How-To Foolproof Your Winged Liner

I have always been a firm believer in a woman’s ability to accomplish anything she sets her mind to (I mean, have you seen Hidden Figures?) And then, I attempted a liquid cat eye. An hour into my makeup, everything was looking flawless, and one wrong flick had me looking like I’d done my makeup mid-sneeze in the Uber ride over. Luckily, I’ve discovered two foolproof tricks to ensure a perfect wing every time, so that even the most artistically challenged ladies can play makeup guru for the day.

Trick #1: The Bobby Pin Method

The beauty of this three-step hack hack is that you’ve probably already got the key ingredient (or ten of them) hidden somewhere in your carpet. Once you retrieve a discarded bobby pin, the rest is mind-blowingly easy.

Step 1. Paint the little “v” at the end of the pin with liquid liner.

Step 2. Stamp that baby on the end of your eyelid.

Step 3. Take it back to kindergarten and color within the lines. Use a little more liner to connect the ends of the wing and fill it in.

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 PHOTO: Seventeen

    So flawless. So chic. So edgy.

Trick #2: The Tape Method

Turns out, ordinary scotch tape has more use than just hanging posters on move-in day. With this trick, even the shakiest of hands can achieve the perfect exotic swoop.

Step 1. Cut a few inches of tape, and stick it against the back of your hand a few times (decreasing some of the stickiness will keep the tape from pulling too hard at the delicate skin around your eyes.)

Step 2. Carefully place one end of the tape at the edge of your eyelid, and angle the other end toward the end of your eyebrow.

Step 3. Using the tape as a ruler, draw your cat eye against the edge­, without having to worry about keeping a straight line.

Step 4. Slowly remove the tape to reveal a flawless wing!

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PHOTOS: Elle

So easy. So simple. So pristine.

With either of these two time-saving tricks, you can add a quick and simple pop to any going out outfit. Bonus points if your product survives the night and you recycle those surviving wings for brunch the next day (don’t worry, we won’t tell).

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