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Few makeup looks have endured as many trends as the cat eye. Though we’re constantly managing a steady stream of new eyeliner and eyeshadow styles, mainly from bloggers and vloggers via social media, the flick at the end of the eye has somehow stood the test of time.
Perhaps its versatility is what makes it a longstanding favorite. After all, you’ll be hard pressed to find an outfit, hairstyles or other color product that clashes. And though plenty of us love to complain about how difficult it is to get both wings to actually match, there are a handful of helpful tools making the process nearly foolproof in 2018.
But still, though we’re thankful for its staying power, we’re equally intrigued when it comes to updating an elevating its signature appearance. And who better than celebrities armed with some of the world’s best makeup artists to serve us the inspo needed to level up and finally try something new.
Whether it’s a cat eye outlined in bold color, jewels at either corner or extended lines atop the inner corners, these A-list-approved styles are worthy or recreation.
The singer proved that two colors are better than one when she lined her sharp cat eye with green on the upper and lower lash lines at the 2018 espnW Summit.
At the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, the top model elongated her eye shape by extending the cat eye into the inner corners.
For the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival, the singer paired spider-like lashes with a thick, forest green cat eye across her lids.
For the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, the model and actress brought out her brown eyes with a contrasting shade of green.
For the 2017 premiere of Beauty and the Beast, the British actress drew two lines on the corner of each lid to simplify application, but still maintain the same impact.
The Shameless actress paired her red wardrobe with a cat eye in the same color for the 2018 Sports Humanitarian Awards.
The singer accentuated her blue cat eye by lining the lower lash line in the same hue for the 2018 CMT Music Awards.
For the 2018 Met Gala, the media and beauty mogul amped up her black liner with a set of almond-colored contacts.
For this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the A Star is Born actress (and singer) added a pop of color to her glowy glam with sparkly blue liner.
The Orange is the New Black star pulled out all the stops for the 2017 Grammy Awards, incorporating different shades and even jewels into her look.
For the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, the actress remixed the classic look by donning small triangle outlines on both eyes.
For the 2018 Annual Accessories Council ACE Awards, the Oscar winner created her cat eye using only jewels for the tail ends.
We love how the actress outlined her lids instead of opting for a thicker cat eye at Saint Laurent’s Fall 2017 runway show.
We love the sheer shade-in take of this classic style, as spotted on the Victoria’s Secret model at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival.
For the L.A. premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the actress looked fiery and fierce in a cat eye outlined with red shadow.
The singer, actress and beauty boss was all smiles in white liner at the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show.
A pop of yellow on the actress’ lids brought her head-to-toe look together at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.
For the 2018 Met Gala, the Oscar winner extended her cat eye to the inner corners and opted for a slightly higher outline on the outsides to create a long, diagonal shape across the eyes.