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Sarah Avatar

A boring smokey eye. Colors change up depending on my mood but the application is the same. I know it’s uninspired but I feel lucky I can even do a smokey eye at my office without it being considered “inappropriate”!

Agona Avatar

This is my go to eye look too; except I can’t wear it in the office. :'( I usually go without eye makeup in the office, except for mascara (Blinc or Heimish) and a beige liner (tarte Fake Awake) in the lower waterline to brighten.

Joan Avatar

I don’t really have a current go to eye shadow look. I like to use different colors and palettes everyday. Normally I try to set 2 palettes to use for a week, but it’s my birthday month (actually today is my birthday >.>) so I am living in the chaotic I do whatever I want world.

Mariella Avatar

In the interest of ease, just because it’s been a busy time and my older son’s home and we’re going to the gym and out and about a lot, I’ve been turning to my “tried and true” Chanel Tisse Rivoli quad with Sephora Cappuccino liner and Marc Jacobs skinny liner (the black one) on my upper water-line.

Wednesday Avatar

I don’t have one I follow to a tee. I know people document their eye looks, but I do not. I do not wear complex eye looks; they are lost of me. I suit muted neutral shades that are neither too warm or too cool. These shadows are my safe go to’s if I’m not feeling particularly creative. I tend to select from my custom ABH palette. These shades also flatter green hazel eyes.

ABH Plum smoke is such an understated shadow in pan and a complete favourite. It the subdued smokiness always looks amazing – dimension
ABH Aubergine and Beauty Mark are close seconds – dimension
ABH Dusty Rose and/or Buon Fresco and Birkin – crease transition
ABH babycakes and nude mixed – brow
ABH Pink Champagne or Rose are my fav shimmers for lid from

Also, combos of looks from Naked 3 palette is another no-brainer for me.

AB Avatar

Daily go-to:
Light base shade especially for crease — UD ABC Gum or Foxy; MUFE Oat; ABH Tempera; or one of the lightest shades in Viseart Warm Neutrals palette
Warm neutral for lid and as definition (I have large, close-set eyes so this helps recede the eyes a bit) — like UD Riff; ABH Burnt Orange; Too Faced Peach Tea; Buxom Invite Only; or UD Sauced
Usually a touch of warmth along space between crease and brow: ABH Dusty Rose, TF Peaches and Cream; ABH Blazing with light touch; or UD Fireball, etc.
inner corner: usually a touch of concealer and highlight (eg Hourglass diffused light), or a touch of the light shade I used earlier as base

Deborah S. Avatar

If I am honest, my casual makeup day is actually no makeup except a sunscreen, BB cream and lip balm. I always think it is funny when commenters on YT videos tell the “gurus” that they are doing the same looks over and over again and what I feel they don’t understand is that a person’s eye shape frequently dictates what kind of eye shadow placement works for their eye and face shape. So, my placement rarely changes just the choice of eye shadow color and finish.

thirteenthirteen Avatar

Lately I have not had much time in the morning so I have been doing one-shadow looks with ColourPop SSSs. My usual go-to is Wattles but today I am wearing Supermodel. I was determined to do something else this morning last night but my sleep was interrupted by a gd earthquake and I was dragging this morning.

thirteenthirteen Avatar

I love Wattles, it’s really a perfect shade, at least for me.

And thanks! Everything is fine, just everyone is grouchy because we were all woken up in the middle of the night.

xamyx Avatar

I tend to play with whatever palette(s) that is most accessible, which typically means what’s newest. It’s a bad habit, given how many I own, and there are a few that haven’t even been swatches because there have been points where 3-4 had been released at the same time… That said, I’ve been using my KvD Fawn quad the most, but I switch things up day to day. It really is quite versatile, given that there are only 4 brown shades!

Luna Sea Avatar

I have been doing reddish colors with gold on the lid, or mauve. ABH Modern Ren. is probably the palette I use the most. I have been putting CP Glass Bull & NYX Metallic Velvet pigment on my lid sometime too, they are so pretty. I really want to play with colors, but I never feel like it looks right on me. I am trying to find a good, not too expensive eyeshadow blending brush.

Alyssa Avatar

I have about 2 go-to looks lately. I dusted off my Urban Decay Naked 1 palette a few months ago. It was barely touched in the 3 years I have had it. Not sure why, but that palette has never inspired me until recently. So my go to look is:
1. Eye primer topped with Wet N Wild Crème Brulee single
2. A mix of Buck and Naked in the crease
3. Sidecar patted all over the lid with my finger or a wet brush
4. Some times I will go in with a medium brown in the crease to add some dimension
5. For inner corner and brow bone I will usually use whatever cheek highlight I am wearing that day
It’s a very simple look and I love it because Sidecar is pretty neutral and doesn’t lean too rosy or warm. It does have some fallout, but I dust it off with a Luxie Tapered brush or I do my eyeshadow before my face makeup.

My other go-to look is if I am wearing anything with pink/navy or I just want something more rosy. I use my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette.
1. Set eye primer with Strange
2. Mix Limit and Nooner in the crease
3. Pat either Liar or Factory (or a mix of both) onto lid
4. Sometimes wet brush and pat Buzz into center of lid
5. For browbone and inner corner I use whatever face highlight I am using that day

I really have enjoyed both of these looks lately. They are simple, but look very flattering and pretty on me. 🙂

Nell Avatar

For a quick look I use Urban Decay Naked Basics 2.
The shadows “Frisk” and “Cover” are my guaranteed look.
Not glamorous, but guaranteed to be acceptable to me!

Nyxx Avatar

I pulled out my Lorac Unzipped gold last week and have been wearing various shades of gold and brown since I pulled it out. I think I may play with it a bit more next week and then switch it up.

Sarah Avatar

I used to add dimension to my eyes every day but now I don’t bother lol. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige all over, Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer to set it, the black from the J Cat Beauty Triple Crown Baked trio in Crushed Oreo against my lash line, whatever bronze/green/gold lid shade I feel like, and a white/blue duochrome eyeshadow from an old Physicians Formula strip palette on the inner corner. My lower lash line is just the color tattoo and bronzer. Most days, I just chuck bronzer in the crease and a highlight on the inner corner, maybe tightlining if I’m feeling ~bold~ or something. I work in a lot of mobile labor, there’s no point to daily makeup these days.

Genevieve Avatar

No, it isn’t a surprise Christine. Your daily eyeshadow look would be an adventure in wonderland with all the shadows you are continually trying and testing.
For me, my everyday eyeshadow look consists of co-ordinating the shades to complement my outfit.
For neutrals, at the moment, I am enjoying a rotation of Naked 2 shades, mostly the cooler ones. Busted, Pistol, Verve and YDK.

janine Avatar

I use Viseart neutral matte palette everyday then I add lid color. That’s my everyday look.

I could add under eye color or liner but I never have time for all that I leave for work at 4 am. I used to not wear makeup for awhile but I looked so awful I make a point to wear it now.

Lesley Avatar

An orange from an ancient Chanel quad called Ocres on my lid, the dark and medium browns from Chanel Candeur eat Experience for transition and outer V, Viseart Minx 5 in the inner corner, and Viseart Minx 6 under my lower lashes. I am using a metallic black from the Ocres as a liner and Lancôme Monsieur Big mascara. My goal is to use up Ocres. It could be 10 years old by now.

Erica Avatar

I usually wear one or two warm matte colors in the crease. And something shimmery on the eyelid. I rotate shadows daily so there isn’t one palette or set of shadows I wear daily but yeah, placement is usually the same

Chris Avatar

Lately I’ve been doing a neutral eye with Lancôme Burnt Sand below my brow, then choosing some brown shade from their Showstopper Style palette for the creases & lids I usually add a colored pencil at the lash lines for contrast. Add a mascara & that is my go to look. Today due to the weather, it was just lotion to the face before heading out to clear away the snow.

Rachel Runyan Avatar

I don’t have one, either. I’m all over the place. I haven’t really been wearing much makeup the last 2.5 weeks due to being sick.

Fantaji Avatar

Just mascara for the lazy days (3-4 days out of the week).

When I need to look a bit more presentable, I will use some matte taupe shade in the crease and a shimmery taupe on the lid (e.g. two top middle shades in Tartelette in bloom palette, or Nars Oaxaca + bronzer in the crease).

When I feel somewhat more creative but still don’t have the time for an elaborate look, I will use a shade from It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty palette in the crease and a corresponding shade from Viseart Paris Nudes on the lid (e.g matte purple+shimmery purple).

Vanessa Avatar

I try to rotate my makeup monthly to give love to all of my products lol. This month with all the cold I’ve been adding tons of moisture to my skin. I’ve been mixing tarte better days and bare minerals complexion rescue for my base, Stila water color cheek tint and benefit watts up. Eyes I’ve gone rosier using a mix of my tarte after dark palette and MAC naked lunch and twinks. For lips I’ve pulled out an oldie and discontinued product Revlon lip butter in berry smoothie.

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