Far be it from us to generalize, but it IS true that Latinas have better eyebrows than anyone else. Can’t argue with facts. If you’re among the eyebrow-obsessed, you know the following things are true:
Sometimes your emotions can overpower your eyebrows:
Just about everyone who loves makeup has heard the infamous adage about a cat-eye: “Never ask a woman with a cat-eye why she’s late.”
The thing is that it’s true. For most of us anyway, learning how to apply the perfectly drawn cat-eye takes years and years of practice. And even then we don’t always get it right the first time! To get the best secrets about applying the best cat-eye we asked our FIERCE readers for the best advice on how to apply a good cat-eye and boy did they deliver!
Check out the answers below!
“Approach with confidence. Winged liner can smell your fear.”- hichewlove
“Kat Von D Tattoo liner CHANGED MY LIFE.”- zimmyloo
“My secret is a brow brush! It has the best shape and gets really precise tips.” –lianakayarr
“You will need any eye liner, a q-tip and a pack of makeup remover wipes Draw the wing, doesn’t matter if it looks neat or even matches at first. Take the q-tip and press the cotton into the makeup remover pack. You now have a eyeliner corrector without using a whole sheet or concealer 💥 💥💥. Erase away the part of the wing you don’t want and shape to your liking. Re-dip if you need more. I use this every time I want a smaller wing.”- n.a.t.t.y_b
“I start by outlining the wing and then fill it in.”- jesstaco_food
“I use Milani’s Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner (it’s kind of like a fine, felt tip marker) to outline on the lid then go in and outline the wings and fill in everything with Milani’s Stay Put Matte Eyeliner (which is a liquid).”- la_savanita
“Use eyeshadow to trace and then go in with your favorite eyeliner.” –artsyannaart
“I’ve been putting liquid liner since I was 15. Kat Von D tattoo liner is the best hands down!!! I see a lot of people start from the wing 🚫 don’t do that. If you want that perfect swish at the end. You gotta start from the inner corner of your eye. Start thin and gradually apply pressure to thicken the line. Once you get to the end of the eye, stop and continue your swish. I always follow the crease of my eye for where to position my angle. Always make sure to go back and get that bottom outer corner for the full swish effect. ✨ In fewer words, as said by Hermione Granger, ‘swish and flick!’”- primalys
“Put concealer around it it give you that sharp nice looking effect.”- jetsemanytamayo
“Rest the end of your hand against the side of your eye by your cheekbone and dont stop until you made the full line.”- bori_bomba
“Practice and a steady hand! Acceptance that one eye ALWAYS looks better than the other and it must be a brush tip! My top two are @kvdveganbeauty tattoo liner is a game changer 🙌🏼 @nyxcosmetics Epic Ink Eyeliner does not budge and if you’re on a budget this is a great option!” –just_caro66
“Follow the waterline and set with eyeshadow.”- ainhoanegro
“One little bottom line on one eye. Then another line on the other eye. Make sure theyre even and then fill it in starting from the lash line. If the lines arent even then its a lot easier to just erase the line instead of the whole wing you just did.”- mariela_romero_
“Lots of practice and a slow strokes if you have a shaky hand like me.” –xtina_ace
If you’re looking to be more intentional about where you spend your cash, Nordstrom has just made your efforts to support Black-owned businesses easier.
The department store recently launched a new Inclusive Beauty online shopping category to highlight Black businesses. In a post to the site’s Inclusive Beauty landing page, Nordstrom encouraged users to “Check out these need-to-know Black-founded beauty brands that we’re proud to have in the Nordstrom family.” The new category includes beloved lines like Brioge, Epara and Beauty Bakerie!
Even better, the Inclusive Beauty section features a wide range of makeup shades to suit all complexions as well as hair products like silk pillowcases, and hairpieces.
Check out some of the featured Black-owned Beauty brands below!