‘Hack’ is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the beauty community. Oftentimes these DIY, time-saving tricks are not actually time-saving at all or could be problematic for your skin (like using wasabi as a pimple spot treatment or putting lemon juice anywhere).
But every once in a while we come across a hack that makes us wonder how we didn’t think of it first and that we’ll never not use again. Like a tip posted on the subreddit MakeupAddiction this week that shows how to use a folded face wipe to nail winged eyeliner every single time.
‘I usually get a lot of compliments on my winged eyeliner so I wanted to share my best eyeliner hack with you!’ wrote Reddit user MDL1994. ‘I do my eye make-up before my foundation, I make a messy wing, then I grab a make-up wipe, fold it and wipe the eyeliner into a sharp edge.’
The post has racked up over 200 comments like ‘This is genius’ and ‘You’ve changed my life!’.
Easier than it looks: According to a new hack posted on Reddit, you don’t need to be a professional make-up artist to create an eyeliner wing as sharp as Gigi Hadid’s
Four steps to flawless: This week’s most popular post on the subreddit MakeupAddiction is a trick for using a make-up wipe to create a flawless winged eyeliner look
The original poster explained that after applying liquid eyeliner (she uses Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner), she wipes the wing into her desired shape, then applies foundation with a Beauty Blender, avoiding the eye area.
Next, she stamps a small amount of foundation directly under the wing with the pointed tip of the sponge for even more definition.
A photo she shared shows how her undefined, misshapen wing transforms into a sharp, flawless edge after employing the method.
These work too: The post inspired fellow Redditors to share their own liquid eyeliner tricks, including fixing mistakes with pointed cotton swabs (left) and make-up-removing pens (right)
Other Redditors used the popular post as an opportunity to share their tried-and-true tricks.
‘Another cleanup tip is to take a small eyeliner brush and dip it in make-up remover or just water depending on your liner to fix any little blips,’ wrote Leia1979.
Dipping a pointed cotton swab in make-up remover (like these from Sephora) also proved to be a common tip, as did using the E.L.F.’s $3 Makeup Remover Pen, tape and a piece of paper.
So the next time you see someone with eyeliner painted into a perfect point, you’ll feel better knowing they probably had some help.