How to Do the Cat Eye

How to Do the Cat Eye

I find this makeup look very fierce yet alluring and captivating. I'll show you how I did it. This is the result of my nightly experiments at home. ;)


1. Prime your eyes. This enhances the color of your eyeshadow and make it lasts longer.

2. Apply a light gray eyeshadow color on your entire upper eyelids.

3. Apply a matte black eyeshadow on the outer corner of your eyes, away from the center of the upper eyelids. Think of it like drawing a '<' on the right and '>' on the left outer corners of your eyes.

4. Blend the application using your blending brush upwards to the crease area and extend it outwards from the outer corners of your eyes like the photo below.

5. Dab a shimmery black eyeshadow just on the outer corners of your eyes and gently blend it around that area. Check out the difference from the photo in step 4.

5. Apply eyeliner on your upper lash line and on your waterline. Smudge it to get rid of the hard edges.

(My apologies if the eyeshadow colors on the photos does not reflect the colors mentioned properly. This is due to the flash of my camera, making the colors appear lighter.)

6. Apply the light gray eyeshadow on the inner corners of your eyes too. This will help widen and brighten up your eyes.

7. Define your brows.

8. Apply a white eyeshadow or highlighter on your brow bone. This is the area just below your brows. This creates an illusion of a lifted brow.

9. Curl your lashes, apply mascara and continue with your usual makeup routine.

How to Do the Cat Eye

Then you are ready to go.

How to Do the Cat Eye
How to Do the Cat Eye

I would recommend this look for evening parties and shindigs. How about you? Where would you wear this look?

Don't be afraid to experiment on your own. Practice, practice, and practice to perfect the look. And always remember less is more.