Makeup artist uses kitchen tool to get perfect eye shadow look: 'I was skeptical'

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

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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. 

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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

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