Modern women of today’s era are beauty perfectionists who crave for a glamorous look that is not only timeless but effortless and time saving! Be it a 9 a.m to 5 p.m commitment or a day out with your bundle of joy, women are always on the go with very little time to focus on themselves let alone how they look. Nevertheless, beauty giants and renowned makeup artists have put down their heads together to come up with not only smarter and less time consuming makeup techniques but also certain tools that not only make application smoother but effective every time.
If you are an eye makeup junkie, you would have perfected your cat eyeliner by now with flying colors but if you are a beginner new to the world of eye makeup then cat eyeliner can be a little tricky. Cat eyeliner gives the illusion of a larger eye that not only looks elegant but gives off a chic and an appealing look. Mastering the art of cat eyeliner may seem intimidating to few but with the right tools and guidance it can be a piece of cake!
Companies like Beth Bender Beauty have come up with cat eye stencils that can work wonders for beginners. The Original Cat Eyeliner Stencil & Smoky Eye Makeup Stencils set in particular claims to create top liner, cat eyeliner, cat eye makeup and winged eyeliner! Quite a claim there! Renowned beauty magazines and websites like Seventeen magazines, Cosmopolitan and Teen Vogue have given their stamp of approval and stressed the importance of having one in your makeup stash. Sounds tempting? Let hop on the eye-liner-stencil-bandwagon and see for ourselves how we can create a glam eye look using these simple steps below.
Step 1: Using the Eye brow Kit the pigmented brow wax to define and shape the brows with an angled brush for precise lines and use the brow powder to set in the color. We want our eyebrows to be on point this season.
Step 2: After prepping your brows, apply a small amount of Eye shadow Primer to the eyelids and blend in. This will act as an eye shadow base and help prevent the transfer or creasing of eye shadow and keep it in place.
Step 3: In order to create a nude eye we will be using the Need It Nude Eye Shadow Palette. Sweep a light color all over the eyelids. Now placing the Smokey Eye side on top of the eyelid we will use an eye shadow brush to apply a layer of metallic bronze color inside the space left by the stencil. Lift up the stencil and you have the perfect lid color.
Step 4: Use a blending brush to get rid of any harsh lines.
Step 5: Using another clean shader brush add a medium brown color in the crease in C shape to create a gradient. Now add a comparatively darker shade of the same hue in the crease and extend it outwards to give the big eye illusion. Again take a clean blending brush and fuse the three shades together for a flawless and super sexy look.
Step 6: Now using an eyeliner Pencil in Coffee Brown we will line our upper and lower waterlines. This step adds definition to your lashes.
Step 7: Now place the “Cat Eyeliner” side of the stencil on top of the eye. This gives you the space which needs to be filled in order to create the perfect cat eye. Using the Liquid Eyeliner Pen fill in the space with the product and make sure not to go outside the area of the stencil.
Step 8: Take the other stencil and place the “Bottom line” side just below the lower waterline and fill in the space with the eyeliner. Lift it up and join the lower eyeliner with the wing for a synchronized look. Use a kohl pencil if you like matte cat flicks and layer it on top of the liquid eyeliner patterns drawn with the help of the stencils.
Step 9: Take a lighter shade from the eye shadow palette and apply in the inner corners of the eyes and on top of the brow bones. This step will brighten up your whole look.
Step 10: Use 2-3 coats of 3 in 1 Mascara on your upper and lower lashes for a false lash effect. A pair of false lashes can also be used if you want excessive drama to your look. This is an optional step and can be skipped if you are going for a lesser dramatic look.
Step 11: Use a makeup setting spray to lock in the look and you are good to go.
These stencils have proved to be a life-saver for most of us but with the help of some useful tip we can extend the use of these stencils and get professional results every time!
Tip A: Avoid using kohl pencils to fill in the gap for the cat eyeliner. Kohl pencils have creamier textures and they might add layers of products around the circumference of the stencil. This will not only waste the product but also make the application of the liner comparatively difficult. Liquid or gel eyeliners are perfect to work with such stencils.
Tip B: The closer you place the stencil to your lower lash line the thinner eyeliner pattern you can draw.
Tip C: Your eyeliner stencils are made of high quality plastic hence in order to extend their use washes them after every use. Take a flannel dipped in Luke warm water and clean the sides of the stencils properly. If the product doesn’t come off then dip a cotton ball in eye makeup remover and clean the stencils. Always store your stencils in a clean dry environment.