How To Do The Reverse Cat Eye Makeup Trend That's All Over TikTok

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How To Do The Reverse Cat Eye Makeup Trend That's All Over TikTok

Another day, another TikTok beauty trend I can't get enough of. We've all heard of the classic cat eye makeup look — it usually consists of an upward wing that elongates your eye shape. But what about the reverse cat eye?

In case you missed it, the reverse cat eye makeup technique is making its rounds on the internet thanks to LA-based makeup artist Spencer.

In the video, he's seen wearing a fierce smoked-out lower lashline with no — I mean zero — black liner on his lids. Also, can we talk about that transition? Spencer wasted no time letting us know that he's a makeup and TikTok master.

Over the years, the reverse cat eye look has been rocked by celebs like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Kristen Stewart, and Doja Cat. So, if you're anything like me, you're probably running to try out the trend yourself. I've got you covered with the best tips and tricks on how you can achieve the look.

What is the reverse cat eye?

The reverse cat eye is exactly what is sounds like — it's a classic cat eye placed on your lower lashline instead of your lids. Although it looks extremely glam, it's pretty easy to do and foolproof, according to Spencer.

Photo credit: Daniele Venturelli - Getty Images
Photo credit: Daniele Venturelli - Getty Images

Here's what you'll need

Because this look is simple, you don't need that many products. Check out Seventeen's top picks for achieving the *fiercest* reverse cat eye:

Here's how you do it

Spencer's TikTok blew up overnight, and with a viral video comes lots of questions. He made another video where he explains how to achieve the reverse cat eye. If he can explain it in under 3 minutes, that's how you know it's easy.


  1. Prep your eyelids for eyeshadow application with a primer or concealer.

  2. Using windshield-wiper motions from left to right, apply a gray shadow to your crease with a fluffy brush.

  3. With a flat brush, buff out that same gray on your lower lashline.

  4. Swipe a black gel or kohl eyeliner on your lower lashline. Sketch a line to extend your inner corner and wing out the outer corner.

  5. Using a small detailed brush, smudge out the liner in an outwards motion. This will pull back and elongate the eye.

For a more visual and in-depth explanation, Spencer also posted a full-length tutorial to his YouTube channel.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to try my hand at the reverse cat eye to serve looks in my living room.

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