Makeup Tutorial – Part 2

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How many time have you struggled while trying to get the perfect cat eye. I’ve poked myself in the eye, drawn messy lines and had to start from scratch countless times. I finally discovered the best way to get a flawless cat eye with minimal mistakes!

All you will need is some scotch tape and less than 5 minutes!

Cat Eye Tutorial

Place the tape on your eye with one end just below your lower lid and the other end hitting the tip of your eyebrow.

Use tape to get the perfect cat eye

Next, apply your eye shadow. I am using various colors (Foxy, Booty Call & Snakebite) in the Naked 2 palette to highlight and shadow my eye.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Apply Snakebite eyes hadow from naked 2 palette

The tape will create a delineation between your eyelid and the rest of your face, keeping the shadow where it is supposed to be…on your eyelid!

Apply eye shadow with tape in place

Next, I am using the Laura Mercier Eye Liner in Black Ebony with the Eye Liner Brush #25. Simply wet the brush and drag it along the liner to saturate the brush.

Laura Mercier Eye Liner Wet brush to apply eye liner Laura Mercier Eye Liner

Then, using the tape as a guide, line your eye. Your cat eye can be as dramatic or as simple as you want!

Apply eye liner using the tape as a guide Peel tape to reveal perfect cat eye

When you peel off the tape, sometimes it is necessary to smudge the edges of your shadow (but not liner) and add a little bronzer to blend everything in.

Perfect Cat Eye

There you go! The perfect cat eye in less than 5 minutes! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Check out my Makeup Tutorial – Part 1 and My Makeup Regime to see what products I used to prep and contour my face!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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    January 21, 2016 at 2:04 pm


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      January 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you Gale! I can’t believe I didn’t use this technique sooner, but my eyes come out looking professionally done every single time now!

      Thank you for stopping by!


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    janna doan
    January 21, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    kristen–great tip on the cat eye!! your makeup is always flawless, i really enjoyed both tutorials!!! perhaps youtube video next time?!?! 😉 xoxo,

    janna |

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      January 28, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Janna! Thank you. I will consider doing a youtube video, haha. What would you want to see?!

      xoxo, Kristen

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    January 22, 2016 at 8:56 am

    The cat eye looks perfect. Will definitely try this using a scotch tape. I’ve never used it before. Loved your tutorial and tips, Kristen! Have a great day, love! 🙂

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      January 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks love!! It’s a really great trick! Now I rarely mess up my eye makeup!

      xoxo, Kristen

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