Makeup Tutorial – How to Get Perfect Cat Eyes

Ever since Amy Winehouse made them famous, it seems like everyone is obsessed with how to get perfect cat eyes. The winged eyeliner look was popular back in the 60s, and now it has made a HUGE comeback. It’s a great everyday look. A fresh face with dramatic eyes will mean you are remembered for sure!

Start your Cat Eye look by applying foundation like you would with your normal makeup routine.

Next, use some liquid eyeliner and start with small dashes across your eyelid, right up against your eyelashes. Liquid eyeliner works best for this, because you get a smooth line and it’s not smudged.

Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial - Get perfect wings!

Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial - Get perfect wings!

After you’ve swiped the entire length of your lid, it’s time to add some flare! Fill in the line a bit more so it’s thicker, then swoop it out past your eyelid. Pull your eye tight – towards the side like in the photo above – to accomplish this.

Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial - Get perfect wings!

Curl your eyelashes, and add mascara. If you’re looking for a more dramatic look, apply mascara to the bottom lashes as well.

Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial - Get perfect wings!

Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial - Get perfect wings!

Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial - Get perfect wings!

The cat eye look pairs well with pretty much any type of lipstick, but bright red lipstick gives you a super romantic look!

Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial - Get perfect wings!


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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

31 Responses

  1. Oh Hi, Katie!

    I just found your blog on the linky, so I thought I also have to subscribe 🙂

    Anyway, thanks for this tutorial since I always messed up whenever I tried to do this kind of eyelining..I mean, getting the perfect cat’s eye cos whenever I did it, the other side is unfortunately not in balance as the other side hihi.. Thanks for this tutorial! 🙂


  2. For me the cat eye has always been so hard to master, but you make it look so easy! I’ll have to give it another try. And I love your pink hair!

  3. I love the cat eye look for when I’m going out and your tutorial makes it so easy to get it! I can’t wait to try this out the next time I dress up!

  4. As much as I love the cat eye look, I am terrible at applying liquid liner and I have a feeling I would look like I had 2 black eyes! It looks great on you though!

  5. Perfect cat eye look. Thanks for the detailed steps and pics makes it easier for people like me to apply and try. Will definitely try it this weekend!

  6. I have never seen anyone explain the cat-eye step by step like this before. Perhaps, I will be a little less afraid to try it now. However, I have never used liquid liner before and it kind of scares me, lol!

  7. Wow how lovely. I rarely wear make up and when I do I don’t try anything like this because I know I will mess it up. I’ll have to give it a try!

  8. This is a great a greta makeup tutorial. I feel makeup retarded sometimes when it comes to cat eyes, For some reason when I attempt to put the liquid eye liner on i doesn’t like to go on smooth and becomes blotchy.

  9. I think that’s more of a younger generation thing. I am not all that interested in it, but I have seen a few people who have tried it and they didn’t look that good. They need to heed your advice.

  10. That’s a great tutorial for the cat eyes, but now I prefer drawing the puppy eyes that droops down. It’s more for the Asian young looking.

  11. You make it look so easy, but I know I will have a hard time. LOL. I don’t wear makeup at all and I don’t know how to put on makeup. Thanks for the tutorial though.

  12. What a great tutorial! I’m all about makeup and the cat eye is definitely a tough one to master! I have a shakey hand so me and liquid eyeliner. Ughhhh lol… It’s a battle daily to make straight lines lol

  13. It always blows my mind to see the work that goes into makeup. I feel like I’m seeing the wizard behind the curtain.

  14. Why does it looks so easy when others are doing it? Hehe. I guess, practice makes progress. I’ll keep practicing this until I get that perfect or at least even cat eyes. Usually, one side is bigger than the other! hehe.

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