The Egyptian Cat-Eye Is Easier Than It Looks

Using a liquid liner and a masterful technique, Egyptian-American student and photographer Eman Abbas shows how her Nefertiti-inspired cat-eye is done.

Released on 3/8/2017

Credits

Featuring: Eman Abbas

Filmed at 1Hotel Central Park

Transcript

00:02
Hey guys, it's Eman.
00:03
Today I'm gonna show you how to do
00:05
an Egyptian inspired cat eye.
00:07
It's called (speaks in Arabic).
00:09
So you wanna go around the eye as circular as possible,
00:13
and then wing it out and bring it inwards.
00:17
Not this way, but just go circular above it.
00:20
You start a wing from here
00:22
as if your lower lash line is coming up again.
00:27
You're gonna bring it inwards
00:28
and then fill in the triangle that's made.
00:30
(light rock music)
00:36
After that I like to bring the tip part
00:40
back here and bring it down just under the lash line.
00:46
And what this does is just
00:48
makes your eyes look a little bit bigger.
00:51
So in Egypt we actally call this (speaks in Arabic)
00:53
which means drawing the eye.
00:55
They made sure the eyes are popping.
00:57
Poppin'.
01:00
One thing you can do to make it easier is balancing
01:02
your hand on your cheek while you draw it out.
01:07
So now that we're done lining the upper eye itself,
01:10
we're gonna do the same thing as this side.
01:14
And then from the middle of the
01:15
line you wanna bring it inwards.
01:17
So from like right about here, bringing it
01:21
inwards and filling in the line that it makes.
01:25
You wanna bring it back to the line that you made.
01:31
Alright, next is lashes.
01:33
One thing you can do every night is just put castor oil
01:37
on your lashes.
01:38
It makes your lashes grow out longer and stronger.
01:41
So I start the root and then wiggle it outwards.
01:44
After we've done one coat of this one
01:47
you go over it with this one just before it dries.
01:54
I'm more likely to contour if I have a turban
01:56
'cause there's so much more emphasis on the face.
01:58
So I'm just lightly using the lighter shade,
02:01
tapping it really lightly
02:04
and going around the perimeters of the face.
02:06
So like right here,
02:08
here and here.
02:12
So if I feel like doing something a little more
02:14
I would just fill in the eyebrows a little bit.
02:16
So what I'm using is an Anastasia pomade
02:20
and an angled brush.
02:21
Just the little empty spaces.
02:23
And what I like to do is just follow the natural shape.
02:26
So when I reach the arch I just come here
02:29
and then bring it down.
02:33
These earrings.
02:36
So I got this from a market called (speaks in Arabic)
02:38
from Egypt.
02:41
(light music)
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Extra on the top,
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(laughs) effortless on the bottom.
02:49
Either nude lipstick or some tinted lip balm,
02:51
just to feel like everything is put together.
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And that's it.
02:55
(speaks in Arabic)
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