Karlie Kloss is used to all eyes being on her anytime she steps out at a snazzy event (okay, anytime she steps out anywhere). Her bubbly personality and stunning looks are totally captivating, which makes it hard not to wonder what beauty secrets she has up her sleeves. Karlie, who regularly has her face painted by famed makeup artists, has finally given us all a look into her red carpet beauty routine thanks to her first-ever makeup tutorial on her YouTube channel, Klossy, where her makeup artist Sir John divulged a seriously genius hack to achieve a flawless, even cat eye every time.

The trick: Draw a dot on the outside corner of your eye where you want your winged liner to end. This should be the first step in your eyeliner routine, according to Sir John, and it makes total sense. It’s almost like the makeup equivalent of using tracing paper on a drawing: If you know where your design will end before you start drawing it, you’ll end up with a cleaner, more even final product.

Here’s how Sir John says to finish the flick: After lightly placing the dots on both sides of the eye, draw a thick line on the upper lash line, connecting the end to the dots. Then use your finger to blend it out at the end for a smokey effect. We love that instead of opting for traditional black for this look, Sir John used a deep green shade, which really made this look a showstopper — just ask anyone who saw Karlie at the Met Gala earlier this year, where she sported this exact look.

Simple and smart beauty hacks like the dot eyeliner trick can really take your makeup to the next level, and Karlie’s debut beauty video was chock-full of ‘em, like using blush as your base eyeshadow because it provides a healthy pop of color — just dust it onto your lids and you’ll see how it brightens everything up. We’ll gladly accept any beauty intel from Karlie Kloss, so we hope this first tutorial is just the beginning.

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