Master The Cat-Eye Without Liquid Liner

Ever since we learned how to add that little flick to the outer corners of our eyes with black liquid eyeliner, it's been on constant rotation in our makeup repertoire. The cat-eye commands attention no matter how thin or thick we make the wing, and the inky hue adds unparalleled drama. But, that's just it — according to makeup artist Sophie Haig, you can get the same look without resorting to harsh black liner every time.

In fact, there's a whole rainbow of colors that you can use — and we teamed up with 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand to show you exactly what we mean. Watch the video above as Haig schools us in the art of choosing complementary eye-makeup shades to bring out your goddess-given blue, hazel, green, or brown eyes. It's basic color-wheel theory that we've forgotten ever since we started wearing a midnight-colored cat-eye on the daily.

Now, step away from that black liner...

All models are wearing 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand Contact Lenses.
Advertisement

More from Makeup

Listen, it's hard enough to master the fine art of makeup application on a normal day, but when your skin throws a giant wrench in the operation by being ...
Left to right: Donna, Static, White Rabbit, 8 Track A video posted by ColourPop Cosmetics (@colourpopcosmetics) on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:47pm PDT ...
We've heard plenty of ridiculous claims in the beauty industry. But the number-one assertion? Long-wear. Whether they're marketed as sweat-proof, ...
When I was eight years old, I knew nothing about makeup. Did that stop me from collecting palette upon palette of colorful shadows and sparkly tubes of ...
Like most people, I have a glam squad of me, myself, and I. There are no celebrity stylists curling my hair, no Instagram-famous makeup artists painting my...
Update, September 28, 4:00 p.m. ET: The wait is finally over! These super soft and gorgeous makeup brushes, which range from just $5-$12 have just become ...
Lately, I’m so over matte eyeshadows. Give me shine! Give me shimmer! Give me fun! For the last couple of years, Maybelline’s Bad To The Bronze Color ...
(Paid Content) Some beauty trends from decades past always manage to circle back — they’re just too good to keep locked away in a previous era! Now you can...
Nowadays, it's natural to expect your coverage product to also have skin-care benefits, what with all the anti-aging, zit-zapping, and hydrating bases on ...
Prepare to go wild with clasped-hand emoji, because we’ve got big news: Urban Decay is adding another fluorescent-filled eye shadow palette to its roster...
Foundations: It's likely there are more bottles than faces for them to cover. And, while all those choices may seem to make your decision easier when ...
When a beauty editor with access to a hundred variations of every product you could dream up cuts open a tube or sticks a Q-tip into a bottle just to get ...
When you hear “3-D printing,” you probably don't immediately think of lipstick. But that's about to change because the latest cutting-edge launch from ...
No-makeup makeup is no longer just a fleeting trend — it's one of the biggest beauty staples, and it’s not going anywhere soon. So, of course, there’s a ...