Scotch Tape to Perfect Your Liquid Eyeliner

Scotch Tape to Perfect Your Liquid Eyeliner by @ElleMagazine

To begin, take an inch-long piece of Scotch tape and press it to your hand a few times to dull some of its adhesive power. This will help it from sticking too severely to your delicate eye area.

Step 2

Place the tape underneath your bottom lashes at the outer corner of your eye and angle it towards your temple. Avoid angling the tape towards the end of your brow, otherwise your wing can take on more of an Amy Winehouse-esque hooked appearance. We’re going for a Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wing here.

Step 3

Begin sketching at the middle of your upper lash line, which is where the liquid line should begin to thicken. Draw a stripe to the outer corner of your eye using short, dash-like strokes. For precision, we prefer a felt-tip pen, such as the razor-sharp YSL Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils seen here. Be sure to place your pinkie finger against your cheek for added stability and control.

Step 4

Using the tape like a straight-edged ruler, continue drawing your line along the tape past the outer corner. Don’t worry if some of the liner bleeds onto the tapeā€”this will all be removed any way! Messiness isn’t an issue here, but do make sure the liner gradually gets thinner and thinner as you sketch out the line. Remove the tape and proudly revel in your pristine wing.

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