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Screenshot from Fabulous50s on YouTube
When I saw Schellea Fowler from Fabulous50s drawing what looked like a monster tooth on her eyelid, I didn’t think it was going to turn out well. But to my surprise, it is actually the secret to a successful cat eye if you are over 50-ish.
That’s because most other techniques don’t take into consideration all the nooks and crannies we have earned by the time we reach midlife.
Also, gravity. You can draw what looks like an upturned line on your eyelid while holding your skin taut, but when you let it go, that line likely will head south.
And this is why, apparently, drawing a teepee shape in the outer corner of your eyelid will look like a lovely cat eye when your mature eyelid is at rest.
But don’t take it from me, watch Schellea in action below! And scroll down to shop some products that can help you get a cat eye look that will work for mature skin.
Supplies you’ll need:
Most makeup artists recommend using a primer on your eyelids, especially when you’re doing a bold look, or if you have oily eyelids.
I have this one and love it.
So many friends use this one and love it.)
If you want that dark black bold look, this is a good choice and it’s easy-ish to control, just like a regular pen.
I love the mature beauty focus of this brand!
Beauty bloggers swear by this one, and it’s vegan.
Black eye shadow
This can be a good choice for mature eyes because it creates a softer look. It’s also more forgiving, since you’re not creating a hard line.
This is a vegan formulation, and if you want more than one color, the brand allows you to build your own pallet.
If you’re looking for more than one color, this collection has some fun ones, and for a good price.
Gel eyeliner is a combo somewhere between powder and liquid eyeliner. It provides that staying powder without a too-harsh look.
If you’re looking for a multitasker, this product does triple duty as an eyeliner, shadow, and brow filler. Plus it’s vegan, cruelty free, and waterproof.
This lasts forever both on your eyes and in the pot.
Since it’s launch in 2010, this brand has been on top of the sustainability game. And its products never disappoint.
This one is cool because you can use either end—the brush or the wheel, which would work well with the gel liners above!
You can dip your brush into this before using powder eye shadow as a liner to get more control and give it more staying powder. Or spritz it over your final look.
This weightless and undetectable mist blurs imperfections and creates a radiant appearance.
Use this to prep your skin for makeup application or as a satin finish to lock in your finished look. It also protects skin from blue light.