Aug 06, 2012
So I'm left handed & when I do my cat eye I can only get my flick perfect (or just even a flick) on my left side. On my right it is never the same & just a line. Its beyond frustrating! Anyone have any tips? And it's like this in all forms of liner
Aug 10, 2012
Try doing your right eye first then your left. Since you can do your left eye better, it should be easier to copy the right eye. Or you can simply put tape on the outer corners of your eye & do your liner that way.
Aug 11, 2012
I have a problem with uneven cat eyes but the other way since I'm right handed. What I do is a gradual build on each side. A little at a time. This way I can make sure they are even and symmetrical as I go. Also, what brush are you using? MAC makes the most awesome liquid liner brush. #210. Totally changed the way I do cat eyes forever!!!
Aug 14, 2012
Thank you ladies! I will def look into that brush! :)
Wow haha when I first saw the topic name I thought the 'L'and the 'I' were one letter!
I defintetly agree with the tape technique. Also, having your arm resting on a table or bench while doing it.
Aug 15, 2012
I saw the makeup artist Carmindy use the corner of a credit card and it was so easy and came out perfect :)
@adeana: is that a YouTube video? I'm thinking I need to watch it if I can find it!
It's actual a tip from Real Simple magazine... No demo unfortunately but below is what it read :). I tried it and it worked real well...
Can’t seem to master the cat eye? Try this trick from Carmindy, a New York City celebrity makeup artist with Sally Hansen Natural Beauty: “Place a credit card flat against your skin, so that you form a roughly 45-degree angle from the outer corner of your upper lash line to the outer corner of your brow. Sweep liquid liner along the upper lash line and as far past the corner of the eye as you like, using the top of the card as a guide.” Purrfection.
Omgosh! That's awesome Adeana!!! Thank you everyone else! My flick will be on point :)
Yay! Glad I can help :)
I'm left handed too, and I do a couple things to help me. I always do the right eye first, and I do just a little line on each eye to make sure I have the angles right first. Then I build over that and go back and forth to make sure they're even. You can also use this tape trick if your hands are feeling shaky. I use this walkthrough and it's perfect: http://thebeautydepartment.com/2012...
I have used the credit card technique and that's fun but I use the tape technique more, for sharp shadow edges or perfect cat-eye lines when I'm using liquid liner which can make for wiggle wobbly wings. I found that some of my small detailer e/s brushes that have a straight edge- like some of those smudger brushes that come in a set that are synthetic white hair, rectangular with a straight edge are really helpful with shadows and probably liners of your choice because they have that straight edge. Sometimes I use a lip brush or a smudger brush with a rounded tip for gel lining too.
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