Skip to main content Skip to header navigation

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

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.

More: MAC will launch a Selena Quintanilla-inspired makeup collection this fall

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.

More: Beauty vlogger makes strong case for shaving your face

And yes, it’s absolutely as easy as it seems. Beauty vlogger OliveSkinBeauty recently posted a simple video showing her technique.
As did vlogger she_slays_beauty, who perfectly applied a demi-matte red lip color with tape.
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.

More: Katy Perry adds beauty mogul to her résumé with new CoverGirl line

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

Leave a Comment