When it comes to my regular beauty routine, I keep things pretty simple. I like natural, minimal makeup, my hair is fairly low-maintenance, and to be honest, I just don't have the desire to spend a lot of time primping in the morning. I like to look put together but I also think that simple and natural is the best way to look fresh and to look like yourself.
But there are certain times--like weddings, or special family events--when I want to get dolled up and wear a little more makeup and put a little extra care into styling my hair. And the problem is that I can be sort of clueless when I'm outside of my simple, easy routines. I can blow-dry my hair into a silky sheen with a paddle brush, but I'm absolutely terrible with a curling iron. I can't french braid (if only I could--this would be so beautiful for the holidays) and I'm not even good at regular braids. I only recently learned from a Sephora employee how to properly put on eye shadow, but I'm much more likely to skip the eye shadow and just use a touch of this on my eyelids for an even, neutral look.
My usual way of adding a little extra charm to my look is with a pretty lipstick. This is a beautiful, subtle red, this is a gorgeous deep berry that's perfect for fall, and I recently ordered this lipstick set and can't wait to try out some of these luxurious shades.
But I've been thinking lately about liquid eyeliner and how I would just love to be able to achieve that perfect, sleek, winged look for those occasions when I want to feel a little bit glamorous. Something like this.
For years I've used this eyeliner--it's easy to apply and results in a soft, smoky, subtle look, and I like it a lot. But don't you agree that there's something so alluring and polished about black liquid liner? It's retro and elegant--think Audrey Hepburn--and by keeping the rest of your makeup simple, it puts all of the emphasis on your eyes.
I'm on a mission to be able to do this (using this eyeliner pen) and I found this video to be a very helpful starting point. Wish me luck! Maybe by Christmas I'll have it down.