Makeup artist uses utensil to get perfect eye shadow look

A skeptical makeup guru was impressed with this simple hack for perfect eye shadow. 

Mikayla Nogueira is a 23-year-old makeup artist from Mass. with 7.7 million TikTok followers. Nogueira shares her favorite beauty products, hacks and tips with her audience. In one video, she tried a popular eye shadow hack making the rounds on social media. The hack uses a spoon to create the perfect crease and wing. 

@mikaylanogueira

@dhullyzanela knows how to MAKEUP HACK! That’s for sure! Wow!!! So cool. #makeup #beauty #makeuphack

♬ how would they know bad girls club – Chris Gleason

Nogueira wasn’t exactly sold on the trick from the start. She placed the spoon over her eye and used the curve to outline the crease. 

“I feel like you could very easily mess this up. Ugh,” she said. “The issue is I’m a lefty, bro, and I can’t blend eye shadow with my right hand. I can’t blend because this is not my dominant hand.” 

But when she lifted the spoon, she was pleasantly surprised at how well it came out. 

Next, she used the handle of the spoon to create a wing. Although she liked the result, she made some “gentle edits” by extending the wing line. 

Then she filled in the rest of her eyelid space with a different color shadow. 

“How pretty! I was skeptical. Makeup hacks are a hit or miss,” Nogueira said. “[But] I like it.” 

The tutorial received 19.3 million views on TikTok

“This is so beautiful. I want to try it,” one user commented

“People used to do this when I was in middle school and they would use the same spoon for eyeliner,” another wrote

“Wow, that worked really well! Gorgeous!” someone said

In The Know is now available on Apple News — follow us here!  

If you enjoyed this story, read more about critiques of the “midsize” fashion movement.

More from In The Know:

Woman ‘in complete shock’ after waking up with foreign accent

The ‘best iron I’ve ever owned’: Amazon shoppers love this 2-in-1 hair straightener and curler

These inexpensive, silky-soft pillowcases on Amazon are good for your hair and skin

The 3 most affordable meal delivery kits for cooking at home