Simple, Neutral, Exquisite: My Work Appropriate EOTD

Simple, Neutral, Exquisite: My Work Appropriate EOTD

Simple, Neutral, Exquisite: My Work Appropriate EOTD

This is probably a bit of a misnomer to dub this a work appropriate EOTD (eye of the day, if you’re not up on your beauty bloggin’ parlance), as quite frankly I could turn up to my job sporting electric blue shadow and hot pink eyeliner and I don’t think anyone would blink an eyelid. However! I’m still a big fan of neutral, natural and effortless chic, and this work appropriate EOTD has that in the bag. It’s also quick to do, meaning that  I have more time free in the morning.

My Work Appropriate EOTD in Five Steps

  1. Firstly I prime my eyes. I’m a big fan of Too Faced Shadow Insurance as it’s lightweight, non-greasy and doesn’t feel thick or sticky.
  2. Then I swept MAC Cosmetics eyeshadow in ‘Shroom’ from lashline to brow, getting lighter in intensity the closer I got to my brows. The shimmer in this shadow stops the other two matte shadows from looking too dusty or dry, but without being a blinged out glittery mess.
  3. I then gave a subtle contour by using a soft fluffy brush to apply MAC Cosmetics eyeshadow in Steep along my crease. My eyes are quite sleepy and heavyset and over-contouring makes them look super tiny, but a soft wash of this dusty pink shadow gives definition without being overpowering.
  4. I then use a small brush to apply MAC Cosmetics eyeshadow in Mink Pink on the outer third of my eye and smudged a little into my crease. This fleshy mauve pink gives some soft contour, but again, it’s soft enough that it doesn’t make my eyes look small(er).
  5. Finally I finish by curling my lashes (I’m a huge fan of the Shu Uemura Lash Curler), applying a dash of MAC Cosmetics SuperSlick Liquid Liner in On The Hunt (waterproof and crumble-proof, this patent leather black lasts me a good 16+ hours) and lastly adding some mascara in the form of Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara.
Simple, Neutral, Exquisite: My Work Appropriate EOTD

Simple, Neutral, Exquisite: My Work Appropriate EOTD


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Lara is a freelance makeup artist, super dork and a total techhead based in Sydney, Australia. She likes playing video games, marathoning seasons of The Office, and carrying out her epic quest to own every grey nail polish ever created. Follow her on Instagram: @theswatchgirl
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  1. this is a total to go look i say..!!

  2. I’ve been looking for a liquid eyeliner that goes the distance, is Mac your fave? Any tips on how to get a ridiculously smooth flick like yours would be mucho appreciated!! Kx

    • The MAC SuperSlick liner and Illamasqua Precision Ink eyeliners (they’re identical, just different branding) is hands down my favourite. It doesn’t crumble or go gooey, and it doesn’t get into the corner of my eye and go funky. Just get whatever is cheaper, haha.

      As for the liner flick, I do the long liner stroke along my lashes, then gently lift the corner of my eye and flick out the liner. My eyes are really heavyset and sleepy looking so I can’t do really big and crazy liner, unfortunately!

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