Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Recent Go-To Eye Look

I tend to be one of those people who gets into routines with my makeup. I'll end up keeping out the same eyeshadow(s) and wearing it over and over again. Granted, it seems I'm never quite able to finish it, but I'll wear it tons before moving it to a drawer and loving the next best thing. I wanted to share my recent go-to eye combo. Now that the weather isn't so warm, my allergies aren't so severe and I don't feel the constant need to rub my eyes. I'll stop rambling and get on to it.
First I'll apply Urban Decay Primer Potion all over the lid and up to the brow. Then I'll take the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Iced Mocha and draw a little bit of it all over the lid and a tiny bit in the crease and blend with my finger. I'll then take a big fluffy brush and brush the taupe side of the Wet N Wild Craze duo in Irish I Was Rich reviewed here and sweep that all over the lid and up and slightly over the crease. I then go back in with the NYX Jumbo Pencil and layer that right at the upper and lower lashline as liner, curl my lashes and then apply a liberal amount of the Lash Stiletto Voluptuous on my upper and lower lashes reviewed here (or another mascara of the moment) and I'm done. It's a very quick easy look that doesn't require a separate crease, outer V or highlight shade and makes it perfect for the work week, although I wore it today to buy groceries.

In case you don't want to click to see my review of the duo, here's a better close up shot. It is gorgeous! You can kinda see I've made a decent gouge in the product already. This is a beautiful silvery taupe shade, very pigmented and leans more silvery. I've basically ignored the purple.

I threw a little MAC Cyndi on for the photo op. Skin is just some tinted moisturizer and concealer although I cleverly showed you my "good" side. The other side of my chin has a large raised pimple that doesn't seem to want to disappear!

Super easy look but still looks like you put some effort in. My husband said it made my eyes pop. Nerd.


mizzworthy said...

Its a lovely look - I tend to do the same sometimes with makeup, especially for work! This is lovely on you x

Cosmetics Aficionado said...

I tend to gravitate towards certain colors, though not necessarily a rut.

Kimberly said...

I was so hoping you'd give us a look on you. :)
Before blogging, I didn't stray too far from a base regimen. However, all these makeup blogs have opened the Pandora box of makeup.

Nice look, yes!!!

ndoodles said...

Very nice! That duo looks fantastic. Maybe you can line your eyes w/ the purple... it can give you a POP of color :)

Jeweled Thumb said...

@mizzworthy: Wow! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. And thank you =)

@Cosmetics Aficionado: Do you work in a conservative office? I feel that there's only so many colors you can possibly wear there... and especially time is at a premium in the morning!

@Kimberly: I am -so- awful at taking photos of myself. I always move my head in a nervous jerk right before the click and then everything is out of focus. Thank you! =)

@ndoodles: The purple is rather unpigmented but on non work days I could do a little liner for a pop. =)

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