While wearing lots of makeup is oftentimes super fun, it’s not always practical. For parties and special occasions, there’s hardly anything better than dressing up and using your makeup to make a statement!
For everyday wear, however, neutral makeup is much more sensible, especially when it comes to your eyes. That may seem boring to some people, but I think even neutral makeup is exciting, because in the end you’re still using the makeup as an art form. Looking natural while accentuating certain parts of your face, such as your eyes, is an acquired skill, so here are a few tips for you to try! One of the best ways to look gorgeous, but still natural, is to make your eyes pop. This doesn’t necessarily mean piling on loads and loads of black eyeliner, either. It’s surprising, but brightening your eyelids is much more effective at making your peepers pop! Use a primer like Too Faced Shadow Insurance Leon Drop Color Correcting eye shadow primer from Sephora. This stuff is amazing, because it glides on so smoothly and makes you look quite awake, without adding tons of unnecessary and unnatural colors to your eyes! The yellow tinge to the formula neutralizes any redness, as well. Even just applying this will improve your look easily! You may want to apply a neutral eyeshadow to the top of your eyelids. Use a super matte eyeshadow, meaning nothing with sparkles or shimmer, such as MAC Eyeshadow in Brule. This shadow is extremely neutral and will help your eyes to pop more, especially when applied over a primer like that above. To complete the neutral eyes that pop, use a light brown liquid liner, like Almay Intense i-Color in Brown Topaz (found at CVS). This liner is perfect because although it sounds heavy, it’s actually very light and has a buildable color. For the most natural look, apply the liquid liner only to the outer halves of your eyes. With neutral makeup on your eyes, you can play up your lips as colorful as you’d like! You can also leave them natural with a quick sweep of lip balm. You’ll look beautifully classic either way!