Aside from complicated makeup trends like highlighting and contouring, one of the most challenging aspects of your daily makeup routine is getting your eyeliner to look just right – especially on those mornings when you’ve hit the ‘snooze’ button one too many times and are reaching for the dry shampoo instead of hitting the shower! So, how do you ‘wing’ your eyeliner in a few minutes flat and still look fierce enough to rock it in the boardroom? With the help of our five time-saving eyeliner hacks, that’s how!
The new smoky eye is subtle and easy to master. Simply apply some pencil or gel eyeliner to your lids and smudge, smudge, smudge. The waterproof L’Oréal Paris Infallible Gel Eyeliner Crayon 24H is a great choice. Go for Browny Crush for the office and amp up your eye makeup with one of the more vibrant colours, like Violet Va-va-voom, when you’re ready to hit the town with the girls. Another top gel eyeliner of the moment is the allergy tested Maybelline Eyestudio® Lasting Drama® Gel Liner, now available in Blackest Black, Brown and Charcoal.
Use a template
Only the bravest free-hand their eyeliner! Get a sharp wing without fail every single time when you use a template instead. Anything will do: a business card, a spoon handle, Sellotape - the options are endless.
If you find that you’re really struggling with liquid or pencil eyeliner, why not give an eyeliner marker a try? The thick, smudge-proof NYX Professional Makeup Super Fat Eye Marker is a firm favourite right now.
Stick to the basics
Seeing as though incredible eyeliner patterns can be quite touch-and-go, it’s wise to stick to the basics if you really don’t have the time to rectify any makeup mishaps. Add definition to your eyes by lining your top and bottom inner rims and save the eyeliner wing for another day!
Grab a cotton ear bud
If you took the plunge and tried your best to perfect your eyeliner despite being pressed for time, you may have ended up with shaky lines and uneven wings. Now you’re in need of a quick fix. Grab a cotton ear bud, dip it into a bit of warm water and wipe away your errors. At the very least, you should be left with something passable just before you need to run out of the door!
Flawless eye makeup is possible whether or not you have time on your side. Simply follow these great eyeliner hacks, and you’ll be sure to look incredible every day of the week. Now you have an excuse to hit ‘snooze’ one more time and catch up on a few extra minutes of beauty sleep!