Today for Makeup Wars we’ve decided to show you our go-to eye makeup looks. While I fully admit that I was tempted to go all out and do something fun and color… in actuality, that isn’t what I do most of the summer. The summer is all about spending time outside, running around and having fun with my 2 year old. I need something light and easy, which I can do in just a few minutes so that we an go outside and swing or head to the Zoo. A full face of makeup just looks very overdone and sweaty in that setting. (We were at the zoo on Saturday and 1 mom was super made up, and sweating and it was dripping. That will not be me!)
For some reason in these images my liner shows up a bit more than it does in person, but I aim for a quick and easy neutral eye, light face coverage and long lasting lippies that don’t need to be frequently reapplied.
Read on to see what I used to create my summer eye look. Everything is under 10 minutes! To create my eye look, I first primed my lids (which I forgot to picture), I like to use the NYX potted eye cover since it has enough coverage to cover up my blood vessels. Then I apply Stila Kitten on my entire lid and up slightly over the crease. I used a smaller crease brush to apply a little Wet ‘n Wild Nutty into my crease for a bit of definition and that was it. I used Stila Damsel liner right in my upper lash line, which I then smudged directly into the lash line. In person this was more subtle, and I purposefully avoided the lower lash line (it seems less “done” and better for running around on my swingset). A quick curl of my lashes and I was ready for the new CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara.
To finish the look, I applied Amazing Cosmetics, AmazingConcealer in Light Golden. This is a perfect match for my skin, so I use a very small amount and apply anywhere I have a little imperfection, mostly under my eyes, the sides of my nose and my chin. A little blush on my cheeks and a bright pink lip stain and I’m ready to go!