How to Create a Cat Eye Makeup Look in 6 Easy Steps

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

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Still via video by Carmen Rodriguez

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: