I am crazy about vintage style. My glasses have progressively become more cat eye over the years. I wear vintage hats on Sundays and sometimes on date night and started wearing old-fashioned hair ties. I am learning how to make pin curls and victory rolls. I wanted to conquer the cat eye eyeliner, but found it tricky. I don’t want to live in days gone-by, but I do want to borrow some of the style. 🙂
I can’t be alone in this as a busy woman with limited time and a budget. Whether we go to school, work a full time job, have kids at home, volunteer, or a mix of them all, women often want an everyday style that can be put together quickly. Of all of these vintage looks, I think the glasses and eyeliner are easiest to pull off on a daily basis or a few times a week. Don’t get me wrong, the eyeliner takes practice. I love the way I feel when I find a few minutes to put on a vintage look, so I wanted to share my favorite beginner cat eye eyeliner tips in case my readers wanted to give them a try too!
1. Use Scotch Tape
I tried to create a cat eye look many times unsuccessfully before discovering the scotch tape trick. Discovering this tutorial was a game changer. I don’t have much patience for long videos and I appreciate how this video is clear and concise. Straight lines are never my friend, but the tape makes things much easier. Be sure to watch the video for the right tape placement – I’ve had some straight lines at odd angles before.
2. Liquid Eyeliner
I remember making the switch from pencil eyeliner to liquid eyeliner and, once I got over the learning curve, loving it! Some more experienced bloggers will show you how to use a brush and cream eyeliner, which is awesome. A friend of mine with the most amazing cat eye liner skills recommended the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner and I find that it has the best precision point, smoothest liquid, and longest staying power.
3. Print a Visual
I love this easy visual from A Vintage Affair Gal. Combine this with the scotch tape for step 2 and you are golden!
4. Keep a Q-Tip and Moody Sisters Make-Up Remover on Hand
A Q-Tip is my friend when it comes to the cat-eye. I did it in the Moody Sisters Make-Up Remover and it helps me correct errors without starting over. The make-up remover is also a safe, natural, way to remove my eye make-up at night. I put it on soft, reusable make-up remover cloths. I then follow up with the Moody Sisters Goat’s Milk and Oats Cleanser and face cream. Did you know you can win a Moody Sisters Dry Skin Sampler Pack, which I reviewed here?
5. Use Primer
The Urban Decay Primer Potion helps my eye shadow and eye liner go on without creasing. It also makes for longer lasting wear – something you want after learning how to create awesome cat eye liner, right? Some days, I am in too much of a hurry to apply primer and I usually regret it.