Beyoncé's Makeup Artist Has a $3 Cat-Eye Hack That Will Change Your Life


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Beyoncé is a superhuman. So naturally we assume that while us mortals spend 15 minutes trial-and-error-ing cat eyes with lackluster results, she slashes on two 💯 feline flicks in one fell swoop. However, we now know that she has a game-changing hack for us to steal so that we, too, can achieve cat eyes worthy of her glorious, Funny-Face-inspired 2011 "Countdown" video.

In a new tutorial with Amazon's Style Code Live, Bey's makeup artist Sir John revealed a trick we can only assume that Bey's picked up from him over the years. "Everyone's like, 'How do I perfect my wing?'" he explains. "The answer is pointed cotton buds."

All you have to do is dampen the tapered Q-tip, then glide it along the flicks as needed to sharpen and smooth out the lines. The best part? A pack of 170 (opens in new tab) will only set you back $2.94.

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But the wallet-friendly hack isn't the only *amazing* thing to come from John's how-to, as he also gave us a preview of L'Oréal's new Voluminous Liner Noir (opens in new tab). FWIW, L'Oréal has always created my most favorite drugstore liquid eyeliners—ultra-fine-tipped pens, which dispense a smooth, highly-pigmented formula that doesn't skid on the skin.

Needless to say, I cannot wait to get my hands on their newest release, pointed cotton buds in tow.


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L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Liner Noir Liquid Eyeliner in Blackest Black, $7.99; (opens in new tab).

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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.