Holy eye makeup ruts, Batman! I’ve been in one for about a month. I just haven’t wanted to push myself, makeup-speaking, or venture out of my comfort zone.
Does this ever happen to you?
I really haven’t been experimenting with any new eye makeup techniques lately or funky eyeshadow placement, and I’m not going the extra mile, you know? — like by applying false lashes or going buck wild with my eye looks. I’ve been eye makeup lazy, also known as perfectly comfortable doing the same-o, same-o, which for me is color in the crease, color on the lid and a little in the outer corner.
“…color in the crease, color on the lid and a little in the outer corner.”
-Anonymous lazy woman
I’ll use different eyeshadows, of course, but I’ll place them on my eyes in more or less the same way.
This is the Old Faithful of eyeshadow placement positioning for me, LOL! Putting color in the crease, color on the lid and a little in the outer corner gets the job done. It appears to deepen the crease, which matters to me because mine isn’t naturally very deep (my eye shape is somewhat “hooded”), and I like my eyes to look like they’re set a little deeper.
1. A mid-toned eyeshadow in the crease
When I do this eye look, this is how I’ll start, and it’s usually with a matte or a satin brown to fake the falling of shadows and sort of make my eyes look like they’re set deeper than they actually are.
2. Now a lighter color on the lid
Then I’ll pat a lighter color, usually a shimmer, on the “mobile” portion of the lid, which is the part that moves when you blink.
My mobile lid space is limited, but I feel that when I place a lighter shadow on it, it emphasizes what little mobile lid space I’ve got, because the lighter color catches the light and looks closer, or more prominent.
That, and the contrast between the lighter shade on the lid and the darker shade just above it also makes the crease look even deeper.
3. Blend a darker color into the outer corner
The last thing I like to do is blend a darker color into the outer corners, which seems to lift (but it’s just an illusion) the outer edge of the eye. Since the edges of my eyes naturally sort of slope downward, sometimes I’ll look sleepy, even on those rare occasions when I’m not. 🙂 Strategically placing a little of a darker eyeshadow in the outer corners seems to lift the eyes and prevent that.
How about you? What’s your lazy girl eye makeup placement routine, and have you been in an eye makeup creative mode lately, or is anybody else out there in a rut?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,