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Meow! Three Different Ways to Do Cat-Eye Makeup

There are many ways to get catty ... with your liquid liner, that is. If you know what you're doing, your liner can be both sweetly flirtatious and oh-so fierce. Here are three different ways to rock cat-eye makeup; choose the style that suits your mood!

Cat-eye makeup is super-versatile and can be tweaked to suit any mood, outfit or personality. With an angle adjustment here and a flick there, you can transform your entire makeup look! Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner Pen is one of my all-time favorite tools for perfect cat-eyes. A budget-friendly pick would be Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner Pen.

Cat Eye 1

Flirty Pinup
If you love retro glam and anything from the '50s and '60s, this style is for you!

1. Starting at the center of the lid, begin drawing your line slowly toward the outer corner, stopping once you reach it.

2. Sketch upward in a slight curve, aiming toward the end of your eyebrow.

3. Now complete the shape by filling in from the inner corner to the center (where you started).

4. Pair with a classic red lip for a "Mad Men" vibe, or go sexy mod with an opaque pale pink.

Cat Eye 2

Straight and Graphic
If you're decidedly more rock-'n-roll than retro or you love anything with an edge, this graphic, straight-edged look screams "Rawr."

1. Using a felt-tip liner pen, extend a straight line out from the outer corner of your eye. Do not curve the line upward toward your eyebrow tail.

2. Now, working backwards, draw another line from the tip of your first line toward the center of your eye.

3. Fill in below and in between your first two lines.

4. You can take your liner all the way to the inner corner of your eye—or not! Sometimes I go only about halfway for a more avant-garde look.

5. Pair this badass cat-eye with a vampy matte lip color or a spicy nude shade.

Cat Eye 3

Warrior Liner
You're a trendy risk taker who isn't afraid of a little extra attention!

1. Using a felt-tip liner, begin by drawing the outer edge of your wing, making a sharp, straight line.

2. Now draw inwards, laying the liner along the lash line, not bringing it to the inner corner.

3. Draw another liner parallel to the first, extending out from the lower lash line. This will form your double line.

4. Since the liner is your major statement, you can rock a subtle nude lip or a sheer lilac gloss.


Ivy Boyd

I have a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, but it's creating works of art on faces that I love most. By day, I am a Senior Education Consultant for Sephora as well as a freelance makeup artist. The rest of the time, I'm creating content for my makeup and beauty blog, Wake Up for Makeup, reading product reviews, watching tutorial videos and reading makeup artist books. I live and breathe this stuff and if you could eat makeup, I'd probably do that too. I also love painting abstracts, running, attending music festivals and acting weird with my husband and our two awesome cats. I'm here to tell you what products are legit, how to better use the ones you have, give you ideas to shake up your routine and guide you through some fun tutorials I know you can dominate.

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