Beauty experts and pros make it seem so easy. Just swipe your eyeshadow brush, draw a stroke of wing, wiggle your mascara wand and ta-da you are done! Yes, we are talking about eye makeup—the trickiest part of your makeup routine which actually breathes life into your look. But if it’s really that easy, how is it that I end up spending a good whole hour trying to make my eyeliner look even and still end up with a crooked one and smudged mascara?

Not anymore! We have rounded up 9 eye makeup hacks that will make every makeup newbie’s life much easier. Here goes… 

9 life changing eye makeup hacks

Use dots as a guide for perfecting the wing liner

Map the eyeliner by drawing tiny dots along the lash line and then go on applying the liner. It helps in making your eyeliner even and crisp. 

9 life changing eye makeup hacks

Heat eyelash curler for quick lashes

Heat your eyelash curler using a hairdryer before curling your lashes. It helps hold the curl better and honestly, makes the process so much quicker.

9 life changing eye makeup hacks

Score the smoulder-y eye with an eye pencil by drawing #

Did you know you could work a smoulder eye makeup using just an eye pencil? Draw a hashtag on the outer corner of your eye using a coloured eye pencil and blend to get the smokey edge.

9 life changing eye makeup hacks

Want no mascara smudges? Use a spoon

Place a spoon on your upper and lower lid right beneath the lashes and then apply the mascara to avoid any mascara splotches on your skin.

9 life changing eye makeup hacks

Use your mascara as a liquid liner

Running out of eyeliner and no time to hit the makeup store? Well, you can’t go about a day without your cat-eye look. Here’s the solution: take some of your mascara from the wand and draw a wing using an angled brush.  

9 life changing eye makeup hacks

Use lip balm or lip gloss for glossy lids

Swipe your lip balm or your lip gloss on your lids and blend well to get glossy lids in a jiffy. Use a clear lip balm for a sheer gloss effect or use a tinted one on your lips and lids to get a glossy monochrome look.

9 life changing eye makeup hacks

Layer your regular eyeliner with a shimmery one to go from desk to drinks

Heading to a party straight after work? Well, you don’t have to carry your whole makeup arsenal with you. Simply take a shimmery liner and apply a coat of it on your regular liner to glam up instantly.

9 life changing eye makeup hacks

Use the end of a bobby pin to get the perfect wing

To the get that wing right every time, you don’t need serious skills or a million bucks. You just need a bobby pin. Yes, you read that right. Apply your liquid liner on the open ends of the bobby pin and place it on the outer edge of your eye. Fill it in to achieve a sharp wing.

9 life changing eye makeup hacks

Remove any slips-ups and smudges with a cotton swab

If you still happen to make any mistakes (because let’s face it, nobody’s perfect when eye makeup is concerned), dip a cotton swab in makeup remover and wipe any smears and smudges.

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