Apologies to the red lip and smoky eye, but a well-executed cat eye is the most versatile makeup look of all time (sorry, had to pull a Kanye there). Worn with a sheer balm and touch of blush, it’s the perfect look for mimosa brunch, while a vampy lip and extra coat of mascara transforms it into an ideal nighttime look. Hence, we’re in full agreement here at Byrdie HQ that it’s the one skill every woman should master at some point in her life—and hopefully sooner, rather than later.
With this in mind, we enlisted the help of our resident makeup guru and creator of many a celebrity cat eye, Lauren Andersen, to show us how to get a perfect wing every time.
Keep scrolling to see our step-by-step guide to creating the perfect cat eye!