I watch a lot of makeup tutorials on You Tube and read a lot of beauty blogs. I’ve been musing lately how detailed and complicated makeup is becoming with a lot of the beauty gurus I follow (not all, but definitely some). So much so, I was inspired to go against the grain and do something a bit more simple. Something you can whack on and be out the door in 5 minutes and it looks like you’ve gone to oodles of effort…
If you are a bit of a newbie when it comes to makeup, the product above might still look like a lot but I promise, you only need a few things!
- Bronze eyeshadow or crayon stick/jumbo eyeliner. These ‘apply and blend’ jobbies have become quite en vogue of late as you just whack it on and blend it out. I’ve used a Rimmel London cheapie called Bad Girl Bronze.
- A medium matt brown eyeshadow: Heck, use a light coloured bronzer or a dark face powder if you like. I used Creme Brulee from Makeup Geek which, as boring as the colour looks, is the most reached-for eyeshadow in my makeup collection, it’s the perfect blending out colour!
- A fluffy blending eyeshadow brush: I used Real Technique’s Base Shadow brush.
- A black eyeliner: Anything will do. I use Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide on Liner in the colour Perversion. I wittered on about my love for this eyeliner in this blogpost.
- Mascara: If you are eyelash obsessed like me, grab an eyelash curler too. I love Maybelline’s The Falsie’s mascara and Shu Uemura eyelash curler (the best curlers ever, in my opinion)
- Eyeshadow primer: If you have oily eyelids (if not, flag it). I used Art Deco’s Eyeshadow Base (not pictured)
What to do
Warning! The only thing I will say about this Rimmel London’s Scandal Eyes crayon stick is that I find it does crease a little with my oily eyelids, so definitely use an eyeshadow primer with it if you suffer from oily lids like me.
So, what did you think, not too complicated, right?