Launching (very late) today is a series I’m hoping to keep doing for a long time: Lazy Girl Makeup! It’s basically a post every two weeks in which I share with you my lazy ways. Here, for example, is a one-shadow smokey eye look. I did a similar look last year, which you can find here.
- The main difference with this look and the old one is that I used a kohl/creamy pencil first. Draw a messy, rich line near your lash line. Don’t worry if it’s not neat!
- Smudge dat liner. I used the e.l.f. Eyeshadow “C” Brush, which if I’m not mistaken, is really made for a smokey eye.
- Pat on your chosen shadow (here, Le Métier de Beauté’s Midnight Sky, which is a deep sapphire-navy) all over the lid, going over the crease a tiny, tiny bit. Again. Don’t worry if it’s not neat.
- Use a clean blending brush (here, the MAC 217) to blend all of the edges and haze the shadow out.
- Apply the same liner on the lower lash line.
- Smudge it out with your chosen eyeshadow.
- And yer done! At this point, you can curl your lashes and add mascara, but I am truly lazy and opted not to.
As far as I know, a traditional smoky eye is most pigmented along the lash line, and the color just sort of hazes up in a smokey~ way up towards the crease/brow bone. You can pretty much do this technique with any color you could possibly want. The eyeliner I used isn’t even black—just dark enough.
Rest of the makeup: Graymelin CC Base Cream*, K-Palette Cover Control 0 Kuma Concealer (Type 2), Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Pressed Powder (Shade 2), The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit (02), Illamasqua Cream Blush (Promise), Pixy Silky Fit Lipstick (Autumn Apricot)*
This is a pretty handy technique if you’re not so confident with your eye makeup skills just yet—just basically pat then blend out! If you want, you can also use a transition shade to help blend out the edges.
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Gurl, galeng. I always try one-shadow looks pero di talaga maganda saken 😦 I look punched in the face 😦
Hey Shari! Thank you 🙂 My lid space is small kasi, so it’s a lot harder to “over apply” the shadow. I put it all over the lid and blended it past the crease pero when I open my eyes, it doesn’t look severe. Feel ko try mong wag masyadong malaki yung shape. 🙂
I need to try this because sometimes I’ll be wanting to do something super nice but I’m just way too lazy. Haha 🙂
Hee, let me know how it turns out!
Victorian Disco next!
Haha that’s not lazy girl makeup!
This is a great, fuss-free but still noticeable look!
For me, I always end up having a one-shadow look whether it’s a lazy day or not, I have such small lid space na hindi masyadong halata even if I apply more shades 😦
Reading your blog makes me want to try beauty blogging too! Hope I have the courage to do so someday haha 😀
Thank ya! 🙂
Oh, kala mo lang yun, but sometimes the gradients make a difference 🙂 My lid space is small lang rin but if I do a two-shadow look with the darker shade on the outer parts of my eye, it changes my eye shape. Try it 😀
Haha go go go!
looks great! I do a lot of lazy girl makeup too, I don’t even use a colored eyeliner LOL
there’s even one trick that I do everyday to save time. I don’t use concealer and liquid foundation.
I skip on applying concealer on my under eye area. I simply apply my fave foundation powder but it’s about 2 shades lighter on my under eye and mostly the center part of my face, then apply a powder which matches my skin tone to the rest of my face ^_^
Thanks Hollie! 🙂 I do the opposite and just conceal and powder the concealer to set, but that’s a great thing to try if you’re into highlighting!
I tried doing this once and I ended up looking like I have a black eye. Haha. I need help with my blending skillz lol
Oo, blend lang yan 😀