Get the Look: Kim Kardashian Inspired Dramatic Cat Eye

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hi guys! As promised (way back, I know) here's a dramatic cat eye, inspired by Kim Kardashian.

This isn't quite the typical Kim Kardashian makeup look, but it is sort of sculpted in the way that she normally wears her makeup. The cat eye is really exaggerated, but what's a dramatic cat eye without a little exaggeration :)

Start off by applying primer to your lid. This will help intensify the colours, which I think is really important for this look. I am using the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer.

Then, apply a pale, nude-coloured eyeshadow to your entire lid. I am using an eyeshadow from my 88 Neutrals Palette.

Apply a cool-toned, dark brown eyeshadow to your crease. If you have small eyes, apply the eyeshadow slightly above your crease so that the mobile lid looks larger. I am also using an eyeshadow from my 88 Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette.

Using a fluffy blending brush, blend the dark brown eyeshadow. Make sure not to blend too far into the nude eyeshadow below the crease - we want to keep that area clean. 

This is where it gets a little tedious. Use a pencil liner to line both upper and lower lashes. I used SAX Precision Creme Eyeliner in Black.

Then, layer a liquid liner over the pencil liner. I used my favourite liquid eyeliner - the Face of Australia Liquid Eyeliner.

Finally, layer a gel liner over the two previous layers of eyeliner. This is when we can start to shape the eyeliner. You will probably need to apply false eyelashes first to really determine how far you want the cat eye to go. Don't be afraid to move on to other areas and then come back to your flick if you find that it isn't dramatic enough. I used the Clinique Brush On Cream Liner in True Black.

Reapply the nude eyeshadow, and then blend away any harsh lines.

Clean up underneath the eye with a concealer. I used my favourite concealer - Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer in #52.

Apply bronzer and blush. I am using Sleek Contour Kit in Medium, and MAC Mineralise Blush in Gentle.

Take a concealer that is lighter than your skin colour, and apply it in an upside down triangle underneath your eyes. This lightens the area the way Kim Kardashian's makeup artist usually does with hers. I used Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in Light Neutral.

Finally, apply a highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones. I used an amazing highlighter that I just found from Inika. Review to come!

Here I have a close-up(ish) picture of the eyeliner, just to show you how layering eyeliner textures can really add to the intensity of the overall look.

For the lips, I layered Revlon Matte Lipstick in Pink Pout over LimeCrime Lipstick in Coquette.

I hope you liked the tutorial!

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