Hi My Lovelies,
I am glad it's past mid week already which means Friday and the weekend are just around the corner. So, I put up a post on Drug Store Makeup- Face including foundation, concealers and Powders and I received quite a number of response from everyone saying they liked the series so I decided I might as well get the rest of the series rolling out..I'd just dive into it...
Drug Store Eye Makeup
Eye Brow Pencil
For me, my eye brows are the most important part of my eye makeup mainly because they are a bit sparse, so grooming and filling them is a step I never miss in my makeup routine. Having the right kind and shape of eyebrows would definitely frame your face and give you a more defined and structured look. Finding the right eye pencil to get the right shape to match my skin tone in drug stores here in the UK is a bit of a hassle so I get most of my eyebrow pencils from Nigeria or African Beauty Stores or PAK Cosmetics. However, a few brands in beauty and drug stores have been very good.
Sleek Eye Brow Pencil in 191 Brown is my eye brow pencil of choice because it matches perfectly and it is very pigmented so I don't have to bother with reapplication. Another brand which has been very good surprisingly is the MUA Eye Liner Pencil in Rich Brown which is meant to be an eye liner but I find that it is the correct shade for my eye brows. If you have light skin tone or pale complexion, there are so many eye brow pencils which you can find in Boots and Super Drug namely MUA eye brow pencils which have an amazing sharpener and brow brush attached and Rimmel Eye Brow Pencils are really good as well.
If you don't want to bother with eye brow pencils, then you can try brow kits and the only one from a drug store I have tried is the Sleek Brow Kit which I think is really amazing as it comes with a powder and gel compartment to fill and seal your brows complete with brow tweezers and a tiny brush
Again, Eye liners are my holy grail makeup which i never miss applying on my eyes because I feel they awaken my eyes and really define and flatter the shape of my eyes and my overall look. I always buy my eye liners from Drug Stores and my favourite brand is the L'Oreal eye liners. L'Oreal has upped the eye liner game with many of their eye liners ranging from eye liner pens to felt tip pens to eye liner gels. I have a full post on Eye Liners here. My Favourite of the L'Oreal brand is the L'Oreal Super Liner Black Lacquer which is amazing and lasts all day. I have a dedicated post here on my favourite eyeliners which give more details.
I am also partial to the L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim Pen when I need a thin and defined eye liner application. Other drug store brands which I also think are amazing include the Collection 2000 (now called just Collection) brand known as the Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner which I think is perfect for beginners because it gives you easier control when applying the eye liner. Maybelline's Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner is my favourite drug store gel eye liner because it is really intense and pigmented; it even comes with its own cute applicator brush.
Mascaras and I have always had a love-hate relationship because they try to get into my contacts lens' way and I would rather see properly than suffer for the sake of beauty which is why I sometimes skip mascaras. The major reason for skipping mascaras is because some mascaras cause clumping on my eye lashes which I totally can't stand.
The good news is you can avoid clumping by going for lengthening mascaras although some volumising mascaras have minimal clumping; one of my favourite non-clumping mascara is the Maybelline Colossal Volume Cat Eyes Mascara which is really good. Another drug store mascara which is worth checking out is the MUA Extreme Curl Mascara which lengthens your lashes with minimal clumping and it has a curved wand which means your lashes may get a cheeky little curl if your are lucky. The L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara is very good as well although I have not used it but it has received many good reviews.
Again, I am not one to use eye shadows every day because I am just lazy and I think my eye liners are enough to spruce up eyes. But, I have recently fallen in love with a drug store eye shadow from the Rimmel London range and it is a duo set in Rimmel Duo 322 Sweet Heart which has the most basic eye shadow colour for any one to work with including my lazy self.
Rimmel London has excellent duos and quad eye shadows which can slip nicely into your makeup bag and they also have small applicators so you can use them on the go. Another brand which I totally love their eye shadow palette is the Sleek Eye Shadow Palettes which have the prettiest eye shadow shades which complement and flatter anyone no matter what skin tone and complexion you have, you would always find something to suit you.
I have two of these Sleek Palettes in Sunset and Mediterranean collection (Monaco) and I reach for them always when I am going out for an event or I am wearing full face makeup because the colours are pretty and very pigmented. I love it!! Another mini eye shadow trio which is worth checking out is the Collection 2000 Eye shadow Trio in (My favourite is Cookie Dough, although it may have been discontinued but I am not sure) which I think they now make in duos and Quads.
Looking at these post makes me realise that I probably spend so much time on my eye makeup because I think that's one of my good assets (oh yeah!!) and I think eye makeup makes a huge difference to your overall look. I hope you have enjoyed this post. The next category will be the Lips so stay tuned for that..in the mean time, have a lovely week ahead....toodles...xxxx