The Look: Cutout Cat Eye Eyeliner
How-To: To create the look, apply liquid liner along the lash line and flick it out for a winged tip. Starting at the center of your lid, draw a second line on your eye's crease and connect the two lines on the outer edge. To make eyes pop more, trace your black liner with a white eyeliner.
The Look: Double Winged Eyeliner
How-To: Start by drawing your winged tip on your upper lash line using liquid liner or gel eyeliner. Once finished with the upper, start at the inner corner of your eye and draw a thin line on your lower lash line, keeping it parallel to the tip above. Connect the two lines together at the outer corner (should look like a normal cat eye). Then, gently extend a small line matching the length of the wing on the lower lash line and make a small flick to create the second wing.
The Look: Dark and Dramatic
How-To: To embrace this heavy liner look, start by drawing a clean line on your upper lash line, extending your wing up and out, a few millimeters past the corner of your eye. Starting at the tip of your wing, draw a curved diagonal line across your eyelid to the inner corner of your eye. Color in the space with liner.
The Look: Cat Eye Twist
How-To: After drawing your dramatic winged eyeliner on your top lash line, start from the tip of the wing and draw a slightly curved line just a couple millimeters below the lash line. To make your eyes pop more, color in the space between the liner and lower lash line with white shadow or eyeliner.
The Look: Cutout Eyeliner
How-To: Start at the inner corner of your eye and apply eyeliner to the upper lash line, stopping at the middle of your eyelid. Leave a small space and continue drawing the line, drawing up and out at the outer corner of eye for a wing. Starting at your wing, sweep eyeliner across your eyelid, leaving a space on top liner line to match the upper lash line you drew. You should have an outlined dramatic wing look right now. Finish by coloring in the liner and leaving a small rectangular space in the middle of the eyelid.
The Look: Egyptian Eyeliner
How-To: Start by drawing a standard cat eye on your upper lash line, extending your liner to the inner corner of your eye. Then starting at your wing on the outer corner of your eye, draw a curved line down and around your lower lash line (coloring in your waterline with an eyeliner pencil) to the inner corner of your eye.
The Look: Simply Spaced Eyeliner
The Look: Negative Space Eyeliner
How-To: Start by using a creamy or gel-based eyeliner. Using a slanted brush, paint a clean line on your upper lash line, extending to the edge of the eye, slightly sweeping upwards for a wing just outside the corner of your eye. To finish the look, draw the wing to the inner corner of your eye, leaving a space between your line and the inner lash line.
While traditional cat eye makeup might be yesterday’s news, different eyeliner styles like the double wing or Egyptian eyeliner, are just making their grand debut. So if you’re tired of your normal eyeliner game, you’re in luck because now it’s all about dramatic eye makeup and creative eyeliner designs. Looking for a little eye makeup inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. These eight alternatives to cat eye makeup will have people wishing they were on your eyeliner level.