How to Hack Your Entire Makeup Routine with a Fork

Maybe the little mermaid was onto something with her dinglehopper.

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(Image credit: Laiba Zaid)

We welcome any trick to make the cat eye more attainable. Scotch tape, cut-outs, resting your elbow against a wall—whatever will help create that little flick of liquid liner. You know, so we don't wind up with an ever-thickening stripe of black that can't be erased with even the best remover.

Thankfully, Toronto-based makeup artist Laiba Zaid posted a super-cute tutorial on how to use a rather unexpected tool to nail your liner: a fork! The utensil braces the liner for a sharp cat eye and an angular brow, but that's not all.

She also works between the fork's tines to apply dark liner on either side of her nose. It looks a little crazy until she blends-blends-blends, creating an illusion that her nose is even thinner. 

Pretty cool, huh? If forks help with contouring and spoons are awesome for shrinking eye bags, maybe the humble butter knife has a double life we don't yet know about?

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Kaitlin Menza