I am not an expert. This is just my process and the products I use – I keep it simple, because I’m stupid where makeup is concerned. Enjoy!
Products I use:
Almay Smart Shade Concealer, Medium, Aveda’s 942 Illumination eye color AND 944 Lemon Spice eye color (the numbers are important), L’Oreal’s Perfect Pencil in brown, Covergirl Exact Eyelights in blue.
This is what I start with every morning. Dark circles and eyes that disappear. My first step is applying under eye concealer. (I don’t use foundation or a color correcting cream or … anything. I like my freckles.)
I dab a bit underneath my eyes, then use a sponge to work it into my skin.
Just the concealer alone makes a world of difference. You there, with the coffee in your hand and the baby at your feet? Or the cat at your feet? Or anything, you look tired. Buy concealer. Your world was just rocked.
After concealer I apply eye shadow.
I usually use the more nude of my colors (Lemon Spice), I use the wrong brush (it’s what I have) and I just apply to my lid. However it is that it gets on there is fine with me.
I use a larger brush to “blend” if I use more than one color on my lids – but I usually do this no matter what – just makes it even on my lids and I try to brush out towards my ears … a little shimmer up in an arc keeps the eyes looking awake. I’ve heard.
Lastly, I apply eye liner then mascara.
I play with my eye liner the most. Some days it’s super thick and angsty. Other days it’s barely there. But it’s always there. Eye liner is what makes my eyes look alive. Mascara just makes them pop.
I only ever put mascara on my top lashes – it transfers on it’s own to the bottom ones.
There you have it. Very yellowed shots of how I apply my make up. I could probably use some concealer around my nose once in a while. On the tip of my chin. My brow. If I’m feeling like it – I might touch things up, but mostly I just leave it to this.
I’d love to venture into the colored eye shadow one of these days but I just don’t know how. And then I feel like a clown with 4 different colors in the wrong spots and shades on my eyes. You there, with the purple? You’re amazing. Rock it. Teach me.
And lips? Please. Lipstick feels like jail. Chapstick feels like oil. You have secrets, I know you do. Spill it. I’m all ears.
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