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Simple Cat Eye Tutorial for Hooded Eyes

Simple Cat Eye Tutorial

Today I’ve got a simple cat eye tutorial to share with you. If you struggle to cat eye (and the struggle is real for me sometimes because of my hooded eyes), you have to try this method. I normally use the tape method but I saw this online at XOVain and it really makes a difference. Rather than going for a sharp line with my cat eye, I went for a curve!

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Simple Cat Eye Tutorial for Hooded Eyes

1. After applying eyeshadow primer, use a lid brush to apply a shimmery light skintone shade to the lid. I used Darling Girl the Tragic Death of Mr. Stay Puft.
2. With a big base eyeshadow brush, apply a matte skintone shade to the browbone and hood. I used Kat Von D Liberatus from the Shade + Light Eye Contour palette.
3. Choose a neutral crease color and blend it into the crease with a soft dome brush. I used a peachy broown matte, Darling Girl #BreakTheInternet.
4. Line the upper lash line with a black liquid eyeliner. I used Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner in Perversion.
5. Line up a makeup brush from the outside of your nose to the tail of your eyebrow to see where to place the curvey tail of your cat eye. Then draw on your cat eye. You can also add a shimmery highlight to the inner corner and under the brows if you like, or pop a light color on the waterline to make your eyes appear brighter.

Simple Cat Eye Tutorial for Hooded Eyes Simple Cat Eye Tutorial for Hooded Eyes

Simple Cat Eye Tutorial for Hooded Eyes

Face
Cover FX Liquid Foundation in N0 mixed with Nyx Pro Foundation Mixer in Opalescent mixed with a drop of Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster
Aromaleigh Amphisbaena – contour
Urban Decay Rapture – blush
Notoriously Morbid Osteomancy – highlight

Eyes
Kat Von D Color Correcting Primer in Fair
Darling Girl Tragic Death of Mr. Stay Puft – lid
Kat Von D Liberatus (Shade + Light Eye Palette) – browbone and crease
Darling Girl #BreakTheInternet – crease/hood
Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion
Notoriously Morbid Osteomancy – highlight
Cover FX Perfect Pencil in N-Xtra Light – waterline
Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus in Brown Black
Glossier Boy Brow in Black

Lips
Colour Pop Lip Pencil in Marshmallow
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Lip  in Marshmallow

Oh Em Gee! I have to tell you that the new Nyx Pro Foundation Mixer in Opalescent is amazing! I love how it mixes with my Cover FX Liquid Foundation in N0 and gives me a glow. I’ve gotten so many compliments on my skin with this combo. I feel like Nyx just keeps coming out with a ton of great products lately. I’m really impressed with it and glad I snagged it from Ulta.

Still loving Colour Pop Marshmallow. It’s a neutral but definitely not boring. Soo pretty!

I hope you find this tutorial simple and easy to follow. If you still prefer the tape method (which I like too), you can always apply a black gel eyeliner, then use black eyeshadow on top and smoke out that liner. That’s much easier for hooded eyes to wear.

How do you apply your cat eye?

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