The cat eye doesn’t have to be complicated—perfect your feline flick with these simple steps.

By Daley Quinn
Still via video by Carmen Rodriguez

The cat eye liner look is notoriously difficult to achieve, but with these 6 steps (a little practice), you’ll never have to re-do with a Q-Tip again!

  1. Draw short dashes along upper lash line using Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (, $22).
  2. Draw a short line at an upwards angle on outer corner of eye, towards your temple.
  3. Connect the dashes together to create a smooth line.
  4. Bring the line out to create a wing and fill it in. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Clean up any imperfections with a Q-tip and makeup remover.
  6. To finish off the look, curl lashes and apply mascara, like Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume & Curl Mascara (, $24). (For an extra-glam look, apply false eyelashes. Check out our easy-to-follow instructions.)

Check out the video below for a look at each step: