by Laura Kay
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Concealer (2-3 shades lighter than your skin tone)
- Eyelid Primer
- Eyebrow Powder or Pencil
- 4 Eyeshadows – a highlight shade, a light all-over base shade, a medium contour
shade, and darker contour shade
- Black Eyeliner Pencil
- Black Gel or Liquid Eyeliner
- White Eyeliner Pencil or Cream Base
- White Eyeshadow or Pressed Powder
- Matte Brown Eyeshadow or Pressed Powder (for contouring)
- Brushes: Flat Shader, Small Crease, Blend, Smudge
THE TRANSFORMATION PROCESS
Step 1: Create a flawless base by applying foundation to your whole face. Conceal under the
eyes, and down the bridge of the nose using a concealer a shade or two lighter than
your own skin tone. Using a brow powder or pencil, fill in your brows. Try to get out of
your comfort zone and create a nice bold brow for this look!
Step 2: Prime your eyelids using an eyelid primer or concealer. Apply a light eyeshadow to your entire eyelid using a flat shader brush.
Step 3: Using the same flat shader brush, apply a very light highlight shade to your eyebrow
Step 4: Using a small crease brush, apply a medium tone eyeshadow in the crease, and
blend it up toward the tip of the eyebrow and temple to create a soft cat-eye shape.
Next take a darker tone and apply in the crease, blending upwards into the wing. Go
back in with the medium tone shade to blend the two shades seamlessly. The most
important part here is BLENDING – using two tones in the crease will create dimension.
Step 5: Draw a thick band of liner on your upper lash line using black liquid or gel liner. Start your line at the innermost corner of the eye, and take it outward in a nice bold wing. This
step requires a steady hand and patience. If you’re new to liquid liner, practice makes
Step 6: Line your lower lash line with black pencil liner. Smoke it out using black eyeshadow
on a small smudge brush, and take it out onto the sides of the nose. Try to align the
extension with the liquid liner on the upper lash line, so it looks like it’s extending from
your winged liquid liner. Blend the lower lash line using a medium brown shimmery
Step 7: Apply a white cream base or pencil to the space between your upper lip and nose.
Set with a white setting powder or a matte white eyeshadow.
Step 8: Draw out a cat’s nose and mouth by lining the bottom of each nostril in black liner
pencil. Draw a line from the bottom of the nose to the center of your top lip. Use the
black liner to only fill in your top lip.
Step 9: Draw some little dots over the white area to create the whisker hair follicles. Faintly
draw on whiskers with the black liner pencil.
Step 10: Using a blending brush, apply a matte brown eyeshadow or pressed powder down
the sides of each nose. Blend this well to contour out a prominent bridge, like a cat’s.
Apply a white pressed powder down the bridge of the nose to highlight this area.
Step 11: Tightline the inner eyelids by by applying black pencil eyeliner to the waterline. Finish with some mascara and false eyelashes!