I think I have said it before…I am a sucker for anything I can buy that might be a quick fix, especially when it involves beauty products. For a few years, now, I have been trying to master the stroke of the perfect “cat eye.”
It’s hard to admit one’s downfalls, but after many, many failed attempts, and several audience heckles from the other beauty queens who live in my home, I gave up. Failed attempts looked like 1920’s extended eyeliner botches, or I would pull my eye, draw the line, and then, like a turtle in trouble on a major highway every time a car drives by, the line would shrivel up and retreat back to my lid, morphing into this lump of liner.
Then, I thought one day I had found my salvation: NOT!
I guess a quick disclaimer is that I have deep-set eyes, which makes the cat eye a little more difficult. My oldest daughter, Brynn, who does not have deep set eyes, also failed to make the “mark.” First of all, the stencil slides over your lid so it lies on your lid. Not happening. Where is the assistant that comes with the stencils to hold your contraption steady? You need two hands or a surgeon to pull this off. Once it’s on, and you are ready to “draw” your cat eye, just grab your toddler and hand them a sharpie…same effect. I tried one, two, six, nine times, and the same every time.
The same set comes with a Smoky Eye stencil, which for fear of looking like Rocky meets Apollo Creed, I did not attempt. My middle daughter, Valentina, who feels she should be interviewed on the topic has chided me for attempting make up “coolness” when I am going out for the day. She advises to attempt new moves in the evening when you aren’t going anywhere so it doesn’t matter if you botch your artistic-ness. From the mouth of beauty babes ...