By Victoria Moorhouse
Updated Jan 16, 2018 @ 12:15 pm
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Issa Rae
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If your 2017 goal was to ace the cat eye flick and you succeeded, the next step is to venture away from drawing it on with just a little black liner and experiment with bright colors. Allow Issa Rae to be your "new year, new makeup routine" role model and road-test an emerald green.

The actress wore the gemstone-hued green wings to the 49th NAACP Image Awards, along with tight-lined black liner, lots of lashes, and a pink glossy lip. To get a similar look, reach for a product like CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner Pencil in Jade ($10;, a gel-based formula that's also ideal for a smoky, smudgy look.

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Apply a thick liner along your upper lashes, extending it out and up to form the flick. Use a cotton swap and makeup remover to clean up any mishaps and to define the shape. If you're not handy with a liner, you can always dampen a precise-tipped makeup brush and dip it into a green eyeshadow hue, creating your own eyeliner with a tool that's easier to control.