One of my favorite makeup looks is the classic nude lip and winged liner combination. Sometimes less is more and a clean look with a dramatic cat eye is definitely the way to go if you want to make a subtle statement with your makeup.
Yes, you need a steady hand to apply a clean, neat stroke, but there are a couple of tricks that will help you get that defined look. First, use a pencil liner to lightly line the shape you want for the liner. This provides a base for the liquid liner to follow. Trust me, it really helps guide the liquid liner. Also, be sure to place your little finger on the cheek to keep your finger steady, and then slowly swipe the liner across the eye from the inner eye to the outer corner of the eyelid, and end with a flick.