Eye makeup offers a way to accentuate your eyes, drawing out your best features. When you’re heading out for a night out, you have the chance to experiment with bolder looks and play around with colours and styles. During the daytime, you need to keep your look far simpler - especially for work. Stepping into a meeting with full lashes and dramatic brows may turn heads but not always for the right reasons.
Whether you’re looking to change up your look for something subtle and pretty for a coffee date or you’re looking for work-friendly looks, we’ve got some tips to keep your eye makeup natural and simple.
Simple Eye Makeup for a Natural Daytime Look
There are a few different looks that work well by day - dewy, ‘barely there’, rosy, and a hint of colour. Whatever style you’re going for, here are some things to keep in mind.
Stick to neutrals.
Keep the brighter colours for the evening and stick to softer shades in neutrals and nudes. Choose colours that suit your skin tone and eye colour or go for neutrals that work for everyone, such as blush, taupe, light gold or other skin tones. Cream-based eyeshadows can also be a lot subtler than powder, especially as they can be blended for a lighter effect.
Choose lighter liners.
Go light on the eyeliner or better still, use an angled brush instead for a softer look. Instead of dark black or grey, choose softer colours such as brown, bronze or light grey. You could also try a white liner on the outer corners of your lids. Blend well so that the liner is not overly visible, adding definition without being too obvious.
Keep brows subtle.
Keep your brows as natural as possible. You could try using a clear brow gel instead of pencils, to add definition without losing the natural look. You could also use a powder in a shade that is as close to your natural colour as possible or one or two shades darker. Stick to your brow line or go only a little bit further and stay clear of visibly arched or shaped brows.
Add the perfect finish to your daytime eye makeup with an illuminator foundation, a soft blush that suits your skin tone, and neutral lipgloss, and you’ll be good to go.