[Try This] The Pro Makeup Artist's Tip for Creating A Bomb Cat Eye

About a week ago, I was browsing through  online magazines and ran across some quick tips from professional makeup artists.   I quickly read through the various snippets of advice before landing on one that would ultimately change my life.

You may have noticed from recent articles that I'm in the process of perfecting my eye makeup look.  In my quest for knowledge, I've stumbled upon a tutorial on how to create the bold cat eye reminiscent of Beyonce herself.  Then we took things one step further by learning Charlotte Tilburry's  mascara application technique for the perfect winged eye.

Now comes the third cat eye tip that, for me, is the best one yet!

It's a simple, small change in technique that has made all the difference in the world.

Basically, the makeup artist suggested that we line our eyes AFTER applying mascara.

For all of my years, I've always lined my eyes first, then applied mascara.  The final look has always been a bit underwhelming.

But switching things up has changed everything.  When you apply liner to a naked eye (no mascara). You have this false impression that the amount of liner you've used is adequate.  When you finally do add the mascara, your liner isn't as obvious.  But, if you switch up the order of things, you get a preview of the final look.  From there, you apply liner and will be able to create the most amazing cat eye that you've ever rocked in your life.

It's a small, simple tweak in my routine that's made a world of difference.


  1. I don't think I have ever paid much attention to what order I put on liner vs. mascara. Will try this tomorrow and see how it goes.

  2. Really good tip. I am going to try this and see if there is a difference. Thanks for the article.


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