So you’ve finally, finally mastered the elusive cat-eye—congrats. Now that you can flick and extend like a pro, why not put down your trusty black liner and try something a bit more…daring? We got makeup artist, photographer, and bonafide beauty expert Robin Black of Beauty is Boring to curate three of her most head-turning cat-eye upgrades. Ready to step up your eyeliner game? Keep scrolling to see all three looks!
The easiest way to take your cat-eye to the next level? Swap in a bright, bold hue, like Black did on model Giannina Oteto. She used MAC’s Fluidline ($16) in Waveline, then brightened the color even more with a touch of Nars’ Matte Eyeshadow ($25) in Outremer. Click here to see the rest of the products she used!
Save this high-impact look for a special occasion—or anytime you’re feeling particularly dramatic, really. Black used Nars’ Eye Paint ($25) in Snake Eyes, an inky black gel formula with jade shimmer, to create a thick, look-at-me line on model Charlotte Carey. Click here for the rest of the products!
Sometimes, simpler really is better. If you’re a kohl-liner aficionado, why not switch things up and add a little smoke to your thin, precise line? Think sultry siren, with a touch of your middle-school emo days. Black used just one product—Clarins’ Crayon Kohl ($25)—to give model Heather Kennedy a smoky, edgy eye. Click here for the inspiration behind this look, and the rest of the products she used!