Spoons aren’t just for soup and ice cream. They’re also handy and versatile beauty tools that can help you master the winged eyeliner look, repair your broken cosmetics, and more. Here’s how I use them:
1. Create the perfect winged eyeliner
I love winged eyeliner. But all my attempts at it have always failed miserably. Until I tried doing it with a spoon. It makes things much easier. Just hold the handle against the outer corner of your eye and use it as a stencil to draw a straight and crisp upwards wing.
Then, flip the spoon so that it’s hugging your eyelid, from the tip of the upwards wing to the middle of your lashline. And voilà, you have just created the outline. Now you just have to colour it in!
2. Prevent mascara smudges
I love how long mascara makes my lashes look but I hate applying it. More often than not some mascara ends up on my eyelid, ruining the looks I have so carefully created. Argh!
The solution? Cover your lids with a spoon. That way, any residue will land on the spoon, keeping your eyeshadow intact and pretty.
3. Make contouring a breeze
Contouring is all the rage now, but still difficult to do. We know we have to place the colour in the hollow under our cheekbones, but where exactly is that?
If you never seem to find it, grab a spoon and use it to cap the apples of your cheeks. Apply the powder just underneath. Wasn’t that easy?
4. Fix your broken eyeshadows (and blushes, bronzers, powders….)
Have you ever dropped a brand new eyeshadow, breaking it? Ordered a pretty blush online and received it all smashed up because your postman wasn’t as careful as he should have been?
Don’t cry. Just get hold of some rubbing alcohol and a spoon. Then, add a few drops of alcohol to the crushed eyeshadow/blush/whatever and press it back together with the back of the spoon. Wait until it’s dry and then use it as normal.
What beauty tricks do you do with a spoon?