Kim Kardashian and her perfect, full hairline… thanks to eyeshadow. (Instagram/@kimkardashian)
That’s what we call taking multi-tasking makeup to a whole new level.
As crazy as it sounds, a dab of eyeshadow along the bare spots of your hairline can do wonders for creating the illusion of a lush, full head of hair. According Marie Claire the Kardashians regularly sport this unusual makeup look, all thanks to their hairstylist Jen Atkin.
“Filling in your hairline is not any different than filling in your brows. It acts like a frame to your face, making your features look more balanced,” New York hairstylist ?Kat Zemtsova? told the magazine.
For a more conventional use of eyeshadow, check out this eye makeup tutorial by Benefit. (Post continues after video.)
I tried the trick myself in the hopes of getting a goofy beauty anecdote: ‘Ha ha, remember the time I put eyeshadow in my hair and looked like I’d face-planted into a vat of shoe polish?‘
But shockingly… it worked.
I applied a discontinued Prestige black eyeshadow along my hairline using a blush and eyeshadow brush. Suddenly my mini bald patches were gone, and my hair just looked fuller and more “finished”. Who would’ve thought?
Quick tip: Apply the eyeshadow to your hair before you do your face makeup, just in case some of the eyeshadow ends up on your face. That way, you can quickly wipe off the eyeshadow fall-out with a makeup wipe, without ruining your face makeup.