Friday, November 25, 2011
Affordable Eye Basics
When it comes to eye basics a good mascara, brow pencil, and eyeliner are necessities in my bag. Though high end products of these sorts are good investments, it may not be the most practical financially when you have to replace them more often than you would other makeup. Since several Wet n' Wild products like their eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks have surprised me, I thought I would also check out their creme eyeliner and brow pencil. Not expecting much, I was certainly surprised when I found how much I reached for them. The creme liner delivers despite its low cost- its super creamy, doesn't smear or smudge, have long lasting power, super easy to apply and gives a true, rich, dramatic black color. Though I haven't had this for that long, I've heard that it might dry out before the whole pot's been used. The other only con is that it takes a bit of an effort to remove this. Otherwise, this is a good and affordable liner to pick up or just to have around as backup.
Their brow pencil was another win for me. The color 'Mink Brown' was the perfect color match (with no red or yellow tones) to my dark brow hairs. Since I'm pretty new at brow products, I find that a brow pencil is the simplest to use and the most convenient to carry around. This pencil is long lasting yet is not that pigmented, which works in favor for a natural look. With no wax in the pencil, I could fill in my brows as well as as keep them in place.
As for mascara, my favorite right now is Prestige's My Blackest Lashes, which had replaced my beloved Loreal's Voluminous in Carbon Black. It has all the qualities that I need: no clumpiness!, no smudging!, black and dramatic, and so volumizing.
And finally for the waterline, I've been loving Milani's Liquifeye liner (not pictured) which I'm sure most of you heard about throughout the beauty blogs - its pigmentation is out of this world not to mention its amazing staying power and creaminess.
Lids: MAC's Nubile paintpot (as base), MAC's Woodwinked | Liner: Wet N' Wild Creme Liner (top), Milani's Liquifeye liner (used lightly on waterline) | Brows: Wet N' Wild Color Icon eye& brow liner in Mink Brown | Mascara: Prestige My Blackest Lashes | Brow bone/inner corner: Dior Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond (lighter shades)
What do you consider your eye basics? What's your favorite mascara/liner/brow product? I'd love some suggestions for either brow powders or pencils for darker hair since I'm pretty new at it. For me, picking the right color is the most trickiest.
Thank you all for reading and commenting!