I've been thinking of doing this post for a while now but keep chickening out because it means showing you a photo of my un-made-up eye, which is a scary sight.
But I've decided to bite the bullet (wonder where that saying came from) and do the post.
So if you are squimish, or easily grossed out look away now!
This is a step by step photo guide to how I cover up the ickiness of my eyes to produce something more human looking.
First up the scariest photo ever, my un-made-up eye.
Please excuse the slight blurriness, I was shaking so badly with nerves about showing this monstrosity that I couldn't get a clear picture. You can see here the redness around my eye and the horrible bags under my eye which also have areas of pigmentation making me look blotchy.
From naked eyes to foundation, I'm currently using No7 Lift & Luminate in Alabaster.
Not much better, some of the pigmentation is covered but my eyes still look like I've gone a few rounds with Mike Tyson.
The pictures can only get better from here on in.
The next step in my daily cover-up is concealer, I use Collection 2000 in their fairest shade, as I find it has enough covering and staying power to last me the day.
Blended; my eyes looks almost human.
Then I have to highlight or risk powdery looking eyes. I'm currently using the Lacura concealer pen from Aldi, again in their fairest shade.
Blended; we are getting to the human stage folks, those who are squimish can look again now.
We're moving on to my eyelids now as they are, well, pigmented and hooded slightly. I've had comments on my eyeshadow when I've not been wearing any, that tells you the level of pigmentation on my eyelids.
I use E.L.F eyeshadow primer to create a more neutral base. It's a nice creamy shade and very natural looking on its own.
Now if I'm wearing any I apply eyeshadow, today I've gone for a natural and easy look using the Too-Faced shades below.
(I was going to use normal stars to show the shades I used till I saw these cuties)
So I used Heaven as a all over base shade, with Silk Teddy in my crease and Push-Up in the very outer crease and under my eye.
Pulling the look all together I use L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara in Black.
(YAY a human eye.)
And here is the overall finished look. Not a scary eye in sight.
I do hope this has been somewhat helpful to someone... if I haven't traumatised you with my un-made-up eyes.
"It's not easy looking human, takes a lot of make-up to look natural." - Me.