Let’s talk about eye makeup! Today I’ll be showing you all of my favorite tips for achieving a casual daytime eye look, and then transforming it into a glamorous eye for an evening out! We’ll be playing with fake lashes, and I’ll be sprinkling in a few pro-tips throughout the tutorial too!
Step One: I mixed “Charmer” and “Flower Child” from the In Bloom palette and covered my entire lid to give my eyes a soft look and base. Using a blending brush I dipped into “Smarty Pants” and blended that color into the crease. That is seriously all for eyeshadow. It’s a super easy way to add soft dimension to your eyes. It’s flattering and easy for an everyday look!
Step Two: Skipping the eye liner, coat your lashes with mascara. I went in and added a few coats to my top and bottom lashes. I’ve really been enjoying this natural mineral mascara from Pacifica lately. Pro tip – if you notice your mascara isn’t giving you the same umph as usual, replace it! Mascara usually expires after about three months.
Step Three: You can certainly stop after the first two steps… but if you love a little shimmer and just want to add a tiny bit to your day look, apply a little bit of “Funny Girl” to your inner corner and brow bone from the In Bloom palette. Using your finger, sweep a little bit of Urban Decay’s Moondust shadow in Cosmic to your lids. I LOVE how it has such a diamond-like shimmer!
Our daytime look is complete! This is a go-to look for me, and I love how simple and easy it is to achieve something flattering and to put together in just a few minutes. Okay, ready to add a little babe factor and get on to the date night transformation?!
For our date night look, we’ll be building off of the day look we just created. This makes it easy to take a look you’ve already done and add in more so you save time doing your makeup!
Step One: Using a flat makeup brush, pack on the Urban Decay Moondust shadow in “Diamond Dog”. This is a beautiful chocolatey-brown shadow with iridescent shimmer. To blend out the look, I used the color “Activist” from our In Bloom palette and buffed out the crease to make everything look seamless. To get a little more of a smokey look, I blended out “Firecracker” on the lower lash line from the palette.
Step Two: Using an eye liner pen (I love felt tip ones the best!), I added in my signature cat eye. I love the way a cat eye looks with almost any makeup look – I can’t say no! 🙂 My favorite way to do a cat eye is to start with creating the wing, then bring the liner from the center of your lid to meet up with the wing you just created and fill it in, add in and touch up as needed!
Step Three: Time for lashes! Again, you can absolutely skip this step if you’re not a fan of falsies, BUT if you’re looking to add a lot of glam to your look, this is instant glam! A few quick tips on applying lashes – be sure to trim them to fit your eye. It’s the worst to have them poking into the corners of your eyes… ouch! After applying your lash glue, let them sit for 30 seconds to 1 minute so the glue gets tacky before applying. This will make it much easier to get them into the correct place. Lastly, look down into your mirror when applying. It makes it easier to see what you’re doing and get a better application. I personally love the lashes from House of Lashes. The quality is really nice, and they have several styles from a more natural look to super glam that you can try! Also, I like to add a little bit of liner to the band of the lashes once they’ve been applied just to make everything look seamless.
Bonus: Again, if you want a little more sparkle, one of my favorite tricks is to add just a touch of metal liner in Space Cowboy from Urban Decay to my inner corners. It’s something a little extra outside of a simple inner corner highlight that really adds a lot and looks lovely.
I love how all of the shimmer and sparkle really catch the light, especially with our date night look! Can you imagine how pretty this would be over a low-light dinner or out and about with those downtown lights giving you all types of sparkle? Yes please! 😉
My go-to has always been a simple eye with mascara, and I love how this makes it so easy to really glam up my favorite everyday look. Raise your hand if you look forward to evenings when you get to dress up for something special! Cheers to evenings out and a touch of sparkle. Lots of love, Sav.
Credits//Author and Photography: Savannah Wallace.