Applying the exact same makeup look day after day can get a tad boring. So, why not switch things up? Instead of tracing a traditional black cat eye along your upper lash line, give this classic makeup look a twist. Before you know it, you’ll have a new must-wear eye makeup technique to add to your beauty repertoire. The best part is that this particular eye makeup look is super-simple to create and only requires one extra product in addition to your basic black eyeliner. Below, follow our updated cat eye tutorial, featuring double wings in black and blue, to try it for yourself.
STEP 1: CREATE THE EYE SHADOW LOOK OF YOUR PREFERENCE
While this tutorial is specifically about an updated cat eye, the basis of any statement eye makeup look should start with eye shadow. It’s best to apply eye shadow before eyeliner so that your perfectly pointed wing doesn’t end up getting covered up. We especially like how a subtle wash of nude eye shadow coordinates with the double flick that defines this look. Find your nude eyeshadow match in the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow collection.
STEP 2: TRACE YOUR BLACK WING TIP FIRST
Classic winged eyeliner is all about creating the most precise point just outside of the outer corner of your eye. This shape instantly lifts your eyes and adds a slightly sultry touch to your everyday makeup, which makes it really easy to transition from day to night. To get the look, simply trace your upper lash line with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner, making sure to use the removable wing stencil at your outer corner to ensure the tip of your wing is perfect.
STEP 3: TOP YOUR CAT EYE OFF WITH A HINT OF BLUE
Before reaching for your mascara as you normally would at this point, pick up your blue liquid eyeliner instead. Trace a line of blue liquid eyeliner (such as the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Blue), directly above your black cat eye, and take note of how much brighter your eye makeup looks!
STEP 4: TOUCH UP YOUR TIPS
Since creating wings isn’t the easiest makeup application technique to master, you might find yourself with a slightly off-kilter look before you completely get the hang of drawing on a cat eye. For this reason, keep a bottle of the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types handy so that you can easily touch up the edges. Just dip a cotton swab into the bottle and use the swab to fix any small mistakes.
STEP 5: FINISH WITH MASCARA
No statement eye makeup look is complete without a set of voluminous-looking lashes—and it’s time to finally break out the mascara. Grab a tube of the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Washable Mascara, Lasting Volume, and apply a coat or two to complete your eye makeup look. Want to really embrace the blue tones? Layer on the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Cobalt Blue instead!
And there you have it—a super-simple way to spruce up your cat eye. While this is a makeup look you can rock all year long, it’s especially beautiful during the holiday season when glitzy makeup shades reign supreme
Editor’s tip: Now, if you’re in a rush and don’t have time to draw on a double-winged cat eye, you can get the same colorful effect by creating an all-blue cat eye. To do this, simply trace a line of blue liquid eyeliner along your upper lash line, flicking it out at the corner, and you’ll be good to go. That right there is minimalism at its finest, ladies!
For more eye makeup ideas, check out our article, Anything But Ordinary: 7 Modern Takes On Winged Eyeliner.