ESC: Lauren Conrad

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It's like they say: "Slow and steady wins the race."

Believe it or not, this wise adage proves true for your fiercest cat-eye too. How do celebs like Jessica Alba Selena Gomez or the queen of the feline flick, Lauren Conrad, emphasize their eyes with such ease? Well, they have pro makeup artists on their payroll…and, oftentimes, those experts recommend using an age-old industry trick.

If your hands shake like a Polaroid picture, a fast fluid motion is not always best.

Instead, use your favorite felt-tip liner and delicately make thin dots across the lash line to create a guide. Connect the dots and smooth out the line to your desired size—it's that easy. 

For dramatic effect, wing out the liner or leave as is. Either way, you save more time connecting the dots than fixing jagged liner. Win!

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