Slay Your NYE Party Look With This ’60s-Inspired Glitter Cat EyeDecember 28, 2021
Lay the Base
After priming the eye, apply a dark brown matte eyeshadow all over your lid — extending the color up past the crease and over to the outer corner. Then, go over the brown shadow with a matte olive green shade (like the Ofra Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Olive). “Layers of color give a smoky eye dimension so it doesn’t look flat,” says Williamson.
Define the Lower Lash Line
Using the Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner in Café Noir, line your lower lash line from the outer corner to the center. Gently smudge using a small blending brush for a smoky effect, then apply the eyeliner along your water line from the outer corner stopping in the middle.
Add Some Sparkle
Apply a green glitter shadow — like the Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow in Psych — over the matte base, blending upwards to extend the glitter.
Pack on the Glitter
Glitterfy your eyes by mixing the Valentino Beauty Dreamdust Glitter Eyeshadow in Silver Spark with setting spray. Then, using a flat eyeshadow brush, tap the glitter onto your eyelid and diffuse it out to the edge of your eyes. Pro tip: if you experience any glitter fallout, press a piece of tape onto the affected area to latch onto any stray flecks.
Exaggerate the '60s Cat Eye
To achieve that dramatic ’60s cat eye look, dip a cotton swab in micellar water and trace it along the outer edge of the eye to get a sharp, rounded edge.
Add Finishing Touches
Finish the look with two coats of mascara and a swipe of neutral lipstick. Now you’re ready to dance the night away!