Monday, March 25, 2013

The Perfect Flick


I always get asked how I do my cat eye flick.  It's a look I wear more often than not.  It's super quick and can go from day to night depending on how dramatic you do it up.

What you need:
  • Eyeliner (gel, liquid, pencil...whatever you are comfortable with.  Today I used a felt tip liquid liner because I think it's the simplest to work with but usually I prefer a gel liner with an angled brush)
  • Make up remover + Qtip for any pesky mistakes
Steps:
  1. Line the eye, starting about 3/4 of the way from the outer corner.  Don't worry about how thick you're making it yet and just concentrate on a nice even line.  The important thing is to get as close to the lash line as possible--no gaps!  If you have your eyelid peeking through, it will end up looking sloppy.
  2. Measure the angle of the flick.  To do this, you'll want to follow the natural angle of your lower lash line and extend it up towards the end of your brows.
  3. Draw your line and again, don't worry about how thick or thin.  Get everything as neat as you can and thin out the line as you end.  The length of your flick is a matter of personal preference--personally, I don't like mine too long so I extend it a little bit past my lash line.
  4. From the tip of your new flick, draw a line back down to connect it with your lash line.  You should have made some sort of a triangle. 
  5. Just fill in your triangle!  You can go over this as many times as you need to get it the way you want and thicken it up for a more dramatic flair.
  6. If you mess up, fear not.  Dap the end of Qtip in some make up remover and simply "erase" any mistakes.  Even if you don't have any big mistakes, you can use the Qtip to really sharpen that line to make it as straight as possible.
You can add a red lip for a vintage feel or nude lips for a more romantic look.  Let me know if you have any questions!






2 comments:

  1. Love it! It's funny I just can never seem to master the flick...I'm going to have to try it your way!
    xo
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    1. It just takes some practice! Hope it works out for you :]

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