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New Month, New Beauty Trick: The Reverse Cat Eye

New Month, New Beauty Trick: The Reverse Cat Eye

You know how to do the cat eye makeup technique like the back of your hand—or not, but either way, as we usher in September we encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and try the edgier take on this popular beauty skill: The Reverse Cat Eye.


And yes by reverse, it literally means you draw on the opposite area of your upper lashline a.k.a. the waterline. It’s actually easy to do, you just need three things to get this right: Gel eyeliner, nude eyeshadow, and a steady hand. Having a steady hand is very important because the lines have to be more precise than your usual cat eye as they can be seen entirely (unlike when they’re drawn on the eyelid which isn’t visible when your eyes are open). So focus, okay?

Here’s a short video to guide you in mastering the reverse cat eye technique:

Photograph by Mike Gella, model Bianca Guidotti, makeup by Eliza Ypon for M.A.C Cosmetics, hair by Reynard for Triple Luck Brow and Nail Salon, video Xyra Crisostomo, graphics Jana Jimenez,  Special thanks to Vanessa Vergara, Samantha Lewis, and Ogie Rodriguez.


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