Cat eye makeup is a beauty staple that works whether you’re going casual or all-out glam. To help you perfect the feline flick, you’ll need the perfect liquid eyeliner to go with it. Ahead, shop 6 of our top picks!
At age 19, Zendaya has already mastered a makeup look that still stumps many nearly twice her age — the cat eye. Working with professional makeup artists for her job and serving as a spokesmodel to beauty brand CoverGirl, it’s really no surprise that Zendaya can seemingly swipe a liquid eyeliner in the perfect cat eye flick with her eyes closed. But for anyone who hasn’t found the right liquid liner that smoothes right over lids and stays in place, we’re sharing some of our very favorites to get the job done.
CoverGirl Bombshell Intensity Liner by LashBlast
Liquid liners may seem too tricky to mess with, but the reason they're so great for a cat eye is because they create sharp lines and stay put. This felt-tip option from CoverGirl lets you draw your cat eye on as easily as if you were using a pencil.
Ciaté London Chisel Liner High Definition Tip Eyeliner
This unique liquid liner has a tapered tip that helps you create thin lines and a bold flick by simply rotating the pen applicator.
Almay Liquid Eyeliner
This classic drugstore formula has long been our go-to for pigmented color that's long-lasting and waterproof.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Designed for cat eye beginners, the thin marker tip lets you start off with smaller lines that you can build up to be as thick as you like.
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner
For a drugstore option that lets you slowly build up the thickness of your cat eye, you can't beat this super slim design.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner
Apply this quick-drying liquid liner as close to your lashline as possible, and pull your eyelid taut to get the most precise application possible.