Move over, cat eyes. It’s time for the kitten flick. (And we teach you how to do it!)

Photography by Peter Stigter
Photography by Peter Stigter

Ready to try the kitten flick? We show you how to do it in 3 easy steps »

As seen on the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 runway, the kitten flick is a shorter version of the traditional cat eye. It has the retro appeal of winged black liner without looking too overdone. All this means: it’s your best bet for looking bright-eyed and on trend, be it at the office or out with friends.

From the front, the liner should be barely visible—this is what differentiates it from a full cat eye. The kitten flick should extend just past the natural crease of your eyelid. When viewing it from the side, it almost looks like you’re wearing an amazing set of fluffy false lashes. Dolce & Gabanna have kept the line rather thin, but the kitten flick also works with a bit of volume, like Chanel Couture showed in Spring 2011.