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Eyeliner Hacks for Rushed Mornings

Eyeliner Hacks for Rushed Mornings

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If you’ve ever been late in the morning because of a botched eyeliner routine, you’re not alone. Nothing gives me a wrong-side-of-the-bed attitude like trying to salvage crooked eyeliner. Luckily, there's a few eyeliner hacks for those of you who aren’t gifted with a steady hand and makeup artist skills. I started with my favorite summer trick: eyeshadow as eyeliner.

Here are some summer eye makeup tricks and I would be lost without. Don’t worry, you’ll be a pro in no time!


1. Eyeshadow as Eyeliner

Instead of reaching for your go-to pencil liner or liquid liner, try my favorite makeup hack. The result is a more subtle winged shape, and who doesn’t love a custom color? Fake that thickeyeliner line with a wet liner brush and your favorite eyeshadow palette. The wet brush darkens the shadow pigment and allows for a more distinct line. I use a Bobbi Brown liner pencil and Lancôme Ombre Radiant Quad for a soft, daytime look. Don't be afraid to use a dramatic, bright shadow when you want to switch it up! 


Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eyeliner / Lancôme Ombre Radiant Quad





2. Eyeshadow AND Eyeliner

This hack is perfect for hot days when you need a long lasting line. Make sure the eyeliner and shadow are in the same shade to avoid color clashes. First, line your lids with any pencil liner. Then, dab the pencil line with your shadow. I prefer Chanel Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner and Chanel Long Wear Eyeshadow but the product preference is up to you!

Photo courtesy of Cosmo



                 Chanel Long Wear EyeshadowChanel Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner




3. Kohl to Gel 

This hack is a little more hands on. Since kohl pencil liners sometimes produce a dull shape and color, try warming the tip over a lighter. Make sure you test the warm kohl on your hand before using it on your lids. I love the Clinique Kohl Shaper in Pewter.

Photo courtesy of Cosmo

What You'll Need:

Clinique Kohl Shaper / BIC lighter



4. Sayonara Smudges, Go Nude

This is a perfect crunched-for-time solution. When your morning routine goes awry and you don’t have time to start over, take a nude or skin-toned eye pencil and draw over the smudged liner. This is a great trick if you’re looking for sharp lines. I like Rimmel Waterproof Eyeliner in Nude and Benefit Badgal Kohl.

What You'll Need:

Rimmel Nude Waterproof Eyeliner/ Benefit Badgal Kohl


So, there you have it - some serious eyeliner hacks for those days when you're short on time. Do you have any eyeliner tricks to share? Tell us in the comments below!



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