2013 Faves: Eye Makeup
Look Beauty Brow Perfect Kit
Look Beauty Brow Perfect Kit – I’ve been hearing a ton of raves about this product, and they’re so right. I’ve been using this eyebrow kit ever since I got it. It may be pricey and a little too bulky for personal use but trust me, it’s definitely worth it. Each of the shades are so pigmented and they blend out perfectly onto my brows. Also, it already includes a fixing gel, mini tweezers and a dual-headed brush applicator so you don’t need to bring anything else with you just in case you decide to take it for traveling. I think the only downside about this product is that Look Beauty/MUA will no longer be releasing this brow kit, so yeah. Sad news there, but if you can get your hands on this brow kit, I really encourage you to do so because it’s definitely worth it.
PROS: Contains 7 versatile shades; Easy to apply & blend; Lasts the whole day even without fixing gels, etc; Contains fixing gels, tweezers, applicators & brow stencils; Multi-tasking product; Decent-sized mirror;
CONS: Bulky; Pricey; Brow stencils not applicable for everyone; Phased-out; May be a bit hard to find;
WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PRODUCT:
Look Beauty Brow Perfect Kit – Review, Photos & Swatches
Monthly Faves: June 2013
June Collective Haul
Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base
Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base – I was actually thinking long and hard about this because I’ve encountered a lot of eyeshadow primers this year as well, I looked for something that really stood out. And that would be none other than the Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base. It offers a nice coverage so it can cover up the roots in your eyelids enabling you to create a nice canvas before you apply your eyeshadows. It prolongs the staying power of my eyeshadows, for at least more than six hours. Plus, the packaging is so cute
PROS: Comes with a doe-foot applicator; Yellow-toned; Offers a decent coverage; Prolongs the staying power of your eyeshadows; Affordable; Available locally & can be found almost everywhere;
CONS: Hard to empty the entire tube; Comes with a doe-foot applicator (which can be a con for some people)
WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PRODUCT:
Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base & Sun Club Glamour To Go Eyeshadow Palette 2-in-1 Review
Summer Friendly Makeup Essentials, FOTD
LORAC Pro & Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
LORAC Pro – It was really a debate between this one or the original Urban Decay Naked palette, but I HAD to choose this one because ever since I got it I haven’t been using anything ever. I totally ignored my Naked palettes, and I’m about to hit pan on some of the shades in this palette. (for some reason I’m totally excited about that, lol) Whenever I’m out of ideas and I wanna try on some eyeshadow looks, this is the one that I use. It’s so versatile, Ggrr! I LOVE THIS PALETTE! The only cons about this palette I guess is that it’s too powdery, perhaps due to it’s rich color payoff & ridiculous pigmentation, so it’s not really the ideal palette to use if you’re in a hurry since it’s very prone to fall-outs. Also, the packaging attracts all sorts of dust. As you can see, mine is… well, abused.
PROS: Really pigmented; rich color payoff; Versatile; Offers 8 shimmery & 8 matte shades; Slim packaging; So freakin’ awesome!!!<3
CONS: Powdery; Prone to fall-outs; Packaging attracts all sorts of dirt; Pricey; Not available locally;
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette – I had to include this palette. Ever since I got this palette, this is the one that I’ve been using for simple eye makeup looks, or whenever I just have to run an errand. It’s also something that I carry around with me if I’m sleeping in a friend’s house or traveling because it’s so small and compact. It’s composed of 6 eyeshadow shades, 5 are matte and the other one has a satin finish which is perfect for the eyelid. The only thing I don’t like about this is the rubber-matte texture of the packaging. Again, it attracts all sorts of dirt. Also, this is just something I noticed recently. The formulation of the last shade, ‘Crave’ is really different compared to all of UD’s eyeshadow shades. Mine cracked & pulverized for some reason, IDK why. But it’s still there. there’s still about half of the shade left on the pan. Anyway, regardless, I still love this palette.
PROS: 5 matte shades, 1 satin finish; Can create subtle to smokey eye looks; Really pigmented & rich color payoff; Portable; Sturdy packaging;
CONS: Packaging attracts all sorts of dirt; Last shade is a bit off in terms of formula; Not for every skin color; Pricey; Not available locally
WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PRODUCT:
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette – Review, Photos & Swatches
May Collective Haul
Monthly Faves: May 2013
KPalette 24 Hour Real Lasting Eyeliner
& Avon Glimmersticks in ‘Blackest Black’
KPalette 24 Hour real Lasting Eyeliner – This is definitely my favorite liquid/pen eyeliner EVER! It’s so worth the prize and worth the hype. It doesn’t smudge, budge or whatever. It’s waterproof, therefore it can be a bit of a pain to remove, but that’s what I like about it. It doesn’t move all around my eyelid. I don’t see it smudging around the corners nor does it fade all throughout the day. It’s perfect!
PROS: Doesn’t smudge; Doesn’t fade; Waterproof; Stays on my lids the entire day; Has a brush tip applicator;
CONS: Can be hard to remove; Pricey;
Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner in ‘Blackest Black’ – I never thought that I was going to love this eyeliner. I never had an eyeliner from Avon before but most if not all of the eyeliners that I have encountered before smudged like crazy. Even the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil didn’t work out for me. At the end of the day, it smudged like crazy on me and it made me look like a raccoon. This, however, is a different story. Don’t get me wrong, this still smudges at the corner of my eyes, but I don’t get that raccoon eyes, and it’s pretty easy to clean up. Also, it doesn’t fade quite easily. It’s not that expensive as well, and because I know a few Avon ladies, it’s pretty easy to avail, at least for me.
PROS: No need to sharpen, retractable; Really black; Doesn’t give me that racoon eyes; Doesn’t fade; Affordable
CONS: Smudges a bit at the corner of my eyes; May be a bit hard to find for those who doesn’t know an Avon lady
Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volum’Express Waterproof Mascara,
Fasion 21 Double Up Mascara & Maybelline Rocket Volum’Express Mascara
There’s also one mascara I’d like to mention, which unfortunately, I don’t have anymore and it’s the L’oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara in ‘Black’.
Maybelline The Hyper Curl Volum’Express Waterproof Mascara – I really like this mascara because it’s very volumizing & it keeps my lashes curled all day. I like using this as the first layer then top it off with a really lengthening mascara like the L’oreal Telescopic mascara, which unfortunately I no longer have. Regardless, this is still a great mascara on its own because gives my lashes volume, and it doesn’t clump. It also keeps my curls intact the entire day.
PROS: Keeps my curls intact the entire day; Excellent for volume; Waterproof; Doesn’t clump; Affordable; Available almost everywhere;
CONS: Doesn’t do well in terms of lengthening; Can be a bit of a pain to remove;
Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara – This mascara wowed me. I never thought that a local mascara can give me such length and a bit of volume at the same time. This formula can be a Godsend to some. To me, it weighed down my lashes, BUT I still love it because it really made an impression on me.
PROS: Really lengthening & adds a bit of volume; Waterproof; Affordable; Available at all Fashion 21 counters nationwide;
CONS: Weighs down my lashes; More on length rather than volume; Can be a pain to remove;
Maybelline Rocket Volum’Express Mascara – I’ve been using this mascara ever since I bought it, but honestly, I wasn’t impressed with it until lately. Sure it gave the oomph & length that I wanted for my lashes, but lately, I’ve been noticing that dramatic volume I’ve been looking for a mascara. It doesn’t clump and it doesn’t flake as well. It sure amazed me.
PROS: Provides a good amount of volume & a decent amount of length; Waterproof (even though it doesn’t say so in the packaging); Doesn’t clump nor flake; Affordable; Available at Maybelline counters;
CONS: Huge brush;
So those are my eye makeup favorites for the year 2013. I hope that you liked this post. We’re nearing the end of the makeup series! Last are my lip favorites, but I’m still having a hard time whether I’m going to do top 5 or top 10 instead. Because you know me, I AM A LIPSTICK JUNKIE! Anyway, question — Do you still want to see a skincare faves? Anyway, that’s it for this post. See you on the next!
How about you? What’s your favorite eye makeup products for the year 2013? Let me know!