Senior Beauty Writer
10 minutes to go from damn to glam? We hear ya! There’s more to eye make-up it than just kajal and mascara! Even if you’re not particularly artistic, creating an eye make-up look isn’t as intimidating as it seems. You can create some really stunning date night and festive eyeshadow looks in a jiffy, that too without a barrage of tools! Our lazy girl hacks will ensure you get those additional 20 minutes of beauty sleep EVERY morning and still step out looking like a million bucks. We’ve got some amazing lazy girl hacks to cheating your way into fab eye make-up!
Let’s start with the basics, invest in a few key multi-tasking products that will save you time and money.
An eyeshadow palette consisting of neutrals, warm browns and coppery shades is perfect to create a smokey eye and an easy party make-up look. Check out the Faces Ultime Pro Eye Shadow Palette - Nude 01 (Rs 799) for an everyday eyeshadow look and Faces Ultime Pro Eye Shadow Palette in Rose 02 (Rs 799) for a more festive make-up look.
For days when you’re in an absolute pinch for time, a wash of a cream eyeshadow is a great way to add colour to your eyelids and make it look like you’ve tried. There are so many ways to wear cream eyeshadow! A wash of colour on your lids, a smudged out smokey-eye, an ombre effect. You can even use more than one colour if you’ve got the time. The Australis Metallix Cream Eyeshadow - Guns & Rose Petals (Rs 600) is a great rose gold shade that looks stunning applied all over the eyelids. The L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Stylo Smoky Eye Shadow - Mocha Coffee (Rs 895) is a dual sided eyeshadow crayon with a smudger brush on one end. The shade mocha coffee is a great way to create a brown, smudged out smokey eye.
Step 1: Roughly line your lash line with a cream eyeshadow stick or an eyeliner pencil.
Step 2: Draw a hashtag ‘#’ on the outer edge of your eyelid.
Step 3: Blend, blend, blend!
A large eyeshadow blending brush is your one-and-done eye make-up brush! You can use it to apply and blend your eyeshadow. If you’re more of a handsy kinda gal, use your ring finger to apply the eyeshadow. The warmth of your fingers will make the shadows blend better!
Step 1: Start by applying a light wash of eyeshadow all over your lids. Choose a shade similar to your skintone.
Step 2: Move on to a darker shade and apply that colour to your crease and blend well.
Step 3: Pick a complementary shimmery eyeshadow and add it to the inner 1/3rd of your eyelid. Just blend away any harsh lines and that’s it, eyeshadow in 3 easy steps!
We recommend the PAC Large Blender Brush - 210 (Rs 385). If you need a brush to smudge an eyeliner or an eyeshadow along your lashline for a quick fuss-free smokey eye, check out the Colorbar Smokin` Eyes Smudger Brush (Rs 200) or you could just use your fingers!
A concealer can be used hide dark circles, acne, pigmentation and it doubles up as an eyelid primer too! Dot some concealer on your eyelids and set it with some loose powder or compact. This works as an eyeshadow primer and it also neutralises any darkness on your lids, this will not only increase the longevity of your eye make-up but also add vibrancy to the colour of the eyeshadow! We love the NYX Professional Makeup HD Photogenic Concealer (Rs 525)
A black eyeliner is a staple in everyone’s make-up stash. To minimise clutter, choose ONE that can be used along with your waterline and lash line. The eyeliner should be creamy, pigmented and long lasting so you can use it to create that smudged out smokey eye. We love the Plum Natur Studio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal (Rs 575) for the long-lasting jet black formula!
A mascara is a must-have while you create any eye make-up look. It’s an essential finishing touch to give your lashes a boost of volume and drama. Look for a mascara that will lengthen, volumise and give your lashes the appearance of falsies. L'Oreal Paris False Lash Superstar Mascara (Rs 808), is great to add oodles of drama without the struggle of applying false eyelashes. It comes with a primer on one end and a mascara on the other, hello lashes!
If you're looking for some inspo, check out these eyeshadow looks for brown eyes!
Now that you’re a pro at basic eye make-up, check out this tutorial for gorgeous wedding season eyes!
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