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There’s a genius ‘one sweep’ cat-eye eyeliner hack taking over TikTok

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There’s a genius ‘one sweep’ cat-eye eyeliner hack taking over TikTok

Many of us struggle to neatly apply eyeliner, so what if we were to tell you there’s a foolproof way to get even, elongated flicks using only your finger? There is, and the hack comes courtesy of – you guessed it – TikTok.

Admittedly, we take plenty of trends from the app with a pinch of salt, but this particular one is blowing people’s minds for good reason.

The trend seems to have been started by TikTok user @ bexcxmpbell, whose video has now been liked over half a million times. Since it was posted last week, it’s also racked up nearly a thousand comments from amazed users who are vowing to try out the simple trick for themselves.

TikTok user @bexcxmpbell explains how to do the hack
(Image: TikTok / @bexcxmpbell)

“Do you struggle with eyeliner? I’ve got the best hack,” Bex introduces the 15-second clip. “Grab your [eyeliner] pencil – black, brown, whatever you want – and put your finger right in the corner of your eye. That’s where you want to put your pencil liner.”

Bex then draws a large-ish dot of eyeliner in the upper centre of her index finger before explaining: “Put it into the corner of the eye and then drag it out.”

If it sounds even slightly complex, just watch her full video because Bex performs the hack in a matter of seconds to flawless results. It should be noted this hack won’t give you pristine liquid-like flicks, it gives more of a smoky, but neat, lines of pigment.

This might just be our favourite eyeliner hack since a TikToker helpfully clued us into the fact that pigmented liquid eyeliners can be created at home using any powder eyeshadow and a drop of micellar water. The method originally came from user Monet McMichael, who shared the full how-to in a now-viral clip.

The influencer was shocked at how well it worked
(Image: TikTok / @monetmcmichael)

“So I heard from a friend of a friend, if you take some micellar water and you dip it into an eyeshadow, you can make any colour graphic liner,” she explains. “If this works, I’m going to be so excited.”

Spoiler alert: it does work, so if you’re keen to try out any graphic eyeliner looks this party season, you don’t have to invest in any new products to do so.

Let’s hope the eyeliner hacks keep coming because we’re loving all the tips.


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