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2021 Billboard Music Awards: Graphic Eye Makeup Is the Night’s Biggest Beauty Trend

Dixie D’Amelio, one of the ceremony’s presenters, delivered her own take on the graphic black cat-eye, as well. Hers has layered lines around the outer corners of her eyes, which are dotted with small crystals. 

If you’ve got a steady hand with liquid eyeliner, then this look should be a breeze to recreate at home with a little practice — otherwise, you can use eyeliner stickers to make a big statement in seconds, flat. May we recommend Face Lace’s selection?

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Rapper Saweetie, meanwhile, delivered a more classic take on the black cat-eye — it might not be as graphic, but those wings are so big, sharp, and clean that they’re more than deserving of an honorable mention. A high-quality black liquid eyeliner pen like Maybelline New York Hyper Easy Liquid Eyeliner is all you need for this look.

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If you’ve ever wondered whether black eyeliner will go out of style, the answer is no. Never. Not even a chance. The Billboard Music Awards’ looks are only a small slice of evidence. So don’t underestimate all those seemingly plain felt tips and gel crayons in your kits, folks.

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