This is maybe the easiest way to contour your face – it only requires one item you have stashed at your desk: tape. Follow this tutorial from the Instagram makeup maven Huda Kattan and find out how to make contouring a little less confusing.
Clean up eye makeup residue
Tape is excellent for picking up all the pieces of glitter or eyeshadow that fall when doing your makeup! Take a piece of tape, stick it to the back of your hand a couple of times and then lightly touch it to the areas where the fallout has landed. It’s like a lint roller for your face.
Use clear tape as a no-fail cat-eye guide
Place the tape underneath your bottom lashes at the outer corner of your eye and angle it towards your temple.
Eyeshadow tape trick
If you’ve ever struggled creating an even, clean straight line using eye shadow on your outer-v then all you need is sticky tape (one that isn’t too sticky though!). When you’re done, just remove the tape, and viola! Perfect edges.
DIY nail art
If you’ve ever wondered how girls get perfectly geometric nail art, the execution probably involved something as simple as cut-up Scotch tape.
Keep your cuticles clean during home manicures by putting some tape around the edges. Think of it like a bib—you want everything covered except for the nail itself. This will make cleanup a lot easier.
Chapped lips quick fix
For those of you whose lips just get chapped every now and then from winter dryness/flying/heaters, I think you’re really going to love this trick!
“Try on” lipstick
When you don’t know what color lipstick will look best with your eyeshadow just apply some lipstick to a piece of tape and hold it against your face. This is a quick, easy way to decide if you want to wear that shade or not.
“Try on” nail color
Stick the tape directly on your nails, and paint on your options.
DIY pushup bra
You can make your own bra out of tape! It’s perfect for backless dresses, creating more cleavage, or reducing your own bust size. Just make sure you use surgical or cloth tape, not Scotch.