My favorite eye makeup look doesn’t include eyeshadow. I just thought I’d reveal that nugget of information right off the bat. Don’t get me wrong, I love eyeshadow, but I don’t wear it on a daily basis. To create my signature, favorite, eye makeup look all you need is eyeliner, mascara, and maybe some falsies. Simple. Flattering. Perfect.
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To create this look I used my tried and true, holy grail as they say, eye makeup products:
- thebalm Schwing Liquid Eyeliner in Black
- pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in BlackNoir
- thebalm Mad Lash Mascara
- Optional: Ardell Studio Effects #110 Layered Lashes
Step Two: Line the outer corner of your waterline with an eye pencil.
Step Three: Swipe Mascara on your upper and lower lashes OR apply a pair of false lashes and blend them into your natural lashes with a touch of mascara.
Ta-da! You’re gorgeous darling!
WHY THESE PRODUCTS
All of these products are cruelty free, fairly priced, and they work.
The liquid liner is long lasting and pigmented. With practice, I find that I’m able to apply it and create a cat eye quickly and easily. The pencil eyeliner glides on smoothly and delivers bold color. One swipe on the outer corners of my waterline and my eyes are instantly defined and brightened.
The mascara from theBalm quickly gives you lengthened and curled lashes. Seriously, a few swipes and your lashes are looking luscious. I love the curved wand, and besides the great formula, I think the wand is what plays a major role in how easy and effective this mascara is.
But, if like me, you like to up the ante from time to time, grab a pair of Ardell Studio Effects Lashes #110. The secret to applying these is patience. Apply the glue to your false lash strip then wait. 30. seconds. In the past I’ve gotten antsy trying to apply my lashes after only 10-15 seconds, that won’t work and you’ll inevitably become frustrated. Hang tight for 30 seconds and your lashes will adhere with ease.
WHY THIS LOOK
It’s classic. It’s also something that can be created quickly and easily, with practice. I know drawing on a perfect wing and applying false lashes can be daunting, but with practice it’s a breeze. If it were struggle, I wouldn’t do it almost every single day.
This look is flattering without distracting away from your natural beauty. It defines your eyes and draws attention to them. I feel like I still look like myself when wearing this look. The lack of eyeshadow keeps this otherwise dramatic look bare and wearable throughout the day and into the evening.
A classic cat eye looks glamorous on everyone and is always in style.
The simplicity of this eye makeup allows you to have fun with your lip color. Natural, purple, brick red, you can wear any shade, no matter how daring or bold with this eye makeup look. I love playing with lip colors and this combo of lashes and liner allows me to do so as I please.