You can make a graphic eyeliner with any eyeshadow palette and this £5 staple product

Turn into an instant MUA with this TikTok hack...

@monetmcmichael using graphic eyeliner hack on TikTok

by Georgia Scott |
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TikTok has introduced plenty of new and fun make-up and skincare trends over the past couple of years - we owe it a lot. Whether it’s contouring your face in certain shapes, giving yourself fake freckles or acne-clearing miracle products, it's a world of DIY wonder that we just love to explore

The latest trend to stop us in our tracks can make any eyeshadow colour or texture into an instant two-in-one graphic eyeliner. You've got to see it to believe it...

Amazed? Yep, us too. Want to recreate it yourself? We tried it out to see if the hype is indeed real. Here's what you need to do:

Tested by Georgia Scott, heat's Content Commercial Writer

Firstly, take your favourite micellar water, use any angled or liner brush you have handy and ensure the brush is wet. Dip into any colour of choice to create a paste and get practising. It'll definitely save you the hassle of finding a matching liner to an eyeshadow look, or if you want to switch it up from wearing your usual classic black eyeliner.

I decided to try this hack by using a warm-purple toned shade to enhance the green in my hazel eyes. This technique worked well for me, and it's especially good for when I don’t fancy committing to a colourful eye look, but still want a bit of drama.

Heatworld's Georgia Scott testing the TikTok eyeliner hack
©Photo: Heat/Georgia Scott

What I loved is that it takes less blending, and unlike an eyeliner formula, eyeshadow can be removed easier if you make a tiny mistake as you have micellar water to hand. It's a great hack for those who want to enhance their make-up without feeling too OTT.

So there you have it - easy as can be. Shop everything you need to recreate this look below.

A picture showing the packaging of the featured micellar water product.Amazon/La Roche Posay

Rrp: $18.99

Price: $17.99
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Shop the La Roche Posay Micellar water featured in the TikTok video.

A picture showing the packaging of the featured micellar water product.Garnier/Amazon

Rrp: $18.00

Price: $17.00
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It's our old favourite, you can't go wrong with Garnier. Plus, for just £5 for a HUGE bottle, you can create looks 365 days a year.

A picture of the NYX eyeshadow palette featured in articleNYX

Rrp: $18.00

Price: $13.99
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Bring it a dash of colour with this stunning palette from NYX, or use one of your favourite palettes.

Top tips

• Have some cotton buds handy to avoid any slip-ups. Dip them into micellar water to create sharp lines.

• Use the back of your hand as a palette to mix together your eyeshadow into a paste.

• A setting spray or toner water will also work well to create a bold liner. Simply spritz onto a brush to create a vibrant, yet long-lasting eyeliner.

Colourful graphic liner alternatives

On the hunt for the perfect graphic liner? We've included two of our favourites below.

A picture of a colourful eyeliner featured in this articleNYX

Rrp: $11.00

Price: $3.50
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Ulta$11.00View offer

This long-wear, waterproof liner comes in an array of different shades to make an impact. This liner is a liquid formula, once it's set it will stay put to avoid any smudging.

A picture of the featured coloured eyelinerMorphe

A gel liner that glides onto the lash like in one smooth sweep. This eyeliner aims to be both waterproof and smudge-proof. It also has an in-built sharpener in the lid to ensure every application is sharp and precise.

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