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The Best Way to Update a Cat Eye

Eye Makeup

The Best Way to Update a Cat Eye The Best Way to Update a Cat Eye The Best Way to Update a Cat Eye

Applying the exact same makeup look day after day can get a tad boring. So, why not switch things up? Instead of tracing a traditional black cat eye along your upper lash line, take our word and give this classic makeup look a twist. Before you know it, you’ll have a new must-wear eye makeup technique to add to your beauty repertoire. The best part is that this particular eye makeup look is super-simple to create and only requires one extra product in addition to your basic black eyeliner. Follow our updated cat eye tutorial below, which features double wing tips in black and blue, to try it for yourself.

Step 1: Create the Eye Shadow Look of Your Preference

While this tutorial is specifically about an updated cat eye, the basis of any statement eye makeup look should start with eye shadow. It’s best to apply eye shadow before applying eyeliner so that your perfectly pointed wing tip doesn’t end up getting covered up. This particular cat eye is all about adding a touch of bright blue (more on that later!), we especially like how a subtle wash of nude eye shadow coordinates with the double wing tip. Find your nude eye shadow match in the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow collection.

Step 2: Trace Your Black Wing Tip First

A classic cat eye is all about creating the most precise point just outside the outer corner of your eye. This shape instantly lifts your eyes and adds a slightly sultry touch to your everyday makeup, which makes it really easy to transition from day to night. To get the look, simply trace your upper lash line with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Black Party, making sure to extend the line past your outer corner. Don’t worry if your tip isn’t perfect—you can touch it up at the end.

Step 3: Top Your Cat Eye Off with a Hint of Blue

Before reaching for your mascara as you normally would at this point, reach for your blue liquid eyeliner instead. Trace a line of blue liquid eyeliner (such as the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Electric Blue), directly above your black cat eye and take note of how much brighter your eye makeup looks!

Step 4: Touch Up Your Tips

Since applying wing tips isn’t the easiest makeup application technique to master, you might find yourself with a slightly off-kilter look before you completely get the hang of drawing on a cat eye. For this reason, keep a bottle of the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types handy so that you can easily touch up the edges. Just dip a cotton swab into the bottle and use the swab to fix any small mistakes.

Step 5: Finish with Mascara

No statement eye makeup look is complete without a set of voluminous-looking lashes—and it’s time to finally break out the mascara. Grab a tube of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara and apply a coat or two to complete your eye makeup look.

And there you have it—a super-simple way to spruce up your cat eye. While this is a makeup look you can rock all year long, it’s especially beautiful during the holiday season, when glitzy makeup shades reign supreme.

Now, if you’re in a rush and don’t have time to draw on a double-winged cat eye, you can get the same colorful effect by creating an all-blue cat eye. To do this, simply trace a line of blue liquid eyeliner along your upper lash line flicking it out at the corner, and you’ll be good to go. That right there is minimalism at its finest, ladies!

For more eye makeup ideas, check out our article, Anything But Ordinary: 6 Modern Takes On Winged Eyeliner.