Just imagine… What if every day was Caturday, and your cat eye flicks were always perfect?
Wouldn’t that be grand? 🙂
Some days it does work out that way. I’ll flick my wrist and tada! — a perfect cat eye flick.
Admittedly, those days are rare… Most of the time, the edges of my flicks start out blurry and muddy.
When this happens, don’t panic! It’s easy to fix.
Just grab your current concealer love, put a little on the back of your hand, and pick some up with a small, flat concealer brush. (Side note: if you don’t have a flat concealer brush available, an angled or pointed eye brush works, too.)
Next, run the edge of the brush along the bottom of your flick to sharpen the line.
You can stop there if you want, or keep going. At this point I’ll usually soften the concealer a little by gently running a pointed cotton bud along the edge. It helps to ever-so-slightly soften the edge and prevent an overly sharp, harsh line (that looks like I obviously applied concealer along the edge of my flick).
If you don’t have a pointed cotton bud on hand, you can also load a flat eyeshadow brush with face powder, and then gently run the tip of the brush along the edge of your flick. It’s another way to soften the appearance of the concealer.
Here’s how my flicks usually look before doing this trick — kinda muddy and undefined…
They’re a bit sharper, but not too sharp. And they’re slightly better defined.
Just the way I like ’em.
When I do this trick, I’m usually already wearing my face makeup, because applying the concealer along the edge of the liner doesn’t disrupt my foundation or the other products I’m wearing.
Now, when I do my eye makeup before applying my foundation, concealer, etc., and I’m not wearing anything under my liner that could be lifted, I’ll often use this trick to clean up the edges instead.
Lastly, if you have trouble getting your left eye flick to match the angle of your right — for example, if one flick is always angled higher than the other, which is my big issue — this is also a great technique to keep in your back pocket, because it’s an easy way to slightly adjust the angle of your flicks.
I think it really helps to look straight ahead into a mirror, too, while doing the correcting… It makes it easier to properly gauge the angles.
Here’s to fabulous, flawless flicks! *Raises cup of tea* 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,