My favourite beauty secret for bright eyes… & it is under $10!

{ Sephora Wide Eyed Pencil // Champagne at Shannon's }
{ Sephora Wide Eyed Pencil // Champagne at Shannon's }
{ Sephora Wide Eyed Pencil // Champagne at Shannon's }
Ever since I was in college, I always lined the waterline of my eyes.

Not going to lie, in college, I was ALLLLLLLLLL about a good sparkly, smoky eye.

Whatever shade was darker than black went all over my eyes. At the time, it was my go to look – especially paired with a lil Fleshpot by MAC.

As I got older, I started cutting down on the make-up. I still love a good smoky eye for the right occasion, but these days, I’ve cut down my make-up… a LOT.

I switched from a black waterline to the tried and true white to brighten my eyes. It was the oldest trick in the book, and a nice contrast for the dark bags under my eyes from not sleeping ever, right?!

{ Sephora Wide Eyed Pencil // Champagne at Shannon's }

Look more awake, they said…. but instead it was always a little harsh on me.

I was perusing Sephora a while back and came across the Walk of Shame by Urban Decay. It was flesh coloured & it was PERFECT. My eyes looked way brighter, bluer, way natural, youthful, and this was my key to not wearing any make-up.

Seriously, this brightened up my look instantly – which is perfect for lazy days.

Y’all this was the jackpot…. however, it came with a price. $20 to be exact. Some things I’m down to spend money Leonardo di Caprio as Jordan Belfort on a Yacht style but to be completely honest, make-up isn’t one of them. That’s just me. To each their own.

The other day, I was in Sephora for another Walk of Shame only to find out it was sold out. Disaster.

I asked an employee for a good replacement and she was all like:

“ready to get your world rocked?”

And generally, my answer to that question is always fuck yes {& was also surefire way to find myself into some trouble but #yolo}

she lead me to the Sephora name brand counter and was like honestly, this is the best one out there… and handed me this $8 {!!!!!} Sephora Wide Eyed Pencil in the most perfect nude.

In fact, the exact name to this product is Sephora Collection Contour Inner Rim Gel Eyeliner in Wide Eyed Nude {if you order from my links, make sure you choose this colour}

{ Sephora Wide Eyed Pencil // Champagne at Shannon's }

{ Sephora Wide Eyed Pencil // Champagne at Shannon's }
{ Ignore the chipped nails, we literally took these before getting on a plane }

I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical, but also pretty stoked because that savings, tho…. but she was right. Plus, any pencil made exclusively for the waterline will have more staying power than a psycho ex boyfriend.

The colour of the Sephora Wide Eyed Pencil is PERFECT & paired with some collagen coffees will make you look wide awake in no time.

In the picture below, literally the only make-up I have on is some cc, eyebrow gel, & my new ride or die pencil.

{ Sephora Wide Eyed Pencil // Champagne at Shannon's }

Pick up this pencil & look bright eyed and bushy tailed after a long night. It can be our lil secret. With the extra money saved, go buy yourself an extra drink 😉

Anyways, this is my all-time favourite tip ever, and the price makes it even better! I HAD to share with you guys! Now your turn – spill – what are your favourite no-makeup makeup tips?!

PS – I still love me a good flesh pot though 😉 old habits die hard…

xx SLS

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  • Kim

    Great recommendation, I prefer a lighter liner over a heavy black one so will definitely have to check this one out.


    • I totally agree! It can even make a nice winged cat-eye pop a bit more. Very Bridget Bardot-esque 😉 xx Shannon

  • Thanks for the recommendation! I’m definitely picking this up next time I’m in Sephora!


    Tamara –

    • Seriously so good – it’s my secret weapon! Thanks for reading & leaving love, Tamara – I LOVE your blog! xx Shannon

  • Definitely brightens up the face without looking too heavy! Thanks for sharing this product 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    • Of course, babe! The neutral inner rim liners have been totally rocking my world so I HAD to share – can’t beat that price too 😉 xx Shannon

  • Gorgeous! I bought the pencil not the waterline one and thought it wa just ok so I have to check this one out during my next trip!

    • Ohhh yeah the pencils made for the waterline / inner rim are def where it’s at – the staying power is ridiculous! I also love that the Sephora one is automatic aka no sharpener needed and the size is PERFECT for throwing in a purse / gym bag / travel bag! Hope you’re doing well, love – I’ve been thinking of you! xx SLS

  • Eyes look so awaken x

  • I’ve got to try this. Sephora rock but I rarely head over there. :]

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    • Let me know know how you like it! The price is too good & worth the visit but be careful on those impulse buy aisles – they ALWAYS get me! 😉 xx Shannon


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