Like fishtail braiding and contouring, creating the perfect cat eye is one of those beauty skills that takes practice to hone and is still pretty easy to mess up. Getting consistent results requires precision, focus, a great liquid liner, and un-shaky hands. (Trick of the trade: Apply your winged look before that third cup of coffee.) And let's not forget the great cat-eye caveat: choosing the right flick for your eye shape. (Yes, that's pivotal.)
There are a multitude of hacks and products devoted to getting the perfect clean line, and generally, no two people have the exact same method of achieving it. The scotch tape trick is a classic. Got a business card on hand? That'll do, too. Nudestix's quick-erasing pencil is a godsend for errant smudges—and serves as proof that there is literally a market for obtaining cat-eye nirvana.
And the latest entry? A solution that might just blow all else away in facility and convenience. Brace yourselves, because cat-eye stamps are about to be the next big thing.
Introducing the Vamp Stamp, the foolproof tool that creates the perfect cat-eye in all of one second.
It's simple: It's basically a wing-shaped rubber stamp, with liquid liner as the "ink." Each stamp has a left end and a right end for each respective eye, and the savvy folks behind this absurdly useful invention really did think of everything: It'll also be available in two sizes to start, to accommodate different eye shapes.
And now for the bad news: The Vamp Stamp won't be available for another couple of months. But you better believe that we are on top of this release, because the pursuit of a flawless feline flick is too real to ignore.
In the meantime, shop some of our other cat-eye essentials.
In addition to erasing stubborn eyeliner (even waterproof!), this handy pencil gets rid of errant lipstick, eye shadow, and more.
Between the sturdy felt-tipped brush, smudge-proof finish, and thrifty price tag, Byrdie editors agree: This liquid liner can't be beat.