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Billboard Music Awards: Cat Eyes Are the Red Carpet's Go-To Makeup

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Laverne Cox, Taylor Swift and Hailee Steinfeld at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards

The stars played it safe with the feline-inspired look on Sunday.

There seems to be an unspoken red-carpet rule: When in doubt, turn to the cat eye.

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Such was the case on Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, where stars like Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox rocked the classic look. Wearing a plunging, glittery Marc Bouwer number, Cox opted for a thick eyeliner, while Pitch Perfect 2's Hailee Steinfeld went with a more modern interpretation of the look that tapered into a fine point.

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But the winner? The perfectly subtle smoky version sported by none other than Taylor Swift, who looked flawless despite a whirlwind weekend, which included the debut of her "Bad Blood" music video and a quick trip to Indiana to watch her younger brother, Austin, graduate from Notre Dame.

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