Beauty - Basic Cat Eye Makeup

About a week ago I shared my Everyday Makeup Basics.  On days I want to add a bit of drama and/or days I actually dedicate enough time to getting ready I add a simple graphic cat eye into my routine.  Because my hair stylist extraordinaire, Louisa (501 Salon in Bellevue, KY), knows I love a great liquid eyeliner she suggested I try Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner.

It has replaced Makeup Forever Aqua Liner as my favorite.  To use it you twist the bottom so the pencil like gel will fill the pointed rubber applicator.  This took me longer than I care to admit to figure out.  I threw the box into the trash a bit prematurely.  It took me a few applications to get used to the calligraphy pen like tip, but after that I felt confident.  They also sell a specific makeup remover for it, but my generic Walgreens remover works just fine.

I like to start out with a thin line above my upper lashes.  Next I draw the outer angled line to create a nice outline.  I do this step on both eyes before filling the shape in.  What I love about this Benefit liner is how dark and rich the liner looks on!

After that I fill in the triangular shape I created with my base line and angled line.  I usually thicken the line up at the end too.  I have hooded eyelids, so a thin line doesn't make much of an impact on me.  Lastly I touch up any light spots and make sure my wings are equal on each side.  Let me know if you try this out, I'd love to see!  ♥ Mll