HOW TO ACHIEVE THE PERFECT CAT EYE

November 1, 2020

Since we are spending a good part of our days wearing masks, Nourish decided that this Fall, we really want to focus on the eyes. Of course, we all love a cat eye, yet know how difficult it can be to achieve. We asked makeup artist, Deanna Melluso, to talk us through her technique and which eyeliner pens and pencils she finds easy to apply:


After prepping the skin using my skincare steps, I reach for the invaluable Micro-Firming Wand by Kat Burki to reduce any puffiness around the eye area.


I apply a light layer of foundation, concealer, cheek and lip color - all in preparation for the ultimate grand finale - the cat eye!


In the first video with our model Brianna Lance, I use an Ilia gel liner pencil. I love this eyeliner for its clean and toxic free ingredients.

It also has a nice creamy texture, and I either make one clean stroke, or several little strokes, pressing the color on the lash line as you go. This creates a buildable shade from light black to darker black upon application.

After the initial base line, and by looking straight ahead, you can see where you start drawing your flick. When drawing your desired cat eye, don’t be afraid to make a mistake. I use a Bioderma micelle makeup remover solution as my go-to.

I apply this product with a Q-tip, then basically finish off my line. (See video)

Cats EyeYou can sharpen the line by slightly extending it using a Q-tip. I love cat eyes with defined pointy ends as they make the overall finished effect very sophisticated - think Sophia Lauren circa 1960!

Another great product I recommend to create this look, is Beauty Counter Precision Liquid eyeliner Super Black which glides on well and is easy to use.

In my personal demonstration, I will also show you an alternative method of creating a cat eye using this cool new Guide Eyeliner Duo tool.

Which is then finished off with Haus Labs fantastic eyeliner pen to nail that perfect flick. 

Cat Eye

Since we are spending a good part of our days wearing masks, Nourish decided that this Fall, we really want to focus on the eyes. Of course, we all love a cat eye, yet know how difficult it can be to achieve. We asked makeup artist, Deanna Melluso, to talk us through her technique and which eyeliner pens and pencils she finds easy to apply:

After prepping the skin using my skincare steps, I reach for the invaluable Micro-Firming Wand by Kat Burki to reduce any puffiness around the eye area.

I apply a light layer of foundation, concealer, cheek and lip color - all in preparation for the ultimate grand finale - the cat eye!

In the first video with our model Brianna Lance, I use an Ilia gel liner pencil. I love this eyeliner for its clean and toxic free ingredients.
  
It also has a nice creamy texture, and I either make one clean stroke, or several little strokes, pressing the color on the lash line as you go. This creates a buildable shade from light black to darker black upon application.

After the initial base line, and by looking straight ahead, you can see where you start drawing your flick. When drawing your desired cat eye, don’t be afraid to make a mistake. I use a Bioderma micelle makeup remover solution as my go-to.
 
I apply this product with a Q-tip, then basically finish off my line. (See video)

You can sharpen the line by slightly extending it using a Q-tip. I love cat eyes with defined pointy ends as they make the overall finished effect very sophisticated - think Sophia Lauren circa 1960!

Another great product I recommend to create this look, is Beauty Counter Precision Liquid eyeliner Super Black which glides on well and is easy to use.

In my personal demonstration, I will also show you an alternative method of creating a cat eye using this cool new Guide Eyeliner Duo tool.
 
Which is then finished off with Haus Labs fantastic eyeliner pen to nail that perfect flick. 

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