23 Best Cat Eye Nails & Designs 
Here are some of the best cat eye nail ideas and designs for 2021. Nail artists have taken over Instagram and TikTok with their gorgeous designs and the trend is not slowing down. Cat eye nails are stunning and the way the light catches them in a perfect way make them a must try DIY manicure for any outfit or occasion.
There are many ways to achieve a cat eye design. The secret to make cat eye nails is with a specially formulated gel polish and a magnet. The magnetic pull the polish towards the magnet, transforming the design into an actual cat's eye, or to make a cat eye look that's inspired by a cat eye but not exactly round. Here are some gorgeous cat eye nail designs and ideas.
CAT EYE NAIL DESIGNS & IDEAS
1. Galaxy Cat Eye Nails by funlacquer
A gorgeous multi-dimensional cat eye look with magnetic multichrome gel polish. This look is absolutely stunning the way the blue and pink shimmer stands out against the extreme dark background.
2. Dark Green Cat Eye Nail Design by ganeshanailss
The green against the black background makes this cat eye design look like it has a world of it's own. The way that the magnet moved the shimmering highlights around the nail is simply gorgeous.
3. Gel Cat Eye Nails by lor_artistik
Follow this Instagram nail artist for the most amazing cat eye nails that are created with multi-dimensional gel polish. When the light hits these galaxy nails, it creates shimmering effects that are out of this world.
4. Purple Gel Cat Eyes by laama_nails
Purple nails never looked so good! Laama creates stunning nail art designs on her Instagram and she has lots of unique designs and tutorials using gel polish and a magnet.
5. Sophisticated Cat Eye Nails by My Little Nail Art Shop
You can surely find some neat little shops on Etsy! And this shop carries some complete cat eye gel nail kits. Perfect for a gift idea for that nail artist in your life. Who wouldn't want to play with these sets?
Anna, the owner of this Etsy shop goes above and beyond for her customers and has raving reviews!
6. Black And Red Cat Eye Nails by maria.pougiou
Sexy nails that you can dress up or down. Black and red nails are always a popular choice for DIY manicures, especially since they can be worn at any time of the year. The multichrome flakes add the perfect amount of red to these nails.
7. Cat Eye Nail Polish Colors by mizhse
Create your own set of cat eye nails with this set of chameleon magnetic gel colors that includes the magnet. Their colors are formulated from natural resin to give an ultra shiny look.
8. Elegant Cat Eye Nails by holo_studio
Simplistic nail designs just go with everything and light colored manicures seem to last just a little bit longer than darker colors. These light colored cat eye nails are giving off all the feels.
9. White Cat Eye Nails by sheenbow_pigment
The white and silvery colors are a shimmering style that complements almost any outfit, especially during the winter months. The pearl highlights look absolutely incredible. These cat eye nails shimmer in the most perfect way.
10. 9D Cat Eye Nails by Homost
With 6 magnetic colors to choose from you can create a variety of cat eye nails, and even try a different look and color combination on every nail. Cat eye nails do take some practice to get your desired design and this set has plenty of gel polish to play around with. Keep in mind that the LED lamp is not included. Check out this article for the best UV lamps.
11. Press On Cat Eye Nails by NP Beauty Nails
A set of press on cat eye nails are great to have on hand for those times when you need a super quick manicure. This shop on Etsy has every shape of nail to choose from too, so you can pick out an extra long coffin nail or a short stiletto design.
"I create all nail designs by hand and use the latest trending techniques to create designs of your dreams."
12. Modern Cat Eye Nails by renata_jochymkova_nail_design
This is how it's done! This nail artist really knows how to show off their trendsetting style. A modern cat eye design with a flair for color. The red and black show a sophisticated style that is complemented by the whimsical lighter colors.
13. Almond Cat Eye Nails by bonbon86_lvnails
Reflective speckles paired with playful light catching fragments add dimension to these bold nails. This nail artist takes the cat-eye look into another world all it's own.
14. Pink & Gold Cat Eye Nails by unas.bonitas
These are some of the most stunning cat eye nails out there. Look how the gorgeous gold adds exquisite detail. It just frames the pink reflective gel polish perfectly. A truly inspirational look that's unique and put's you right in the mood for everything cat's eye!
15. Gel Cat Eye Nails by Double Dip Nails
Silver and purple make some of the best cat eye looks and Double Dip Nails has perfected it! You can find all kinds of nail art ideas in their Etsy shop. Raving reviews continue to pour in every day for this shop's fast shipping and customer service.
16. Majestic Cat Eye Nails by nails.byjessika
When you look at this stunning manicure, it looks like the blue gel shimmer has so many layers of color, it really appears to go on forever. What's not to love about how this manicure reflects the light, especially in the sun!
17. Cat Eye Nail Art Supplies at MakyNail
Whenever you need to stock up on some cool nail art supplies then Maky Nail on Etsy might be the shop for you. With cat eye nail gel and DIY manicure supplies, you will have fun playing around with your own cool designs.
18. Cat's Eye Effect Nails by luxxenailspallc
Here's a pretty look by the folks over at the Luxxe Nail Spa. Look how the magnet repels the magnetic pigments in the gel polish to create this subtle look. You can easily go from the office to after-hours with ease!
19. Butterfly Cat Eye Nails by cutey_nail
A sweet little design with butterfly accents will add a touch of nature-inspired beauty to your look. The light blue multichromatic gel polish takes on a sparkle and shine that's whimsical & fun.
20. Pink Cat Eye Nails by tsibsnails
Show your nails some love with a pretty pink nail design. This nail artist achieved a glowing cat eye effect in three thin coats. The highlights turned out perfectly and remind us of romantic strolls along the beach.
21. Magnetic Cat Eye Nails by salon_de_marina
An amazing effect that glows in all the right ways. Sometimes it's very hard to get a picture of how eye catching cat eye nails look in the light. This nail artist captured it perfectly!
22. Short Cat Eye Nails by Lm_beauty_esthetics_studio
One of the reasons why nail art designers fall in love with cat eye nails is because this effect looks great on long and short nails. You can get this glammed up effect even on extra short nails like these.
Lisa is a certified nail tech who perfects her designs from her home studio.
23. Tanzanite & Black Cat Eye Nails by tipsntoeswillebroek
This artist says that a cat's eyes are windows enabling us to see into another world. We would have to agree! Using tanzanite with black, this nail artist achieved a look that is perfect for a night out on the town or a black tie party.
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