2013 Faves: Eye Makeup

Hi everyone! So we’re almost finished with our 2013 Faves! Next up! Eye makeup – composed of brow products, eyeshadow bases, palettes, liners & last but not the least, mascaras. This is definitely one of the hardest post since my eyeshadow palette collection has grown so much the past year, it was really hard for me to pick just one (so I picked two). Also, if you know me, I like experimenting and incorporating them to my daily makeup routines. Anyway, without further babbling, here are my faves:


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;

Look Beauty Brow Perfect Kit – Review, Photos & Swatches
Monthly Faves: June 2013
June Collective Haul


2013 Faves: Eye Makeup
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)

Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base & Sun Club Glamour To Go Eyeshadow Palette 2-in-1 Review
Summer Friendly Makeup Essentials, FOTD


2013 Faves: Eye Makeup
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;

LORAC Pro – Review, Photos & Swatches
January Collective Haul
Monthly Faves: January 2013

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

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette – Review, Photos & Swatches
May Collective Haul
Monthly Faves: May 2013


2013 Faves: Eye Makeup
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;

Yettezkie’s Hits & Misses 2012 – Hits
October Collective Haul
Beauty Bar Sweets

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

Monthly Faves: October 2013
August Mini Haul


2013 Faves: Eye Makeup
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;

Monthly Faves: May 2013
May 2013 | BDJ Unboxing & First Impressions

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;

Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara – Review & Photos
January Drugstore/Collective Makeup Haul
Monthly Faves: January 2013

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;

September Monthly Faves
August Mini Haul

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!

January 2014 Commenter Of The Month & December COM Winner

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  • Leilani Gamboa

    I always see that Look Beauty Brow Perfect KIt sa youtube gurus and I really like to try it..Its nice to see that its also included in your 2013 faves,,

    • It has to be included, sis! Haha, jk. But it’s really worth the hype.

  • Thanks for the comprehensive review! I really need to learn how to apply make-up and I can start with this list. I find that eye make-up is really tricky

    • Thanks, Ruth! It’s not that tricky actually, except for those really complicated eye looks. I guess you just have to love it first so it wont be that hard to learn

  • I’d love the lorac pro.. hehehe. medyo pricey nga lang.. pero why not.. pagipunan hehehe.. great reviews sis..

    • Thanks, sis! It’s definitely worth it!

  • Tory Blum

    I’ve been eyeing with the Essence primer for quite some time now, and never bought it, but you finally persuaded me! I hope it’ll work for me as well! Btw, I love the photos, very editorial-esque

  • Sef T.

    girls have a lot of beauty make ups and regime. looking at you blog post, i must say, you really, really and really love make ups.

    • Di naman. Chos -___-

      Hehe, thanks, Sef

  • Nicol Wong

    i want to get my hands on the lorac palette but it is so hard to get them!

    • You can buy it at Stuff N’ Style. They have a Facebook account

  • RebelSweetHrt

    I’ve been wanting to get that Brow Perfect Kit ever since I read about it here in your blog.

    • If you can find one, get one because it’ll be a lot harder to find once it’s phased out. It’s a really good product!

  • I so want to get that naked pallet. I really like your posts it really shows that you love what your doing and you love make up..

    • Aww, thanks, sis! The naked basics palette is so worth it & it’s not as pricey as the other palettes. At Bon Marche it’s only PhP 1,300 (which is where I bought it) and at Makeovershop it’s only PhP 1,500 (which is where I bought the item for giveaway).

  • Eloisa Co

    i like how you do your blogpost. very easy to read and the pictures are really great! i wish my blog was this neat! have you tried the maybelline falsies? i like it better than the rocket. but i have to agree with you, fashion21 wowed me too! i love it, it’s affordable and it works for me. ok sa small lashes ko.

    • Aww, thanks Eloisa!

      Yup, I tried Falsies and I liked it as well. I just wasn’t using it that much compared to the Rocket. I love Fashion 21!

  • Alaine

    Posts like this inspire me to experiment on make-ups. My sis-in-law is a make-up junkie. She sent me tons of make-upthat I’ve only used once or twice. I just book marked your blog!

    • Aww, thanks Alaine! You should use them before it expires or something! Try to experiment more, you’re going to love it, I’m sure

  • Jacklynne L.

    I love your makeup collection sis. I’m also a makeup enthusiast but I do not have too many makeup like you as I’m still in school and I don’t use it anyway.

    My dream palette is the Lorac Pro. I promise to buy it to myself as a graduation gift. It’s kinda pricey! LOL

    I have the Naked 2 palette. Do you think it’s worth if I’ll buy Lorac Pro too or Naked 2 would suffice?




    • Hi Jacklynne! The Lorac Pro is definitely worth it and it’s really different from Naked 2. I have Naked 2 as well and Naked 2 is filled with cool-toned eyeshadows. Unlike Lorac PRO, it’s filled with warm tones, suitable for almost everyone. Also it has 8 mattes & 8 satin finishes so you’re free to create whatever look you want.

  • We have sorta the same favorites for eye makeups like avon eyeliner and naked basics which I won from your giveaway Btw, you convinced me to purchase Kpalette eyeliner haha. I hope it’s not shiny. I want matte finish for eyeliners since the ones that I currently have are shiny or glossy.

    • Nope. It’s not shiiny. It’s the one that I’ve been using everyday. If it is, it’s really subtle. But I don’t think it is. Lol. Nope.

  • Fati Recede

    I can see that you love brow powders more than brow gels/tint. :)) Not really onto eyeliners but love the products you featured. and oh, been hearing lots of major good reviews on that Double up mascara. I might as well try it Oh so excited on the lip favorites! & hell yeah! want to see skin care faves too. Two of the most exciting post for me

    • Yup. I prefer brow powders, but I really wanna try Benefit’s brow genius.

      Try Fashion 21’s Double Up Mascara! It’s definitely ideal for those people who want length rather than volume.

      Will work on the skincare faves. The lip faves are already posted here – http://www.yettezkiedoodle.com/2014/01/23/2013-faves-lips/

  • Marissa Colmenar Brioso

    I always wanted to buy the naked palette but I cannot find it online. Some says its original but Im not sure if it really is. Maybe I should buy the Lorac Pro instead. Well, I should find something before the Valentines day. Haha. Pag mascara parang automatic Maybelline na agad. Is it really nice? I’m using one from Sansan, kaso di siya masyadong maganda. Medyo matapang din yung amoy. And nakalat siya after 5-8 hours. I’m not really into mascara. But my daughters love it so much. I think they are using the one from benefit. But I will recommend the maybelline here. Anyways, I’m getting an idea from you on what to wear on Valentines day. Sana may FOTD ka Ms. Yhette, it will be really helpful for us. And please do share your skin faves! Your skin is perfect. I’ll wait for that. Thank you for sharing!

    • Try Stuff N’ Style (FB seller), SassyFabShop & TheMakeOverShop (both Instagram accounts). These sellers sell authentic US cosmetics. They don’t have what others refer to as Singapore Authentic. Lorac Pro is really good. I highly recommend it especially if you’re thinking about buying an ideal neutral palette.

      Yup, Maybelline mascaras are really nice. Especially those that can provide volume. I don’t like the Sansan mascara. It smells really weird. -__-

      Ooh! I love Benefit They’re Real Mascara! If that’s the one you’re referring to. But it’s too pricey for me, and I still have drugstore mascaras left to try.

      I’ll try to do a Valentines FOTD soon.

      • Marissa Colmenar Brioso

        Yes, weird nga yung amoy ng sansan. haha. I’ll recently buy the maybelline as you referred here. And yes, maganda sya gamitin! My daughters love it too. Thanks to you Ms. Yhette! Love to see that VDAY'Fotd from you! *Excited* :))

  • I agree with most of the picks. I love this list! Nodded the most to Essence primer and Lorac Pro

  • Lean Diwa Buscaino

    waaaah.. I really want to try the K palette kaso pricey naman.. I was joining giveaways to have that pero not to lucky to won LOL!!! I want eyeliner kasi sana na d nag smudge, kc I usually wear eyeliner everyday! the e/s palette wow! love your review about it.

    -Lei Diwa

    • It’s pricey but it’s worth it believe me. This eyeliner pen, no matter how often you use it, lasts for months (mine lasted for more than six months) and it lasts for hours on your lids, it doesn’t transfer, smudge or fade.

  • sheryl an mungcal

    wooow,. dami nyan,. naubos mo ba lahat yan?
    i like the Avon Glimmerstick eyeliner, meron kasi ako nyan,. medyo makalat lang sa akin kasi madalas nakukusot ko mata ko,. pero still im using it,. affordable pa,.

    • Nope. Not yet. They’re just my favorites, they’re not empty yet.

  • hanna baldomaro

    Wow! I love the packaging of the kpalette 24hr eyeliner. Even expensive sya so worth it naman to try. I also tried the fashion21 mascara and ok naman sya sakin so far.

    How i wish ganyan kadami make up ko. Hahah..