Cat-eyes and special occasions undoubtedly go hand in hand. After all, nothing adds a little drama to your beauty look than a slightly exaggerated flick of liner. When it comes to New Year’s Eve then, these next-level cat-eyes, which include everything from electric blue eyeliner to a double-flicked wing, are a match made in makeup heaven.
Scroll through for some New Year’s Eve cat-eye inspiration!
Part cat-eye liner, part graphic eye shadow, all drama. An overdrawn cat-eye like this one is the perfect option for the girl who can’t decide if she wants to do bold eye shadow or intense eyeliner. Just choose a high-shine liquid formula like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (£15) or Lancôme’s Artliner 24H Bold Color Precision Eyeliner (£21) to get the glossiness just right.
Feeling a little retro? Try a cat-eye that doesn’t end. This one connects the wings and loops all the way back around to the inner corner, leaving the center bare for more of a ‘60s mod feel. Click here for the step-by-step breakdown on how it’s done.
If you’re looking for less of a time commitment with the same striking effect, try a dual-winged cat-eye. Make the top liner as thick or thin as you please, and then mirror the flick of that wing on the bottom. Just start the bottom eyeliner at about the center of your eye; only go all the way to the inner corner if you’re going for a Cleopatra vibe (which would also be rather NYE-appropriate).
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What sort of cat-eye will you be rocking this New Year’s Eve? Tell us below!