This is my go-to, everyday makeup. It is quick and easy, and very natural looking. Definitely no-makeup makeup.
- Mascara– Maybelline Lash Discovery
- Black Pencil Eyeliner
- Eye Shadow Primer– Benefit Stay Don’t Stray
- Bronzer– Benefit Hoola
- Highlight– Too Faced Candlelight
- Eyelash Curler
- Blending Brush
- Small Angled Eyeshadow Brush
- Black Eyeshadow
1. Prime Eyelids-
To act as a wash of color for the lid! I don’t use any other eyeshadow for this look, only a bit of bronzer in the crease. Put some on your lid and blend it out with your fingers. I cover the entire lid, all the way up to my brow.
2. Line Upper Waterline With Black Pencil-
I always do this with any eye look as it makes the upper lashes appear thicker!
3. Tightline Upper Lash Line With Black Eyeshadow (Optional)
Since my eyes are hooded, instead of using liquid liner or lining my lashes on the lid, I’ll often tightline my upper lash line with black eyeshadow. To do this, take a bit of shadow on a small angled brush and push the shadow into the lash line, right at the roots. I do this at the inner lash line and also on top of the lashes, again as close to the roots as possible.
4. Apply Bronzer In Crease
Instead of using eyeshadow, for my everyday look I usually just swipe some bronzer in the crease of my eyelid. Remember, if you have eyes that are more hooded like mine (not much lid space is visible when the eye is open), do this step with your eye open! This way, you can still see exactly where you are applying the shadow. I can’t tell you how many times in the past I did a fabulous smokey eye with my eyes closed, to open them and not be able to see any of the color on my lids. Womp womp. This way, you can see exactly where to apply the color and have it visible! Start with your brush at the outer corner of the lid, and blend slightly up and in.
5. Curl Eyelashes
For lifted lashes that stay curled all day I use a hairdryer to heat my eyelash curler. To do this, turn the hairdryer on and move it quickly back and forth over the eyelash curler, for only a few seconds (as in 3 or 4 max). Make sure you touch the eyelash curler before placing it on your lashes- the eyelid is really sensitive and you definitely don’t want to burn yourself! Sometimes I will repeat this step 2 or 3 times on each eye to get perfect curl.
6. Apply Mascara!
I really like the Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara (used here); it is affordable and a great lengthening mascara. I will also use the Benefit Roller Lash mascara when I am going for a more natural look like this one.
7. Apply Highlight To The Brow Bone
While I’m at it, I usually put a little highlight on my cheekbones, and also my cupid’s bow!
That’s it! Like anything- the more you do this, the faster you get. I can do this eye look in under 5 minutes in the morning 🙂 Quick and easy! Please let me know if you have requests for other eye makeup looks. Thanks for reading!