Winged eyeliner. It’s not exactly a walk in the park - especially when you’re in a rush (the shaky hand struggle is real). But we come bearing good news! That everyday battle will now be a breeze thanks to a nifty little tip making the rounds on Reddit.
A Redditor who goes by the name MDL1994 shared her “quick, easy, and foolproof” hack on the MakeupAddiction subreddit and we have a feeling your winged eyeliner is never going to make you late for work again.
She wrote, "I usually get a lot of compliments on my winged eyeliner, so I wanted to share my best eyeliner hack with you!"
So, what does MDL1994 do? Instead of doing her foundation first, she begins her makeup routine by applying her black eyeliner. She starts by drawing a messy line and wings (her weapon of choice is Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner).
Next, she grabs a makeup wipe like Burt’s Bees Eye Makeup Remover Pads and folds it in half so it has a smooth edge (you could also use a point cotton swab or a cotton pad moistened with some micellar water). Then she simply places the wipe just below each wing and swipes upward for a clean, sharpened finish. Voila! Hung Vanngo, eat your heart out.
MDL1994 wrote, “You can’t go wrong with this! If I mess up, I just go in with more eyeliner and wipe again until I get it right.”
And once you apply your foundation, it will help make the winged eyeliner EVEN crisper. So. Much. Yes.
The response? A whole lotta praise. One Redditor wrote, “YOU’VE CHANGED MY LIFE”, while another commented, “What the f**k. This is so much faster than f**king up and re-doing the same wing three times over.” Yep, we feel you.
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What do you think of this Redditor’s winged eyeliner trick? Would you try it? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.