Super simple makeup hack uses tape (once again) to make your life easier

Apr 17, 2016 at 10:17 p.m. ET
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There are a billion and one tools on the market designed to help you get flawless makeup, but the only tool you need is likely already in your desk drawer.

That tool? Tape. Yep, plain ol' invisible tape, used to wrap presents and secure pieces of paper together, is being used as a hack by enterprising Instagrammers to get the perfect winged eyeliner, contour and eyebrows.

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Now we can add lips to the list of tape hacks.

Basically, adding tape around your lip line makes it virtually impossible to mess up your lipstick application — perfect for those of us who never mastered that whole "color inside the lines" thing in grade school.

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And yes, it's absolutely as easy as it seems. Beauty vlogger OliveSkinBeauty recently posted a simple video showing her technique.

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As did vlogger she_slays_beauty, who perfectly applied a demi-matte red lip color with tape.

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But if you're more interested in using tape for other things, beauty vlogger AlexandrasGirlyTalk posted a super helpful instructional video last year that gives step-by-step tips on various tape hacks.

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The best part? Tape is like $2, so you can use the money you saved to buy more makeup.

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