September 19, 2011

Everyday Makeup Routine for Eyes

Posted by roseannetangrs in Basics for Beginners | Tutorial

Hey Everyone!

So now it’s time for the eyes. Lately, I’ve been sporting fake lashes quite frequently. The natural ones, and I mean the natural ones, look great for daily wear. It’s just like adding mascara but with a little more oomph that I like. Plus, it looks extra flirty which is definetly a plus. The Ardel Fashion Lashes in natural and 110 make the best bet for natural looking, daily lashes. Here are my eyes for everyday, I’ve been wearing the Almay Intense iColor Trio for a while now so if you’d like to see how it looks on the eyes, then read on!

Step 1: Prime the Eyes. The Face of Australia Eye Primer is my current priming agent. I ran out of my UDPP so I’m not able to stock up on this until I return to Singapore. So far, it’s treated me rather well. There is a white overcast, almost like a white cream shadow like on my eye but it is easily dismissed when you apply the shadow over top. It does not last as long as the UDPP and by the end of the day, it may crease or oil up. Overall, it does fairly okay but I would rather much use the UDPP.

Step 2: Apply the rose gold color all over the lid. I really like this and reminds me a lot of the MAC rubenesque paint pot. It’s a beautiful base shade for any neutral look because it seems to change color as you turn your head.

Step 3: With a pencil brush, which is an all time best eyeshadow brush to have, use the darker color and shade in (like a color pencil) the shade into your outer V and crease. This is a great way to add dimension and the pencil brush makes it really easy.

Step 4: With a fluffy blending brush, blend the shadows together so you get that desired gradient effect. It really makes a difference, doesn’t it?

Step 5: Line your lids. When I was featured in The Straits Times, one of the “downsides” of the blog seemed to have me repeat this step. Honestly, you can go ahead and not line your lids but I’m going to line mine. I’m using the Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner and it’s convenient because it’s in a marker format. I think it could increase in pigmentation though.

Don’t forget to line your waterline. My current favourite is the Covergirl Liquidline Blast! It’s such a good liner, you have to check it out!

Step 6: Now for the false lashes. I’m using the Ardell 110 Natural Fashon Lashes – the one with the blue kind of packaging. I love how natural they look and they feel really light so they are so easy to use as daily lashes. After I’ve applied them, I usually touch up my eye makeup, maybe put a little more dark shadow on my lid to give it more oomph or place some eyeliner on the lash line to cover up the rib of the false lash.

Step 7: Define your brows. I always look different if I don’t do this step. The Brow and Liner kit by The Body Shop makes a great brow powder that’s natural and dark enough. Totally Recommend this. I’ve had this one since forever.

Step 8: Lipstick time. I like natural or rose beige lipsticks like this one. This is the Guerlain Kiss Kiss, one of my all time favourites.

Step 9: If I need, it, I’ll apply a highlighter. I’ve been trying out the Maybelline LumiTouch and in comparison to the YSL, it’s alright. I don’t think it blends as well and the applicator could improve. It’s a lot like straw actually. Other than that, it does the job for the fraction of the price.

 

and then, I’m finally done. This actually does take me 10 – 15 minutes, no joke. Expanded out, it’s quite a number of steps actually!

 

 

What’s your everyday makeup routine?
Love,
Roseanne

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