My makeup changes little between day and night. I’ll amp up the bronzer and blush a bit for added definition in the darker light and I might switch to black eyeliner as opposed to my normal dark brown, but that’s about it. Only for events and weekend get-togethers do I venture into my very small eye shadow collection. I’ve mentioned these Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks before, but I’ve recently really loved using them as an easy alternative to eye shadows and the work of blending that can go along with it. A few simple swipes of these colors before my usual eyeliner and mascara and I’m good to go! I have also started using a little trick in my easy eyeshadow look for green eyes to make them pop a little more without much work…
Step One: Apply two light swipes of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight across eyelid beneath crease. Use mini contour brush to evenly spread color across lid, especially into inner corner of eye.
Step Two: Apply Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Khaki to outer third of eyelid. Blend colors with a few short outward strokes with mini contour brush, increasing color toward outer eyelid. Let set for a minute (I usually do my eyebrows at this time) before applying eyeliner.
Eyeliner Tip For Greener Eyes: Purple is one of the best colors to accentuate green eyes. I love MAC’s bordeauxline for the color and for the softness of the pencil. I love the look purple eyeliner gives me but don’t always want the bolder hue to be so visible. To minimize the possibility of a “disco” vibe, I’ve been applying a thin, solid line of bordeauxline eyeliner across my lid first. Then I “dash” my dark brown or black eyeliner over the purple, allowing the purple to still be slightly visible but not obvious. It’s best if all pencils are not dull. I love having a dual sharpener.