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How To Create a Perfect Cat Eye on Mature Skin


TonHis perfect cat eye, with great drama and pedigree that goes back to Cleopatra, has always been one of my favorite looks. Depending on how you draw it, it can make a face sexy, arrogant, elegant, cute, powerful or quirky. But over time it started to show on my 65-year-old skin, and I learned that itโ€™s very difficult to create a look on wrinkled or sagging eyes.

A long time ago, I started asking makeup artists how to do a cat eye โ€œat my ageโ€ โ€“ since my usual method of application left me with lines that looked like bad handwriting โ€“ and always got the same answer: โ€œSorry, you canโ€™t. Impossible. Also, have you considered Botox?โ€ But Iโ€™ve stuck with my quest and am happy to report that, yes, thereโ€™s definitely a way to do catโ€™s eyeโ€”even in A face with crowโ€™s feet and droopy eyelids. The trick is to use tools, products and technologies designed for the job, and there are two ways to help you get the job done right.

eye shadow method

According to makeup artist Dakota Alexandra, creating cat eyes on mature skin can be challenging because when the liner is applied over wrinkles, itโ€™s more prone to creases, flaking, or bleeding. To combat this, she recommends using eyeshadow in place of the typical pencil.

1. Start with a primer

Primer for your lids is an important (and often forgotten) step that keeps your catโ€™s eyes clear and smudge-free. โ€œA good primer always helps,โ€ says Dakota.She is a fan of Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Eyeshadow and Concealer Primer ($25), Clearly, Use to lock in the look, but note that you may want to opt for an opaque product (like About Face Shadow Fix Prime) if you want a stronger color payoff from the liner.

2. Create your base with a shadow stick

โ€œUse a black eyeshadow powder or eye cream instead of a pen or liquid to create the lines, because sometimes the liquid settles into a line or bleeds a little,โ€ she says. She recommends Laura Mercierโ€™s Tuxedo Caviar Eye Cream ($32), which you can use to set the base before perfecting the shape with the brush. Keep in mind that this stick has a medium-sized tip, so youโ€™ll need to carefully angle it to make sure your initial line doesnโ€™t get too wide.

3. Use a small brush to shape and blend

To create the winged tip โ€“ arguably the most important part of the catโ€™s eye โ€“ use the small detail brush to blend the cream shade. โ€œIt gives a nice smoky effect,โ€ says Dakota.

Following her advice, I primed my eyes with Milk Primer, which gave my lids a subtle glow and opened my eyes. I then created my initial line using the Laura Mercier eyeliner stick very close to my lashes and smoothed it out with the Beautyblender brush (above), which made it easy to create the final sweep around the edge of the eye. The end result is a deep and rich cat eye that is strong enough to stand on its own without the need for added shadows or shadows.

Seal method

If you still find it too difficult to draw cat eyes using the above method, try eyeliner. These products are hugely popular on social media, and even the most shaky hands can easily and seamlessly apply the perfect wing.

1. Start with thin, dark pencils

Start by lining the edge of the lashes with a dark pencil, as close to the lash line as possible. I love the Shiseido Microliner Ink Pencil ($22) because its small tip gives me a clean, firm line that doesnโ€™t let me move until I take it off.

2. Reline with a softer, lighter pencil

Next, take a softer, lighter pencil (I use MACโ€™s Color Excess Tat Last Gel Pencil ($23)) and add another line just above the first line. Extend it outward and slightly up the outer edge of the eye, this will blend and soften the line at the edges of your crowโ€™s feet.

3. Print on your wings

This is where the magic happens. Iโ€™m a fan of the Kaja Wink Stamp ($29), which delivers the perfect cat-eye shape with minimal effort. I stamped it on the outer edge of the eye, above any crease. I like that it creates a wing at a slightly higher angle than the brush method allows, which draws attention to the higher points on my face.

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