4 Easy Tutorials That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Cat-Eye Game

When you're in a beauty rut, it's a little like looking in your closet and seeing absolutely nothing to wear. Sure, you have the bones to create a killer look — a bold liner here, a bottle of texture spray there — but sometimes you just need a boost of inspiration. That's why we created Short Cuts, a series of quick, easy-to-follow videos meant to educate, empower, and excite the beauty nerds in all of us. Whether you're looking to learn something new or to refresh your current routine, there's a Short Cut for you.
What do Marilyn Monroe, Alexa Chung, and Ariana Grande have in common? They've made their beauty trademark the humble cat-eye. While certainly not new, the technique is ubiquitous for a good reason: Not only does the simple wing instantly perk up any face shape by drawing the eye upward, it gives a subtle nod to vintage beauty techniques.
Whether you’re partial to itty bitty kitten flicks or thick, mod ones, many of us have a routine when it comes to our liner. While there’s nothing wrong with falling back on tried-and-true techniques, sometimes it’s fun to mix things up — especially if that comes in the form of a new color or product.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up three cat-eye liner techniques that will blow your go-to's out of the water.