Eye drops are a lifesaver on those tired mornings (and during allergy season) when your peepers are completely bloodshot. They’re also a bit of a nuisance to actually put in—often leading to smudged shadow and mascara streaking down your face.
Thankfully, celebrity makeup artist Jenny Patinkin showed us a genius trick for getting the drops in without ever touching the rest of your makeup.
What you do: Squeeze the drops onto one end of the Q-tip until it’s completely saturated. Then place the wet tip in the inner corner of your eye and blink a few times to distribute the moisture. Repeat on the other side.
Why it works: While squeezing drops directly into your eyes can be messy (and make some people flinch), a concentrated dose right in the corners is cleaner and easier to control. Now go seize the day, bright eyes.