I’ve been trying a lot of new make up this year, especially after my NY trip in July where I went bananas and bought like 5 kg (10 pounds) of make up and beauty products in like 4 days. I miss those days. Anyways, these are products I was really feeling last year.
TOO FACED | Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
This is my most used palette of 2016. Hands down, without a doubt. I love the colors, they are right up my alley. Although I must confess I don’t understand why it’s called Sweet Peach because there are like two peachy colors. And the smell. I can’t stand the sweet, chemical smell of this palette. I have to close the lid in-between shades or at least keep it at arms length. I will never understand the need for scented palettes. It’s not like someone’s going to smell my eyelids… I hope.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS | Master Palette by Mario
My favorite palette. EVER. These shadows are so buttery and pigmented, it’s almost unreal. I love the neutral earthy shades. They feel very sophisticated and would look good on everybody. I’m mostly into brown and bronze shades so the color range in this palette is definitely for me. They might look muted and boring, but trust me. They do not look like that on your lids! Nothing but love.
TARTE | Tartelette 2 In Bloom
My most beautiful palette. I could stare at it all day. This is another neutral, bronze palette. I bet you’re wondering how many neutral, bronze palettes a person actually needs? Many, ok? MANY. It’s like a nude lipstick. You own a gazillion nude lipsticks, but they’re all different shades of nudes. And no one, can have too many nude lipsticks. It’s the same with neutral eyeshadows. This is a great palette to throw in your bag when your off on a weekend trip somewhere because you can do both day and night looks. Amazing.
Lately I’ve been really into eyeshadow sticks… pencils… Whatever. They are so easy to use, especially when you’re in a hurry in the morning. You just swipe some one your lid and blend it out with a fluffy brush. BOOM. You’re done. Excellent. I’m not a morning person. I never have been, nor will I ever be one. Mostly I feel like I’m neither a morning person or a night person, because I’m always tired. So eyeshadow sticks always come in handy.
COLOURPOP | Superchock eyeshadows in ‘On the Rocks’ and ‘Game Face’
I think Colourpop eyeshadows are okay. I don’t get the hype. I might have bought the wrong shades because no one seems to have the same shades as I do? Maybe their matte shadows are better? Because I find most of their shimmery shades to be less pigmented and more glittery. Not really what I’m looking for in an eyeshadow. I know you’re supposed to apply them with your finger, but still I’m not sure. Anyways, of all my shadows from Colourpop, these two are my favorites. They are neutral and bronze (I know, I know!) and they are great everyday colors.
KIKO | Eyeshadow sticks in shades 4, 6 and 17
These eyeshadow pens/sticks are my favorite ones. They are beautiful, pigmented and guess what… they are cheap! I honestly didn’t think cheap make up could be this good. Boy, was I wrong. I get so many compliments when I use these, so if you have a KIKO store near where you live, you need these in your life. Also, they last all day.
SUMITA | Champagne Eyeshadow pencil
I got this pen/stick in a Glossybox last year, or maybe it was in 2015? I don’t remember. What I do remember, is to use it. I’ve used it so much that I now have to sharpen it. I hate sharpening make up pens. I end up with sticky, colored fingers and always somehow end up messing up my clothes. Anyways, this is a beautiful medium taupe color, perfect for everyday.
BY TERRY | Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow pen in ‘Velvet Orchid’
Well, by far my most expensive eyeshadow pen/stick. Very pigmented, but stiff when applied. It does blend easily though so don’t worry. Also, these are budge proof. Almost hard to remove. You don’t have to worry about your eyeshadow sliding when wearing this.
HOUSE OF LASHES | Lash Glue
Best. Lash glue. Ever. I think this is the only tube of lash glue that I’ve actually run out of as opposed to it drying out on me. The only downside is that the glue is hard do come off. Your lashes do however stay all night without you having to worry about them coming off. If i’m worried that my falsies are gonna fall off, i’m gonna be totally self conscious about it and not be my most confident self. So call me crazy, but I rather have a hard time removing the glue afterwards that constantly having to retouch the glue and worry about my falsies coming off. That’s why I really don’t like the Duo adhesive.
HOUSE OF LASHES | False lashes in ‘Iconic’
These are by far my favorite dramatic lashes! They complete any look. I love how they are dramatic but not too long. I hate when lashes are too long so that they are up to your eyebrows. It makes it look fake and like you’re heading to a masquerade. And that’s usually not a look i’m going for.
ARDELL | False lashes in ‘Wispies’
My favorite natural lashes! They enhance your natural lashes and people usually can’t tell i’m wearing falsies. I mean I wore these once off to dinner with my family and my own mother couldn’t tell I was wearing false lashes. That’s how good the are.
LILLY LASHES | False lashes in ‘Miami’
Been obsessed with these since I bought them. They are really wispy and beautiful. They look dramatic but still a bit natural. I mean, you’re not fooling anyone with them, but they enhance any eye make up without looking to heavy and dramatic. These are too long however, you know up to your eyebrows long, so I had to cut them. It looked ridiculous. Afterwards it looked flawless. Will definitely be buying more lashes from this brand. They are very light and do not feel heavy on your lids.
What eye products have you been loving lately?