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23 Products That'll Help You Get The Perfect Cat Eye

Because complicated tutorials are too scary — why not just use a product that does all the work for you?

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1. Pretty Diva Winged Eyeliner Stamp streamlines your routine to literally a mere moment by simply stamping on pro-level cat eye wings. Will you get all the credit? Obviously.

This miracle worker has two sides: one is a triangle-shaped tip to create the perfect winged tip, while the other effortlessly glides to complete the look. Check out how a BuzzFeed editor uses a v similar one to create the ~perfect~ cat eye!Promising review: "I love this stamp eyeliner. I have never been able to get my wings the way I wanted and now it's very easy to do. The tip on the eyeliner side is just the right size and you can adjust the thickness of the liner based on the pressure you use. Plus, my eyeliner stays on all day without smudging. I have had this more than two months and it still has plenty of product." —danielleGet it from Amazon for $9.99 or a similar product from Walmart for $6.99+ (available in two sizes).
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This miracle worker has two sides: one is a triangle-shaped tip to create the perfect winged tip, while the other effortlessly glides to complete the look. Check out how a BuzzFeed editor uses a v similar one to create the ~perfect~ cat eye!

Promising review: "I love this stamp eyeliner. I have never been able to get my wings the way I wanted and now it's very easy to do. The tip on the eyeliner side is just the right size and you can adjust the thickness of the liner based on the pressure you use. Plus, my eyeliner stays on all day without smudging. I have had this more than two months and it still has plenty of product." —danielle

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 or a similar product from Walmart for $6.99+ (available in two sizes).

2. Sephora Collection Line Up Makeup Tape helps your skills *stick* by making straight lines a no-brainer (all while keeping both your hands free).

Just put a small amount in the corner of your eye before drawing out your wing — it's hypoallergenic so it works on sensitive skin too!Promising review: "This is so amazing! This gives me the most perfect eye makeup and winged eyeliner EVER! I feel confident in my wings and eye makeup now. It doesn’t hurt to peel off, either." —HremlingerGet it from Sephora for $6.
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Just put a small amount in the corner of your eye before drawing out your wing — it's hypoallergenic so it works on sensitive skin too!

Promising review: "This is so amazing! This gives me the most perfect eye makeup and winged eyeliner EVER! I feel confident in my wings and eye makeup now. It doesn’t hurt to peel off, either." —Hremlinger

Get it from Sephora for $6.

3. Maybelline Curvitude Liner keeps your hand and your morning *on track*. Its angled tip hugs the curve of your eye to stay precisely on the lash line, while its ultra-fine tip makes even perfectionists swoon.

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Did I mention its long-lasting finish?

Promising review: "I love this liner! I was hoping the curve would make it easier to apply. It certainly fills that task! I always used to take a chance that I would get a sloppy line and have to start over. This almost always makes a perfect line, and I am disabled so I can't stress enough how great this is for me!" —clynh

Get it from Amazon for $6.64 or from Walmart for $6.94.

4. Shany Eye and Lip Primer ensures that you have more control over application: this will help your eyeliner glide extra-smoothly and look more pigmented. AND your hard work won't *fade away* before end of day.

Plus it's water-proof! It also prevents eyeshadow from creasing, and lipstick from fading. It's paraben-free, talc-free, and hypoallergenic — and even infused with vitamins and essential ingredients, so it's good for you too!Promising review: "This makes a real difference for making eyeshadow and eyeliner stay on and last the whole day! It even makes eyeliner apply more easily. It's more smooth and controlled for the matte material to grab on to." —Sara BGet it from Amazon for $8.99 or from Walmart for $9.09.
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Plus it's water-proof! It also prevents eyeshadow from creasing, and lipstick from fading. It's paraben-free, talc-free, and hypoallergenic — and even infused with vitamins and essential ingredients, so it's good for you too!

Promising review: "This makes a real difference for making eyeshadow and eyeliner stay on and last the whole day! It even makes eyeliner apply more easily. It's more smooth and controlled for the matte material to grab on to." —Sara B

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 or from Walmart for $9.09.

5. E.l.f. Makeup Remover Pen erases mistakes faster than you have time to cry about it — aka that smudged wing is gone STAT.

Its non-greasy formula is super gentle even on sensitive skin, and even works on waterproof makeup!Promising review: "I love this product so much that I also ordered three more through Amazon to give to my daughter and sisters-in-law. They all love it just as much as I do. It removes any mascara/eyeliner smudges without messing up the rest of your makeup." —DGet it from Amazon for $5.99, Walmart for $3, or from E.l.f. for $3.
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Its non-greasy formula is super gentle even on sensitive skin, and even works on waterproof makeup!

Promising review: "I love this product so much that I also ordered three more through Amazon to give to my daughter and sisters-in-law. They all love it just as much as I do. It removes any mascara/eyeliner smudges without messing up the rest of your makeup." —D

Get it from Amazon for $5.99, Walmart for $3, or from E.l.f. for $3.

6. CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner ~smooths~ over any tension between you and your routine thanks to its soft blending tip that makes creating a smokey cat eye easy.

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It's double-sided: one side is the self-sharpening pencil for precise lines, while the other is a blending tip to create a smokey finish.

Promising review: "As always this eyeliner does not disappoint. It is perfect for anyone who is not ready for liquid eyeliner, but you want crisp, smooth lines. I definitely recommend this and always use this for my subtle cat eye." —JLHartz

Get it from Amazon for $4.17+ (available in eight shades) or from Walmart for $4.44+ (available in five shades).

7. NYX Epic Ink Liner checks off all the boxes needed to win the champion drugstore title: it's super-pigmented (this ink is blacker than black), has a smooth AF formula for easy application, and boasts a tip so fine, you can play with graphic line designs.

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This is a great dupe for higher-end eyeliners! Its waterproof formula is SUPER long-lasting, plus its flexible brush tips lets you decide the thickness of your lines. Check out why a BuzzFeeder (who usually shells out for designer makeup) calls this eyeliner her absolute favorite!

Promising review: "This is a fantastic eyeliner. "I was never very good at applying a cat eye, but this is eyeliner makes it incredibly easy for me to get it on my first try." Additionally, it absolutely is waterproof. I've worn this through long workouts and my eyeliner didn't run at all!" —megs

Get it from Amazon for $8.97 or from Walmart for $7.97.

8. Shadow Shields act as DIY stencils so those of us without steady hands (👋) can master even lines without spending 40 minutes on trial-and-error.

They're also great for avoiding eyeshadow fallout if you prefer doing your foundation before your eye makeup! Promising review: "I LOVE these! I've shared them with my friends and everyone has come to me with positive feedback. They are perfect for either protecting your cheeks/face from eyeshadow fallout and offer a great 'stencil' if you are looking to create a sharp cat eye with eyeliner or eye shadow. I was also surprised at how many pieces you get for the price. All in all, I am very happy with this purchase." —HMS HoglundGet a 100-pack from Amazon for $8.95 or a similar product from Walmart for $8.19.
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They're also great for avoiding eyeshadow fallout if you prefer doing your foundation before your eye makeup!

Promising review: "I LOVE these! I've shared them with my friends and everyone has come to me with positive feedback. They are perfect for either protecting your cheeks/face from eyeshadow fallout and offer a great 'stencil' if you are looking to create a sharp cat eye with eyeliner or eye shadow. I was also surprised at how many pieces you get for the price. All in all, I am very happy with this purchase." —HMS Hoglund

Get a 100-pack from Amazon for $8.95 or a similar product from Walmart for $8.19.

9. Sephora Collection Colorful Wink-It Felt Liner breaks monotone routines with nine playful shades so your look can occasionally have some ~flair~.

It's water-, smudge-, and fade-proof, plus its no-fray, felt tip pen is as precise as it gets. And it's cruelty-free!Promising review: "After a few months of experimenting with drugstore brands, I finally decided to take the leap to invest in this eyeliner. It is worth every penny — the black is the blackest pigment I've ever used, and it DOESN'T SMUDGE once dry, which is such a treat. It's lasted a long day and night without becoming less crisp. It even applies smoothly over glittery eyeshadows (which are a staple for me). The felt tip is a bit smaller than other pens I've tried, which makes it easier for me to control when building my wing. I'm never going back!" —TarynB21Get it from Sephora for $14 (available in nine shades).
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It's water-, smudge-, and fade-proof, plus its no-fray, felt tip pen is as precise as it gets. And it's cruelty-free!

Promising review: "After a few months of experimenting with drugstore brands, I finally decided to take the leap to invest in this eyeliner. It is worth every penny — the black is the blackest pigment I've ever used, and it DOESN'T SMUDGE once dry, which is such a treat. It's lasted a long day and night without becoming less crisp. It even applies smoothly over glittery eyeshadows (which are a staple for me). The felt tip is a bit smaller than other pens I've tried, which makes it easier for me to control when building my wing. I'm never going back!" —TarynB21

Get it from Sephora for $14 (available in nine shades).

10. Sigma Beauty B12 Bent Liner gets as close to your lashline as possible so beautifully curved cat eyes are achieved in as easy as one, two, swipe.

It's great with both liquid or gel formulas!Promising review: "This is the best and easiest way to get a fierce wing liner — love it!" —CassGet it from Sigma Beauty or from Nordstrom for $12 (originally $15).
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It's great with both liquid or gel formulas!

Promising review: "This is the best and easiest way to get a fierce wing liner — love it!" —Cass

Get it from Sigma Beauty or from Nordstrom for $12 (originally $15).

11. Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick works for creating a reverse smokey cat eye, which will shake up your usual look without turning your routine upside down.

You can also add white eyeshadow ($5.82 on Amazon) and use a smudge brush ($3 on Amazon) to fully complete the above look. Check out more from The Beauty Department for the full tutorial! Promising review: "This is my absolute favorite, go-to eyeliner/shadow stick. I first found this forever ago at the drugstore and haven't been able to find it since, so I just bought three from Amazon! It's SUPER easy and quick to use, the color is great, and it lasts all day long. For daytime it makes a cool winged eyeliner that takes less than two minutes to do and to take it to nighttime you can add more to build the color and smudge it out to turn your daytime wing to a smoky eye! I always get compliments on my eyes and this makes it so so easy to do. It lasts all day and the ever-so-slight sparkle in it adds some extra-cool factor." —courtneyGet it from Amazon for $4.74 (available in nine shades) or from Walmart for $3.97+ (available in six shades).
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You can also add white eyeshadow ($5.82 on Amazon) and use a smudge brush ($3 on Amazon) to fully complete the above look. Check out more from The Beauty Department for the full tutorial!

Promising review: "This is my absolute favorite, go-to eyeliner/shadow stick. I first found this forever ago at the drugstore and haven't been able to find it since, so I just bought three from Amazon! It's SUPER easy and quick to use, the color is great, and it lasts all day long. For daytime it makes a cool winged eyeliner that takes less than two minutes to do and to take it to nighttime you can add more to build the color and smudge it out to turn your daytime wing to a smoky eye! I always get compliments on my eyes and this makes it so so easy to do. It lasts all day and the ever-so-slight sparkle in it adds some extra-cool factor." —courtney

Get it from Amazon for $4.74 (available in nine shades) or from Walmart for $3.97+ (available in six shades).

12. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner fights sweat, water, or really any natural element so it can look freshly applied all 👏 darn 👏 day. Seriously, this cult-favorite will stick with you through thick and thin (and everything in-between).

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This baby's fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish has earned 8,801 five-star reviews so you know it's worth the $$$! And of course its superfine and flexible brush makes sure your application is easily ~on point~. AND its pigmentation demands the word "black" to be redefined — it's that satisfyingly dark. Plus it's cruelty-free!

Check out how a BuzzFeeder tracks this eyeliner all day!

Promising review: "This liner is amazing! It truly stays put all day! It stands up to South Georgia heat and watery eyes from allergies. I got it in Mad Max Brown, and the color payoff is great. Brown liners sometimes do not have enough color in them, and they make me look like I don't feel well, but this brown is rich and dreamy! It is so simple to use, and is beautiful!" —melissan

Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in two shades).

13. Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer dabs *just* enough corrective concealer over any smudges so you don't have to start all over. This little trick will save you both time and tears — not to mention your now sharp-looking wings make you look like a pro.

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Promising review: "This is my favorite concealer of all time! I was originally using the Becca coverage concealing creme and spending $30+. I was then introduced to this concealer and have stopped using Becca! I have saved a lot of money and I still get the coverage I need! You do not need to apply a lot. I use this concealer everyday under my eyes and it has lasted me two months! I LOVE, LOVE!" —Stephanie Lopez-Sepulveda

Get it from Amazon for $5.60+ (available in six shades) or from Walmart for $5.29+ (available in six shades).

14. CoverGirl Just Gimme Noir Gel Eye Liner paints you a picture of how easy it is to draw a sharp wing with nothing more than its whipped, creamy formula and angled brush.

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The brush is included, and its formula long-lasting formula can last up to 24 hours!

Get it from Ulta for $9.49 or from Walmart for $6.92.

15. Almay Oil-Free Makeup Eraser Sticks can sharpen rookie wings however messily applied (we've all been there). Just a swipe with these in the corner of your eyes and voilà: smudges are gone and your selfies await.

Promising review: "These are amazing! I love these for a quick fix for winged eyeliner or eyeliner mistakes. It's not meant to remove all eye makeup, just tiny touchups. Throw them in your purse and go. They're worth the money for eyeliner lovers!" —ibspongerGet a 24-pack from Amazon or Walmart for $4.97.
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Promising review: "These are amazing! I love these for a quick fix for winged eyeliner or eyeliner mistakes. It's not meant to remove all eye makeup, just tiny touchups. Throw them in your purse and go. They're worth the money for eyeliner lovers!" —ibsponger

Get a 24-pack from Amazon or Walmart for $4.97.

16. Maybelline Eyestudio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner takes beginners by the ~hand~ and makes drawing sharp, beautiful lines actually manageable. Good riddance, 15-minute YouTube tutorials.

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It boasts a 0.4 millimeter brush for ultra-precision and definition, and is waterproof, smudge-proof, lasts up to 12 hours!

Promising review: "I have been a big fan of liquid liner for well over 10 years. Never has applying liquid been so simple! It glides on quickly and effortlessly, and can create either bold, smooth lines or subtle, thin lines. The sharp point will make it easy for you to become a pro at the cat eye. The staying power is fabulous: I apply it at 5 a.m. and it still looks perfect at 5 p.m.." —Allison

Get it from Amazon for $5.60 (available in three shades) or from Walmart for $5.94+ (available in four shades).

17. Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner solves shaky hand worries with its extra-thick tip that creates big, bold lines. Plus, its easy-to-handle chunky shape makes steady application actually doable.

Not to mention its formula is long-lasting, smudge-proof AND conditioning thanks to its algae extract.Promising review: "I have shaky hands and have a hard time putting on eyeliner, but with this being wider it makes it easier for me to grip and apply. It stays on and can actually be difficult to take off sometimes so it can survive the day and night out. It's great for day-to-day, or for dramatic and easy-to-do wings. I strongly recommend to anyone!" —JoanGet it from Amazon or Birchbox for $18.
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Not to mention its formula is long-lasting, smudge-proof AND conditioning thanks to its algae extract.

Promising review: "I have shaky hands and have a hard time putting on eyeliner, but with this being wider it makes it easier for me to grip and apply. It stays on and can actually be difficult to take off sometimes so it can survive the day and night out. It's great for day-to-day, or for dramatic and easy-to-do wings. I strongly recommend to anyone!" —Joan

Get it from Amazon or Birchbox for $18.

18. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes wipe away excess eyeshadow from an originally smokey look so you can create sharp edges without any of the real effort.

Just line the edges after! Check out more from The Beauty Department for the full tutorial!Promising review: "These wipes really DO get all of my makeup off. They work great for eye makeup, which is the whole purpose of my purchasing these. I use a lot of heavy mascara and eyeliner and these are the only wipes I've purchased that seem to get the job done with almost no residue left behind. One wipe is all I need to use with this brand!" —CourtneyGet a 25-pack from Amazon for $4 or from Walmart for $4.47.
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Just line the edges after! Check out more from The Beauty Department for the full tutorial!

Promising review: "These wipes really DO get all of my makeup off. They work great for eye makeup, which is the whole purpose of my purchasing these. I use a lot of heavy mascara and eyeliner and these are the only wipes I've purchased that seem to get the job done with almost no residue left behind. One wipe is all I need to use with this brand!" —Courtney

Get a 25-pack from Amazon for $4 or from Walmart for $4.47.

19. Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow and Liner makes creating a dramatic cat eye totally foolproof thanks to its creamy, blendable formula that creates bold, thick lines. Plus, it comes in a whopping 30 shades so you can get creative!

It'll stay put for 12 hours and is water-, heat-, and humidity-resistant. And it's cruelty-free!Promising review: "This product is the greatest eyeliner I own. The color stays on — most of the previous eyeliners I bought never last as long as this one. For me, the eyeliner stayed on for at least seven hours. This was also easy for me to use on my eyes since my eyes are sensitive so I tear up when I usually put eyeliner on, but this product didn't hurt my eyes at all. I will continue to buy more of this." —daizycGet it from Sephora for $14 (available in 30 shades).
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It'll stay put for 12 hours and is water-, heat-, and humidity-resistant. And it's cruelty-free!

Promising review: "This product is the greatest eyeliner I own. The color stays on — most of the previous eyeliners I bought never last as long as this one. For me, the eyeliner stayed on for at least seven hours. This was also easy for me to use on my eyes since my eyes are sensitive so I tear up when I usually put eyeliner on, but this product didn't hurt my eyes at all. I will continue to buy more of this." —daizyc

Get it from Sephora for $14 (available in 30 shades).

20. Docolor Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner gives you pro-like effects on a drugstore budget thanks to its super-fine brush that effortlessly creates clean lines. Tl;dr: if you're a perfectionist on a budget, this is for you.

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Plus it's smudge- and waterproof AND long-lasting!

Promising review: "Let me start off by saying I've been doing winged liner for over five years and have tried many liners. This liner for the price point and being a pen liquid liner is great. I've worn it from morning to night and it still looks fresh. The tip of the pen is not too hard or soft. If you are starting to wing your liner I recommend using this first. I will continue to purchase this liner." —marcella

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 or from Walmart for $7.99.

21. Beauty Junkees pro Precision Eye Liner Makeup Brush draws a tight line along your lashes worthy of your highest expectations so you spend more time admiring your work than actually creating it.

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Its bristles are soft yet dense enough to pack a big punch of color AND effortlessly glide your eyeliner on with minimal effort. Plus it allows you to get *super* precise when drawing your wings.

Promising review: "I use gel liner for my cat eyes, but never took the time to purchase an actual brush for it since some of the jars comes with a mini brush. I'm now able to perfect my cat eyes even more! I love the brush! Nobody got time to purchase a $30 brush from Sephora." —Zznnggyynn

Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in 11 sizes) or a similar product from Walmart for $2.99.

22. Soap and Glory Supercat Rollerdisc Precision Eyeliner spins its long-lasting formula in one smooth application so achieving an even look doesn't require a ~wing and a prayer~.

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That's right! Its tip is actually a spinning disk to make things easy AF.

Promising review: "This has long-lasting wear and is easy to use!" —Lola Green

Get it from Ulta for $12 (available in two shades).

23. Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner sets designer brands on a run for their money, courtesy of its comparable deep-black formula that creates bold, thick lines AND its ability to make application totally pain-free.

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Did I mention its long-lasting formula? Budget shoppers rejoice.

Promising review: "This eyeliner is AMAZING! I have oily eyelids and have always had problems with finding a good liquid liner that I could wing. Within an hour or two, they've always started to shift and smear or give me the lovely liner-in-the-crease look. Then I found Stila at Sephora. I loved it, but I didn't love the $20+ price point. When my last one ran out, I figured I'd give Amazon a shot if I could find a product with good ratings. Enter Koji Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner. IT STAYS PUT. I often reach for my eye makeup remover to get rid of it at the end of the day. It is also blacker than Stila, something I wasn't sure was possible. And at about half the price of Stila, I'm happy to say that I've found my new favorite liner!" —Diotima1

Get it from Amazon for $9.82.

And don't forget to check out our BuzzFeed Reviews research on the best liquid eyeliners out there that we tried and tested ourselves!

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