As well as being treasured and loved worldwide, K-pop idols are the masters of cat-eye eyeliner. Female celebrities such as BLACKPINK'S Jennie and Ahn Sohee from Former Wonder Girls constantly feature their trademark perfect eyeliner.
But what's the secret for achieving flawless eyeliner?
We have all the information as we uncover the inspiration behind K-pop idol's eye look. Keep reading as we are going to reveal perfect eye makeup products and how to apply them.
What Is Cat Eye Makeup?
Cat-eye makeup is a classic eye look that can be challenging to achieve. For ITZY's Yeji, the toughest part is learning the correct application and placement depending on your eye shape.
Even though cat eyeliner is tricky, it's possible to enhance your eyes with your favorite gel eyeliner, eyeliner pencil, or waterproof liquid eyeliner. Just make sure to have near you a makeup remover and cotton pads such as PYUNKANG YUL 1/3 Cotton Pad to clean up any missteps that may occur, creating your perfect cat-eye.
So, what eye makeup products do you need?
1. Prepare the eyes area.
The first tip for creating the perfect eye-cat look is to prepare the area with concealer or eyeshadow primer.
Apply the concealer or primer under your eyes and eyelids to create an even, soft base for your eye makeup products. By doing this, you're helping cosmetics to adhere better.
Curl your eyelashes with an eye curler such as SHU UEMURA Eyelash Curler.
It's wise to protect your eyelashes with ETUDE HOUSE My Lash Serum formulated with panthenol and dogwood berry extract to promote the natural growth of your lashes.
We recommend keeping a concealer such as THE SAEM Cover Perfection Tip Concealer SPF28 PA++ near you to fix any mistakes.
Our favorite eye primer is ETUDE HOUSE Proof 10 Eye Primer, which keeps your eye makeup intact throughout the day. It's formulated with powerful ingredients to prevent eyeliner and shadows from fading or getting in your crease.
2. Apply a Neutral Eyeshadow
K-pop idol (G)I-DLE's Minnie always applies neutral or light eyeshadow for her lash line up to her crease. The eyeshadow helps the eyeliner to glide smoother on your lid.
Choose an eyeshadow that suits your skin tone or is slightly lighter. Avoid using a cream eyeshadow as the eyeliner won't adhere to it.
The 3CE Mood Recipe Multi Eye Colour Palette is the perfect eye makeup product in matte and shimmery finishes. This eyeshadow palette comes with nine warm, neutral shades ideal for creating dramatic and everyday looks.
To create the perfect cat-eye look, we recommend using a liquid eyeliner such as MACQUEEN Waterproof Pen Eyeliner
or TONYMOLY Back Gel Eyeliner Long Brush which is more beginner-friendly than liquid eyeliners.
Start by drawing a line on your upper lash line. It's good to start by applying more minor strokes and continue toward bigger ones as you gain experience.
Make sure to follow the natural shape of your eyes. This way, you can be sure you're getting the correct angle. If you're unsure how to do it correctly, you can always use dotted lines and connect the dots later.
Don't forget to have near you a cotton pad and eye makeup remover to erase any mistakes.
If you have small eyes, make sure not to apply the eyeliner to the inner corners, which usually makes your eyes look tinier.
Always use super pigmented and long-lasting eyeliner formulas to create that dramatic look.
As mentioned, achieving the perfect eye-cat look can be challenging, so keep this in mind while attempting the technique.
- One of the best tricks to keep things simple is drawing the wing first and then lining along your upper lash line.
- K-makeup artists recommend changing between eyes before moving to the next step. This means you should work both eyes almost simultaneously, so the wings are more symmetrical.
- When you're attempting the cat-eye look, it is best to make single, fluid motions. Otherwise, you might finish with a messy, uneven look.
- Do your makeup in a well-lighted room, in front of a mirror, and with your hair, pull back. You can use the ETUDE HOUSE My Beauty Tool Lovely Etti Hair Band to completely hold back your hair from the face.