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Cosmetology School Lee’s Summit

Tips and Tricks | Cosmetology School Lee’s SummitUpgrade Your Winged Liner With a Reverse Cat Eye Look

Looking for all the fierceness of an intense cat eye but with a modern twist? The reverse cat eye is one of the most popular makeup trends this season that can quickly intensify and transform any everyday look. Our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lee’s Summit, Kansas, are always up to date on the latest beauty trends and are detailing everything you need to know about the Instagram-famous fad. Find out how to achieve this look below!

What Is the Reverse Cat Eye?

In general, the reverse cat eye consists of two main variations, ranging from a more minimalistic interpretation of the trend, such as a simple wing on the inner corner, to bolder versions of the trend that incorporate heavy bottom liner and intense colors. And the best part? It works beautifully for all eye shapes! While it works for everyone, those with hooded eyelids will particularly enjoy this emerging trend as opposed to the traditional cat eye trend, which is more difficult to achieve. And, with spring fast approaching, the reverse cat eye inner corner liner leaves room to experiment with funky colors to suit your style!

How To Achieve the Popular Look

Are you ready to try your hand at this mesmerizing makeup trend? To achieve the picture-perfect reverse cat eye, try the following:

  1. Regardless of the reverse cat eye you decide to create, our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lee’s Summit recommend prepping your base by applying an eye primer that will allow your liner to last all day.
  2. Once your base is prepped and your eye primer has dried, use a freshly sharpened eye pencil to stencil on the perfect line. Begin from the outer corner of your eye on the lower lash line and gently create your cat’s tail flick.
  3. When you finally reach the inner corner, attempt to achieve the same angle as the outer corner tail.
  4. Follow up with an eyeshadow crayon or dark eyeshadow to smudge out the bottom lash line.
  5. Continue to blend the eyeshadow from the bottom lash line to the outer corners to create your desired shape.
  6. Finally, go in with a cotton swab or makeup removing wipe to touch up your edges. You may also go over your wings with a liquid or gel liner to increase the longevity of your eyeliner and create a bold effect.
  7. Still not getting the results that you want? Check out the following video tutorial to follow along at home!


Expert Styling Tip: Every client can pull off this trend while adapting it to their lifestyle. Mix and match colors to complement your outfit or layer shades from light to dark for dramatic nighttime flare!

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