One of the hardest things to master for pretty much every girl out there is the perfect winged eyeliner. Unless you have super steady hands, it can be quite difficult to master and can take years until you get it right. You try to fix one eye by adding a bit more liner to the other eye and end up looking like you did your liner in your car while driving—not a pretty look at all.

Luckily there’s a way to cheat those years of experience and get the perfect winged liner with something in your junk drawer: scotch tape. If you want to try this out at home, give this tutorial a try.

Step 1. Cut about an inch piece of scotch tape and stick it on your hand. This will help make it less sticky so it won’t hurt your face after you take it off.

Step 2. Place the bottom of the tape right where the bottom lashes start and the stick the rest in direction to your temple. The top part of the tape should be right under the end of your eyebrow.

Step 3. Start the liner around the middle of eye and draw outwards. For best results, don’t use the eyeliner like you would a pencil. Instead, use it sideways so you can see exactly what you’re doing. When you create the wing, use the liner sideways as well as the liner itself goes from thin to thick and can help in creating that pointy end.

Step 4. Use short strokes to draw the inner part of the line. The liner should go from thin to slightly thicker so it’s important to make the inner part of the line thin.

Step 5. Take the tape off and repeat with the other eye.

Check out the video to see how it’s done!
(Cover image: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding)