The Eyes Have It

Whether it's gel, liquid, pencil or something else, eyeliner is part of most women's makeup routine.  One of my favorite makeup looks is black liner with a tiny cat eye or flick at the end. When the rest of your makeup is kept simple this look can be great for day and work. For a night out or a fancier event I pair the cat eye with a classic red lip (favorite reds here). 

The downside to the cat eye is getting it perfect and identical on each eye. This used to take several tries and a couple q tips.  I recently tried something that is a GAME CHANGER! 

On a whim, I bought Benefit's They're Real Push-Up Liner and will never look back! It is different from any other eyeliner I have used before. When you twist the bottom the gel formula dispenses out of the tip. Once it has a moment to set on your eyelid the liner doesn't budge or fade. What makes this liner special is the angled tip.  The angle is perfect for having control over where the liner goes. A steady line is much easier to create. It also goes on thin but is easy to thicken with a couple swipes.  
My favorite part of the angled tip is how easy you can create a cat eye. I start by lining my entire top lash line from the outside in.  I do this in a few short strokes. Next is the flick. To find the angle I want, I visualize a line going from the end of my lash line to the end of my eyebrow. I put the flick or cat eye on this line. Starting at the end of my lash line, I set the liner down on my skin and drag it out at that angle. This gives a flick that requires very little touch ups. You can make it short or pull it more and have a dramatic cat eye.  To keep the liner the focus I use very little eyeshadow. I like a little highlight on my brow bones.

 Benefit's They're Real Push-Up Liner works for more than just the cat eye. It is part of my everyday look. I make a thin line on my top lid to give my eyes definition. It's great too for a thicker line on top of a smokey eye. Any time you need black liner, this should be your new go to!

Kara Krittenbrink


  1. Seriously, SO cute! Love a great cat eye - now I need to learn how to apply it on myself! :)
    Also, thank you so much for your sweet comments, you are the best!
    Happy Weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  2. I am seriously going to try this! I am so over my current liner!