Get This Actual Real-World Look: Super Simple Daytime Eyes
I think we’ll take a break from the reader demos next week and tackle some reader questions, but for today? A super-easy, natural-looking daytime routine from Luisa (of The Wednesday Chef fame, omg!!). This one’s especially great for concealing and distracting from those pesky undereye circles, and for getting maximum big-eye wowness from a minimal routine.
The products (left to right): Trish McEvoy Protective Shield Concealer in Honey, Trish McEvoy Line Refiner, Trish McEvoy brushes, L’Oreal mascara in black, Stila shadow in Dahlia, Sue Devitt Studio Silky Eyeshadow in Lonely Splendor.
1. First, I attempt to cover up my under-eye circles, because that’s usually a good step towards looking somewhat presentable anyway. I dab a bit of Trish McEvoy’s Line Refiner under my eyes, then tap on a fingertip worth of Trish McEvoy Protective Shield Concealer in Honey. This combination, after years of trying everything, works really well for me. Natural, not too heavy or crease-y.
2. Next, using a flattish brush (the one I have, bought 10 years ago and still going strong, is a Trish McEvoy #21), I brush Sue Devitt Studio Silky Eyeshadow in Lonely Splendor onto my lids, but just to the crease. It’s sort of a soft, warm gray shade.
3. Then, using a eyeliner brush, those stiff little horizontal brushes (mine is Trish McEvoy #1), I tap it onto a pot of Stila Dahlia shadow (apparently discontinued, tragically, but you can substitute a rich, dark purple or blue) and then I push the brush against my lashline in segments, which draws a nice, soft line along the top of my eyelid. Using my finger or a smaller brush, sometimes, I soften the line out a bit.
4. Mascara, black, from L’Oreal and some blush (Fade from Stila) finish everything off.
Luisa also writes, “To be totally honest, I’ve gotten away with it for evening too, just with more lipstick.” Yes! Me too! I rarely have the time or patience to wash off eye makeup only to redo it, so I’m a big fan of the darker lipstick/extra coat of blush approach to dressing up your makeup.