This eyeliner no-makeup makeup hack was brought to us by #BeautyTok creator Nykita Joy (@Neoitgirl) with a video she captioned “naturally catfishing.” In the video, Nykita is getting ready for her “modeling digitals,” aka polaroid photos that showcase her current face and body without fancy editing or lighting for potential clients and agencies (per Mike McGee Photography). She needs to look natural, which means, of course, no eyeliner.
Well, to make her eyes pop and give the appearance of full, voluminous lashes, Nykita does use eyeliner. She coats a thick and messy layer on the bottom and top lash line, saying, “Don’t worry, there’s a method to my madness.” And boy, is there. “Now, we wash our face,” she says after applying the eyeliner. When she returns, it looks like she has a gorgeous, naturally defined lash line. “It’s one of the best tricks!” she exclaims. And we honestly couldn’t agree more.
To try this hack, grab your black eyeliner and give yourself the good ol’ raccoon/gothic/panda eye look. Don’t be afraid to get a little messy, applying the liner thick along the top and bottom lash lines. Then, wash your face. Don’t scrub your eye area too hard, as doing so can cause irritation and inflammation. Plus, you don’t want to remove all the liner. Once you pat your skin dry, you’ll reveal model-worthy eyes.