How To Score The Perfect Cat Eye For Your Eye Shape
The most fool-proof way to achieve the cat eye is by using a stiff eyeliner brush and gel eyeliner (you can acheive the same consistency by mixing a powder with a little water). Rather than loosely drawing a line along the lashes, stamp the flat brush along the length of the lid, then gently sweep over it for added definition.
Rather than facing the mirror dead-on, angle your head back so that you are able to more accurately trace the shape of your eyelid. Most importantly, follow a straight line when extending the liner past the end of your eyelid (which is naturally curved upwards). Any intentional upward angle will just look like a check mark when your eyes are open.
We’ve tried everything, from using an ergonomically designed liquid liner pen, to measuring our angles with a credit card, and still we end up looking more like a dancer from Cats than a feline vixen. Enter MAC Cosmetics Senior Artist, Cynthia Rivas who taught us how to customize the classic look to ensure flawless results, every time. Here are her secrets.