How to Create a Sexy Cat-Eye Look

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Introduction: How to Create a Sexy Cat-Eye Look

In this fast-paced, capitalist world, where every commercial and magazine is telling you to "Do this" and "Stop that", "Buy this" and "Shed those extra pounds". There's always constant pressure to be some insane standard of "beautiful".
A first impression is extremely important in many facets of life. So here's my instructable on one of the first steps you can do to put your best face forward!
I know you are all beautiful without make up, but I'm hoping these techniques will help enhance your already gorgeous eyes!

Step 1: Step 1: Mascara

Coat the upper and lower lashes with a coat of mascara. I suggest doing the top one first.
Place the wand at the base of the upper lashes, sweep up while wiggling the wand from side to side.
Now, looking down slightly, coat the other side of your lashes, now you have mascara covering the entire lash.
Finish the upper lashes by placing the wand at the base of the lashes and sweeping upward from root to tip.

On the bottom lashes , use the tip of your wand (make sure there's no 'goop' on the end) and bush it from left to right, giving them a light coating. Make sure to separate any clumped lashes!

Repeat on the other eye.

Step 2: Step 2: Eyeliner

Using a well-sharpened eyeliner pencil, draw a thin line as close to the lash line as possible.
Make sure you start your line a quarter of the way out from the inner corner of your eye. If you start from the very inner corner, it will close your eyes up and make them look smaller. We don't want that, do we now!
When you're nearing the outer corner of the eye, you may thicken the line slightly.
At the very outer corner, wing the line outwards, following the shape of the lashes.

Repeat on the other eye.

Step 3: Step 3: Base Shadow

The next step is to take a nude shimmery peach or beige and apply it to the entire lid (the shade on the left).
Using your finger or an eye shadow brush, apply this neutral colour starting at the top to the eyeliner all the way to the eyebrow.
Make sure it covers the whole area above the eye, from the inner corner to the outer corner, to about where you winged eyeliner ends.

Repeat on the other eye.

Step 4: Step 4: Contouring Shadow

Next, use a darker complementary shade in the crease (the shade on the right). Usually, two colours will come together, making this even easier!
Load an eye shadow brush with the darker colour, making sure to tap off the excess, and dab it into the outer area of the crease. Extend the colour about halfway across the eye. Again, applying it to the entire crease will close in the eye, making it look smaller.
On the outer edge, extend the shade slightly up and out, following the line of the eyeliner, this is what really gives the "cat eye" look!

Repeat on the other eye.

Step 5: Step 5: Brighten

The final step is very simple.
All you do is dab your pinkie or ring finger in some white eye shadow, and dab it in the inner corners of the eye.
This will instantly brighten your eyes, and make them look farther apart and more open! You'll look just like Kate Moss!

Step 6: You're Done!

Now if you follow these few simple steps, you'll soon be as beautiful as everyone thinks you should be!

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    Anyone can. Just be your own fierce self! Who cares about gender-specific stipulations? If we women can wear pants nowadays with no problem when it was taboo just 50 - 60 years ago, then men should be able to wear makeup, skirts, etc! Equality goes both ways and all double standards hurt our progress as a society.

    This is a fun look to try. http://www.beautystylewatch.com/2011/08/04/beyonce-rocks-the-most-sultriest-cat-eye-ever-in-harpers-bazaar-uk-get-the-look/

    Ohh my! The pretty girl is still there. I think we need a more current update and photo. Good job! Take care.

    Why are you putting mascara on first? Won't the eyeshadow dust onto the lashes? Make up artists always say that the lashes are the finishing touch so yeah... you're going to need to put this step last.

    Owww I wish i could do this to girls are sooooooooooo!!! lucky

    Holy smokes! The pretty girl is still there! Keep up the good work!! Nice eyes.

    following the "be nice"policy..can I pleaaase date her?

    Calm down boys! And for the record, this is my roomate...and I agree, she is very beautiful.

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    Indeed she is! I just took a look at your profile pic and you are too! Both of you are probably just as beautiful without the makeup. I've never been a fan of makeup, especially the way too much is applied so often, but it does provide variety when done as nicely as this here. {Now I'll quietly wish you two were local to me. ;) }

    Here I'm doing good to remember to trim back the nostril hairs if they need it before going out. Ladies thanks for all the effort you put in, though we men may complain about how long you are taking :)

    WOW, I am a dude, so this may never be useful to me, but GREAT job ;)