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Makeup How-To: Aquamarine Cat Eyes

It's time to channel your inner mermaid.


Green with envy over these aquamarine eyes? Here's how you can create this look on your own thanks to this how-to from makeup artist Lauren Cosenza.

1. Apply gold shadow to the inner corners of your eyes. To instantly make your eyes stand out, use a contouring eyeshadow brush to apply a pop of gold shimmer onto the inner "V" corner of your eyes. Here, model Valerin Johnson used Rouge Bunny Rouge Loose Glitter Pigment in "Sleeping Under a Mandarin Tree."

2. Swipe teal shadow over your eyelid. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, sweep a teal shadow with an irridescent mermaid-like finish over your eyelid, keeping the color away from the crease of your eye. To get the cat eye effect, bring the shadow out to a "V" point toward the outer corner of your eye. For precision, use the tips of the eyeshadow brush to create the flick shape. Val used Rouge Bunny Rouge Loose Glitter Pigment in "Spun from Sunny Seawater." Then, using the ends of the same eyeshadow brush, apply the same shade along your lower lash line.

3. Deepen the crease with black liner. To make the crease pop, trace the crease of your eye with a black liner, like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in "Zero," and then run it on your inner upper and lower waterlines for a more dramatic look.

4. Smudge the shadow. Create a smokier look with a black eyeshadow in the crease, like MAC Eyeshadow in "Carbon," using a pointy eyeshadow brush, like MAC Cosmetics 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Griffin; Article via Cosmopolitan.com


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