The 20 Most Iconic Cat Eyes of All Time
Mastering cat eye liner is like taking the perfect selfie: it takes a few shots until you perfect your angles. In the case of the feline flick, there’s a lot of hand contortionism until you’re able to draw a smooth, winged line. But when that “a-ha” moment finally happens, the classic beauty look will instantly become your signature too. Cat eyes have cemented their timeless appeal thanks to their style and eye-defining range from soft flicks, to precise, glamorous wings. No one knows the power of the cat eye like the stars that have made winged-out liner their go-to look throughout their time in the spotlight. The following iconic cat eyes are 20 reasons to take your liner and wing it.
Adele's perfect retro flick is just as beautiful as her heart-wrenching love songs.
Alexa's subtle feline flick has made cat eye eyeliner synonymous with It Girls.
Somehow, Audrey's elegant slight flick made her beautiful doe eyes look even bigger and brighter.
What's good? Nicki's dramatic feline flick never fails to make a dramatic statement onstage or on the red carpet.
This Parisian beauty's smoky eye and winged-out liner combo transformed her into a French New Wave style icon.
Sophia's lined, wide-eyed gaze will forever be etched into our memories.
The actress has effortlessly worn a kaleidoscope of liner shades, but the actress's emerald green cat eye has singlehandedly made us consider tossing our jet black pencils for good.
The 1950s starlet's winged eye, fluffly lashes, and matte red lip is the epitome of glamour.
Lana Del Rey
Along with her dreamy music, Lana Del Rey's mod-inpired liquid liner makes us weak in the knees.
The 1960s British actress and model nailed mod style with her flipped hair, spider lashes, and feline flick.
On-screen as Cleopatra, actress Elizabeth Taylor rocked a black and blue cat eye of epic proportions. Off-screen, her bold, inky cat-flick was equally as memorable.
Not only did Nina have one of the most distinctive singing voices of our time, she also flawlessly wore a killer cat eye.
Only an exaggerated cat eye of epic proportions could match Amy's larger-than-life singing voice.
Gwen may be known for her classic red lip, but her retro cat eye doesn't lie: the singer's winged-out liner is just as much a part of her signature beauty look.
The devistatingly cool '60s singer's perfect flick set the precedent for French girl beauty obsession.
Dita Von Teese
Dita's flawless feline-flick is a modern nod to classic pin-up beauty.
A perfectly drawn-on winged line transformed the fresh-faced actress into an Old Hollywood siren.
Diana's technicolor cat eye reigned supreme from her stint as a member of a 1960s girl group to 1970s disco queen.
The androgynous 1970s supermodel's graphic wing is the definition of fierce.
While there's a lot of RiRi beauty looks to love, her smoky, onyx cat eye ode to the character Margot Tenenbaum from Wes Anderson's cult-classic film The Royal Tenenbaums, will always be a standout.