49 Cat-Eye Nail Designs to Try in 2022

These cat-eye nail designs try to capture the depth and mysticism of our feline friends. Contrasting dark and vibrant colors with a little glimmer to give them that special spark. It’s not surprising this trend has been showing up on all of our feeds lately.

We went through thousands of talented nail artists and fantastic designs to bring you some of our favorites. This is such a versatile style that can really let you show your own style, so don’t feel like you have to do exactly the same thing. This inspiration is enough to get your mind going whether you want to try and DIY this style yourself or show your nail tech a style you like.

If you want something a bit more overtly feline, you might also like our cat nail art list.🐱💅

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We are starting this collection with a cat-eye nail design that involves two different colors. I love how they chose colors that would reflect light so nicely.
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This nail set features some short nails, which are topped with these really beautiful sparkly blue polishes. I really love how they highlighted the nail design with a bright blue, which creates so much depth.
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We’re adding a little twist to your classic cat eye nails. This time, we’ve got holographic ombré nails that are much lighter. This is perfect for those who aren’t used to darker nails.
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This beautiful cat-eye design reminds me so much of the beautiful night sky. I like how this set included two different highlight colors instead of one.
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Here are some really beautiful pink cat-eye nails. Again, we’ve got a lighter set that has a deep rose base that’s highlighted with a chrome-like pink glitter.
cat eye nail designs
Even if you’re going for a cat-eye look, you can still switch it up with other simpler designs. If you’re looking to tone it down, use this set as an inspiration as it mixes in some nude pink nails. It’s an interesting mix with the older Old English nail art trend.
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Here’s such a beautifully done nail set. I love how they were able to add dimension by including a darker accent nail with the same cat-eye highlight.
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Here’s a rather beautiful take on these pretty cat-eye nails. I love how this one pushed for the galactic design since this theme reminds me so much of the beautiful colors in the galaxy.
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Here’s a simple nail set for those who want something more straightforward. We’ve got these pretty blue nails with the silver glitter cat-eye design in the middle.
cat eye nail art
We’ve got another more straightforward look. I love how they chose this pink shade because it really lets the pink highlight shine.
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We’re back with a deeper nail set. This one doesn’t have a very noticeable cat eye line, but I really do like how the highlight reminds me so much of a cat’s eye.
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This is a perfect nail set for all our short nail lovers out there. I love how the lines on each nail are so noticeable, and they really pop so well.
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Here’s a black and blue nail set that has variations in the way they drew out the lines. I love how the varied look takes away from the blandness of a uniform design.
cat eye nail design
I love this nail set, mostly because of the chosen color but who can ignore this fantastic detail? I find that this beautiful green is perfect because this is usually a common color found in a cat’s eye.
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Here’s another deeper nail look with an almond shape. I love how sharp and clean the overall nail set is. I feel like the black base also adds to the sleekness of the look.
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Here’s another nail set featuring a black base. I find this nail set really well done because of the way they created the accent line in the middle of the nails.
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If you want to push the futuristic look a little bit further, then this is the perfect nail set for you. I love how unique the translucent nail base is!
cat eye nail art
Here’s another beautiful nail set that makes use of the elements of the universe. I love how they used the cat-eye design as a complementary look instead of as the main look.
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I really love what they did with this set. They added these beautiful, really deep violet nails with a matte finish which perfectly makes the sparkling cat-eye designs pop.
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Here’s a beautiful blue and green nail set which features a bunch of different colors and hues. I love how all these shining elements blend so well together.
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I love how straightforward this nail set is. I love how they also added a tiny bit of variations to the accent glitter but still maintained that simple look. Sometimes less is more and these short nails highlist that perfectly.
cat eye nail design
Here’s something a tad bit different. Most of the previous nail sets in our collection have a glossy finish; this one’s a beautiful matte that is just as shiny and well blended.
cat eye nail art
Are you trying to get a bit more color on your fingers? Then this nail set is for you. I love how they created a monochromatic look on each nail.
cat eye nail art
Have you been looking for a nail set that’s more on the trendy side? Then this nail set is perfect for you. They included these pretty blue evil eye designs along with some multi-colored sparkles.
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With the mystical cats-eye nail art, I’m not surprised it looks this good when combined with some spiritual nail art. Rather than being the staple of the design, now it creates more of a background to the designs on top.
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Here’s a nail set perfect for those who want something less colorful. These deep brown nails with some gold accents are perfect for those who need something to wear to a special occasion.
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This is a nail set that I would recommend for all those people who need something clean and pretty at the same time!
cat eye nails
If you’re a fan of BTS, then you’re in for a treat! Here are some beautiful BTS-inspired nails which are perfect for all the fans out there!
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If you think that these cat-eye nail designs can only be done for simpler and darker colors, these red nails will definitely prove you wrong!
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Here’s another gorgeous monochromatic green nail set. I love how gorgeous the green highlight looks on the deeper green base.
cat eye nail design
If you want something a bit more muted and wearable, then these gorgeous chrome-like nails are perfect for you. They just look so mesmerizing!
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Here’s a pretty pink nail set that features a teeny tiny bit of black. I love how they added such a dark complementing color.
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Is anyone here a fan of these deep plum nails? I love how this color really makes the beautiful shimmer on top pop.
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Are you looking for a nail set that’s a bit more on the neutral side? These gorgeous warm brown nails are beautiful, especially with the bright and thick champagne glitter highlights.
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Here’s a pretty subtle nail set that has a beautiful highlight design that doesn’t require too much blinding glitter.
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Here’s a nail set that’s definitely on the deeper and bolder side. I love these beautiful deep red nails, which I think would look perfect during the spooky season!
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I love how elegant these pretty blue nails look. This is a nail set I’d recommend for those who want something to wear for more posh events.
cat eye nail design
Here’s a bright nail set that has a whole lot of glitter. I love how the glitters seem very thick and textured, which adds a bit more dimension to the look.
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I love how regal these pretty green nails look. I think emerald is a beautiful and classy color, especially when topped with gold detailing.
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Here’s a nail set that is quite out of the ordinary. I adore this nail set because it really shows you how versatile cat eye nail designs are.
cat eye nail polish design
Are you feeling a bit extraterrestrial today? If you are, then these nails are perfect for you! I love how they added more elements, such as the sparkles, the cacti, and the alien face.
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Here’s another brown nail set for those who prefer to stick to neutrals. I love how they added a combination of designs which really adds so much dimension to the look.
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Here’s a pretty purple nail set that can’t help but remind me of the night sky. I love how they added these rounded highlights, which remind me of the round of a cat’s eye.
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Here’s a simpler nail set that makes me feel light and happy. I love how they were able to achieve the cat-eye design on such light, almost clear nails.
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Here’s a beautiful deep blue nail set that reminds me of the sea. The light blue looks like the top layer of a wave, while the deep, almost black color reminds me of the depth of the sea.
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This is a nail set I’d recommend for those who are looking for a classier nail set. I love how this nail set looks clean and so wearable as well!
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When I look at this nail set, I instantly feel the summer breeze. This nail set just takes me back to a beautiful beach vacation, appreciating the power of the deep blue sea.
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We are ending this nail collection with these gorgeous chrome-like pink nails. I love how subtle the highlight is on this nail set.

There’s really a lot you can do with this cat-eye nail art and we’re really just scratching the surface with these talented nail artists. Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email. If you try this design yourself – let us see it!

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