Alexa Chung. Bridgette Bardot. That woman you saw on the train yesterday.
How come all of them can do the perfect winged liner, but your attempts look more like a toddler trying to colour within the lines?
THE UNFAIRNESS OF IT ALL.
While it's true, practise does make perfect, sometimes (always) you just don't have the time to spend hours attempting the flick.
Enter eyeliner hacks.
You'll find endless lists of genius hacks "EVERY woman NEEDS to know" that promise to make nailing winged liner super easy, even for the most uncoordinated.
But do they actually work?
When it comes to general coordination, I definitely fall into (ahem, HEAD UP) the most uncoordinated category, so I thought I'd put five of the most popular eyeliner hacks to the test.
Are they literally foolproof or just asking for liquid eyeliner stained tears?
Read on to find out.
1. Join the dots
Consider this the primary school stage of your eyeliner education.
How it works: Designed to make drawing the straight line easier, draw a series of dots across your upper lash line, then use them as guidance to join the dots to create a flawless line.
Does it work?: This was not child's play for me. The tricky part is making sure all the dots are the same size and the right size to create the desired thickness of the wings. I found while it made a thin line easier, it didn't quite create the dramatic effect I wanted (which had to be done freehand). Good for simple, daytime looks though.
2. Use a spoon
Doing your winged liner in a hurry in the kitchen using the reflection of your microwave? How convenient! Head over to the cutlery draw, grab yourself a spoon and you'll be done in no time.
How it works: Position the handle at an angle across your cheek and use the handle to create the initial wing. The longer/sharper the angle, the more dramatic the flick. Then position the spoon over your eyelid, lining up the bottom curve with the flick. Trace, then fill in.