The Flick ‘ ‘ ‘

The hardest part in make-up history is the eyeliner cat eyes “flick”. I’ve had major issues trying to perfect it, and it took me a year to learn. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE is the answer. If you find difficulty in applying your eyeliner, I suggest you not to use the brush + tub. Using a liquid eyeliner like MAC’s “boot black” gives you a better grip + an intense colour. The applicator is precise and thick so it can be easily held to draw.

1) Apply your eyeshadow or eyeshadow base. Make sure you have a makeup remover & cotton buds handy just in case you make a mistake.

2) Start by drawing in the centre of your upper lash line. If you find it difficult to draw a straight line, then use a pencil eyeliner to create a few dashes. Connect those dashes with the liquid liner. Draw the line as close as possible to the lash line, following the natural curve of your eyelid.

3) For a thicker line, build the line gradually carefully, more thickly towards the outer corners of the eye.

4) For the FLICK use the bottom lash line as a guide. As if you are extending your lower lash line upwards towards the end of your brow by making a small flick. It might help sometimes if you pull the side of your eyes towards your hairline to perfect this flick. Make sure the flick creates a triangle.

When applied, it looks professionally done. It might fade after a long day, but just a little touch up will do fine.

Still having problems with the flick? More help on the way. You can buy the “get bent brush” from benefit or Inglot. It’s designed at a 30° angle. Tilt your head back slightly; close our lid half way and draw from the inner corner of your eye out. To do the ‘cat eyes’ flick the brush up slightly at the outer corners. Great to use with Bobbie Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Inc.