After giving an overview of all the neutral products I use, now it’s time to talk about eyes.
I’ve already highlighted the cream eyeshadow I use for a base. One reason I was drawn to Bobbi Brown products was the neutral eye shadows. I’m not sure, perhaps it’s the memories of using blue eye shadow in the seventies that has me turned off, but I don’t like a lot of color on my eyes. It’s crazy because evidently I have one of those eyelids that every makeup artist loves to work on.
I use a Bobbi neutral on the lid (cement) a darker neutral in the crease, with really light shades in the inner corner and below the brow. I like a charcoal, dark brown, green or purple in the crease. My biggest tip with eye color: Blend, blend and then when you think you are finished, blend again. I’ll get to brushes in a minute, but a good blending brush is your friend.
I have used the Dior palettes in the past and love them. I’m trying one in shades of purple to get a litttle more color on my eyes. I’d love to achieve something like this.
Eyeliner: You can use a number of eye shadows as liner just by putting a little water on your brush. However, I prefer the gel eyeliners. Previously I used Bobbi Brown, but just recently realized they changed the formula. I now prefer Laura Mercier. It’s creamy and glides on. I do NOT put any liner on my my lower lid. I had read about this trend some time ago, and my Bobbi Brown artist really encouraged it, but it was a very hard habit to break. I’ve worn eye liner on my lower lid forever! A year later, I like it so much better. The brush shown below is a must have for this gel liner. You want your liner to be an extension of your lash line so a good brush and steady hand is important.
Mascara: I use drugstore mascara with a primer. Just recently I found this Dior product that is supposed to promote growth. I’m anxious to give it a try.
Last, you cannot achieve a natural and professional look without the proper brushes. There are a great deal of brushes out on the market. I have gone cheap and had the bristles falling out. Since then, I’ve slowly purchased Bobbi brushes. I have also tried and liked a few brushes from Sonia Kashuk from Target and they are very reasonably priced.
I plan to try some ideas and take photos so stay tuned for Part 3 in the next couple of weeks.
I’d love to know what you love when it comes to eye make up. What are some of your favorite products?