“When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.”
Alot of people want to know how to make the perfect cat eye. The secret is, there is no perfect cat eye. Everyone draws it differently. How can this be a beauty blog without an approach to the sexy cat eye look? This is how I draw my winged eye.
Start with a clean face. Make sure there is no oil around your eye. If you’d like, you can powder the area so that the eye liner will stay put.
Using the eyeliner, underline the bottom, outer half of the eye, starting from the middle and outward.
Draw the wing of your cat eye. I draw mine slightly upward. Some people use tape at a 45 degree angle to approximate where to draw the line, but I usually wing it, pun intended!
Starting with the wing, bring a line inward to the front of your eye, following the natural curve of your eye.
Fill in the area that you just traced from the wing to the front of your eye, near your tear duct. Make sure it is a solid color.
On your bottom lid, add eye liner to the other half under your eye
And there you have it, your winged eye look complete. If you want to add an extra step, you can also add a little line at a 45 degree angle from the front of your eye, like pictured below. There are so many variations to the cat eye. This is just one way that I do mine.
The eyeliner I like to use is L’Oreal Paris Infallible 16 hour in Carbon Black. It is the liner I used in this tutorial and works really well.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Stay beautifully inspired!
“Experiences shape the brain, but the brain shapes the way we view experiences, too.”
– Helen Fisher
There’s a reason that we seek out the fountain of youth. That fountain may be coming right out of your kitchen faucet. Water is the fluid of sustenance. Without it, we wouldn’t be here. It may be the best thing to keep us staying healthy and beautiful. Nearly 2/3 of our body is composed of water. This includes our largest organ; our skin. When we don’t get enough water, our skin loses its elasticity and youthfulness. Water hydrates the skin, lessening wrinkles on your face and brightening your complexion.
This summer, it looks like it’s going to be a hot one! Despite the overcast and rainy looking skies on the fourth of July this year, it’s not rain I’m talking about keeping you dry from. The heat seems to do a number on makeup. Here are some tips on how to keep dry this sizzling summer.
1) Stay hydrated!
Water, water, water! Not only does it cool you down, it keeps you hydrated, your skin included. I try to carry an ice-cold water bottle with me everywhere I go. You never know which places may have no air conditioning.
2) Use a primer
In one of my previous posts, I mention why it is great to use a primer. Not only does it provide a smooth surface for you to put you makeup on, it also keeps your makeup in place.
3) Use waterproof eye makeup
Nothing says heat of the summer more than raccoon eyes. Prevent your eye makeup from sweating off and running by using a waterproof eye makeup. This is great for any eyeliner or mascara. It will leave your eye makeup looking fresh all day.
4) Use a makeup sponge to dab sweaty areas, without caking on more makeup
I like to keep a makeup sponge in my bag to dab my t-zones when I start to sweat. This is great because it makes your makeup look refreshed and you can easily replace your sponges.
5) Use SPF lotion
Protect your delicate skin by using SPF. This has less to do with preventing sweat, and more to do with protection. It is still an essential step to making your skin look. Also, make sure it is not a heavy moisturizer, or you will sweat more.
6) Use oil-blotting paper
These are great to keep in your bag. When you start sweating, just take a sheet, and blot your t-zone areas. This helps to control the shine on your face.
7) Purchase a finishing spray or setting spray
There are some great finishing sprays out there that help to hold your makeup in place. These sprays can allow your makeup to look flawless for 16-18 hours, depending on the brand and type you purchase. I have tried the Skindinavia brand and it works pretty well. There are other great brands to try, including NYX, MAC, Urban Decay and Dior. The prices vary, so there is a spray for all budgets. They generally work very good and stop the oily shine on your face.
It seems like everyone has a method for applying their makeup, concealer included. Some people were born with a perfectly, flawless complexion. But for the rest of us, there is nothing wrong with a little help. Whether you want to hide under eye bags or conceal a blemish before a big night out, concealer can work wonders.
Concealer comes in two textures: liquid and cream. There is a lot of debate going on whether you should apply concealer before or after you put on your foundation. For years, I’ve been putting on the concealer before my makeup. But beauty experts say that doing so can waste concealer because it rubs off with the makeup. Many say that the foundation can cover up imperfections on its own. Others say to apply the concealer before to know what areas that you want covered, and build coverage with the foundation after.
And the correct way is:
There is no right or wrong answer. Whether you apply concealer before of after, it is all based on preference. I prefer to dab it on under my eyes and on imperfect areas to even out my skin tone before I apply my foundation. Others swear by it the other way around.
My go-to concealer is the MAC Matchmaster concealer, which comes in a nice little stick compact and is easy to apply to the skin. It goes on natural and corrects any problems areas. It is also buildable if you need that extra coverage. The Matchmaster concealer stays put for many hours and doesn’t start to crease in the lines on your skin. It brightens dark areas and gives you a flawless look.