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Ciara Just Showed Us a Whole New Way to Rock a Cat Eye

Things we have a love/hate relationship with: the gym, our roommates and cat-eye eyeliner. Now don’t get us wrong; a sleek cat eye can look amazing. But anyone who has ever tried the look knows that it can quickly turn into a half-hour process. One side will look great, but oh wait! The other side is a little thicker. So then you go to make the first eye just a bit bolder only to end up with two totally jet black eyelids.


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The look, which features a precise v-shaped cut out, was expertly created by celebrity makeup artist Yolonda Fredrick. While it’s not the easiest look to master, it’s definitely not impossible. In a video for Sephora, eyeliner master Kat Von Dee shared exactly how she creates the same triangle cut out.

She starts by using a waterproof liquid liner and begins drawing a line that follows the natural curve of her bottom lid. After that, she builds the shape from the middle of the eye. Once she’s perfected a normal-looking cat-eye, she starts creating that negative space. Kat covers a Q-tip with a makeup-removing wipe to get a super precise point. She uses that to neatly erase the top of the liner. Once she has that empty space, she goes back with the liquid liner to and draw the triangle. And voila!

If you’re a cat-eye newbie and looking for some secret ways to master the look, check out our post where we tried and tested three beauty hacks that are rumored to make the application easier (there are spoons and business cards involved, people). We won’t say you’ll definitely get it right the first time, but this artful cat-eye is definitely not as complicated as it may seem.

Have you ever tried this look? Tell us how it looked in the comments below.

(Photos via @ciara and Noam Galai/Getty)

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)