There’s a reason why the cat eye will never go out of style: It makes eyes look smokin’. If you’re still trying to master your swoop, Selena Gomez has a trick to help your liner look like a million bucks.

In a pic posted via Hung Vanngo’s Instagram, Gomez strikes a seductive pose in an off-the-shoulder top with mod-inspired glam. Celebrity hairstylist Christian Classen teased her dark tresses up into a high, voluminous pony, and Vanngo played up her eyes with the boldest winged liner you ever did see. But the secret to how the pro got Gomez’s peepers to look so foxy is *drumroll, please* highlighter.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Selena Gomez attends Billboard's 10th Annual Women In Music at Cipriani 42nd Street on December 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Yep, turns out the secret to making the cat eye pop is a play of light and dark. From what we can see in the photo, Vanngo applied the sheen at the inner corners of the “Fetish” singer’s eyes, beneath her brow bone, on her eyelids, and above her winged liner. The contrast between the black pigment and all the brightness of the luminizer makes her eyes positively smolder. That’s one trick we’re adding to our beauty arsenal!

What do you think of Selena Gomez’s cat eye twist? What’s your favorite way to do the cat eye? Tell us @BritandCo!

(Photos via Dave Kotinsky, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)