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Bored of the usual Cat-Eye look?

21 Nov

The Cat-Eye beauty trend is probably one of the most iconic and sought after looks that pretty much every woman wants in her beauty arsenal. Its a great way to get a sleek, sexy, and attention grabbing look without being overdone and extremely versatile for day or night. Check out these graphic and edgy adaptations on the traditional winged out trend!!

The Open Edge Line

Photo: David Slijper for Instyle.com

First take your black eyeliner pencil or liquid liner to trace the shape of you upper and lower lash lines. Try to keep the lines as straight as possible but if you have any imperfections use a q-tip with make-up remover to correct any mistakes. If you’re still having problems try working across your lash lines in small strokes and continue across your eyelid until the line is completely filled in. Then extend the lines about 1/4 inch past the outer corners of you eyes.

The Double Sided Line

Photo: David Slijper

This look runs a little more on the edgy side and can be a little intimidating but its a great look for a night out with the girls or a concert with friends. I highly recommend using marker-style pens or a brush with a very fine tip to get a precise  line.  The pen will give you more control and firmness so adding the detail around your eyes will go much smoother than using a traditional eyeliner pencil.  Start by lining your upper lash lines and flicking the line up into a wing past the corners of your eyes. Then retrace the line to fatten the stroke of the line on your lid. Next drag the pen from the bridge of the nose upward to connect it to the line drawn on your upper eyelid. Finally create a line near the middle of the lower lash line and merge it with the line on the bridge of your nose to create  a sideways V at the tear ducts.

The Thick and Squared off Line

Photo: David Slijper

This thick, squared-off wing looks most modern with a matte finish—and no mascara. Before applying liner sweep translucent powder over your lids to get rid of any shine to your skin, then pull your eyelid up toward the temple to hold skin taut. Once again, use a pointed felt-tip eyeliner pen to draw a thick line along the upper lash lines, flick the line upward past the outer eyelid corners, and drag the pen inward across the crease. Next, fill in the open square with pencil and top the wing off with matte gel eyeliner.

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