Mastering the ‘Cat Eye’ can be pretty tricky, it’s definitely one of those things where practice makes perfect. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it right away just keep trying! Here’s what I like to use whenever I do a cat eye.
-Pencil Brush (I feel these are easier to draw lines with than angled brushes)
-Pencil Eyeliner (to tightline)
-Gel or Cream Liner
(These are the ones I have)
The first thing I like to do is curl my lashes, then TIGHTLINE
Next take your pencil brush (or whatever eyeliner brush you prefer) and your cream/gel liner, pull the skin taute and line your upper lid. You can start with thin lines and go back and make it thicker if thats easier.
Now heres the tricky part, to draw the wing I usually tilt my head back a little and extend the line from the and of the lash line out and repeat for the other side. Tilting my head back really helps me make them even (I have no idea why.) But, sometimes they don’t always come out even so I’ll usually go back and add a little or clean it up with a tissue or q-tip.
Once you’ve gotten them the way you like them add mascara and you can line your lower lash line if you’d like. If you don’t get it the first few times remember to keep trying, you will get it! Most makeup artists weren’t born knowing how to draw the perfect cat eye! 🙂
Lately I’ve been reading and hearing a lot of people say how they’ve been using MAC Fix+ as a setting spray and saying how their makeup doesn’t last, this is because it isn’t really a setting spray its actually a finishing spray. A setting spray makes your makeup last longer and some even help make it waterproof and sweat proof so it will last all night, while finishing sprays help moisturize and freshen the face. I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite ways to use Fix+
- One way I like to use it is to spray it on my face before I apply my foundation especially if I’m using a cream and it goes on much smoother
- Another way I like it use Fix+ is to apply it after I’m finished applying all of my makeup. It helps my makeup look fresh and keeps it from looking powdery.
- I also like to use it when I want to apply eyeshadows wet or mix pigments. It makes the colors look more rich and vibrant!
- When I apply too much blush I’ll spray a little on my cheeks and blend it with a clean brush to help sheer out the color.
Whether you love or hate Kim Kardashian, you’ve gotta admit she always has flawless makeup. One of the things she’s know for is her amazing highlight and contour. All you need is a full coverage concealer that is lighter than your skin tone, a matte bronzer, and luminous liquid highlight/concealer.
These are the ones I like to use:
- Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in Fair
- NARS Laguna Bronzer
- L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
- First I like to start off with a clean face then apply my toner, moisturizer, and face primer. Once I’ve done that I take my concealer and apply it under my eyes (click here for eye brightening concealer tutorial) and extend it down to the tops of my cheeks. This helps conceal any darkness under my eyes and also highlights. I also apply the concealer in a line down the center of my nose, then start fanning it out from in between my eyebrows to my forehead, then apply some on my brow bone, on my chin, and a little on my cupids bow.
- Next I take my highlighting primer and dab it on all of the areas where I put my concealer. The reason why I like to do it this way instead of just using a highlighting concealer is that it gives more coverage and hides imperfections so your face will look even more flawless.
- After I’ve dabbed the highlighting primer over the concealer I like to take a damp beauty blender and bounce the beauty blender over the concealer/highlight to start blending it out. Once its all nice and blended I let it set for a little bit then apply my foundation as usual.
- After thats done I take my matte bronzer and apply it right under my cheek bones and bring a little up towards my temples, a little bit down the sides of my nose, and around my jawline.
- Then I apply my blush (I use Orgasm by NARS) blending it a little into my contour to help blend away any harsh lines.
And thats it! I hope this was helpful! (:
I know this isn’t the best picture, sorry the lighting isn’t too good. It looks much better in person, I promise! haha
I didn’t apply too much bronzer to contour in this picture for a more wearable/everyday look but if you like a more defined contour you can certainly apply more.
Argan Oil seems to be popping up everywhere! From high end cosmetic lines to drug store shampoos, its just all over the place. I had been wanting to try the 100% Pure Argan Oil by Josie Maran for quite some time but every time I was at Sephora I’d just say nahhh and end up leaving without it. Thankfully, in January Ipsy gave us a sample in our glam bags so I was finally able to give it a try. I tend to have normal to dry skin so I used it as a nightly face moisturizer and also applied some to my eyelashes (a little goes a long way, I usually only use a few drops.) After about a week of using it i noticed my skin started to look healthier and my eyelashes seemed a lot less brittle, i’ve been using it everyday since and it really has helped my skin and my eyelashes look great too! The only downside is that it can be pretty pricey when you’re on a budget.
0.5 oz – $14.00
1.7 oz – $48.00
4.0 oz – $96.00