Last night over dinner with friends, the subject of eye makeup came up. I’m 25 and I guess I kind of thought maybe I was the rare one that actually had to FIGURE out (and still am) the different ways to apply makeup (it’s like an art, seriously!) I mean, I knew basics…but, as a teenager I mostly stuck with neutrals – whereas I’ve experimented with some bolder colors and outfits now that I’m…older (*cough*).
Anyhow, I thought I’d share a couple of helpful how-to videos from YouTube by Makeup Geek. They’re easy and don’t come across like a MAC commercial like so many do.
I know many of you, like me, probably don’t have the cash or local stores to buy MAC and Urban Decay products (although they are online) – so, I found a couple of my favorite drugstore (or Walmart) products to share with you.
My favorite eyeliner: L’Oreal Infallible (in the dark brown…black is too harsh for me). It usually runs between about $6-8. Then, after I apply it, I use a little bit of powder to brush lightly over it to set it.
My favorite “out on the town” eyeshadow: Wet N’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio. As a kid, Wet N’ Wild had a reputation for being the trashiest and crappiest of makeup brands, but I have to say… I REALLY like these trio sets. They’re bold and fun and pretty. Also, if you’re not familiar with eye makeup, each color is labeled as to where you put it (with a diagram on the back of the packaging) AND your colors are already put together for you!
I have the one above, but this one is my FAVORITE set of colors:
Now, for the videos…