Thursday, 28 January 2016

Lazy Guide To Eye Makeup

I think that we all know the struggle of over sleeping. At least one day in your life, it is inevitable that you will probably over sleep and miss your alarm or you simply can't face spending a long time on your makeup everyday. There is a simple solution to these problems - quick and easy makeup. In this post I will be concentrating on eye shadow and brows. 

Eyebrows


These products are three simple ways of filling in your brows quickly and effectively at different price ranges. The cheapest and most basic product featured is the Maybelline 'Master Shape' Brow Pencil which is £2.99. This is just a pencil which fills in the sparse areas of your brows and shows the shape more. The middle priced product featured is the Soap and Glory 'Archery' Pencil which is £10. This product is double ended, with one side more like a pen for tinting the brows and the other side more like a pencil for getting the shape. This product is slightly better than the simple brow pencil as it does give you two options. The most expensive product featured is the Benefit 'Gimme Brow' which is £18.50. The only way I can describe this to you visually is a tiny mascara wand for your brows. Sounds weird but it is such a good idea and works so well. It tints the brows but it doesn't line them which is so good for on the go. 

These products will not give you the trend of strong brows. These are just for on the go to make your brows look slightly fuller quickly.

Eyeshadow



Most people have probably heard of cream eyeshadows. These are such an easy way to do quick eyeshadow. You just swipe some product out of the pot and glide it over and then blend it out quickly with a different finger to the one you applied it with and bang, you're done. I have quite a collection, and most of these are probably classed as drugstore, because honestly, I don't see how the higher end brands can improve on them so much. The most expensive one is the MAC 'Painterly' Paint Pot at £16 which I use as a primer under other eyeshadows, but it could be left on its own to cancel out redness. I have two Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows in the shades 'RSVP' and 'No Pressure' at £15.50. I have one Max Factor Excess Shimmer in 'Bronze' at £7.99 but I have to say that this is my least favourite as the formula is more wet and takes a lot longer to dry so is harder to work with. My favourite cream eyeshadows however, are the Maybelline Color Tattoos. I have four shades; On and On Bronze (my ultimate fave), Pink Gold, Metallic Pomegranate and Vintage Plum. The best part is that they are only £4.99.

Another good thing about cream eyeshadows is that that they are an easy way to play around with colours as they are usually not as vibrant as powder eyeshadow.

Please comment your own reviews about easy and quick eye makeup.

Roisin <3