Important rule: Barring scotch-tape hacks and multiple failed attempts, your cat eye will only ever be as good as the product you use to create it. As someone who wears a winged look on the regular, I know that there are certain criteria that deem a liquid liner superior. The brush has to be sturdy but flexible; the formula has to be viscous (but not too thick). There are, fortunately, few products on the market that actually deliver without the need for a cleanup crew.
But the adage goes both ways, and when chatting with our lovely co-founder Hillary Kerr yesterday, I couldn't peel my eyes away from her exceptionally precise cat eye. I knew it was the handiwork of a stellar product (and makeup artist, no doubt), so I had to ask: What was it? The answer stunned not just me but Team Byrdie as a whole—none of us had heard of it, and at $8, it's a downright steal.
Keep reading to find out what it is!
According to Kerr, makeup artist Nicole Walmsley has used this Styli Stylus liner the last several times they've worked together—both are "obsessed" with its easy-to-use brush and inky-black formula. Hillary figured that even though she hadn't heard of the liner herself, it might have a cult following online, but she was surprised to find that it didn't have much of a virtual footprint.
We have a feeling that's all about to change, since as a rule, a superior liner formula can't go ignored for too long. And the fact that it boasts a drugstore price point… Well, let's just advise that you don't hold off on purchasing before it hits the big time.