If you’re cat-eye-shy, this move spotted on actress Grace Gealey at the premiere of the new show Empire last night is going to be your new go-to. Her makeup artist used a secret to softening a cat eye while still getting the cute-ifying effect.

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Instead of reaching for the usual black, a navy liquid eyeliner was used. This makes for a sweeter look without sacrificing the drama of the flick. A great option for anyone who gets a little nervous going for makeup looks that scream MAKEUP.

A few pens to try:

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Need help perfection the cat flick? Here’s a little how-to video that might help: