Makeup Corner: The perfect cat-eye is so simple

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My go-to makeup look is a quick cat-eye and bright lips. I get a lot of requests from random strangers on the streets to some followers on instagram about what products I use to line my eyes. I’ve used it all! My favorite for a while has been the MAC gel liner with a slanted angled brush. I still use gel liners every now and again, but the simplest way to achieve what I want is the method below. I like quick makeup. Most of my makeup take no more than 5-10 minutes. I can line both of my eyes in under 40 seconds. I think some of that comes with practice, but I really believe in these products, and they are also to take most of the credit.

1. I line my eyes with a pencil eyeliner. The best one for this purpose is the MAC pencil in the smolder shade. I like Urban Decay liners too, but for some reason, I can never sharpen them the way I want to. Maybe my sharpener just sucks!

2. I go over the line with the Sephora felt tip liquid liner, and also use it to create my wings. That liner is everything! You can use it alone, but it takes more precision, time, and skill. Again, I like quick makeup!

3. I usually liner my lower water line. I like to do that because for a while, that was my mother’s only makeup. She could go out bare-faced with just eyeliner on lower lash line, and she would just look stunning!

Check out the step-by-step video. Let me know what you think! And I’m currently requesting other video requests. Comment below!

9 Comments on Makeup Corner: The perfect cat-eye is so simple

    • findingpaola
      February 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, darling!

  1. Stephanie
    February 11, 2014 at 8:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Love it. Thank you

  2. Tara Hughee
    February 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Nice tutorial! I wanna master the cat-eye so badly, but my oily skin won’t let me be great =/ I’ve been searching for a good yet inexpensive makeup primer.

  3. Naps93!
    February 11, 2014 at 7:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Can you do a tutorial for your eye-lid makeup? It’s so simple and beautiful!

    • findingpaola
      February 19, 2014 at 7:16 pm (2 years ago)

      I can certainly try! Happy you liked it!

  4. chechi
    February 11, 2014 at 6:22 pm (2 years ago)

    U literally did both eyes in a minute!. Not sure where I’ll find Sephora liner in Nigeria but I’ll find something that’s close enough. Thanks for the tutorial!

    • findingpaola
      February 11, 2014 at 6:24 pm (2 years ago)

      Any good felt tip liner will work!


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