I have a really hard time with liquid liner. Really hard. I can do a basic line, but when I try to do a dramatic cat eye or even just a slight flick, things get messy. Like, 37-Q-Tips-and-finally-just-give-up messy.
And, since I know I’m not alone, I’m super excited to share with you what I learned last week! Bobbi Brown just opened up a new flagship counter in the Macy’s at Perimeter Mall, so I stopped by to check it out and to get a makeup lesson from John Hernandez–the head of education and artistry for the Southeast.
When I found out I had the lesson, there was no question what I would ask John about: How to get a good cat eye!
And it turns out, I’ve been doing it all wrong my whole makeup wearing life! Instead of starting at the inner corner of the eye and going to the outer edge and then flicking out and up, John said the key is to go from the outside in.
So taking the liner, John started small, just a little bit out and up from my outer corner, and then drew in toward the middle of my eye. Then he filled in along the lash line, and we examined what he had done. Since we wanted a little bit more drama, he started back out at the outer point of the flick, and made it a bit larger–still moving from the outside, in.
He used the Bobbi Brown Ink Liner, but you can also use an angled brush and gel liner if that’s what you’ve got/prefer.
Now obviously practice makes perfect, and I know my cat eye isn’t going to immediately be as perfect as John’s, but I’m so excited to know the out-to-in method to help me improve my skill!
If you’re in Atlanta, go check out the gorgeous new Bobbi Brown counter at Perimeter, and no matter where you are–you can go to your local Bobbi Brown counter and get a makeup lesson of your own! They offer everything from a 5 minute ‘Instant Pretty’ lesson to a 20 minute ‘Everything Brows’ lesson to a full 45 minute ‘Ultimate Makeup Lesson’.
And comment and let me know how you create your perfect cat eye!
Peace, Love and Cat Eyes,