How Scotch Tape Can Help You Perfect Your Eyeliner Application

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Update: Maybe the humidity is messing with our minds, or maybe we need to cut down on those midday margaritas, but we've been having a really hard time drawing our eyeliner on straight these past few days. Time for a shortcut! We thought we'd give you guys a refresher on this genius makeup cheat, just in case you're having the same makeup malfunction. This story was originally published on November 5, 2011.

There's no question that mastering the art of eyeliner takes skill and dedication, but it also takes a hell of a lot of patience! Patience that sometimes we just don't have. Well have no fear, your perfect cat-eye is just a video tutorial away. No, we're not blowing smoke up your you-know-what. This eyeliner trick is legit and will help even the clumsiest of makeup appliers execute her most pristine swooped liner effect yet. Check out this brilliant tutorial from the ladies at the Hairpin and learn why Scotch tape is your biggest ally when it comes to channeling your inner '60s gal. (The Hairpin)

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