Smoked Cat Eye


This is a predominately matte look in smoky gray/mushroom tones. I did not use eyeliner for this look because I wanted the elongated shadow shape to take center stage. I used one of my favorite drugstore eye products, Maybelline Color Tattoo cream shadows. You will see the Color Tattoo shadows often on this blog because I just think they are a great buy. They never crease, they cost under $7 usually, the shades are really nice and the consistency is similar to MAC Paint Pots but they’re infinitely cheaper and more widely available.

FUN FACT: I actually wore this look to an interview. Spoiler alert-I did not get that job 😉 I’d like to think that they were like “Her graphic design isn’t quite what we’re looking for but damn, that eye makeup is fierce!”

1.) Start by applying white highlight areas to the inner corner of the eye and brow bone with a matte white cream shadow like NYX’s Jumbo Pencil in Milk. This is a great multipurpose eye pencil to have for highlighting.

2.) Now take a pointed pencil brush (I am using a paintbrush from Michael’s craft store actually) and start applying Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe.

3.) Carefully create a cat eye shape with your pencil brush, extending the shadow beyond the outer eye corner and creating a point at the end.

4-5.) Now take your angled brush and build a cut crease look by precisely applying Busted by Urban Decay in the crease. Keep this shadow concentrated to the outer third only and reiterate the pointed shape at the corner.

6.) Now take a fluffy crease brush and softly blend the darker shadow you just applied inwards. You want it to blend seamlessly.

7.) Now take a pointed Q-tip dipped in eye makeup remover and sharpen the line at the outer corner.

8.) Apply a generous coat of volumizing mascara to the lashes.

9.) Now you’re ready to go to an interview and not get the job! Haha. LOLZ.

Products Used:

  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe
  • Deep purple/brown shadow like Busted from Urban Decay’s Naked2 palette
  • Volumizing mascara
  • Pointed synthetic pencil brush
  • Angled brush
  • Fluffy crease brush

Shop Products Used

Hey yo! You still reading? Good! Because I really want you to tell me in the comments section below what looks or techniques you would like to see demonstrated.

I welcome your suggestions and in the meantime, I’ll just be doing whatever, messing around with makeup late at night like a weirdo 🙂

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