You may remember I recently shared my favorite lip products, so today I thought I would share my every day eye makeup routine. I am not someone who’s willing to spend a lot of time on my makeup, so fancy things like contouring tend to get skipped with me. My eye makeup routine is like a well oiled machine and I can whip through it even when I’m half asleep and/or squished in front of a gym mirror with a dozen other women.
The cornerstone for my makeup routine for the past five years has been bareMinerals’ mascara and eyeliner. I’ve tried so many other mascaras and almost all of them irritate my eyes or clump or are just frustrating to apply evenly. These two gems are perfect for a natural makeup look and for someone who just wants to swipe on makeup and get on with their day.
In my Pixi by Petra post I included these two gems, but they have become so essential to my makeup routine I couldn’t imagine leaving them out today. This eye bright liner and eye zone brightener are crucial to making tired eyes look bright and fresh no matter how little sleep I got the night before.
I never used eye shadow for day to day makeup until I was gifted these Urban Decay palettes by my kind and beautiful friends and generously taught how to use them by my patient and talented sister. If a makeup amateur like I can figure out how to mix shades, then it’s not nearly as difficult as it seems. The Naked Palettes 100% live up to their hype. They are super easy to apply and definitely worth the price tag once you realize how many options you have. Plus an eyeshadow that stays put all day and doesn’t crease cannot be passed up. I love the colors in this Vice palette my friend Kelsey gave me, and I’ve slowly been starting to learn how to incorporate the brighter and bolder hues without scaring people off/getting confused for a ten year old on her way to a ballet recital.
Lately I’ve been lusting after the UD x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette-it’s an insanely versatile palette, with a perfect mix of neutrals and jewel tones to complete any look, day or night! I know I’ll love the formula as I do with my current Urban Decay eyeshadows and it’s just a matter of time before I’m able to convince myself that yes, of course I need more eyeshadows! 😉
Urban Decay Vice Palette (old, new version here) | Urban Decay Naked3 Palette | Urban Decay Shadow Box (old, new version here)
The newest additions to my routine are Urban Decay’s Subversion Lash Primer and Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Clear Brow Gel. Lash primer is definitely not an every day product for me, but it sure is a game changer. I generally only use it for blog posts, date nights, or other special occasions. I am a HUGE fan of this clear brow gel. It’s super easy to put on, it keeps my eyebrows in place all day long, and tames any rogue strays; without the terrifying factor of me with bold eyebrows. For those lucky souls who can pull off the thick eyebrow trend, I’m sure the tinted brow gel from ABH is equally as amazing because the formula is 100% effective.
Thanks for stopping by! Do any of you have any must haves that I need to start incorporating into my routine? Sound off in the comments! Have a wonderful weekend!