As promised, here is my all-homemade make-up look!
For the first official post, I went with something completely different: subtlety. This is because I needed an eye make-up look I could wear to work, something very neutral. So I figured I’d share it with you all!
I used a tinted cream as a base (keep your eye out for that future DIY post: tinted chapstick).
Over this, I used a dome smudge brush and a pointed blending brush to apply two mica powder eye shadow mixes:
A lighter one for my lid,
And a darker one (from this post last week) for the outer edge and crease.
Then I used a detail brush to apply a thin coat of my black iron oxide eyeliner (also in a future post!) along the upper lash line.
I used my arrowroot and mica mix — and another blending brush — to finish off under the eyebrows and the lower lid with some translucent brightness!
I also used a not-homemade mascara on the outer upper lashes, after I curled them (shh, don’t tell!).
Pro Tip for naturally-long-lashed people who wear glasses: even if you don’t wear mascara, try curling your lashes anyway. It helps keep them from brushing against your lenses! I went WAY too long before figuring that out for myself…
This look lasted through my work-day without any big issues. The color migrated a little bit to the folds of skin on the upper lids, but it was only noticeable when I closed my eyes, and the overall appearance was still good.
Hope you have a great weekend!