Nothing makes a statement like a dramatic sweep of liquid liner! Stars like Ginnifer GoodwinZoe SaldanaNelly Furtado, and Kristen Bell understand the power of a good cat-eye, which elongates the eye while adding a touch of retro-inspired glamour. Uneven liner flicks are the sworn enemy of this look, but it gets easier with practice. Just keep your wings symmetrical by tilting your head upward, and looking down into the mirror as you sweep on the product. Opt for a felt-tipped liner, as they’re easier to create crisp, precise lines—even if you’re a beginner. We love Maybelline’s version ($8; drugstore.com), which comes in a pen-shaped stylus that makes the inky formula easier to control. Get a closer look at each star’s eye makeup by clicking through the gallery. Print one these pictures out so you know how much (or how little) wing you want the next time you’re in front of the mirror.

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