There's a certain look I aim to achieve everyday with my makeup and that is to keep me looking fresh, pretty and awake and my eye makeup follows the same trend meaning there's no room for eye shadow or eyeliner which can start to make things look a little messy and overdone. For as long as I can remember my daily eye makeup has consisted of nothing more than (lots of) mascara and a small flick of eyeliner at the ends of the eyes (and I've even ditched that recently). Now don't get me wrong, I wouldn't even consider going on a night out without my eyeshadow which certainly has its time and place but on a daytime I like to keep things more bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
For the longest time I didn't use anything on my eyelids and kept them bare but recently a product has entered my life and I can't see it leaving anytime soon. The product in question? MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. This stuff is like concealer for the eyelids; it evens everything out a little and covers those visible veins but unlike concealer it has good lasting-power. Another major plus point goes to its non-creasing abilities; ok so it still creases a little bit at the very inner corner of my eyes but I can deal and it certainly blows my Benefit 'Creaseless' Cream outta the water. The colour is a matte beige-pink, slightly darker than my skintone and results in a very, very subtle shadow to my crease. I like. It's polished eyelids in a pot.
The next bit? Eyelash curlers. No pencil/liquid/gel eyeliner, nada. I have slightly hooded eyelids which means my eye makeup is all about keeping things looking as awake and opened up as possible and eyeliner is not conducive to that. Curled lashes are an absolute must for me as unfortunately I 'suffer' from the unfortunate case of stick-straight eyelashes. Sometimes I think I would rather go without mascara at all than mascara without curled lashes, I just hate how they look otherwise. Obsessed, me? never. My eyelash curlers of choice are from Shiseido - you can keep your Shu's thank you. I've had 'em, used 'em but for me the Shiseido's are much more comfortable and give a better curl.
The (kind of) last step is mascara and since I got my tube of Seventeen Doll'd Up I haven't used anything else. For curled lashes this stuff is the bomb. Rarely does a mascara that states it holds a curl actually live up to its claims but this one delivers. It lengthens, adds some volume, doesn't clump, holds a curl amazingly and basically makes my eyelashes look pretty awesome. Of course knowing my defiant lashes this isn't enough to keep them staying upright instead of pointing south and once completely dry I give them another squeeze of the curlers, add more mascara and repeat unil I'm satisfied.
Considering it's a simple routine it's a pretty faffy one too, huh? Let me know how you prefer your eye makeup on a day to day basis too, are you a fan of the clean, polished look or all about eyeshadow?