The eye shadow TAPE trick!

Ever apply your eye shadow and end up with a dark, glittery powdery mess under your eyes?  You try and brush or wipe it away and then it leaves dark smudges in its wake?  Frustrating, huh?  I’m here to let you in on a quick trick to help you put your eye shadow on like the pros—no more mess–AND the best part?  You can achieve the cool, dramatic eye shadow lines like you see in all the magazines.  Before you start applying eye shadow, take a piece of tape and apply it under your eye, at an angle.  You’re going from the outer corner of the eye to the end of your eyebrow, like so: see also : How to fix broken makeup: eye shadow, blush and bronzers!

Make sure to get it completely under the lashes and at an upwards angle.

Use the most generic, cheap tape you can find…the less sticky the better!  If you only have good old Scotch tape, then tape it to the back of your hand and remove a few times to make it less sticky (I’ve even used a post-it note).  Apply your eye shadow—you’ll notice the collection of powder on it.  Better on the tape than your skin!!

See all that powder? Be gone!! Oh, and please ignore the eyebrows…sheesh!

Right before the mascara slowly peel away the tape.  Ta-da!!  All the mess is gone; the eye liner looks neat and dramatic!  This trick has been such a lifesaver for me, as I like rockin’ a smoky eye and always ended up with horrible dark circles from the residual powder.  Another plus to this trick—the angle at which you place the tape results in a LIFTING effect!!  Hello—we can all use a little lift, right?  see also : TIGHTLINING and why you should be doing it!


Try this trick and let me know how it worked for you!  I love hearing from you so please leave comments! Until next time, stay beautiful on the inside and out!

~Princess Mom

Tags: #eyeshadow tips #makeup tips

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