As promised, I am finishing up my series about how I do my makeup (see part one here)…this time, I’ll be sharing with you how I do my eyes. Obviously, this can vary – sometimes I’m in the mood for a cat eye or smokey eye, but I’ll be focusing on my “everyday” regime in this post & the products I use to acheive a defined, but natural look.
After my concealer is applied & set with translucent powder, I apply a neutral eyeshadow to my lids only, blending upwards. Then I use a shimmery vanilla shade to highlight under my browbone & the inner corners of my eyes.
Next, I use my eyelash curler to curl my lashes (I hold it in place for about 15 seconds). Then I apply a chocolate brown pencil (it contrasts better with my blue eyes & is less harsh for daytime than black) to the top & bottom lash lines…because my eyes are small & round, I like to slightly wing my liner out at the corners of the eyes to create a more doe-like effect. I use the sponge side of the pencil to smudge the liner, slightly diffusing the line (this helps soften the look). If I am sleep-deprived or need a little extra pick-me-up, sometimes I line the inside rim of my lower lids with a nude eye pencil. Before I move onto my lashes, I use an eyebrow pencil & gel to fill in & define my brows.
I curl my lashes a second time before applying 1 coat of volumizing mascara. I am crazy about perfectly defined lashes, so I use tweezers & a tiny wire tool that I created to separate them & ensure even distribution of product. Because I have incredibly straight/stubborn lashes, after the first coat of mascara has set (I usually wait 10-15 minutes), I very carefully & lightly curl my lashes a third time & apply a finishing coat of lengthening mascara to both the top & bottom lashes. I have tried so many different products & techniques over the years, but I’ve found that this combination of the 2 different formulas works the best for me.
Hopefully this answers the rest of the questions I’ve been getting about my makeup. Please let me know if you are interested in a smokey eye tutorial or if there are any other makeup-specific posts that would be helpful to see – I love hearing your feedback!