I’m a believer in the saying, “the eyes are the window to the soul,” so I really like mine to stand out. When I’m doing my makeup (which is a very simple daily routine) I always focus on my eyes. Today I’m breaking down my daily essential eye makeup tools and products. Mascara Primer | Microroller | Lash Enhancing Serum | Vaseline | Concealer | Mascara | Eyelash Curler | Beauty Blender | Eye Cream
So much of my prep for a quick eye makeup routine is done at night. Which is perfect because as any busy mom knows, getting out the door in the morning can be a real ordeal. So let’s start with the nighttime rituals.
The Nighttime Routine
After cleansing and applying hydrating serums to my face (you can read more about that here), I dab the area around my eyes with a really good eye cream to keep those pesky wrinkles at bay. I’ve been using Rodan + Fields’ redefine eye cream for a while now and I really like it. I’ve tried other more expensive brands and quite honestly I wasn’t seeing better results. At a $60 price point, this product is both affordable and effective. A beauty hack I learned along the way is to dab a little vaseline over your eye cream to seal it in and keep it from evaporating overnight.
While the eyes are the focal point, the eyebrows are an important feature that draw attention to the eyes and frame your face. Before I had my eyebrows microbladed last fall, which I describe in detail here, my nighttime routine always included using a microroller over my eyebrows. I no longer do this because the microblading eliminated the need to do anything to my eyebrows. But if you need/want to grow yours in or fill in bare spots, a microroller and lash serum like Lash Boost are essential tools for your nighttime routine.
A microroller is like an aerator for your face. Much like you would aerate your lawn to allow nutrients to penetrate the soil and stimulate growth, a microroller can help you grow in your eyebrows and fill in bare spots by allowing the Lash Boost serum that is brushed on afterward to reach the hair follicles.
Now I skip past my eyebrows and simply apply Lash Boost to my upper lash line. The product comes in a tube similar to mascara with a brush wand. I pull the wand out of the tube, dab off any excess product, and run the wand along my upper lash line once. It’s so simple and so worth it! My lashes are super long since I consistently apply my lash serum. Now that I have such long lashes, once my mascara is applied in the morning there is so much definition around my eyes that it has completely eliminated eyeliner from my daily makeup routine (which makes my morning routine even more simple). How cool is that?
The Morning Routine
With much of the prep work done at night to make my morning eye makeup routine simple, it honestly takes me about five minutes to get ready in the morning.
After cleansing and hydrating my face again, I apply concealer to cover up any blemishes or sunspots around my eyes. If you tend to have dark undereye circles this is an important step — who wants to draw attention to tired eyes! This is my favorite concealer at the moment but I also use this one too (I use the color caramel) and I really like it. I pat the concealer into my skin with a beauty blender (don’t rub it in) to make sure it blends in really well.
Next, I curl my lashes with an eyelash curler. Then I prep my lashes with my favorite primer to get the most length. The primer that I use is visibly white but quickly disappears into my lashes. Then I apply my favorite mascara to the top and bottom of my upper and lower lashes. I usually go over them a couple of times making sure to separate my lashes and not allowing the mascara to clump them together. I’ve tried a variety of mascaras but I always come back to this one. I like that it is thick and bold.
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