This is probably really weird, but as I’m laying in bed at night, I’ll close my eyes and think about what makeup I want to wear the next day. I’ll think about the specific colors, products, and techniques I want to use…
Does anyone else do this? Just me? Dang it!
Sometimes, I’ll have a really fun lip color that I’m dying to wear, but I’ll have a hard time thinking of what to wear on my eyes that won’t clash with it. Lucky for me — and maybe you — I’ve come up with the easiest eye look out there that goes with any color you can think of, like bright purple!
The other awesome thing about this trick is that you can find colors for it almost anywhere. I bet you $50 (you can email me for my Venmo name ☺ ) that you already have two colors just like these in your collection.
I used the Morphe 35O palette just because I think the mattes in the palette are the best! A mid-toned matte neutral brown and a darker matte neutral brown are all you need, and what I mean by neutral is that neither one is too warm or cool toned, so it’ll go with any shade you wear on your lips.
To start out, using a Mac 217 blending brush or something similar (almost every brand makes something similar), blend the lighter brown shade all over your lid and through the crease.
I like to pull the color outward beyond the corner of my eye to make my eye look more elongated, but feel free to create any shape that suits you.
To smoke out the look just a tiny bit, using the same color and the same brush, run the color along your lower lash line.
I leave the look here when I just want something light and simple, but most of the time I’ll add a little more depth. Using the darker shade and the same brush, blend it into the outer V.
And there ya have it — literally — that’s it for the eye shadow. It’s universally flattering! And you can stop here, or you can keep going with some liner.
Normally, I’m a winged liner gal, but today I just wanted to smudge a little Laura Geller INKcredible Liner in Blackbird along the lash line to make my lashes appear a little thicker.
This next step is optional, but for me, having tiny mouse-y eyes, I like to use a nude eyeliner, and today I used the Honest Beauty Velvet Eyeliner in Eye Opener on the waterline to make my eyes look just a little bit bigger and more awake.
To finish things off, pop on some Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, and you are good as gold!
Slap on any lip color your heart desires, and you will look completely pulled together no matter what you choose!
Just curious, what’s your favorite off-the-wall lip color?