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Oh, the ever elusive cat-eye. How much we adore and hate thee. After what feels like a million dirtied Q-tips — and half a bottle of liquid liner — we're left staring at the mirror with one winged tip most definitely bigger than the other. But, if the runways have taught us anything, the cat-eye is as much a look of the fashion and beauty elite as the bushy brow and glittered mani.
So, to master the skill that seems as impossible as catching a fly with chopsticks, we chatted with makeup-artist extraordinaire Andi Yancey for advice on getting that perfect symmetry every time. And, since we believe that makeup is never one-size-fits-all, we've determined the best cat-eye shape for four different types of eyes. To perfect the look that accentuates your peepers in all of their almond, round, monolid, and hooded glory, consider us your Mr. Miyagi.
Modeled by Carmen Johnson/Red Model Management; Modeled by Neelia Moore/Fusion Model Management; Modeled by MinYoung/Fenton Moon; Modeled by Kristina Velkova; Hair and Makeup by Andi Yancey; Styled by Jen Steele; Photographed by Mike Garten