I have been taking the time to put a bit more effort in to my eye make up. I am usually a 'one wash of colour' on the lids kind of girl but one day I started to put some of the tricks I have seen in tutorials in to use, when I did this, I realised it was a myth that it can take you a long time to do your eye make up. Yes sometimes you do want to spend a bit more care but I can manage to do these three things on a regular basis now and it does not take me as long as I thought it would.
With that in mind, I thought I would share them with you so you can see how easy it can be and hopefully make it less overwhelming for you.
Use a base
Using an eye primer or an eye shadow base makes a very big difference. You can get them for all budgets. If you have normal skin and your lids are not only stick to budget friendly options. Make up Academy
make a great one. I've been using the Maybelline, 24 hour Colour Tattoo in Creamy Beige
as an base recently. Both of these stick to the shadow, helping to keep it on your lids and intensifying the colour.
If you do have oily lids and find eye shadow does not last or creases through the day, invest in one that is slightly more high end. Urban Decay
do some great ones which are easy to use.
Define the crease
You have herd it before but defining the crease helps create defnition. If you are like me have small eyes or hooded eyes this helps give them some pazaz, wakes you up and intensifies your look in a subtle simple way. Matte shadows work well for this.
Sidenote - Glasses wearers - this is a key trick as your eye look will stand out and will not be overlooked under your lenses.
Blend Blend Blend
If you're one of my close friends reading this, this will make you laugh because I tend to say this a lot. The key to most make up looks is blending and that includes on your lids. The shadows look more fluid and like they are meant to be there as oppose to just sticking a colour on your lid. It is also key when you want to do more indepth looks and use a couple of colours for a special occasion too.
Add a slick of mascara, some eyeliner and you are good to go. That is my eye make up routine. I use to find eye make quite daunting and not something I should delve in too (I ain't no make up artist) but hopefully breaking it down like this will help you see it is not as scary as it looks!