Fall eye makeup trends for this years beauty looks have been pretty outrageous! There were numerous styles of cat eyes and smokey eyes trending on the runways in Paris, New York, Milan, and Los Angeles that you can now easily re-create in the comfort of your own home. All you’ll need besides some “me time” are your favorite eyeshadow palettes, eyeliner pencils, eye makeup brushes and Beth Bender Beauty’s Smokey Eye and Cat Eyeliner Stencil Set to create your trendy, bold eyeliner and smoldering smokey eyes. Although we loved all of the eye trends this season here are a few that made out top favorites and had to be shared with y’all.
We don’t know why but the eyes always seem to stand out just a bit more if you add some grey and brown for the perfect combination of smokey. What was different about this look though was how much softer the brows looked in comparison to the eyes but it totally worked. Diane von Furstenberg was among the designers who stuck to more of a traditional smokey eye look with neutral colors as seen above. If this look is still too much color than you can easily modify by switching out the grey or charcoal, for a taupe, brown or light grey look as seen at Nicole Miller.
Smoldering smokey eyes could be seen on many a runway and some couldn’t resist pairing with a sexy cat eye to finish the look. To create your smokey eye look, grab your smokey eye stencil and place over the eye so that the top curve rests comfortably in the crease of eye. Next fill in with your color but leave the outer eye area unfinished as you will need your cat eye stencil for the point. Remove smokey eye stencil and grab your cat eye stencil, placing over a closed eye. For a thick winged liner look as seen here, hold your stencil further away from lashline and turned slightly up. Using the same shadows for the smokey eye, fill in with color. Use the bottom liner stencil for a crisp line under the eyes. Leave as is or smudge just a bit. Finish the look with a waterproof eyeliner pencil applied to both the waterline top and bottom. You can also use the tightlining technique if you prefer this instead.
We just LOVE a sexy cat eyeliner look. It was refreshing to see such an eye statement since there has been a trend of minimal makeup looks out there this season but we all know that there will always be a place for the most inspiring looks!
What can we say about this eyeliner look that we haven’t already. We love it!! Cat eyes in all thicknesses, styles and lengths graced the runway once again and a few looks even gave some of the fashion a run for its money. The precision of some cat eye makeup like those seen at A Detacher took bold to a whole new level, while a few seemed lived in and a bit more understated like Versace and Narciso Rodriguez.
This photo above shows you exactly where to apply your eyeliner if your look calls for it. You will need to slightly lift your upper lid to avoid poking or injuring your eye. Gently apply your eyeliner to your upper waterline. Make sure that you fill in the entire upper rim and then continue around to your bottom waterline. You can do this step either before adding eye color or after.
To create your cat eyeliner place your Beth Bender Beauty Cat Eyeliner Stencil about an 1/8″ above your upper eyelashes. Your stencil should be resting on the lid and the eye closed. Next, fill the cat eye shape in with your color eyeshadow. Make sure to fill in all the way up to the cat eye point, pressing your brush as you move up towards point. This will give you the elongated line.
Wipe your cat eye stencil clean with a soft tissue or wipe and repeat the same steps on your other eye. (If you do not have a cat eyeliner stencil on hand you will need to carefully apply your eye shadow 1/8″ above your lashes making sure you extend your liner past your lashline and slightly up at an angle to create a cat eye.) You can set your cat eye look by tracing over with a liquid, gel, or pencil. Finish by applying one or two coats of a rich, black mascara to your upper lashes and if you prefer your lower lashes, but just a soft coat.
This double cat eyeliner look makes us want to get up and do the happy dance! Such a great look and when done right you can wear it day or night, At Thierry Mugler, the Double feline flicks worn on the runway made this fashion show that much more fun. Without a doubt, one of our favorite eye makeup looks. These same cat eyes surprised even us when they went for a more smudgy style at Chanel which totally worked!
Again, this fall eyeliner trend can be easily re-created using Beth Bender Beauty’s Cat Eye Makeup and Smokey Eye Makeup Stencils. For a thin cat eyeliner, we suggest placing your cat eye stencil 1/8″ – 1/16″ above your eyelashes. For a more graphic style winged liner, place your stencil 1/4″ above your eyelashes. Using a black eyeshadow first to create the shape, fill in with your color. For a darker look, dampen your brush slightly before dipping into your shadow. Remember to press your color into the point of stencil as this will ensure a perfect cat-eye tip. Flip over your cat eye stencil, wipe clean, and repeat the same steps on your other eye. Set your look by applying a liquid, gel, or waterproof eyeliner pencil over the liner.
Once your upper cat eyeliner has been applied to both of your eyes it is time to use Beth Bender Beauty’s Smokey Eyeliner Stencil using the “Bottom Liner” shape to create your bottom cat eyeliner. Gently place it under your bottom lashes making sure that your stencil lays comfortably under the eyes and along the lashline. Extend your stencil so the outer edge extends beyond the end of eye and at a slightly upward angle. This will ensure that your bottom eyeliner is parallel with your upper cat eyeliner. Next apply your eyeliner and repeat the same steps on your other eye. Apply your favorite black mascara to your bottom lashes focusing on the base of lashes and then brushing through.
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