No Time for Liner

It pains me to confess this, but I couldn’t hold it in any longer.

Ever since I gave birth, I started streamlining my makeup routine to save time. Gone were the days when I could spend 30 mins or more applying makeup from primer to powder. Gone were the days when I could conveniently choose a number of eyeshadows to play with or experiment with a new lipcolor. Believe it or not I have some products in my makeup bag that are still in their packaging!

But as a true banci dandan, I of course could not completely go without makeup. Oh, that would absolutely kill me! So instead, I maximize the functions of a few products or completely skip a step.

For example, I’ve been deliberately skipping eyeliners these past couple of weeks. As you know, applying eyeliners require precision, patience and most of all time. I tried using pencil, but still – applying pencils on your eyes in a moving car – where the risk of being poked is considerably high – is no easy feat. So I chose to load up on mascara instead.

Fortunately, when I was browsing MAC website today I found that one of this year’s Spring Summer makeup trend is a look that requires no eyeliners called Slated. This look focuses on the eyes, using grey and silver shades. What’s even cooler is that you don’t even have to use many shades to achieve the look (just 1 or 2 will do), then you blend blend blend, use mascara and that’s it! It’s edgy, modern yet still work-appropriate. And completely doable!

Key products : Eyeshadow in Shale (satin), Poison Pen (Matte2), Charred (Frost), Pro Lash Mascara (or any glossy black mascara, right now I’m using Maybelline Volume Express Hypercurl). I’ve also been creating this look using Mineralize Eyeshadow in Silversmith. It’s got silver and navy blue shades in one pan so that saves even more time and space!

Additional tips : Even though it’s a subtle smokey-eye look, it’s still pretty strong. So you might want to go easy on the cheek and lip color. Stick with sheer pinks or nudes, they’re always safe.

Image : maccosmetics.com