There are a few makeup tricks that make everyone look ravishing. False lashes are one. Red lipstick is another. But for our money, the most reliably sexy beauty trick is “cat eye” liquid eyeliner — a thick line traced along the top lashline, winged-out at the outer corners. It instantly opens up the eye — no matter the shape or size — and gives your face a glamorous, Audrey Hepburn chicness.

The only problem? Applying liquid liner can seem like a daunting task if you’ve never tried it.

Here, we asked celebrity makeup artist Nalo Jones to give us tips on how to create a perfect “cat eye” liquid liner look at home.