Eyes and lips are my favorite part of makeup. I have way too much of it and I love it. Throughout the years, I’ve used all kinds of shadows, liners, mascaras, glitter, matte, normal colors, and crazy ones. So I know a little somethin’ somethin’ when it comes to eyes.
Last month, I went a little crazy listing my favorite skin care, so I tried to keep this short(er) and sweet. While my collection rotates, somethings stay the same. Here are the essentials in my makeup bag when it comes to eyes.
I have oily skin which means oily eye lids. I have tried all kinds of primers and I love Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer and Urban Decay primers. Usually I still get a little break down by the end of the day because I haven’t found the EXACT right product that’s bullet proof on oil slick eyes like mine, but these are pretty close.
I have been using gel liner for a while. It was one of my first makeup breakthroughs. I love MAC in Dipdown. It’s a perfect brown that’s great for day and can be darkened up for night.
But if I want a dark eyeliner, I reach for L’Oreal Lineur Intense Carbon Black. It lasts for ages and the wear on it is fantastic. The tip is flexible and creates a super thin line. It’s perfect for a cat (or kitten) eye.
If I want something a little more smudged out, I reach for a pencil liner. I love Bare Minerals, Urban Decay 24/7, and Stila Smudge Sticks. These all smoke out nicely and last for a while.
I’m not picky with mascara. I love Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes. Bare Minerals Flawless Definition, or good old fashioned Maybelline. Covergirl also makes great mascara. I love the Lashblast line.
I do like the Maybelline colored mascara to use on my lower lashes instead of liner.
I play favorites with my eye shadows. I’ll get stuck using one palette. I’ve been using Urban Decay Naked 3 a lot recently, but if I had to choose, I would give that up and keep the original Urban Decay Naked palette.
I love Lorac eye shadows, too. They’re so silky and insanely pigmented. I was looking at the Unzipped gold palette, but I love the original Unzipped palette.
Oh man Wet n Wild is seriously underrated. I love their eye shadow and it’s super cheap. $5 for an 8-pan palette? Holla.