Eye makeup frequently impasses even the most seasoned of us. Lashes, liners, shadows, concealers, primers, and more — there's a ton of technique and products involved in making truly stunning eyes. Even if you're an old pro at doing your own makeup, you may be stuck in an eye makeup rut or looking for ways to brighten your look. Check out these beauty hacks which will make getting glamorous eyes super-easy.
Instant Gel Eyeliner
Eyeliner pencils can be difficult to apply, with the hard tip pulling and tugging at your sensitive lids. To make application go more smoothly, stick the tip of your eyeliner pencil in the flame of a lighter or match for one second! Let the pencil cool for about 15 seconds, and then apply. That previously hard liner pencil will temporarily have a softer, more gel-like consistency, which will be easier to apply and give a thicker and easier-to-smudge line.
Heat It Up
Just like the last trick, use heat to pump up your eye routine. Your curling iron uses heat to give your locks perfect curl. Use the same concept with your eyelash curler. Blast the curler with your hair dryer until it heats up, and then let cool until it is warm. Too hot, and you can end up burning your face or eyelids. Clamp down on your lashes, and watch with amazement as your stubborn lashes curl like they were born to.
Revitalize Dried Mascara
First of all, if you've had your mascara longer than three months, do not use this trick! Instead, toss out that old mascara (which may be harboring nasty bacteria), and get a new tube. But if your new mascara is already getting dried out, or the formula is just a little too cakey for your tastes, add a couple of drops of contact lens solution to the tube in order to thin and liquefy your mascara again.
Winged Eyeliner With A Spoon
Winged eyeliner is both gorgeous and intimidating to apply, especially if you're a beginner. You need a good, high quality wing liner brush. With that, drawing the wings becomes a lot easier. While some beauty bloggers recommend using Scotch tape to lay out your wings ahead of time, we find that the tape can irritate and tug at sensitive eyelids. Instead, we found this great idea of using a spoon to be your guide. Flip the spoon over and use the edge of the bowl to guide you as you draw the wings.