Top 10 Best Products to Perfect the Cat Eye

Feeling frisky? Create the purr-fect cat eye with these ten products.

Feeling frisky? Create the purr-fect cat eye with these ten products.

Nailing the perfect cat eye can be quite the feat. You need precise lines, a steady hand, and the right tutorial – but above all, it's imperative to define and fill in your cat eye with the right product. You'll need the perfect gel, liquid or cream black eyeliner – which is why we scoured the internet to select ten top-notch tools that'll work to get you the sultry, alluring look you desire. They'll give you control and long-lasting wear, so you can focus on other things, like dancing all night.  

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May 22, 2015

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e.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeliner
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e.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeliner

The cream formula allows you to create super smooth lines that have the definition you need for a proper cat eye, and works well to make both bold and thin lines, perfect for filling in with care. 

Almay Liquid Eyeliner

Almay comes in ahead of the pack with a formula that promises 16 hours of wear and zero irritate. The liquid is stored in an “inkwell” which ensures the tip applicator picks up fresh pigment each time you go to define your eyes, resulting in an opaque line that just won’t quit. 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc'er Precision Pen Waterproof Eyeliner

Inspired by a classic calligraphy pen, this superfine eyeliner has a never-before-seen shade that was developed in Japan to make the blackest black out there. Meow.  

Lancôme Artliner - Precision Point EyeLiner

The foam tip on this liner is made to last and is uniquely designed for precise shaping and definition. Use it to apply precise color right to your lash line. 

Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner & Eye Studio Master Precise Liner

A drugstore favorite that holds color for up to 24 hours, these Maybelline staples are smudge-proof and waterproof, giving you a look that lasts. 

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

A winner of many beauty magazine awards and a user favorite, Bobbi Brown's gel liner is applied with a brush and allows you time to get your look just right before it dries and sets in place – perfect for when you're filling in your triangle and need to correct a mistake. 

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Push-Up Liner

Open up your eyes and get your hands on this Allure magazine award winner, which gives you 24-hour color and has a matte black gel formula that won't dry you, giving you more mileage out of a great buy. 

Nars Eye Paint

This silky, weightless gel formula glides on smoothly, giving you the sleek look you crave. You can also use it as an eyeliner, so pull double duty while crafting your purr-fect look. 

Eyeko Eye Do Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner

Use this liquid liner to get precise, black lines and get thicker, blacker, longer lashes in just 15 days of use. We're pretty sure this one is the cat's meow. 

stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Steady, as she goes. A thin precision tip allows for expert application of this liquid liner that glides on without smudging – imperative for defining how dramatic your cat eye is. 

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