Do you wish that simple eye makeup routine could look just a little bit better though without going nuts with bright colors and complicated makeup techniques? Well I've got a couple extra steps that could help with that by adding only 5 extra minutes.
Here are 2 underrated techniques you should try to implement:
#1. The Watercolor Effect. Take a champagne shimmery shadow (best if it's got a little glow to it for this technique to make an impact), like L'oreal Infallible shadow in "Iced Latte" and apply it right in the center of your eyelid on top of your neutral shadow. Don't go all over the lid with this shade, just keep it nice and tight in the middle of the lid. Then take that same lighter shade and trace the V shape of your tear duct area with it. It's like your shadow goes from dark to light to dark to light, creating a blended watercolor like effect. You can really do this with any other base color which gives the same fun and bright eyed lid look!
#2. The winged liner. I used a liquid black liner (Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in "trooper" - you all know it's my favorite!) but if you're not comfortable with liquid, a well sharpened pencil liner will do just fine. Lining only the upper lash line makes a huge difference in how awake your eyes look and faking a fatter lash line in addition to your mascara. I start from the outside of the eye and draw in my first line to meet my outside lash line. Then I line the rest of the eye and draw a small wider V to connect with the first line, then I color in the open space. You can pull it out further to make it more dramatic if you want. Finish with curling your lashes (great curler here) and 2 coats of mascara.
Shop my other products used:
(mix these 2 above products together)
MAC "satin taupe" eyeshadow (my base color)
Will you be adding these 2 underrated techniques to your peepers??
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