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We decided to try out the trend — but not without a foolproof tape hack to make it much easier. Check out our take in the video above.
Step 1. Place a one-inch piece of tape on the bridge of your nose. This will act as your guide as you're etching on your graphic eye.
Step 2. Trace a green cream shadow along the side of your nose (where you placed your tape) and extend the color into your crease in a wing-like shape using an eyeliner brush.
Step 3. Gently peel off the tape and finish off the look with a few coats of black mascara. (Pro Tip: If you make a mistake, dip a cotton swab in makeup remover and clean up any blurry edges.)