By show of hands, who here (on the internet) has been so late for work that you had to choose between a primping task or leaving immediately? Maybe for you gents it is a choice between finding a clean pair of socks or fishing the stale ones from the hamper? I don’t know your life, it’s just an assumption.
Okay-Raise em up! 1..2..3..4…Everyone? Good. I thought so.
I too, have those days where I just cant’ seem to get my blonde butt out of the makeup chair and into the car. The scary part is this; I often wake up on time and still end up late. Procrastinators understand me and I thank them for that.
Heather, our model and co-founder of our Lunch Break Makeover Crew, has also been occasionally late and skimped on primping to do so. That also goes for co-founders Emily, Jez, Jenn, and pretty much anyone else in our office that we can talk into participating.
For the purposes of today’s Lunch Break Makeover, let’s pretend that this is you and today is one of those days. For some of you this may be a stretch, for others it may actually be your life on a regular basis.
SO you’ve arrived slightly over the acceptable 5 minute grace period. At this point, the heat is on. You rush to your office or cubical or whatever, crouch over the tiny mirror tucked in your desk drawer and angle it just so-attempting to harness a sharp beam of florescent light onto your face. All while trying to keep a low profile and conceal the fact that you are applying makeup on company time. Remember, you are pretending to be a lady if you are not already female. At this point, you have one goal and one goal only; to smudge enough black liner on your lids so that not-so-subtle coworker who always means well, doesn’t utter the most debilitating phrase in the history of phrases-
“You look tired today,” she says. The ultimate kick in the teeth.
“Do I, Pam? Really? Thanks for filling me in. I hadn’t noticed.” Meanwhile, the day and your soul have been crushed.
Well the Lunch Break Makeover Crew and I are here to stop the soul crushing madness. No more rushing and smudging and looking like a hot mess. We tested one of the most brilliant makeup hacks on the internet and IT WORKED.
Behold-The Easiest Cat Eye (so you can look awake and not rushed) You’ll Ever Draw. Really.
Once you draw your line, just peel it away gently.
Be as sloppy as you want and no one’s the wiser. Bonus.
Voila! You are awake and ready to handle bureaucracy! Could it get any easier?
Probably. In a perfect world we would all have a personal makeup and hair crew…but this is this next best thing in my book.
FYI-These long, black, full lashes are REAL. No falsies. No touch ups, either. She was born with these suckers and I am jealous of them daily.
Bring on the comments! Have you tried this? Do you love it or hate it?
I’ve been 30-45 min late fixing crooked cat eyes. You can de-stickify. (New word I just made) the tape by putting it on the back of your hand first. My challenge is getting the perfect tapered tip! Stila liquid liner has been a life saver. I haven’t used tape since I got that one. Ammmaaazziiiinnnggggggggg!
SCOTCH TAPE? I learn way too much from your blog that I shouldn’t.
It’s true. A woman can and will use any tool available as a makeshift beauty item. Makeup MacGyver pretty much sums it up!!
It's the vegan way
Love this, great tip!
Thank you!!! Yippie for easy eye liner 😊😊😊
Awesome post! This was one of those pinterest posts I’d always see and be like WHATEVER- glad to know it’s not crap!! lol I will be trying this… asap 😉 It’s amazing how I can do a winged liner every day for the last who knows how many years and STILL SUCK at it. Thanks for the tip! xx
We felt the same way!!! If ya can’t beat em, join em and use tape lol
This makes the cat eye SO MUCH EASIER! Great post! And her lashes – OMG!
I know! I was actually surprised it worked! And her lashes…yes…I can’t hate her because I love her but man they make me jealous! 🙂