Forget the Cat Eye—K-Beauty Is All About the Puppy Dog Eye Now

And it's way easier to do.

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The cat eye look goes as far back as Ancient Egypt. It has some serious staying power. But a new K-beauty eyeliner technique is giving the feline flick a run for its money—with a canine advantage.

"Everyone knows about the winged cat-liner, it's a very sultry, sexy look," explained Charlotte Cho, founder of Soko Glam, during an appearance on Amazon's Style Code Live. "But in Korea, they have something called a 'puppy eye.' It's really simple: You're trying to create a rounder, larger appearance of the eye and almost look a little doe-like. A little innocent."

Aha! So it's modeled after the look your dog gives you after it's lapped up the soup you left on the table for all of two seconds. Makes sense, it works. What's more is that it's actually super simple to do, especially if you've already cat eye prowess. It's just a matter of following the natural slope of the eye downward.

"All you need to do is draw a line along the upper lash line and right when you're about to the mid-point of the eye, instead of swooping it up like you do with the cat eye, you actually drop it down and follow the natural curve of the eye," she says. "Then you do the lower lash, and you line along that lower lash line and connect it to the top line and it almost forms a tiny triangle, right in the corner of the eye, which creates a very puppy look."

So think of it like a cat eye's cutesy, easy-to-achieve cousin. And be sure to use a k-beauty liner as we now know they're the best in the game/can survive anything...even precious puppy tears.

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Lauren Valenti
Beauty Editor

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.