Kim K’s favorite makeup artist Mario has just shared an ingenious eye-lift hack

All with just lashes and eyeliner!

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We love a beauty hack, especially when it comes from a celebrity makeup artist and only requires products that we already have in our makeup bags. Speaking of which, Kim Kardashian’s fave makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic (makeupbymario (opens in new tab)) has shared a super easy eye-lift hack that’s definitely made its way down the red carpet!

Makeup truly is a magical thing, as it can completely transform your look and even your face shape, just take the TikTok blush hack for example or the single-dot contour trick—but this latest eye hack really takes the cake.

But first thing's first, let's explore the talent behind the hack, including who's on his glamorous clientele list...

Who is Makeup by Mario?

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Mario Dedivanovic is a renowned makeup artist who has worked with some huge celebrity names, including Kim Kardashian, JLo, Salma Hayek and Vanessa Hudgens.

Mario is probably most well known however for being Kim K's exclusive makeup artist, doing her looks for everything—from her Vogue covers to red carpet appearances. Mario has even been featured on a number of Keeping up with the Kardashians episodes as well as on the Kardashians new show on Hulu.

He also owns his own eponymously- named makeup line, 'MAKEUP BY MARIO' which was founded in 2020. His line includes everything from super pigmented eyeshadow palettes to blush sticks. Some of his best products include the MAKEUP BY MARIO Moisture Glow, MAKEUP BY MARIO Master Crystal Reflector and MAKEUP BY MARIO Contour Stick.

But it's the MAKEUP BY MARIO eyeliner that has caught our attention today...

How to do MAKEUP BY MARIO's eye-lift hack

Taking to TikTok, Mario has shared his go-to hack for creating a lifted-looking eye effect, using just—wait for it—false lashes and your best eyeliner

Sharing a very helpful step but step tutorial of the look, Mario explained that it’s all about the placement of the falsies, but first things first, start by lining your upper eyelid’s waterline with a black pencil liner.

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Once this is done, you want to take an angled brush (or you can gently use your fingernail in a pinch) to carefully drag that line out to make a small winged eyeliner, making sure to connect it back to your lower lash corner.

Now here comes the real trick, curl your lashes and apply mascara, then take your false lashes and glue them to just the inner corner and center of your lash roots—don’t take it fully across like you might normally.

As Mario explains: “This is what you don’t want to do, so if you follow the eye all the way to the outer corner, it’s actually going to drag your eye down.”

What you want to do instead is lift the lash, and stick it to your actual eyelid, not the lash roots. So there is a slight gap between your natural lashes and the falsies. Picture it as if the lashes are going across your eyelid in a straight line—rather than curving to fit the shape of your eyeball. (We're wondering now if we can actually spy this trick at play on Kim herself!)

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Then you take your liquid liner (Mario uses the Master Mattes liquid liner in Super Black) and fill in the gap and complete the rest of the liner as Mario shows.  

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MAKEUP BY MARIO Master Mattes Liquid Liner in 'Super Black'

RRP: $22/£23

This liner delivers a super precise and sharp line and is packed with pigment.

Its flexible felt tip allows you to be fully in control—you can see it put to the test in Mario's TikTok video!

Voilà! Your eye will look instantly more defined and lifted!

Naomi Jamieson