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.
When you're preparing to craft a cat-eye, we bet your hand gravitates toward shades of the black or brown variety. And we don't blame you — dark hues have been a key component of the classic flick for years. But every now and then, it's fun to switch things up.
All you need is a white pencil or liquid liner, a dense eyeshadow brush, and some white eyeshadow to create the edgy, cool-girl wings of your dreams. Watch the video above for the full technique, and try it yourself using the steps below.
Step 2. Pack on a layer of white eyeshadow using a dense eyeshadow brush to make the color of your wings more vibrant and to set your work.
Step 3. Finish it off with a couple coats of black mascara.