This Tiger Stripe Eyeliner Look Will Help You Channel Your Inner Cool Cat

June 01, 2020
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
striped eyeliner tutorial

If you couldn’t already tell, animal print beauty is all the rage. From abstract cow print nails to tortoise shell makeup, we’re hooked. Call it the Tiger King effect, but right now we’re especially into tiger stripe makeup. That’s why we challenged ourselves to create an eyeshadow look inspired by the feline’s remarkable coat. Here’s how we did it.

  • STEP 1: Apply Shadow All Over The Lid

    Using the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Brights Palette, we started by applying the lilac shade all over the lid into the crease. Be sure to use a few layers of the shadow to build it up to a bright, vibrant purple. (Pro Tip: It helps if you apply a primer underneath, like the Urban Decay Original Primer Potion).

  • STEP 2: Apply Your First Layer of Stripes

    The key to creating the multi-striped finish is by layering your liners carefully. Here, we used the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liquid Liner in Lilac to create a double wing: one cat eye wing liner on the upper lash line and the other starting from the middle of the crease to the outer corner,. Next, add a stripe from the inner corner, extending to the halfway point of your crease and one final stripe above the crease, but below the brow bone. Make sure that the tip of each line is thin and small to replicate the tiger stripe finish.

Art Direction, Makeup and Photography: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Design: Hannah Packer