31 July 2018
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According to sticky note brand, Post-it, you’re over 40 percent more likely to reach a goal if you simply write it down. If I had known this sooner, I have a feeling I’d be a lot richer and well-known, but I digress. If I had to guess, though, I’d be willing to bet singer and actress Hailee Steinfeld has made a habit of writing down her own goals. Aside from her music and acting accomplishments, Steinfeld’s also got her beauty routine on lock, but not without some help along the way. In fact, Hailee Steinfeld’s best beauty hack is one you’ve most likely tried yourself before.

I sat down with the “Starving” singer at a Post-it Brand event celebrating everyone’s favorite season — back to school — and the power of setting goals and making them “stick.” (Ha, see what they did there?) While I desperately wish I were going back to school instead of back to work for the rest of my life (hahaha HELP) one of the most memorable aspects of preparing for back to school, for me at least, was spending hours watching new beauty tutorials so I could make sure my ~lewk~ was straight fire when I walked through those doors.

Believe it or not, despite working with lots of makeup artists over the years, Steinfeld tells me one of the best beauty hacks she’s learned actually came from a YouTube tutorial. And come to think of it, I’ll pretty confidently assume that most beauty lovers have tried this tip at least once in their lives.

“This is actually kind of embarrassing,” she says. “This was learned on YouTube: using tape for eyeliner.”

In case you were confused, Steinfeld’s referring to using tape as a kind of straight edge to ensure your eyeliner wings are straight, fierce, and could cut someone if they got too close. (OK, maybe not that last part.)

Lest we forget, there is nothing embarrassing about using tape as an eyeliner guide. After all, haven’t we all tried the handy-dandy tape trick? Don’t we all want fierce AF wings? Let those of us with steady hands and always-perfect-on-the-first-try eyeliner wings be the first to cast a stone.

Still, though, even some of the best beauty hacks out there take a little practice to master. “I was doing it, and I taped my eye shut,” Steinfeld jokes, “and [I was like], ‘I don’t think I’m doing this right.’” Honestly? Relatable. (more…)