Makeup Bag Minimalism | #8 Eyes

April 10, 2015


Most days, my eye makeup is complete with a couple of coats of mascara, but I do have a few other eye products in my makeup arsenal, which I whip out for my slightly less “everyday” looks. I still keep it pretty simple though. So I’ve listed them below in vague order of use (after mascara), depending on how done up I want to be…

This is my favourite thing. I would do this everyday if I could be bothered! There seem to be lots of different ways that people do this, but what I do when I tightline, is fill in the gaps between my lashes at the root. It’s really subtle but it makes the lashes looks so much thicker and helps pull everything together. I use the Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner with a flat eyeliner brush (this is a really good tutorial showing EXACTLY what I do). The LM cake liner is so easy to use, even on sensitive eyes, and just takes the eyes up a notch.

The next two products are interchangeable or layer-able, depending on my mood. I always have a black kohl pencil on hand when I want something a bit more dramatic. I like to wear it on my waterline and smudge it under my eye a litter with a cotton bud. The Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl has been a longtime favourite of mine.

Liquid Liner
I use liquid liner with or without kohl to add some definition to my eyes. And it’s great because you can go as bold or as subtle as you want. A thin line can really add a lot of definition and help give the illusion of thicker lashes, and who doesn’t love a good cat eye? I always go waterproof because of my goddam watery eyes. At the moment I’m using this one from Rimmel.

Neutral Shadow
Ok this is definitely not something I do often, but I do think it’s good to have the option of a few neutral eyeshadows, for a really simple smokey eye, or just to sweep some colour over the lids once in a while. One palette with a few shades is definitely enough for me! So the naked II palette is perfect.


And that’s it. I have each of these in my makeup bag and that’s all I need really to achieve all the looks in my repertoire.

Do you have any holy grail eye makeup products you can’t live without?


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