The cat eye has been a beauty favorite because, let’s face it, it’s perfect for every occasion. You can take the classic cat eye and turn it celebration-ready in a matter of minutes. And here’s how it’s done:

The Artist

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Using Maybelline Eye Studio® Master Precise™ Ink Pen Eyeliner in black, create your usual cat eye. On the crease, draw a second, bold cat eye arch that mimics the curvature of the original. Then unite the two lines at the tip of the outter wing. The thicker you create your line, the more it will stand out!  

The Glam Chic

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Begin by forming a cat eye with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Woodstock. Then add two coats of Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Catfight for a radiant, sparkly finish!  

The Technicolor

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Wet a liner brush and dip it into the bright turquoise of Nars Duo Eyeshadow Mad Mad World to create your cat eye. Then, for major impact, go back with a medium eye shadow brush and fill in the rest of your eyelid with the duo’s emerald green hue!  

The Rock Star

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Last but not least, for all who love adventure, draw a zigzag from the edge of your eyebrow to the outer corner of your eye with black eyeliner. Next, shade in your eyelid from the inner corner to the end of your brow in an electric baby blue. em Cosmetic Shade Play Artistic Eye Color Palette in Montego Bay Teals has the perfect tones to achieve this look. Don’t forget to give your eyes an extra kick by lining the lower, inner corner with a thick black line!  

To complete all of these cat eyes, add two coats of mascara–We are obsessed with Lancôme Hypnôse Star. Then balance your bold eyes with a soft lip (you’ll get long wear with YSL glossy tints). Finally, treat your face with Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray for a bubbly New Year’s Eve!  

What look will you be wearing on your eyes this New Year’s?
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