Natural enough for day (and great for the office or brunch), this eye makeup looks polished and is surprisingly easy to pull off—you only need one eyeshadow!

What You Need

  • Black eyeliner
  • Highlighter
  • Shimmery cream shadow
  • Mascara

Follow These Steps

  1. Apply a shimmery cream eyeshadow to the lids, blending it just past your crease. A neutral color works best for day (think taupe or peach). In the video, the makeup artist is using Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Mousseline ($25, sephora.com).
  2. Line the upper lash lines with a black pencil.
  3. Line halfway across the lower lashline. This way, you'll get definition without it looking too harsh for day.
  4. Smudge the liner with a shadow brush for a lived in, softer look. Don't have one handy? A cotton swab does the trick.
  5. Dab highlighter under the brow bone, like Touch In Sol Light Bright Brow Spot Highlighter in Goldeneye ($21, millspharmacy.com), which comes in an easy-to-use pen. (If you don't have a highlighter, a champagne shadow works.)
  6. Apply a coat of mascara to top lashes only.

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