Monday, 6 October 2014

TUTORIAL: Quick & Easy Everyday Eye Makeup

You know those girls that just nail their eye makeup? Every time? It always looks perfect, makes their eyes all lovely and awake-looking, and a little part of you (let's not lie - a lot!) wishes that you could make your own peepers that pretty?

Natural, everyday eye makeup always seems a lot harder than it is to get right, but once you've got it down, it can take you from day-to-day, from desk to drinks, and will always be the right amount of gorgeous and laid-back. And who doesn't want to be one of those girls?!

For me, I think I've found that eye makeup look, and I'm going to share with you how I create this super simple bronze eye with soft liner that has quickly become my go-to. 

Taken By Surprise Tutorial: Quick & Easy Everyday Eyes

1. Start off with a bronze cream eyeshadow base. The great thing about metallic eyeshadow is that it changes colour as the light hits your eyes - so even though you've only applied one shade, it looks like you've put in a lot more effort than you did! Apply using a big shadow brush to both lids.
Used: Maybelline New York Color Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze

2. For an everyday eye makeup look that is any occasion appropriate, liquid liner can sometimes be a little too harsh, so use a creamy black pencil liner to create a small wing at the outer corner, then line about a third of the way along your top lash line. Use shorter strokes to build the line. This creates a softer look that really accentuates the shape of the eyes.

3. I find that pencil liner can sometimes smudge under the eye (yes, even if it's waterproof!), so with a angled eyeliner brush, go over the pencil liner with a black eyeshadow to set the colour. 

4. To accentuate the eyes even further, apply a white eyeliner to the water line. This will help the eyes look bigger and more awake. Perfect for a Monday morning! 

5. For a little extra glow, apply a shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corners of the eye and extend along the lower lash line. This really brightens up the eye area!
Used: Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow in Beige Shimmering

6. Finally, curl those lashes to get them nice and big, then apply your favourite mascara to your top and bottom lashes.
Used: Maybelline New York Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

And that's it! 

What is your everyday go-to eye makeup look? Let me know in the comments below! 



  1. I love this tutorial, looks like an effortless cool look. I will definitely try it, as I own all the products you used:)) Quick question: what did you use for your eyebrows? I love it.

    1. Thank you so much! I'd love to see it if you do :) And for my brows I use the Models Prefer Essential Brow Kit from Priceline - it includes a gel and a powder which I love! xx

  2. This is a very natural and beautiful look on you ^^
    Wonderful colour ^^

    恵美より ♥


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