The fast and simple eye makeup look is great for those occasions when you wish to develop a look that states, I got ready BUT I didn’t try to difficult. It’s a step up from the no-makeup makeup look It’s not the Instagram glam . It’s sexy yet casual, and the shadowing is soft enough not to overpower your eyelids, but still creates that smokey eye effect. Perfect for that daytime look or for wearing out on a date night!
Easy Eye Makeup
- A natural beige eyeshadow– this will be the natural base that will highlight your eyes
- A soft beige/brown eyeshadow
- A darker brown eye shadow
- A black eye shadow
- A soft eyeshadow brush
- A soft blending brush
- A little eyeshadow brush
- A brown/black kohl eyeliner
- False eyelashes or mascara
- Optional (utilize a light shimmery gold to finish the appearance and take it from day to night).
Initially, you will wish to prime your cover by patting on a percentage, we like Bobbi Brown Primer, MAC Paint Primer in Bare Canvas or Nude OR you can make your own utilizing our clever Do It Yourself guide . This will act as a base for your make-up to stick to. Using a soft eyeshadow brush, sweep the natural coloured eyeshadow over your eye, which will brighten the appearance of your eyes and even out the eyelid so it’s all the same color.
* Why do we do this? Analyze your eyelid, you most likely have various colors present on your eyelids, potentially small veins, complexion variations, etc. this evens out the cover so that you are dealing with a blank canvas.
Use a dark brown pencil to develop a softer appearance, or a black if you desire slightly darker eyes. A better quality pencil will slide on to your eye much easier– a terrific liner is Dior Waterproof Crayon Eye Liner ($ 29) which defines your eyes in a quick stroke and has a mixing pointer applicator at the other end of the pencil.
Taking a light-medium brown powder, use a stroke of colour to the crease of the outer part of your eyelid– this will create that smoky result when your eye is open. Utilize a soft mixing brush to make sure the colours look natural and mix together nicely with the rest of your eyelid.
Using a slightly smaller eyeshadow brush and a black eyeshadow, gently sweep across the line you have just created. Do not develop up too much shadow on your brush– you want a percentage which will develop a subtle smokey eye impact on your lash line. You can use a gold shimmer to take the appearance from day-to-night or simply include an additional pop, we used the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Gold for this.
Apply natural looking false eyelashes, taking care not get the glue on your eyelid. You can include a coat of mascara to define your lashes and open your eyes.
And there we have it; a easy and quick eye makeup look that you can contribute to you go-to arsenal! It might take some practice but when you have perfected it, your eyes will be looking subtle and a little smokey! As soon as you have actually refined this look you can mix it up with any color combination for some really enjoyable looks!
What are your favorite color combinations for your eyes?
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