Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Beauty on a Budget - Eye Products

To continue on with my Beauty on a Budget series, here are my favorite eye products from the drugstore:

The new Color Tattoo cream shadows by Maybelline are awesome! These are a great dupe for MAC paintpots, MUFE Aqua Creams, Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows, etc. These cream shadows are really pigmented, last all day and don't crease. I love wearing them as a base for my shadows or as an all over lid color blended out with a fluffy crease brush and that's it! These are great especially for busy mom's on the go.
I also like the L'Oreal Infalliable Eyeshadows.   The formula of these shadows are buttery and soft and remind me of pressed pigments. They are very richly pigmented and last all day as well without creasing (of course I always use a primer before I apply any eye makeup).  They come in a great range of colors, and in a shimmery finish as well as matte finish.
Wet n Wild also have great eyeshadow palettes for super cheap. Their formulation has changes quite a bit over the years and now they are comparable to some of the higher end eyeshadows in quality. They come in singles, trios and larger palettes.  The colors are pigmented and easy to work with. 
NXY has some great and inexpensive eyeshadow singles, palettes, eye liners, jumbo eye pencils, etc.  This is a great makeup line that offers a lot of great quality products.  You can find these at Ulta or online at NYX.com. 
Single Eye Shadow

I love the Milani LiquifEYE eye liners. They are so soft and creamy and richly pigmented. These glide on like butter. I like to line my upper lash line with these and then smudge it out with a small pencil type brush and then set it with shadow. These are also great in the waterline because of their creamy nature. I have super watery eyes so I do need to set this liner with a shadow in my waterline but this product works great like a kohl liner.
For mascaras, there are so many great drugstore options available but I love my CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara. This is by far my favorite mascara of all time! The brush is big and fat but it does a great job separating and coating each individual lash making me look like I am wearing false lashes on but I'm not!! Other great options are the Maybelline Full N Soft as well as the L'Oreal Voluminous mascara.

LashBlast Volume Blasting Mascara

So here are my favorite eye products from the drugstores...I hope that you can find a great and inexpensive alternative to your favorite high end makeup products.  Let me know what your drugstore favorites are...Enjoy!