The classic winged eyeliner look definitely has its place – it’s a classic for a reason, after all. However, if you’re feeling a bit bored with your makeup routine and are looking to experiment with a hot new makeup trend, this hollowed-out cat eye could be for you. No need to ‘wing’ it… follow our simple step-by-step makeup tutorial below to get it right.
The secret to perfecting this eyeliner look is to use a pencil or a gel eyeliner to start with. The versatile L’Oréal Paris Infallible Gel Crayon in Black To Black gives you the best of both worlds, but kohl eyeliner is sure to work a treat too. Take a deep breath, steady your hand and begin drawing a line from the inner corner of your eye and along the upper lash line. Keep the line flowing by curving it upward and finishing off by tracing along the crease of your eyelid. Complete the look by outlining the inner corner.
At this point, your eye makeup should be subtle enough for everyday wear, but if you’d like to amp it up a bit, you can set it with a liquid eyeliner like the smooth NYX Professional Makeup Matte Liquid Liner Black.
Apply a lick of volumising mascara to your lashes to make your eyes pop even more. We love the collagen formula of Maybelline Volum’ Express® The Colossal® Washable Mascara.
Last, but not least, it’s time to add a subtle splash of colour just below your lower lash line. Match the colour you choose according to your outfit or opt for the trendiest colour of the moment: lilac. There are plenty of gorgeous shades to choose from in the vibrant NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights and the citrus-inspired Maybelline EyeStudio® Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette.
Stunning! Your hollowed-out eyeliner pattern is looking solid! Snap a selfie for Instagram and head on out so that the real world can admire it too.