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Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial, Part II

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As promised, here’s the second cat eye look you guys loved from the Facebook page! This look would be perfect for holiday parties, especially New Year’s Eve. It’s super smoky and sultry, but it’s still a cat eye. What makes it different from yesterday’s look is that it’s not all about definition. It features a smoldering sexy eye and a pale nude lip.

Here is my version of the look in a step by step tutorial. Follow along with me!

  1. As always, start with a clean, primed eyelid.
  2. Start building your smoky winged look by packing on a black shadow and blending it into a cat eye shape.
  3. Soften the edges of the look with a blending brush and a little bit of light grey shadow.
  4. Apply a brow highlight (I used a matte cream colored shadow). Blend it down into the light grey blending shadow.
  5. Apply a liquid liner with a wing matching the same shape as the shadow. This step is not necessary but I find it adds a little definition to the look.
  6. Apply a very thick full set of lashes.
  7. Apply multiple coats of mascara on the bottom lashes. Don’t be afraid to create a somewhat clumpy look—it works well with this look!
  8. Apply a nude lip liner all over the lip to neutralize any natural redness in the lip. Then apply a pale pink lipstick on top. I used Creme Cup by MAC.

There you have it! An easy and quick smoky cat eye, sure to be a show stopper for any night-time event or holiday party. Give it a try yourself!

Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial, Part I

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Recently, the nine looks below were posted on the QC Facebook page. Everyone seemed to absolutely love look #5 so I decided to recreate it for you! As the lower lashes aren’t quite visible in the photo, I decided to create what I think works well with this look.

Here’s my version of the look, step-by-step. Follow along with me!

  1. Start with some creamy neutrals as your base. Use cream or white on the lid and brow to highlight, and a soft pink or brown in the crease.
  2. Apply a liquid liner across the lid at your desired thickness.
  3. Create an extension of your lower lash line into the beginnings of your winged liner.
  4. Connect the tip of the wing to the top of the line you have created on your upper lash line.
  5. Fill in the gap and apply mascara and false lashes.
  6. Apply a white liner on the lower water line. Be sure to avoid smudging it onto your lashes as we want to apply a clean line along them afterwards.
  7. Use a flat, thin liner brush to apply a brown eyeshadow along the root of the lower lash line. This will give the illusion of bigger eyes!
  8. Apply a light coat of mascara along the lower lashes, keeping it clump free and clean-looking.
  9. Apply a red lip and away you go! This is a great look for this time of year, whether it be for a Christmas party or a night out with the girls!

Hope you all enjoyed this step-by-step tutorial and were able to create the look yourself with ease. Make sure you check back in tomorrow! We’ll take the drama up a notch with a dark and sultry cat eye look.