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I haven’t had the chance to do a makeup tutorial in a while, so I decided to try out the new makeup room and do one! It was actually a little difficult to apply my eye liner as usual because I usually apply my makeup standing up with my face mashed up against the mirror since I’m super blind. This time I tried sitting down like a civil human being and in retrospect it was a bad idea because it made my hand shaker and I noticed my line wasn’t as straight as it usually. That or I was just nervous to put on eyeliner in front of you guise. *blushes nervously*

Onto the tutorial! I love using crazy colours and having my eyeshadow act like an additional accessory to my outfit, but sometimes I just want to do a simple look so that I can play up my lips with a bright colour or so that I can use huge chunky accessories. So even though I called this a cat eye tutorial, it also includes my basic eye makeup look. I mention in the video that I’m using white (or sometimes a light pink) as my eyeshadow, but depending on your skin colour, you want to use an eyeshadow that is similar to your skin tone, but lighter. That way it makes your eyes look brighter and bigger but without drawing attention to the eyeshadow colour. Of course, if you want to draw attention to it, any bright colour will work perfectly with this cat eye look as well!

Now I totally know liquid eye liner can be intimidating, the first time I saw it I thought to myself, “only professional people can use that crazy stuff” but I realized that isn’t true, it just takes practice. I mention this in the video, but I’ll say it again: even when you’re not leaving the house or just before you take a shower, practice putting on your eyeliner. Everyone seems to have a different technique for what will work for them, so you need time to figure out what you’re doing wrong/right.

It also takes time to figure out which eye liner you like the best. I tried a couple different brushes before I found the Kat Von D tattoo liner “Trooper”, and even though I love the particular one I’m using, I don’t like her other liquid eye liners because they use a really stiff felt tip that doesn’t flex while I paint. Yes, I just referred to applying liquid eyeliner as painting. So before I buy a liquid eyeliner I usually try it out on my hand and see if I can easily make a nice steady not splattery line. Then I try out a couple more brands and after five minutes I run my finger over them to see if them smudge. Sometimes they claim to be smudge free and they just smudge instantly even after a good 5 minute break! Then I lick a finger and run that over my paint swatches and to see if they smudge with water. Yes, I look crazy when I shop for makeup, but who cares! Makeup can be so expensive and so different for each person that you really never know how it will work for you until you try it! Recently I recommend the Lee Hyori sponsored CLIO brand gel eyeliner to my friend Whitney because it works super awesome for me, it’s pretty cheap, and has awesome colours like neon green and purple, but after she bought it on my recommendation she said it smudged SO terribly on her! I’M SORRY WHITNEY! I WAS WRONG, FORGIVE ME! AHHHh AHHH AHH AHHHHH…파도처럼 부숴진 내 맘….wait…isn’t that a Big Bang song… Anyhoo, the point is you really never know until you test it.

So I hope the tutorial helps out, I’d like to hear other tips from you guise about your liquid eye liner mad skillz. NO! BAD autocorrect, stop trying to correct my spelling with a z at the end of it, it’s trendy didn’t you get the memoz? Geez. Also, what other tutorials should I do? A hair one perhaps? I know some of you liked my messy poof poof bun, but is that too easy? Let me know! Martina out! *pink smokebomb*

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  1. why i would never get liner tattooed… they would mess up and i would be forever quizzical xD

  2. Hurrah! This is a mighty friendly brush tutorial so I’ll be trying out wingtips more often. Now, this is me just being curious, but have you ever tried using brushes to apply? Or just pencil and liquid liners Martina?

  3. kpopfan123

    So much work…

    ♥♥ ♥ ♥

  4. I started wearing mascara for like the first time in 2 years and my friend says to me ‘you’ve got really nice lashes’. I was raging inside lol. You’re not the only one with invisible lashes!

  5. Buhah! I got tha invisible eyelashes too :D and hardly any eyebrows (invisible and like 2 hairs in a cross, I dont know WHY ARENT THEY GROWING!) SO I gonna need pencil /brown eyehadow to do them as well or else I look a bit idiotic ;P So you can always think “oh lucky me, I still got my eyebrows” ;P

  6. Comment:

    There’s actually new video that just went up on YouTube about *Makeup*:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGjzohg5Oxs

    It’s exciting to be talking about Spring fashion already – can’t wait to
    ditch my winter clothing!

  7. you should pull a jenna marbles, and have simon do your makeup for a video o_O

  8. Sandeul Baro

    when i try to make the wing with my eyeliner it comes out looking all funny…..BUT! now that i saw this it makes soooo much more sense to do it Martinas way!! THANKS MARTINA!!! so so helpful ^^

  9. LOL XD Loved the tutorial Thank you~!

  10. Thanks Martina! I’ve actually been wanting to ask you to do the ‘cat eye’ tutorial, but know that you are always super busy. I’ll have to try it out now!

  11. disqus_pOl8dYpYje

    I’m a fan of the sticky-tape method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBteOfqeyEA

  12. OnigiriBunnie

    Hahaha I also do the wing first. I used to get fancy schmancy and break out with a note card to try to keep them even but then I learned to use your trick too and have been doing it for a year or so. It really works =] Is the Kat Von D liner work really well, or does it melt off? I haven’t tried to Kat Von D eyeliner but if it ever gives you trouble try Stila stay all day waterproof. Love the tutorial <3

  13. anime_freak696

    Martina im so jelly i wish i was as pretty as you! so pls dont be bitter or sad cause then us fans would be sad too! Fighting!

  14. Awesome thank you so much actually i have wanted to know for the longest time how to do that. this is awesome now i won’t look stupid when i put on makeup

  15. Martina, don’t be bitter about having blonde eyelashes! i think they’re pretty ^w^ and thanks for the tutorial, i needed to learn how to do them wings right XD

  16. martina is soooo purtttyy~
    you don’t need bigger eyes. kekekeke. only us asians do.

  17. Haha I shop for makeup like a crazy lady as well. Always walk out of the stores with a hundred different swatches on my hands! If you don’t mind the suggestion, to make your eyes even bigger, add a light skin-toned eyeliner on the waterline. I use the Rimmel Scandal’eyes, it’s awesome! And, if you have any black gel eyeliner you can put that on the top waterline and make the line super black (and it sets so it doesn’t transfer to the lower waterline where you have the light color). Much love, Martina! Keep doing the tutorials, they are super fun! =D

  18. Thanks for that wing tip! I use liquid eyeliner almost every day (and usually it’s pretty much my whole make up) and wings are my biggest problem.

    Next tutorial: definitely hair! Today I tried to make braids similar to those you had in introducing the EYK Crew video :)

  19. Martina! I’m bitter about your perfectly smooth skin! Don’t do like I did kids, trying to look like a sun goddess when I’m more like a vampire. Always use sunscreen! But yeah my moles and freckles aren’t pretty. :( Anyway, you look so beautiful and I love these makeup tutorials. It’s like girly makeover time, woo hoo!

  20. Mooooore Hair & Makeup tutorials moooooore

  21. Hey!! I Think You Will Look Really Pretty When You Cut Ur Hair 단발 O_O

  22. Martina please make a video of you going shooping !!!

  23. Rui Zhang

    Dear Martina please do an eye shadow tutorial of the one you had in the live chat!!! it was so pretty and rainbowly and adorable <3
    and I challenge you to do it all with your mouth close! mwahahaha

  24. Thanks a lot for this video, Martina! I’ve been wondering how you get the wings so greatly done for quite some time now. I’m going to try and find out if your method works for my inconvenient lid form ^^

  25. maipaborin

    Have you ever seen “my spoon story” by sasakiasahi? It’s a make-up tutorial/mini drama on how to put on your eyeliner and do your eyelashes with the help of a spoon! It’s really interesting ^^

  26. Diana Sanchez

    My eyeliner is something that I always hesitate doing because if I mess up then it messes up my eyeshadow as well and I wouldn’t want to start all over. However the times that I have done it, it comes out pretty good. I haven’t ventured into liquid eyeliner yet, that’s even more intimidating to me. lol. But I do like Kat Von D’s eyeshadows so I wouldn’t mind trying her liquid eyeliners. There’s a first time for everything right. :)

  27. PunkyPrincess92
    PunkyPrincess92

    ahahaha that thumbnail reminds me of Key and when he talks about how he’s seen female idols putting on their mascara, and they make a weird face in the process!!
    ….i don’t even know why i watched this vid…..i don’t wear makeup! haha!!

  28. another tip is just plain tape, follow the same line you did but mark with tape and you never mess up

  29. I do not own a liquid eyeliner pen, I have this stick brush type of liquid eyeliner so when i put it on it brushes against my eyelashes and clumps them all up so I think I will invest in a pen.

  30. When you said ¨even¨, I remembered one of your videos . MY FACE IS NOT EVEN!!! lol

  31. TurnUptheAC

    Martine, you are totally like a magician…I fail at liquid eyeliner and have practiced many a times…but someday I will conquer the eyeliner and then the world will never be the same….muwhahaha.

  32. I’m terrible on drawing the edges of my winged eyeliner. They always come out as thick and… well not winged :D. That’s before I found the gel liner and the angled brush. I still have my bad days but it’s not a war in front of the mirror every morning at least ^^^

  33. This looks great! Martina you are awesome! I’ll have to attempt it in the future. (I’m not good with eye liner. I have a shaky hand, so it always comes out wobbly.) I have super long eyelashes, but I’m so fair skinned (use to be super ginger when I was a kid) that they are really light. I can’t use certain mascaras because they make my lashes too long and they get stuck on my glasses. But my lashes are also really thin and sparse. So, it evens out.

  34. KATHyphenTUN
    KATHyphenTUN

    I can relate to your no eyelashes rage Martina! I have stubby light red lashes and even after i put on mascara they are so thin it looks like normal people’s lashes. *sigh* i guess it’s falsies for me :P

  35. Your face. Is very even.

  36. Hey martina! :) Which mascara do you use and how much does it cost? I am looking for a good one because my mascaras always crumble and smudge a lot.

  37. I know what you feel, my lashes are totally blond too, along with my eyebrows T.T
    i look like a ghost without mascara .-. *sobbing*

  38. I’m so glad you did this video, Martina. I wear winged liner everyday but it still takes me a couple of goes to get it right. I’m sure I can cut my face-painting time down now. :)

  39. An idea for another tutorial: Martina, your skin almost always looks flawless on camera. What are your skin makeup techniques, especially including covering the occasional blemish and then seamlessly blending that coverup with the rest of your skin? :-)

    Also, does Simon ever wear MAN MAKEUP (read that in the manly man voice) on camera? @hironyx:disqus commented with a suggestion to have Simon do an April Fool’s makeup tutorial (which is definitely an awesome idea), but it got me thinking maybe he actually does sometimes wear it since y’all are video stars and everything. If so, I’m guessing the techniques involved are pretty minimal, but it would be interesting to know if he does and how y’all make it look natural since guys wearing makeup is rather taboo in our culture, and I bet it could be useful for other guys who have occasion to be in videos.

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