the wing.
Third, draw a line from the top of the wing directly across towards your noise. The wing should now be the outline of a triangle. Finally, fill in the triangle. If you want a more dramatic cat eye, you can also make the line on top of your lash line thicker on the outer half.
Repeat on the other side. Don't feel like you need to make them match perfectly on the first try. You can use makeup remover, or eye cream, on a Q-Tip to adjust the lines until they are perfect. Also, if you already did the rest of your makeup eye cream works better, since it won't erase everything.
Here's the finished look. After I lined my eyes I added a lot of mascara, and added some eyeshadow in the buff shade of the Naked Basics 2 palette. I wanted to keep the rest of my face bright and glowy, so I used Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder mixed with Wonder Glow, and did a light contour with the Bronze and Glow palette and a light pink Armani blush. I wore Charlotte Tilbury lipliner and lipstick too. I really love her products right now, the texture and colors are just beautiful and fool proof to apply. Finally, my earrings are these flowers from Baublebar. Aren't they just so fun?!
Do you have any favorite makeup looks for summer?