5 Simple Eye Makeup Looks That You Can Do in Just One Swipe

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Skin-care routines aren't the only beauty regimens that can be streamlined. These days makeup is getting the show on the road as well, with one-swipe products that are statement making in and of themselves. To help understand how to best put these items to use, we've asked a makeup artist for her go-to simple eye makeup ideas for you to copy (and quick).

"Eye makeup can definitely be done by makeup newbies," says Ashley Victoria, a New York City-based makeup artist. This means that yes, your eyes can look professionally done-up by using just one all-star product and just one step—it doesn't have to take all morning and all of your makeup brushes to nail a look. Keep scrolling for your one-step eye makeup guide, whether you're looking to do a quick liner or a bold brow.

Experts In This Article
  • Ashley Victoria, A professional makeup artist based in New York City who has worked with brands like M.A.C. Cosmetics and Rimell London

Eyeliner: Nyx Professional Makeup Vinyl Liquid Eyeliner, $7

Photo: Nyx

Victoria says that liquid eyeliner is your best bet for eye definition if liner is your thing. "In my opinion, it's better to use a liquid liner to map out your lines. You can always clean it up with a Q-tip afterwards to make it look perfect," she says. A steady swipe of this NYX Vinyl Liner—which has a glossy finish and gives you an extra-fine applicator tip—will get the job done.

Brows: MAC Eye Brows Styler Pencil, $19

Photo: MAC

A more subtle but defining eye makeup look involves emphasizing your brows. "One-step brows are a bit tricky, but my favorite thing to do is brush them up and add a little bit of powder," says Victoria who likes this MAC two-in-one pencil that can do both. "These give you hair-like strokes without the hassle."

Eyelashes: Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler, $21

Photo: Kevyn Aucoin

"The best thing you can do for your lashes is curl them," says Victoria who's a fan of this one by Kevyn Aucoin. In a matter of seconds, a curler will give open up your eyes and give you fluttery, defined eyelashes that last.

Bold lashes: Diorshow Iconic Mascara, $30

Photo: Dior

Another super simple hack? Swipe on a colorful mascara. "If you're looking for some fun lashes, Dior has a nice blue mascara that can make any look more fun," says Victoria. This one will curl and lengthen your lashes while giving your eyes a pop of blue to switch things up.

Eyeshadow: Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow, $28

Photo: Kosas

Eyeshadow can be one easy step, too—especially if you go with a liquid eyeshadow option. "You can put an all-over lid color or just a pop of color on your lower lash line," says Victoria. Try this with the Kosas liquid shadows, which deliver gorgeous, vibrant pigment in all different hues.

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