Miranda Kerr’s Eye Makeup Tutorial: How to Get the Supermodel Cat Eye Look

Miranda Kerr's Eye Makeup Tutorial: How to Get the Supermodel Cat Eye Look
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So many models today have specific features that define them individually—a certain hair or body quality, a type of skin, how they wear particular fashion pieces … the list goes on. However, one thing that can really define them is their eyes. That’s the case for Australian supermodel, Miranda Kerr. Over time, many people have noted her unique cat eye look and even more are on the hunt for Miranda Kerr’s eye makeup tutorial, to see how she achieves the look with proper makeup techniques. The truth is that it’s not hard; it’s just a specific process.

Getting Started

Makeup artist, Lisa Storey, the professional behind Kerr’s cat eye look, enjoys working with Kerr as she’s said the supermodel is always interested in new and fresh ideas. From some experimentation, she’s got down the basics of getting Miranda Kerr’s beautiful eyes to look the way they do.

Here’s a step-by-step guide, starting first with the skin around the eyes:

  1. First off, it necessary to apply a moisturizer such as Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré to the face with a flat foundation brush, and then gently massage it into the facial skin, giving it some hydration. Afterwards, you can add a foundation to the skin such as Ultra HD Foundation by MAKE UP FOR EVER, blending it in with the aid of a sponge.
  2. Second, concealer is used. A popular brand such as Eve Perl’s Salmon Concealer is used under the eyes to cover up blue ring areas that might appear there.
  3. Contouring is the next job, with Tom Ford Contouring Kit being a good resource for this procedure. You have to apply this with a buffer brush in circular motions, and the end result should yield more contour in the face overall.
  4. To wind down the process down, there’s a need to add cream blush and then some setting powder. Products like Petunia cream blush or Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color, and WilliamsPro Zero are recommended respectively.

Eyeing the Finish

Once you’ve got the skin treatments of the Miranda Kerr eye makeup tutorial down, it’s time to get down to some specific techniques. Eyebrows can be filled out by using a brow powder with a flat brush. For the eyelids, to create a base, a paint pop kit mixture like MAC Painterly mixed with Stila Lotus and/or MAC Painterly is necessary. You need to apply brightener, then the rouge, and blend them together. An eyeshadow crease is then used around the inner eye corners, then mascara to the lashes.

Storey recommends finally using liquid eye pencils like Charlotte Tilbury Rock ’n’ Kohl Liquid Eye Pencil for some final eyeliner touches. To get Miranda Kerr’s smoky eye look is a process, but one that can yield interesting results.



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