We try to avoid eyeshadow when we're in a rush. All the blending requires too much focus when the only thing we can think of is arriving to our next appointment in time. And even when we do have the time to do our eye makeup, wearing eyeshadow can seem a tad bit too intimidating and complicated. So what else is there to glam up our eyes with? Gloss, of course!
Okay, we know what you're thinking. Glossy lids aren't wearable at all. We feel you on that one, except we've actually found a practical way to keep our eyes shiny but not sticky. This hack also pairs well with dewy skin (which you can also achieve in five minutes). Want to give it a try? Here's what you need to do:
Grab your favorite lip balm (solid ones work great!), deposit some of it on your ring finger, then dab that moisture all over your eyelids. In a few taps, you'll instantly achieve a glossy eye that doesn't feel like cake town. It's like putting highlighter on your lids but with a glassier feel. Plus, compared to actual gloss, balm sits better on the skin throughout the day. No drawbacks!
If you want more color, opt for a tinted lip balm instead. Be careful not to place the gloss too close to your lashline to avoid making your eyes water!
IMAGE Beauty Bar, Benefit
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tin, P225, Beauty Bar; Benefit Benebalm Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm, P1100, Greenbelt 5