As soon as K-pop girl band New Jeans hit the scene, its member HaeRin skyrocketed to fame, captivating everyone with her irresistibly chic and elegant style. Her mesmerising eye shape only added to her allure, leaving us all yearning to recreate her enchanting eye makeup.
Thanks to the expertise of our beloved TikTok makeup guru, Jen (@l_yuhann), we now have the incredible opportunity to bring HaeRin’s iconic cat eye to life.
Eager to learn all the tips and tricks? Keep reading!
What Gives Your Eyes a Cat-Like Appearance?
Did you know that puppy eyes and cat eyes have distinct characteristics?
Puppy eyes usually have a gentle and curved top eyelid, giving them a round and smooth appearance.
On the other hand, cat eyes have a more angular shape, with the top eyelid sloping upwards and making a sharp, straight turn.
Moreover, cat eyes have outer corners that are higher than the inner corners, which adds to their unique look. This is quite different from the rounded downturn of puppy eyes!
Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving HaeRin’s Iconic Cat Eyes
Step 1: Blend Your Outer Corners Upwards
Start by applying a neutral base colour on your upper eyelids.
The trick is to seamlessly blend the eyeshadow from the outer edge of your eyes towards the brow bone, giving the impression of a sharper and lifted appearance.
Step 2: Create Winged Eyeliner
Begin at the edge of your pupil and extend your eyeliner straight and upward.
This technique will give your upper eyelid a more angular and less rounded appearance.
For a chic and fierce look, choose a black eyeliner.
Step 3: Extend Inner Corner Downwards
Use a gel liner to elongate your inner corner, giving it a downward extension.
This method will enhance the look of your inner corners, making them appear longer and more defined, similar to the intense gaze of a cat.
Step 4: Create Curved Outer Corner
Apply a touch of reddish-brown eyeshadow to the outer corners of your eyes, creating a curved and rounded angle.
Enhance the look by using a burgundy liner to draw a curved line from the center of your pupil towards the ends of your outer corner.
Finally, blend it out seamlessly with eyeshadow for a flawless finish.
Make sure to apply the eyeshadow up to your aegyo-sal (under-eye puff), keeping it in an upward direction instead of pulling it downwards.
Step 5: Add Highlight and Glitter
For an extra oomph effect, add your preferred highlight and glitter to your inner eye corner, aegyo-sal, and upper eyelid.
Instead of placing the glitters in the middle of your eyelid like usual, position them slightly towards the front to accentuate your defined inner corners even more.
Step 6: Apply Mascara
Finish off by applying mascara to the outer corner of your eyes to make them appear longer.
Give extra attention to the inner corner to accentuate your angular upper eyelid.
And there you go! Jen successfully altered her eye shape from a rounded, puppy-like look to the sleek and sophisticated gaze of a cat in just six easy steps!
Products She Used and Where to Find Them
- Step 4: All Take Mood Technique Palette 04 In My Mute Pink retails for RM111.79 and is available on Shopee.
- Step 4: CANMAKE Creamy Touch Liner 09 Darjeeling Pink retails for RM99.09 and is available on Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
Featured image credits: @l_yuhann/TikTok