I love crazy, complicated eye looks as much as the next makeup junkie, but some mornings I just can’t get it together — I’m either running late or just plain lazy as all hell.
I’ve been wanting to do something with my eye makeup for a few days but haven’t wanted to do anything *too* complicated, so I limited myself to four steps.
Why four steps? I guess it’s my happy medium. Five steps feel like too many; three not enough.
Oh — I’m not counting curling my lashes or applying mascara as individual steps… I probably should, but I don’t like the sound of six steps as much as four.
Benefit four-step eye look
The look is a shimmery neutral eye with a bit of gray, and I think it’s a great look for beginners.
Here’s how I get the look…
- To start, I apply Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Samba-dy Loves Me (a shimmery peachy gold) on the lids and just up into the crease with my fingers, smoothing away any harsh lines.
- Next, using a Sonia Kashuk Large Eyeshadow Brush, I sweep Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow in Leggy (a shimmery peachy pink) over the entire eye.
- With the same brush, I pat Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow in Where There’s Smoke (a shimmery blackish gray) onto the lid and into the crease.
- To finish, I line my upper and lower lash lines with Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof Liner (a true black) and smudge out both with a MAC 219 Pencil Brush and Where There’s Smoke Eyeshadow.
Cheeks and lips
You could pretty easily dress up this look with bold pink or red lips, but since I’m not really going anywhere special today, I shot for light and breezy with Benefit Posie Tint (a semi-matte peachy pink) on my cheeks and Benefit Full Finish Lipstick in Thrillin’ Brazilian (a shimmery golden peach) on my lips.
Sure, it’s not the fanciest or flashiest makeup look, but I like it because it’s simple, fresh and easy. It’s something I’ll wear when I want to look like I have my shizz together but don’t feel like spending a long time doing makeup.
Something borrowed, something blue
I finished my chick lit book late last night (Something Borrowed). At the end, there was a preview of the sequel, Something Blue, which interestingly retells the same story, but from a different character’s point of view.
A few years ago I remember reading that Stephanie Meyer wanted to retell Twilight from Edward’s point of view.
I would totally read that book, for sure!
Speaking of vampires, this morning I watched a cool trailer for an upcoming Ethan Hawke vampire flick called Daybreakers.
E. Hawke (my Hollywood crush from 1993-1995) plus vampires = hotness. I can’t wait!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,