Why, yes, there is a method to my madness.
Justina, this one’s for you! I wanted to answer your question in the comments about that look I did using Maybelline’s Eye Studio palette in Desert Fantasy.
I couldn’t place what I loved so much about your eye shadow, but I think it’s the precise outer edge. Can you explain to me how you got it to look that way? I love it!
The secret to that crisp, sharp cat eye edge?
One word: tape.
Yup, tape. Regular ol’ Scotch Tape works (I’ve done it before), but here I’m using Nexcare Gentle Paper Tape, because I think it’s a little more gentle.
You should be able to find it near the pharmacy at your local drugstore, usually beside the bandages. I picked up this roll up at Target for $3, but many regular drugstores carry it, too (and most online).
First, I pulled a 1-2 inch strip of tape from the roll and stuck it on and off my hand a few times to weaken the adhesive. That way, it wouldn’t tug at the sensitive skin around my eyes too much when I removed it.
Then, I placed the tape precisely where I wanted it at the outer edge of my eye, using my lower lash line as a guide, before doing the same on my other eye, taking care to match the angles.
Next, I just went about my business, doing my eye makeup, and removed the tape when I was done.
Voila! A precise cat eye line.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,