Here’s how to quickly achieve Ariana Grande's cat eye, according to her makeup artist


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If there are two things that are instantly recognizable on Ariana Grande, it’s her high-sitting ponytail and her enviable cat eye.

Rocking a cat-eye makeup look can instantly make you look more awake and put together, which is an absolute dream when you’re on the go and don’t have a lot of time to commit to a full glam look. Honestly, Ariana Grande makes it look so seamless.

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Credit: Getty Images

However, achieving a cat eye can be tricky, even for the most dedicated beauty lovers. There’s the stress of a shaky hand, the angle of your wing, how far the wing goes out and so much more.

Honestly, I’ve always struggled with achieving the perfect cat eye, that is until I got my hands on the KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner. It’s pigmented from the very first stroke, but it’s also flexible enough to work with you if you make a mistake during application.

Shop: KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner, $21

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To help me perfect my cat eye (and get a little closer to my inner Ariana Grande), I spoke to the man behind Grande’s fierce eye, Daniel Chinchilla, Celebrity Makeup Artist and KVD Vegan Beauty Cat Eye Ambassador.

Although seemingly complex, a cat eye can be achieved quickly and easily, Chinchilla explained to In The Know. For his demonstration, all we needed was a table (or something to put your arm weight on), a piece of tape (which Chinchilla used to create the angle for the wing) and a bit of patience.

There are so many great products in the KVD Vegan Beauty line! What are your top three products to use and why?

My three favorite KVD Vegan Beauty products are the Tattoo Liner because of how easy it makes it to get the perfect cat eye. I also love the Super Pomades for their long wearability and versatility. You can use these on brows, eyes and wherever else. They are super pigmented and fun to experiment with! Last but not least, Go Big Or Go Home Mascara! It has an amazing vegan formula that gives you so much instant volume, and I love how fluffy the brush is as well!

Can you talk about how we can achieve Ariana’s signature cat eye at home?

Creating a cat eye for your specific eye shape is what’s important and what’ll make it easiest for you. I created videos to help guide you to create the perfect cat eye for your eye shape. You can see the videos on KVD Vegan Beauty’s YouTube!

Most importantly, you can’t create the perfect cat eye without the proper tools. This is why I’m obsessed with Tattoo Liner. It’s super precise brush tip makes it easy to get that thin wing and amazing cat eye. And because it’s waterproof, you don’t have to worry about it getting messy!

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