With a few tips and tricks, you don’t have to be a professional to have fabulous looking makeup. You don’t have to spend hours doing it, either. Once you have the know-how, you’ll see just how much makeup can accentuate your best features and hide those that aren’t as favorable. Here are a few makeup tips and tricks that you’ll wish you had known a long, long time ago.
Scotch Tape Eye Stencil
This unconventional beauty aid will help guide you when applying eye liner and shadows, especially if you’re going for a more daring look such as the “cat eye”. It will also help you achieve an even and balanced look for both eyes.
- It helps you pinpoint exactly where to make the angle.
- It works as a stencil to give you a perfect + steady bottom edge.
Step 1: After already lining the lashline with your liquid liner, first place the tape on the back of your hand a few times to make it less sticky. Then angle the tape by lining it up from the outside corner of your eye towards the end of your brow. To be precise, imagine the brow extended by a centimeter and have that point become where you end the tape.
Step 2: With the tape in place, incrementally draw the wing either from the bottom up or from the top down.
Step 3: Gently peel off the tape, giving you a smooth bottom edge.
You can also do this for a perfect winged shadow! Just repeat the steps above by placing the tape at the same angle, then applying the eye shadow and smoking it out to a wing, then peel off the tape.