How To Create Reverse Eyeliner Looks

Discover how to achieve the trending eye makeup look of the moment with this helpful guide to creating reverse eyeliner.

Darlings, the trending eye makeup look of the moment is reverse cat eye liner! This look is EASY to create and switches up traditional winged eyeliner by drawing all the attention to your lower lash line instead of your top lash line, giving you a sexy feline shape that’s unique and eye-catching!

Another thing that makes reverse eyeliner so magic is that it can easily be dialled up or down to your desired intensity, working well for every occasion from desk, to date, to disco!

Ready to learn how to create a reverse eyeliner look for any occasion? Read on to discover my step-by-step guide and top tips and tricks.

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How to create the reverse eyeliner look

First things first, darling. Before you apply your makeup, you should always make sure your skin is clean and hydrated for the best beauty results! My guide to the correct order of skincare products for your routine shares the perfect night and day skincare order for skin that’s clean, hydrated, prepped and primed for everything that comes next!

Once your skin is clean and hydrated, it’s also important to apply your makeup products in the correct order! After using one of my research-powered face primers to create a radiant, plumper-looking canvas for your makeup, follow my guide to the correct order to apply your makeup . Eyeliner is generally one of the last products to apply in your research-powered beauty ritual, right before you apply your mascara, lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss, blush and setting spray!

Now that you know how to set yourself up for an amazing eyeliner look, it’s time to discover how to create the reverse cat eyeliner trend. Here’s my step-by-step guide to creating a reverse liner look…

Reverse Eyeliner Makeup Tutorial

  1. Pillow Talk Eyeliner is a berry-brown pencil eyeliner inspired by Charlotte's iconic Pillow Talk shade

    MAGIC STEP 1: Line your lower lash line!

    Take my Rock ‘N’ Kohl eyeliner in an eye-enhancing hue of your choice and gently apply it along your lower lash line. Next, extend the line beyond your outer corner in an upward stroke for a reverse winged eyeliner look! When applying, be sure to apply the product as close and tight to your lash line as possible for a defined look, bringing the liner close to the inner corner of your eyes to create a sexy feline shape.

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  2. Charlotte's Eye Smudger Brush is a domed, synthetic brush that's perfect for precise application

    MAGIC STEP 2: Smudge and Perfect!

    Once you’ve lined your lower lashes, take my Eye Smudger Brush and gently smudge the liner from the inner to the outer corner of your eyes and diffuse out the edges. Make sure your brush is clean before you use it to blend out the look. This will help to prevent any leftover product from ruining your look!

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  3. Mascara in a pink-coloured tube with its gold-coloured lid with a black applicator next to it.

    MAGIC STEP 3: Finishing Touches!

    After you’ve applied and smudged your eyeliner for the perfect reverse eyeliner look, it’s time to add the finishing touch! Simply take my award-winning Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! mascara and apply lashings of it to both your top and bottom lashes for instant volume and a 24-hour vertical lift effect! It’s the secret to SEXY, SULTRY eyes and the lashes of your dreams!

  4. Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is Charlotte's weightless, makeup-fixing mist that lets you party all night and stay all day

    MAGIC STEP 4: Lock in your lock

    Once you’ve perfected your eye look, continue with the rest of your makeup application and then lock in your look with my Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray. This oil-free, lightweight and hydrating setting spray primes and sets your makeup in place for up to 16 hours, taking your eye look from day to night with no fading or creasing in sight!

    Tilbury Tip: Craving more eye drama? Apply one of my easy-to-use and easy-to-choose eyeshadows before you apply your eyeliner and mascara to dial up the intensity of your reverse eyeliner look!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.