Here’s how to hack your mascara to turn it into eyeliner

Like most normal people, you probably forget things. It’s okay. We forget things literally ALL THE TIME. Especially when it comes to packing or even just gathering the things you need for the day. Which is why we love makeup hacks — there’s nothing cooler than finder your inner MacGuyver and using a product multiple ways. This latest hack comes to us by way of Jessa Blades, a Los Angeles-based makeup artist who also owns the beauty company Blades Natural Beauty. Here’s how she taught us to turn mascara into smoky eyeliner when we’re in a pinch.


A little will go a long way.


Be sure to pat, pat, pat. You’ll want to move some of the pigment upwards to start getting a smoky look.


Depending on the mascara formula — some are very sticky and difficult to coax into the shades/places you want — you may want to use something like Rosebud salve to help blend.


One thing: This hack does take a little practice. But once you’ve done it the first time, you’ll get the hang of it. Either way, it’s a great tip to keep in your back pocket for when you want to jazz up your look but all you have is a tube of mascara!

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