Hello Saturday! I have been quite lazy with my makeup lately, and I’ve been trying to use as little products as possible. In fact, I’ve been enjoying applying my eye makeup with my… wait for it… *gasp* fingers! Well, I’ve always prefered brushes, but for this look, and for the products I use, I find that it is best applied using fingers. If you’re interested to know more, please read on.
For this simple eye makeup, I only used 4 products. There is a cream eyeshadow, a powder eyeshadow, a black eyeliner and a mascara. That’s it. I love my purples and taupes, so for today, I’m going with a subtle day time look with purples. Below are the swatches of the products I used. On the left, we have Revlon’s Grow Luscious Lashliner in 001 Onyx. This liner is longwearing, even for my oily lids. The swatch in the middle is Chanel Illusoire (for review, please click on the link) and the one on the right is L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Burning Black. I bought it when I was in Australia. Pricey, but I figured I can’t get it anywhere else, so what the heck. When applied on their own (both Chanel and L’Oreal), they crease quite easily, but when worn together, I get about 8 hours before any signs of creasing.
Firstly, I use my ring finger to apply Illusoire all over my lids. With my pinky, I carefully dab on Burning Black on my lids close to the lashline. With my ring finger, I blend it upwards a little. I repeat this step with Burning Black until I get the desired intensity. The reason for this is because I wanted to achieve a gradient effect. Applying eyeshadow with fingers is tricky. Blending is difficult and if not careful, one will look like one has a black eye. To finish off the look, I apply black eyeliner close to my lashline, curl lashes and apply mascara. Done!
I have been using this technique with different colours lately. It’s fun to experiment and so easy to work on. I hope you’re willing to give this a try even though you might not have the same products. Every single product here can be replaced with whatever you have. I’m sure most of us have all our fingers intact, but if you don’t, I’m sure you can swap fingers too 😉 Makeup is fun and flexible, and it is for everyone who is willing to try!
Hope you like it!