This mature skin cat-eye eyeliner hack looks crazy but it works

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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.

Ilia Natural Brightening Eye Primer, $24

I have this one and love it.

Milk Makeup Hydrogrip Eyeshadow and Concealer Primer, $24

So many friends use this one and love it.)

Eyeliner pen

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.

Laura Geller Beauty Mighty Pen Liquid Eyeliner, $21

I love the mature beauty focus of this brand!

KVD Beauty Ink Liner Waterproof Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner, $22

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.

Hourglass curator eyeshadow, $29

This is a vegan formulation, and if you want more than one color, the brand allows you to build your own pallet.

Lime Crime II Eye & Face Palette, $38

If you’re looking for more than one color, this collection has some fun ones, and for a good price.

Gel Eyeliner

Gel eyeliner is a combo somewhere between powder and liquid eyeliner. It provides that staying powder without a too-harsh look.

KVD Super Pomade Vegan Eyeliner, Shadow and Brow Pigment, $21

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.

Bobbi Brown Long-wear gel eyeliner, $28

This lasts forever both on your eyes and in the pot.

Angled brush

Kjaer Weiss angled eyeliner makeup brush, $29

Since it’s launch in 2010, this brand has been on top of the sustainability game. And its products never disappoint.

Whoosh Beauty The Eyeliner Wheel Application tool, $14

This one is cool because you can use either end—the brush or the wheel, which would work well with the gel liners above!

Setting spray

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.

Hourglass Veil Soft Setting Spray, $48

This weightless and undetectable mist blurs imperfections and creates a radiant appearance.

Ilia Blue Light Face Mist, $38

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.



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