How to Master Winged Eyeliner for Your Big Day — Straight from Lauren Conrad's Makeup Artist!

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Lauren Conrad Cat Eye

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Lauren Conrad, one of our favorite brides-to-be, may change up her lip color or experiment with ombre hair, but she's never without her signature cat eye. Since the winged-out look is perfect for your pre-wedding parties or even your wedding day, we asked Lauren's makeup artist (and co-founder of The Beauty Department) Amy Nadine to share the tricks to Lauren's liner — luckily, it's super easy to pull off.

1. Try a skinny brush.
A fat one creates a thick, bold line, but Lauren's look is so subtle because she uses a tiny brush, Nadine says. Either look for a liquid liner that has a extra-small brush or choose a gel liner and paint it on with the smallest brush you can find. Nadine loves MAC Fluid Line in BlackTrack and Cozzette's P 375 Stylist Eyeliner Brush.

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2. Go lash by lash.
It's tempting to draw it all in one long swoop, but breaking up the process makes for fewer mistakes, Nadine says. Prop your elbow on a counter to anchor your arm (less wobbling!), grab your liner, and position it at the inner corner of your eye. Draw a short line as close to your lashes as possible — it should only be about four lashes wide. Pause, backtrack a tiny bit, then draw another line, slightly overlapping the first, over the next four lashes, and so on.

3. Master the wing.
One you reach the outer corners, it's time for the actual "cat eye" part of your cat eye. Lately, Nadine says, Lauren's been going for a smaller wing — extended just enough to elongate her eye shape, but not long enough to look retro. Position your brush at the corner of your bottom lash line, then follow its natural curve outward and flick up just a tiny bit — about the length of one lash. Once you've drawn on the bottom part, extend your upper liner to meet it, and fill in. Done!

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