Scotch Tape Eyeliner Hack: Does It Work?

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We've all seen the Pinterest boards showing us how to get our eyeliner on fleek. I tend to be the person that pins a ton of diy makeup tutorials but never really tries them because they look scary, expensive and sometimes, a girl just ain't got time for that. But when I heard of the Scotch Tape eyeliner trick, I knew I had no excuses, other than the fear that it would end this way:Pee Wee Herman happy scotch tape day!You can see my hesitation. But, like many of you gals, I'm always looking for ways to score my best look, even on days that I'm in a hurry (um, like every day), so I decided to give the Scotch Tape eyeliner hack a try. The results were surprising! Although I apply makeup fairly regularly, I'm not a budding makeup artist. Still, this trick worked pretty well for me. And if I can do it, anyone can. Trust me.

Here are the steps to liquid eyeliner perfect AF:

1. Grab your favorite liquid liner and about 1-inch of Scotch tape. (I used e.l.f.'s Expert Liner; $2, Target)e.l.f. and scotch tape eyeliner makeup hack2. Put the tape on your hand and remove it a couple of times to dull the adhesive a little bit (the skin around your eyes will thank you!). Then place the tape under your eye and angle it towards your temple. But not too high!scotch tape underneath eye for beauty tutorial3. Steady your hand by placing your pinky on your cheek as you draw a line from the middle of your upper lash, making a thicker line with quick swipes of the liner.
eyeliner scotch tape tutorial4. Keep drawing the line (but not as thick!) beyond your eye and let it follow the tape. Think about painting a wall. This protects it from going all over your face. It's OK to let it leak onto the tape.
photo of scotch tape makeup tutorial5. Remove the tape and admire that pretty line! Since my eyeliner had such a fine tip, the line came out very slim. Feel free to use thicker tip liners for a more dramatic eye.
photo close up of result of scotch tape eyeliner tutorial6. Add eyeshadow as desired.
photo close up of result of scotch tape eyeliner tutorial

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