Monday, June 30, 2014

Stay In Line: The Perfect Cat-Eye Liner

     One of the biggest struggles for a girl is perfecting the art of liquid and gel liner. Why is it so hard? There's just something about having to apply it with a brush that makes our wrist so anixious it just can't hold enough control to draw a nice, crisp line.       Then what happens when we mess up? We try to keep going and to mend the flaw by making the liner just a little bit thicker, and then we mess up AGAIN, and then the line keeps going thicker and thicker until we've given ourselves a raccoon mask for our day look. Congratulations...

     Ugh, but who wants to look like THAT, unless they're going to a costume party? My assumption would be, no one. How do we fix this perplexing dilemma? There must be some method, stencil, SOMETHING to help us in this struggle. Well, I'm here to tell you today that there is. :)

    My favorite way to conquer this feat is simply by using the triangle. Yup, that's right, a triangle. If you really think about it, the basic outline of your cookie-cutter cateye liner is a triangle. Really, all you have to do is this:

1. Take your preferred type of liner (liquid or gel)
2. Load it up on your liner brush (fine tip or angled)
3. Close your eye gently, and starting from the inner corner of your eye, trace a line along your lash-line, angling the brush so the highest point is at the outer eye (and the tip of your cateye).
4. Make a liner from the tip of the liner down to the corner of your eye at the base of your lash-line. Then fill in the outline.

Ta-da! There you have your perfect cateye liner.

Happy Adventures! Have fun!

   Jessica Ashley

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