Grammys 2016: 5 Cat-Eye Looks that Ruled the Red Carpet

02/16/2016 at 12:52 AM ET

We’ve already talked about the major hair trend at Monday night’s Grammys, so it’s time to move on to the makeup look that stars seemed to be requesting in droves: the perennially popular cat-eye.

Adele Grammys 2016Jeff Vespa/WireImage


First up, Adele wore (what else?) the look that’s become almost as much her signature as her giant voice: a slightly exaggerated, deep-but-not-too-deep liquid liner (thanks to Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Liner). She teamed the sophisticated swipe with a glossy nude lip and a subtly contoured cheek. Just add a sepia filter, and you’ve got the “Hello” video.

Anna Kendrick, Vanessa Lachey Grammys 2016John Shearer/WireImage (2)

Anna Kendrick opted for a sultry version of the traditional cat eye with an assist from makeup pro Vanessa Scali. Scali winged out Kendrick’s liner but added some edge with a gray smoky shadow smudged beneath her lower lash line. With a few coats of Elizabeth Arden’s Grand Entrance Mascara and a pink lip, Kendrick was ready to present at the awards.

Vanessa Lachey, on the other hand, opted for a subtler wing that emphasized her voluminous lashes and didn’t compete with her hot-pink lip. Makeup artist Kristi Fuhrmann-Kerr posted a sweet snap of the Lacheys’ date night, but left out the key detail: How do we get our lashes to look like that?

RELATED VIDEO: How It’s Done: Winged Liner

Andra Day, Tove Lo Grammys 2016Jason Merritt/Getty (2)

Someone had to give BadGalRiri vibes when Rihanna herself dropped out, and Andra Day stepped up to the plate. The singer brought the drama with a flick that extended to her temples, then teamed the liquid liner look with a matte, ombré wine-hued lip.

RELATED PHOTOS: Grammys 2016: The Night’s Most Statement-Making Looks

And finally, Tove Lo gave the traditional cat eye a bold twist, thanks to celebrity makeup artist Colby Smith. The stand-out shadow was inspired by Cleopatra according to Smith, and brought an unexpected element to a simple little black dress.

Are you a fan of the cat-eye liner look? Will you be trying any of these looks?

–Sarah Kinonen

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