The International Cat Day is around the corner and this is the time for you to try your hands on the cult favourite cat-eye look. The cat eyeliner is a timeless classic and you can never go wrong with this style. This makeup trend is starting to become every woman’s favourite beauty hack as it can elevate your look effortlessly. However, the cat eye makeup may not be very easy to do as there are certain techniques and products that you need to create a flawless cat-eye look. What makes the cat-eye look tricky is your application and the placement of applying the products. Not sure where to start from? Don’t worry as we’ve got your back. Here’s a simple, stepwise cat eye makeup tutorial that can instantly make your eye makeup go from simple to stunning this International Cat Day.
Step-by-step cat eyeliner tutorial
Step 1: Prep the eyes
After cleansing and moisturising, an essential step to perfect the cat-eye look is to create a flawless base. You can do so by using a primer to fill in your pores, create an even texture and help your makeup to last long.
Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Primer
Step 2: Conceal under eyes
Conceal dark circles, spots and highlight your beautiful eyes with a concealer. This will help to bring back life to your tired looking eyes and banish the blemishes with ease. Apply it using the facelifting technique for a natural yet snatched look. You can use the Maybelline Fit Me Finder tool to find a concealer shade that works the best for you and use a shade or two lighter to create a brightening effect.
Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Step 3: Shape your brows
Your eyebrows can make or break your final cat eye makeup look, so make sure that you shape them well. Use a slim angled eyebrow pencil and create light and natural-looking or defined and thick brows, depending on your mood.
Our recommendation – Maybelline New York’s Define & Blend Brow Pencil
Step 4: Apply a light eyeshadow
Use a light, nude eyeshadow shade to colour your eyelids if you want your cat eyeliner to stand out. Apply it from the lash line to the crease. You can use deep to dark eyeshadow shades if you want to experiment and go full glam by combining your cat eyeliner with smokey eyes.
Our recommendation – Maybelline Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Step 5: Draw the first line
Start your cat eye makeup by drawing a small, thin line from the very corner of your eye. Use a liquid eyeliner to do so and take the line towards the end of your eyebrow at an angle of 45 degrees. If you’re unable to draw a smooth line freehand, use a small piece of tape or stencil to do so.
Our recommendation – Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner
Step 6: Line the lash lines
Use the same eyeliner and draw a neat line across your upper eyelid. Follow the natural curve of your upper lash line from the inner to the outer corner of your eye. Then, use kajal to line your lower lash line.
Our recommendation – Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24HR
Step 7: Connect the first line to the middle of your upper lash line
Pull the first line from the corner to the middle of your eyelid. Position it as high as you want your cat-eye look to go. To make your eyes look bigger, draw a curved line going downwards, instead of a straight one.
Step 8: Fill in the gap
Use your eyeliner to fill in the gap if any. This will cover the areas where your eyeshadow is peeking through and help you get the perfect finish.
Step 9: Finish off with mascara
Take your cat eye makeup up a notch by applying a coat of waterproof mascara. This will help to lift and sculpt your lashes without clumps, smears or flakes and show off your bold and beautiful eyes effortlessly.
Our recommendation – Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara
Follow this easy yet effective cat eyeliner tutorial to flaunt the eye makeup of your dreams with ease. You can also finalise the rest of your makeup with the Maybelline Virtual-Try-On tool that helps to experiment with different face makeup, eye makeup and lip makeup products without any commitments. Further, find a foundation shade that matches your skin tone and undertone by trying the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool and find a lipstick shade that suits your mood by trying the Maybelline Lipstick Finder tool and look the best from the rest!