So far in my Pinterest adventures, I’ve tackled a braided bun, made some fire starters, tried to unclog a sink drain, made a t-shirt bag, baked some crappy s’mores pockets and made an awesome blanket scarf.
Well I received a liquid liner in my January Birchbox (review of box coming soon) and had the great thought that I’d use some Pinterest tutorials to try the ‘cat eye’ look. I mean, how hard could it be?
I found two posts that sounded perfect to help me figure it out: 22 Genius Eyeliner Hacks Every Woman Needs to Know and 18 Useful Tips for People Who Suck at Eyeliner. Considering that I use eyeliner on a daily basis, I figured that with these 40 new tips I’d be a PRO!
The girl on the pin is exactly the look that I am going for:
I mean look at her… it’s perfect! And don’t even get me started on the eyebrow jealousy I have going on right now…
So with this exact ‘swoop’ in mind, I readied myself. I read EVERY SINGLE tip in each article. I steadied my hand on my face. I made small dots with the liquid liner and slowly smudged them together. I tried making the liner extend out on a curve… only to realize it was randomly curving down when I stopped pulling my skin tight. I wiped it off with makeup remover and tried it again.
Okay, so I got one side done and it’s not TOO awful.
And then, I did the other side.
What the hell just happened here?!
I’m not even kidding when I say that this is literally the best that I could do after trying over and over again.
Even when it seemed like I was doing a good job, I’d back up from the mirror to look and I pretty much looked CRAZY.
I mean, LOOK AT THIS:
Maybe I just need more practice? Like months and months of more practice…
Have you perfected the art of the ‘cat eye’?