One of the greatest annoyances for me when I’m doing precise makeup applications like an at-home mani or liquid eye liner is cleaning up the smudges. It usually involves stopping to search for q-tips and vaseline since I don’t have a go-to eye makeup remover anymore or over-applying to cover it up.
Recently though, I discovered the simplest, most straightforward trick for dealing with smudges that I feel silly even sharing. But if it was a revelation for me, maybe it will be for you as well.
How to remove eye makeup or nail polish smudges easily:
Lick the tip of your finger and gently scrape. The key is the lick! I’m serious. A dry finger sets the smudge, but if you can get errant eye liner or polish with a wet finger or tip of your finger nail, you can skip the q-tip and makeup/polish remover. Works great in a pinch.