City Girls have asked …”How to create a cat eye for daytime?”
The key to this look is flawless skin, rosy cheeks, a neutral lip, and black liner. Here is how to get the subtle retro look without too much drama:
1. Moisturize & apply foundation and concealer.
2. Next, cover the lid in a neutral base to match your skin tone. I like to use Bobbi Brown Longwear Cream Shadow in Cement. Use your ring finger (least muscle tension to avoid pulling the skin) or a synthetic brush to apply the product over the lower lid up to the crease.
3. Take a synthetic- haired brush (I use Real Techniques Buffing Brush) and swirl in the cream blush (I used Topshop blush in Head Over Heels). Dab lightly on the apples of the cheeks (you’ll see them when you smile) and buff the color in by working in a pushing motion with the brush until completely blended.
4. Finally, the creation of the cat eye. It is important to use a super-black, richly pigmented color to gain the full effect. I recommend a gel liner with a thin liner brush or a sharpened waterproof pencil. Take the ring finger of the hand you are not using to apply the liner and gently pull up by the brow to make the eyelid taut. This helps to get the liner as close to the lash line as possible. Next, work the brush or pencil from the outer corner of the eye, inward. This step keeps the liner from going on too thick in the inner corner. The liner should look gradually thinner on the inner part of the lash line and gradually thicker on the outer part. Last, open your eyes naturally and look in the mirror. Where your own lashes create a diagonal line upward from the outer corner of the eye is where to draw the flick of the cat eye. Keep the line thin and do not smudge (save that for the evening).
5. Add a touch of volumizing mascara to the top lashes and focus on the outer lashes to highlight the cat eye. I also like to brush through the brows with Anastasia Clear brow gel for additional polish.