Trend Alert! 18 Powerful Ways To Rock The Reverse Cat Eye Trend

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The eyeliner is arguably the simplest makeup gesture to personalize and adapt to your daily desires. It’s the way you can get away with only a simple stroke of ink and also how quickly that mere stroke can add an instant spark to your eyes that makes them a personal favorite. This season, eyeliner has taken on an interesting turn with the return of the reverse eyeliner trend. From Instagram to TikTok and the red carpets, beauty fanatics are defining this trend in more ways than one. Whether with an unexpected color for a pop effect, or an ultra graphic line for a more modern and edgy style, you’ll certainly be spoiled for choice!

In addition to the unexpected drama this look creates, it also does well in complementing every eye shape. Whether round, monolid, or almond, you can play your eyes up with the reverse cat eye trend. As you spot your favorite beauty influencer making this trend hers, do well to add a bit of your personality while replicating the look. And because the trend is original to the end, it not only works great with colors but also with a glitter or metallic finish. Yup, we’ve seen all kinds of variations.

What’s the reverse cat eye?

As the name suggests, the reverse cat eye is done by putting the eyeliner on the lower part of the eye and no longer on the top eyelid. Even easier to achieve than the traditional method, this eyeliner trend consists of applying your liner line flush with the lower lashes, like a kohl line, to emphasize the look. The result is a glamorous, sexy, and very eye-catching look.

Of course, don’t hesitate to adapt this trend as you wish: vary the colors, styles, and line thicknesses. You can choose to draw a simple line across the lower lash line or add a wing for a stylish cat-eye effect. For an even bolder look, you can apply eyeliner both below and above the eye. However, it is important to remember that it will make your eyes appear smaller. You can also combine this look with eye shadow or keep it more understated. The choice is all yours!

Black quickly becomes too harsh for people with smaller eyes or fairer skin. Therefore, it’s a good idea to opt for dark brown tones when experimenting with this look. Also, another option is to use eye shadow to draw the line so that it doesn’t look too intense.

Check out some stunning reverse cat eye makeup looks to inspire…

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Beauty tip: As stated earlier, there are a ton of ways to rock the reverse cat eye trend, one of which is to play the heavy card. When taking this route, keep the rest of your makeup subtle so the resulting look isn’t too busy.


Beauty tip: Create a faded wing with your eyeshadow by using a heavy hand on your lower lid and then going lighter as you attempt to make the wing. If, for some reason, your wing still doesn’t appear faded, dust a little bit of loose powder for a vanishing effect.

Beauty tip: Play with colors and shimmer by using two tones on your top and bottom lids, and punctuate with glitters in your inner corner.

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Beauty tip: For a really sexy reverse cat eye look, a smokey effect on your lower lid is the right call.

Beauty tip: Enliven your black liner by incorporating a bright color over it for a fierce pop. Consider colors like yellow, white, pink, blue, etc., as they have some vibe to their presence.


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