Image: via The Zoe Report
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A 1960s-inspired cat eye is all well and good, but it gets a bit boring if you’re applying it every day, right? Thankfully there are loads of awesome, creative ways to wear your eyeliner. And while these cool new styles may look elaborate, they’re actually pretty simple and easy to pull off.
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20. The Mascara-Liner Match-Up
Match your eyeliner and mascara color in a blue shade, applying a cat eye and several mascara layers for a super-bold look. Grab Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Chaos for $20 and NYX’s Color Mascara in Blue Dream for $7.
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19. The Double Cat Eye
Reinvent your classic cat eye by doubling it. Using liquid or pencil liner, trace a line below your standard flick. Eye Kohl in Smolder from MAC is $16.
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18. The Insider Cat Eye
Another great twist on the cat-eye look is to draw the flick on the inside corner of your eye. Try it with Dior’s Art Pen Eyeliner, available for $32.
17. The Totally on Point
Instead of going with lines, adorn your eyes with a simple but pretty dot under the middle of each one using a gel pen. Complete the look by coating your waterline with white eyeliner. Clé de Peau Beauté’s Eyeliner Pencil costs $25.
16. The Sleek Line Pastel
A thin, sleek line boosts the vibrant color of a pretty pastel style. Lancôme’s Color Design eyeshadow in Pink Pearls is $20.
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15. The Grunge Girl
This trick is really easy to pull off but will totally change up your look, giving you an effortless grungy style. Simply smudge the liner around your eyes for a sultry but stunning edge. Maybelline’s Eye Studio Master Smoky Longwearing Shadow-Pencil is around $8.
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14. The Mod Girl
To perfect this Mod-inspired look, apply a thick band of white liquid liner, covering the lower half of your eyelid. Use Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in white, at $22.
13. The Glitter Line
For this fun, sparkly party appearance, swap eyeliner for a shimmery line of silver glitter or sequins. MAC’s Glitter will cost you $22.
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12. The Extended Line
To achieve a chic twist on the cat-eye flick, simply extend your line past the corner of the eye to trace the eyelid. Get the look using Chanel’s Eyeliner Pen Effortless Definition for $35.
11. The Graphic Liner
This gorgeous graphic line produces an attention-grabbing look. Draw thin lines around the bottom of the eye, as well as a dramatic cat eye on and just past the lid. Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil comes in bright green shimmer for $20.
10. The Tiger
Create thick stripes of eyeliner on your bottom lash line for a quirky tiger vibe; this also works as a great substitute for mascara. NYX’s Felt Tip Liner is $9.50.
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9. The Doodle
Unleash your creativity by thinking of your eyes as a doodle pad. Sketch little loops, flowers and circles under your bottom lash line for a lace-like appearance. Shu Uemura’s Lasting Gel Pencil Eye Liner is $24.
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8. The Triangle
Get this unusual effect by drawing and filling in thick triangles at the edge of each lid, starting at the outer corner of your lashes. Try it out with Gucci’s Iconic Black Long Wear Eye Pencil for $32.
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7. The Geometric Pattern
Step things up a gear with this striking geometric-inspired style. Draw a square bracket inside the inner corner of the eye, complementing this with a thick triangular cat eye at the outer edge. Maybelline’s Eye Studio Master Graphic in Striking Black pen will do the trick for $7.99.
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6. The Add a Touch of Color Look
Color is often reserved for eyeshadow, but eyeliner looks great in a range of shades. Why not try a bright yellow line, or make your eyes pop with white liner? Ardency Inn Modster’s Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner comes in lemon yellow for $19.
5. The Eye Confetti Style
This stunning high-fashion look can easily be achieved at home: just use the end of a thin liquid eyeliner brush to apply small dots above your eyelids. Try Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Zero Smudge Liquid Eyeliner for around $34.
4. The Pale Blend Waterline
To get this look, first outline the waterline with white eyeliner. Then from the middle of the waterline to the outer corner of the eye, go over in blue eyeliner and simply blink to blend the colors. NYX’s Retractable White Eyeliner costs $5, and the Cosmetic Color Pencil in Pool Bay from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is $16.
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3. The High Cat Eye
This look is simple but really effective: just draw a line slightly above your eyelid crease in liquid eyeliner, winging out slightly at the outer corner. Effortless Liquid Eye Liner is $36 from Burberry.
2. The Black and Gold Look
Black and gold is a striking color combination – but one that can be often overlooked. Overlay your usual black cat eye with NYX’s Liquid Crystal Liner in gold for only $4.50.
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1. The Bold Brow
Highlight your classic black cat eye with a super bold eyebrow. Get this lovely style using MAC’s Veluxe Brow Liner, which costs $21.