Monday, November 18, 2013

Mommy Makeup Monday: 2-Minute Eyes

On Mondays, I share a tip, product or tutorial that will help you look polished and put-together quickly and with minimal effort.  You definitely don't have to be a rushed mom to benefit from these posts...anyone who needs to be out-the-door fast (and who doesn't?!) can appreciate Mommy Makeup Mondays!
Another new week!  With the holidays coming up, we're all even busier than normal, so having a super quick go-to eye look that you can fall back on morning after morning is key to getting out the door quickly.  Keep reading for my two-minute easy eyes!  (And yes, it really only takes 2 minutes.  I timed it!)

You'll Need:
2 or 3 eyeshadows - a light shimmer and a medium brown matte crease color, plus an optional dark matte shade (black or brown are best; you can also grab your favorite eyeliner instead of that third dark shadow)
2 eye brushes - a flat shader brush and a big fluffy crease brush (like a Mac 224)

What You'll Do:
1.  Apply your light shimmery shadow to your lid and inner corner area.  Use your flat shader brush to pack the color on.
My Picks:  Mac Vanilla, Mac Naked Lunch, Stila Kitten, Urban Decay Virgin or Sin (both in Naked 1), Urban Decay Bootycall (Naked 2), Loreal Infallible in Iced Coffee, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded.

2.  Apply the medium brown matte color in your crease.  The bigger and fluffier the brush, the better.  You can absolutely use a more-dense brush (like a 217), but it will take more blending (read, more time) to crease a flawless look.  The best color will be 2 or 3 shades darker than your skintone, because it will give your eye definition and also help blend our any harsh edges from your lid color. 
My Picks: Mac Moleskin (limited edition), Mac Soft Brown, Makeup Geek Creme Brule, NYX Nude, Urban Decay Naked or Buck (both in Naked 1). 

3.  Take the darkest shadow and get it just on the tip of your shader brush.  Push it into your lashline to make it look like eyeliner.  It's perfectly OK if it looks smudgey and imperfect!  (Alternatively, you can line your eyes with a pencil, gel or liquid liner, but using shadow and not being too fussy is so much faster.)
My Picks: Mac Carbon, Urban Decay Hustle (Naked 1), Urban Decay Blackout (Naked 2), NYX Black, Makeup Geek Corrupt, Mac Smut.  You could even go with a fun dark color, like purple or green.

4.  Add mascara to your top lashes (and bottom if you have time) and you're done!

I used my Naked 1 Palette for this look, specifically the colors Sin, Naked, and Hustle.  My mascara is Mac's Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash.


So lovelies, what is your go-to quick look?  Share!

As always, everything in this post is my honest personal opinion.  No affiliate links were used.  I have not accepted any consideration for sharing these items with you.  Unless indicated otherwise, all products were purchased by me with my own money.

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