3 Easy Steps to Perfect Cat Eyeliner
How to Create Statement Eyes
There are some beauty and makeup trends that truly do stand the test of time. Take the Cat Eyeliner for example, loved by so many women, from Marilyn Monroe to Angelina Jolie, Kate Moss, Lauren Conrad, and let's not forget the real trend setter behind this popular makeup look, Cleopatra herself, all of whom have made cat eye makeup their signature eyeliner look. "Not only is the dramatic swipe of eyeliner flattering to all eye shapes but it is also simple to master," says Beth Bender, makeup artist and founder of Beth Bender Beauty.
And with summer eyeliner trends moving away from the traditional darker liner, there are even more options for being creative with your eyeliner. To perfect your own cat eye makeup look. Beth advises starting with a wash of a pale, neutral shadow, applied with a finger, or a fluffy eye makeup brush across the entire lid (no matter your complexion) to brighten the eyes, think Audrey Hepurn in Breakfast At Tiffany's. Without it, a dark liner could make you look tired, and if your natural lid color is darker than the rest of your complexion you will definitely benefit from adding this step.
To buy: Beth Bender Long-Wearing Gel Eyeliner in Onyx, $16.99, bethbenderbeauty.com. Glamour Me Lengthening Mascara in Black, Eye Colour in Matte Light Beige, $8, bethbenderbeauty.com. Classic Angled Eyeliner Brush $14, bethbenderbeauty.com.
PRO Tip: Use our cat eyeliner stencils to create the shape first with an eyeshadow, remove, and then trace over with your gel eyeliner in Onyx.