I love all of the wonderful ultra blended, extravagant, eyeshadow looks that I see all over the the place, but is that really realistic for everyday life? Of course not.
In fact for me, a lot of those eye looks aren’t even realistic for special occasions. I attempted a cut crease once and ended up looking like I had been in a boxing match. So, going along with my “Simple Glamour” theme for the year, (making the attempt to simplify in every area of my life), one of the areas that I have made significant strides as far as simplicity is concerned, is with my makeup.
I created this look using a simple black eyeliner, the Lollipops Goodbye Moon Eye Pencil that I received in my last Glossybox, MAC Zoom Lash Mascara,
…and the eyeshadow color, Urban from the Urban Decay Electric Palette.
Urban is a beautiful, true purple which really pops on darker skin tones. I used an old MAC flat brush to apply a simple line above my eyeliner. Very subtle, yet effective.
I sculpted my eyebrows with Anastasia’s Dipbrow in Ebony applied with my old Smashbox double ended brush that came along with the Smashbox Brow Tech kit. I love Smashbox brushes. I have had this one for years and it is still as good as new.
I finished the look with the NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée, which is not pictured above because I added the glosses as an afterthought to this post and I left the Creme Brûlée sitting on my vanity. Luckily I had these two beauties rolling around in my purse. They are Peaches and Cream and Eclair. If you haven’t tried the NYX Butter Glosses, you are sleeping. Great formula and crazy affordable.
And this is the finished look, with foundation and a little contouring of course. If you’re feeling at all, eyeshadow challenged, give yourself a break and simplify, simplify, simplify. You’ll save time, aggravation, and even money and still look glamorous in the process.
Have a great day!