The other day I was finishing my makeup and realized that I’ve been doing my eye makeup the same for the past few weeks. It has definitely become my go to look, probably because of how simple and easy it is, but also because it lasts all day. I don’t always apply a full face of makeup, but on those days that I do, I always reach for this eye makeup look. Keep reading to see how I achieve my simple eye makeup look.
I first start by applying a cream eye shadow all over my lids. This is hands down my favourite step because the cream shadow acts almost like a primer for your lids, which will help keep your shadow on all day. I also love this cream shadow by Smashbox (Maybelline has very similar ones too), and I love the colour and shine of it. Feel free to use a brush or just your fingers like I do to apply the cream shadow.
Next I like to take a darker brown shadow and apply that to the outer corner of my eye and throughout the crease. I use my favourite Smashbox palette and mix two colours together to create the perfect brown shade. Make sure you blend blend blend! Feel free to add more or less shadow depending on your preference. I tend to lean on the lighter side when it comes to makeup, as I like more of a natural look.
After, you’ve applied a darker shade to your crease, you could definitely stop here, apply mascara and be done. However I like to add a lighter shimmer shade to the inner corner of my eye and blend it in to the middle of the lid. I again combine two shadows from my Smashbox palette, starting from the inner corner and making sure I blend it out well towards the darker outer corner.
*You may want to go over your outer corner and crease again with a darker shade if you want it more defined.
I always like to apply some sort of liner to my eye, I find it gives my eyes more definition and I personally just like the way it looks on me. This is completely a personal preference, so feel free to skip this step if you want! You can apply a liquid liner, a pencil liner or use an angled liner brush like I did and apply a thin line of shadow to your eyelash line.
Finally, grab your favourite mascara, add a few coats and you are good to go! My go to mascara right now is hands down the Lancome Grandoise mascara, but my all time favourite mascara is the CoverGirl LashBlast mascara.
A simple, quick and easy way to finish off your makeup look! I love how subtle this look is, and it can be easily built up for a heavier smokier look if you want. My favourite thing about it, probably that it takes me all of 5 minutes to apply! You can’t go wrong with that!