I've always loved to try out different eye makeup techniques, but I do always find myself wiping off the heavy eyeshadow/eyeliner and leaving just mascara. Lately I haven't even been wearing mascara, and it feels amazing.
It all started when I saw one of my favourite hair and beauty bloggers, Samii Ryan, shake up her look. Generally she wears quite heavy makeup (including lashes) and looks gorgeous, but I loved how fresh and bright she looked when I saw her wearing little to no eye make up in one of her most recent videos (see the comparison here and here). That's exactly what wearing minimal eye makeup does; it brightens up your whole face and enhances your other features.
I especially love the look with a bright lipstick and contoured cheekbones and I usually do add a small amount of brown eyeshadow to give my eyes a little definition.
Other than the aesthetics, I just find it easier to keep my eyes clean in my daily makeup routine, especially when it comes to removing it before I go to bed. It's a win, win situation. Not to mention that your eyelashes are so much healthier without the mascara!
What do you think? Would you go mascara free?