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Let’s just start this baby off with a few images that are probably 100% indicative of our collective cat eye skills:
I went on Pinterest to find “makeup fails” in the hopes of finding a good cateye blunder, but instead I was left scarred with pictures of orange horror tans and brighter-than-life lipliners worthy of Cirque du Soleil. *shudders*
But can we get super real here for a hot sec? (As if we do anything else here…we always get #tooreal).
Mastering the perfect cat eye is HARD. It’s, like, impossible for most of the mortal population. For those of us who love the look of a sleek black cat eye, eyeliner skills need to presumably be pretty sky high. But fear not, rosy readers – I have found the solution to all of your cat eye struggles.
It’s waterproof, it’s a pen, it’s essentially black gold, and I’ve worn it every single day for the past two weeks because it is bae. The 2B Waterproof Cat Eyeliner is seriously just made for those of us who have zero time to be messing with spoons, tape, and whatever other household objects YouTube beauty gurus and Pinterest tutorials will tell you to put on your face to achieve the perfect cat eye. Ain’t nobody got time for that – I just want my cat eye on fleek ASAP and be on my merry way. Is that too much to ask?
No, no it is not too much to ask.
So back to this eyeliner.
Did I mention it’s less than 8 bucks?
My routine goes a little something like this:
Grab this puppy outta my makeup bag. Get one for yourself, too. It’s 8 bucks of brilliance right here, folks. I’ve tried other drugstore options…roll-up eyeliners don’t typically glide and give that sleek cat eye look, and liquid eyeliners should come with a warning label for skilled makeup artists only.
Observe the tip. This tip is clutch. It’s not too stiff that you get no give, but it’s structured and literally like writing with a felt-tip pen on paper. Apply the same technique to your eyelid, and it’s never been easier to cat eye like a pro.
Start by dabbing the point of the pen onto the innermost part of your eyelid. Then lay it relatively flat, and you’ll have color primed in a straight, flawless line. I swear this is easier than trying to literally draw a clean line with the tip of the pen – instead, you can utilize the length of the pen to your advantage so that the end result is chic and sleek.
THE WING. It’s up to personal preference how much you wanna wing it, but ultimately, use the pen to literally draw a little mini triangle of sorts on the outer corner of your eye. Go out with a little flip of the wrist, then back down to connect the tip back to the outside corner. Fill in whatever space is between the lines, and VOILA.
Finish the look by connecting all pieces – it’s like connect the dots, yannnno? I use my flat technique for a smooth line, continuing on from where it was started at the inner corner until it reaches the outside where the wing was just created.
And, the finished product. A black cat eye is my JAM when it comes time to go glam with a chic hair-do (preferably a sock bun, chignon, or straight high pony) and a bright, bold lippy – since you guys know I love me a good bright, bold lippy.
Needless to say…I’m pretty high on this liner. It’s easy peasy and affordable, so #yes.
If you’re sold and want to invest in your cat eye self too, grab one here. And really, grab one for all yo’ friends, because we all need some salvation in the cat eye department amiright??
What’s your favorite tool to help you perfect your cat eye?
If you’ve found other perfect liners or household objects that really get the job done, pleasepleaseplease let me know in a comment below. I’m all about it. Also, if you’re late to the party, no problemo mi amigo…you can still find out how I tripled my pageviews and made almost $2K in one month. Have you gotten onto the waitlist yet for the launch happening oh so soon??? If not, get on that, because I really really really want to help you do awesome things, make bank, and become a bright, inspired baller. Cool beans? Cool beans.
Now go make someone’s day.