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How to Do a Cat Eye

Let professional makeup artist Patricia Longo teach you how to do a cat eye in this eye makeup tutorial from Howcast.


Hi I'm Patricia Longo and I'm a celebrity makeup artist. I've worked with models from Sports Illustrated like Brooklyn Decker and Julie Henderson to Alec Baldwin at 30 Rock. All those things that experts do that the average person doesn't know how to do we'll learn how to do it on these videos. So there are three options you can use to make cat eyes. You can use a cake eye shadow with an angle brush. You can use a brown gel. I actually like the Bobby Browns eye gel with a smaller precision brush. Or you can use one that people think is easy, but I think it's the hardest and that's a liquid liner. So depending on how thick and how good you are with your steadiness I would recommend the cake. I usually recommend using a black pencil just to put a line so you can follow it when you use your cake liner. So I stay very very close to the lashes. After I've created a line with my pencil it give me an idea on where I'm going to draw cake eyeliner. What I would do is take an angle brush and I would wet it, I would dab it into the cake almost like you're painting and as I use the pencil in the same way I go right on top of the pencil and what it does is just smooths out the line that I already created and I lift it up just a little bit on the end. And I'll turn it around so that way the angle is this way. And as you can see I'm making it pointy and I try to stay as close to the eyelashes. And if I didn't make a perfect line because you never make a perfect line I take my famous Q-tip and what I do is I clean it up. Clean up underneath and now I've created the cat eye.

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