No Liner Needed: This TikTok Hack Is A Game-Changer!


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As beauty editors, we spend a chunk of our time on TikTok looking for new game-changing hacks to bless your makeup routines with. While MANY scare the bejeezus out of us, others quickly catch our attention, like this mascara trick that fakes an eyeliner effect without the (intense) pressure. We’ve tested it out for ourselves too (boy, were we convinced), so we’ve covered all the deets you need to know.

The Viral TikTok Hack

@meganlavallie Using @Rare Beauty mascara #mascaratip #makeuptutorial ♬ Right Down the Line – Gerry Rafferty

The hack: TikToker @meganlavallie teaches makeup lovers how to hack an au natural eyeliner in 20 seconds by applying mascara in between her natural lashes. The result? A super-defined lash-line that adds an oomph factor to your eyes and saves you from the hassle of applying eyeliner.

The hype: The hack’s getting major attention with over 236K views (and counting). No surprise there, because it’s seriously easy to master, pairs well with your everyday look, and doesn’t require as much precision or effort as eyeliner.

How to get the look: “Instead of putting eyeliner on top of your lashes or in your waterline, put it [mascara] in between each lash,” says Megan. She dips a tiny eyeshadow brush into her mascara and wriggles closely at the root of every lash to create the illusion of a fuller lash line. She then coats her lashes with the Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara, $20, for a full lash finish.

You can also try the Huda Beauty LEGIT Lashes Double-Ended Mascara, $27, which is one mascara with two formulas and two brushes! We created this handy combo with a lengthening AND curling wand for the best of both worlds.

What we liked: If you’re new to makeup (hi, welcome), chances are you’re experimenting with different eyeliner shapes with your makeup remover at arm’s length. But if you’re looking for transformative results on the clock, this technique is a must, especially since it uses minimal product. Seriously, your eyeshadow brush will pick up enough pigment for BOTH your eyes. And if we could do it in a car zigzagging to get ahead of traffic, then so can you!

What we didn’t like: Okay, we did jab ourselves in the eye a few times during that car ride (passenger seat, obvs)… But if you’re in front of your makeup mirror and testing this trick out without cars honking at you, you’re probably good to go. Use your non-dominant hand to open your eye, and carefully apply the pigment at the root to avoid unnecessary eye pokes.

Our Final Verdict

Trust us when we say that once you incorporate this into your makeup routine, you’ll find it hard to stop. Not only is it super easy, but it effortlessly elevates your no-makeup makeup look, especially when you CBA to slay liner.

Don’t get us wrong though, we’re still eyeliner enthusiasts because we follow these life-changing eyeliner tips.

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