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Here is part 2 of my eye product faves so far for 2014! I had a ton of fun trying things and picking the ones I loved the most, so I hope this is helpful and informative when you consider your next eye product purchase! I've used all of these on and off set, and adore them all!

 

*Eyeliner Pencil
Drugstore Brand #1
Revlon Photoready Kajal Intense Liner and Eye Brightener: Create multiple on-trend looks with one dual ended pencil. The dark end's rich color gives you an intense, bold look while the light end brightens and opens up the eyes. Create a bold, exotic look in 2 easy steps: Apply light end to inner rim of lower lash line to brighten eyes. Apply dark end to upper and lower lash line for rich, intense color.

Shades: Available in 4 shades - Carbon Cleopatra ( Black/Vanilla ), Blue Nile ( Blue/Vanilla ), Emerald Empire ( Deep Green/Yellow ) and Purple Reign ( Royal Purple/Off White ). The Emerald in particular looks spectacular on olive skin tones
For a wild look: Try Purple Reign over a sparkling gold shadow, add a pop of deep purple in the crease and blend.
For a natural look: Try Emerald Empire over a vanilla eyeshadow with an olive toned shadow blended softly in the crease.
Scent: n/a
What I love : This build-able, two in one pencil liner is affordable and versatile.  The creamy formula glides on smoothly. Both ends can be applied to inner rim of the eye. All day wear and tear. The color goes on crisp and bold, and doesn't crumble. One of the smoothest applications from a eyeliner pencil at the drugstore!
$$$: About $8.99
Ophthalmologist tested!

Specialty Brand #1
#1 Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil:
Creamy, long-lasting, award-winning AND waterproof, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil is one of the best! Urban Decay's velvety-soft 24/7 formula stays creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge. Never before has a pencil this creamy and brilliant been waterproof too. Created with 50% moisturizing ingredients (like jojoba oil, vitamin E and cottonseed oil) suspended in a sophisticated waterproof formula, 24/7 Eye Pencils offer long-lasting color and a dreamy, creamy feel when applied. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect with the wide selection of lush tropical hues, deep metallics and unusually vibrant neutrals.
Shades: 39 unique shades! I'm not going to list them all, but I will list my faves:
For a natural look: Zero. This matte black looks great with a nude or neutral eye, yet gives you a bit of a pop, bringing out your eyes.
For a wild look: Chaos. This vibrant blue hue looks totally rockin' with some silver sparkling shadow or simply just alone with a nude or neutral shadow.
For a sun-kissed look: Smog. This bronze tone looks beautiful with golden toned hues and bronze or peachy shadows.
For a dinner date: Rockstar. This deep purple shadow adds a hint of romanticism to your look especially when paired with a lilac and vanilla shadow combination.
Scent: n/a
What I love : This versatile, build-able, blendable, and easily applied liner is one of my favorite products! Doesn't pull or tug around delicate eye skin. Bold Color! Long-Lasting! Super stylish and edgy but also simple and natural!
$$$: About $20.00
Ophthalmologist tested!

 

*Eyelash Curler
Drugstore Brand #1
Revlon Extra Curl Lash Curler:
I'm never truly happy with drugstore eyelash curlers, but this one did the job. Creates great curl, quickly and easily. Small size and shape are designed to evenly curl each and every lash. Gently-rounded pad won't crimp, pinch or stick to lashes. Curls bare or mascara-coated lashes without tugging or pulling.
Scent: n/a
What I love : This curler helps separate every lash easily, and for a drugstore curler, left my lashes looking fuller instead of mushed together like many of the regular store bought ones seem to do. curls your eyelashes from root to top. Just put the contoured curl pads near the base of your upper lashes and gently hold the lash curler on them. Then press the easy-to-grip handle firmly and wait for 5 seconds. Then release the handle and get maximum curl on your lashes. Easy to use, great results. Works on natural or mascara applied lashes. Cheap enough to not feel guilty about the purchase!
$$$: About $4.50
Easy to use design!
Affordable!



Specialty Brand #1
SEPHORA COLLECTION Je T’aime IZAK Eyelash Curler:
An exclusive pinch-free eyelash curler in whimsical design by Izak Zenou. This professional-quality tool gives lashes a perfect long-lasting curl without the pinch, thanks to its innovative design and exclusive silicone head pad. The soft-touch, non-slip silicone grip adds an additional splash of color, as well as comfort and safety. The curler comes with two additional replacement pads.
Scent: n/a
What I love: High quality for a great price, cheaper than most high end curlers of the same quality. I was surprised at how high end it felt. It has a nice weight and curled my lashes perfectly with no pinching. I just love how cute it is too, those little hearts at just fab! It makes a huge difference and really lifts your lashes like crazy!
$$$: About $17.00
Easy to use design!
Worth the extra bucks!
HIGH end quality for a mid price.

*Nude Based Eyeshadow Palette
Drugstore Brand #1
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner, Nude Collection:
I LOVE this palette! Modern and versatile for a new twist on classic nude shades.  Modern, "greige" shades create a nude look with a classic, cool appeal. Wet & Dry application for two finishes: wet for dramatic, intense color with ultra long-lasting wear. Transforms shadow into a liner. Dry for a softer result. Create the Classic Nude Eye: 1. Sweep medium shade over lid as base. 2. Apply darkest shade to upper & lower lash line with pointed tip of applicator to line eyes. For added definition, apply darkest shade in the contour of upper eyelid. To intensify color, wet applicator. 3. Use lightest shade to highlight brow bone.
Scent: Fragrance-free
What I love: Can't go wrong with this neutral selection of warm colors. Very pigmented colors. Goes on like silk, look fabulous in even fluorescent (office) lighting, darker shades can be applied with water and used like liner.Hypoallergenic. Fragrance-free. Paraben-Free. Gluten Free. Dermatologist approved. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
$$$: About $11.95
Hypoallergenic.

Fragrance-free.
Paraben-Free.
Gluten Free. Dermatologist approved. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.


Specialty Brand #1
Urban Decay
Naked 3: A mirrored compact packed with a dozen never-before-seen rose-hued neutrals, plus a double-ended brush and an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler. Dare to get Naked all over again with Urban Decay’s latest shadow palette. Naked3 debuts 12 insanely beautiful rose-hued neutrals in an impressive range of shades—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with red microglitter—in ultrasmooth matte, pearl, and glimmering metallic finishes. Each shadow features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blend-ability.
Scent: n/a
What I love: The gorgeous rose-gold art-school-inspired tin case hints at the shades inside. Embossed on top with a big “Naked3” and cool facets that beg to be touched, this case is sure to inspire lots of jealous stares. Naked3 also includes a new double-ended shadow/blending brush and an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler with resealable samples of all four formulas (Original, Sin, Eden, and Anti-Aging). Each sample holds about a week’s worth of Primer. That alone is an awesome deal to go with an AWESOME shadow palette. Years ago, Wende (founding partner of Urban Decay) had a boyfriend who took the most amazing pictures of her at sunset, when the light was ridiculously flattering. With Naked3, she wanted to recreate that amazing “golden hour” vibe that looks great on everyone. Worth every penny. Looks amazing on set and off. Stays true to tone.
$$$: About $52.00
Paraben FREE

Sulfates  FREE
Phthalate  FREE



*Tropical Based Eyeshadow Palette
Drugstore Brand #1
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner, Eye Candy Collection:
A delicious palette of greens, from soft to bright and cool to warm to enhance your eye color. Indulge your color craving with the eye candy shade in the center. Wet & Dry application for two finishes: wet for dramatic, intense color with ultra long-lasting wear. Transforms shadow into a liner. Dry for a softer result. Use each shade individually or combine shades for a more sophisticated look. 1. Sweep medium shade over lid as base. 2. Apply light shade to brow bone and inner eye corner to highlight. 3. Use dark shade to line upper & lower lash line with pointed tip of applicator. For added definition, apply dark shade in the contour of upper eyelid. For the most dramatic results and longer lasting wear, lightly wet pro-sponge applicator before sweeping over powder.
Scent: Fragrance-free
What I love: You can choose from one of three palette shades depending on your eye color! Comes in three different palette tones for hazel, green and brown eyes. They don't have one specifically for blue eyes, but from my experience they all honestly look nice with blue eyes as well ( I have blue eyes haha ). All three palettes have a vivid tropical tone and bright bright undertones, but the one for Green Eyes has the most vivid. Goes on bright! 
$$$: About $11.95
Hypoallergenic.

Fragrance-free.
Paraben-Free.
Gluten Free. Dermatologist approved. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.



Specialty Brand #1
 Sugarpill Palettes in either Burning Heart, Sweetheart or Heartbreaker These mini palettes are four-color luxury eyeshadow collections in mirrored 
palettes. I will be super 

excited when Sugarpill creates one giant palette, but until then you can either try one of these minis for a tropical look or purchase all three like I did because they are AMAZING! VIVID unique tones.

Scent: Didn't notice one
What I love: Sugarpill's cosmetics are totally AMAZING if you're new to the brand. They stay on forever, don't crease, are ultra vivid, true to tone, an somehow always tend to look even more amazing on than in the palette. I love these tropical mini palettes, because they scream concert, vacation or summer fashionista. I am particularly fond of the seafoam green tone "Velocity" in palette 3, "Heartbreaker"
$$$: About $34.00 each
VIVID!


*Best MATTE Eyeshadow 
Drugstore Brand #1
Revlon Colorstay 16 hour eyeshadow:
Silky smooth, blend-able powder shadow that won’t crease fade or smudge.Wears up to 16 hours. Color coordinated quads provide expert mix and match ability. Available in 16 beautiful quads. Ophthalmologist tested. Non-irritating.  1. Dust highlighter all over eye and up to brow bone to create a base 2. Sweep lid shade on eyes from lash line to crease
3. Use accent shade on outer corners to create drama 4. Contour eyes by applying deepest shade in crease

Scent: Didn't notice one
For a natural look: Try the 500 'Addictive' palette, full of four really beautiful, warm natural tones that mimic what you would find in an urban decay naked palette.
For a wild look: Try the 540 'Inspired' palette, which is shown. Really has a nice fun, pop of a color with some cool more neutral blending options. Use the bright blue color as a liner on the bottom lid for an extra shabang.

What I love: Easy to use! Lasts for 16 hours. Gentle on soft eyelids. Easy to remove with makeup remover. Looks great on camera and off.  This is the best matte out there at the moment in my opinion at the drugstore. 
$$$: About $7.50
Cool shade combo options, comes in cute quad.
Accentuates almost any skin tone!



Specialty Brand #1
MAKE UP FOR EVER
Eyeshadow: My all time favorite matte! The unique texture of MAKE UP FOR EVER Eyeshadow is due to its high pigment density, which makes them last and last. You can obtain maximum coverage with the Matte texture of this brand, and it looks absolutely flawless on camera.  If you have dark skin, try applying a light-colored shadow over the entire lid first before applying a darker color, for luminous highlights
For a natural look: Try Vibrant Matte Coral, pair it with a Matte Medium Brown and blend! Beach queen, wallah! Add a nice brown liner or deep brown liner for a finished eye.
For a wild look: Try Matte Blue and Matte Dark Grey. Use the blue as your base and blend into the grey, super stunning. Add a sparkling black liner and you're ready for a night out!
Scent:
Didn't notice one
What I love:
Lots of awesome color combinations, and perfect for a hyper natural look. Perfect for the camera, or a photo shoot, where you want your model or actor/actress to look natural but still accentuate their features. Can be ALSO used as a contour ( in the natural tones of course ). You get a lot in one shadow as well, they last me FOREVER. Very pigmented. Crease resistant. Stays put even without a primer.
$$$: About $21.00
Tons of shade options!
HIGHLY pigmented, blendable, long lasting and crease resistant.

 

*Best Shimmer Eyeshadow 
Drugstore Brand #1:
Jesse's Girl Mineralized Baked Powder Eye Shadows:
New and improved highly pigmented, baked eyeshadows with multifaceted tones! Iridescent multi-tones baked right in, for a very unique and professional application with a single shadow! Good for you ingredients with the mineral wear!
For a natural look: Sweep on "Plum Forest" , a neutral with cool undertones and shimmery vanilla accents.
For a wild look: Try on "Kiwi Shine"  for a funky neon look! Go natural with the rest of the face to really make this shine.
Scent: Didn't notice one
What I love: Really versatile shadow options with a single shadow. Depending on where you put your brush into the shadow, you'll put up different variations of the two tones of color in each shadow, making each application unique! The shimmer is vibrant yet not messy and overbearing. Affordable, so you can try them all!
$$$: About $3.99
Blendable
One shadow has multiple uses, unique application every time!



Specialty Brand #1
SEPHORA COLLECTION
MicroSmooth Baked Eyeshadow Trio:  Shimmery  and smooth, this collection of eye shadow trios effortlessly blends for the perfect look, day to night. These expertly coordinated color trios make creating multiple looks effortless and stunning. Infused with radiance-boosting minerals, sea coral, and green tea extract, the baked pigments sweep on weightless, natural-looking color—so you’ll be the picture of health. The ultra-light, micronized pigments blend beautifully to create a seamless finish. Each shadow is carefully blended and infused with spring mineral water, then shaped by hand and slowly cooked to achieve a unique, airy texture. The lightweight, breathable formula melts into skin for a natural splash of color that lasts.
For a natural look: Try 02 Sunray - warm neutral . Looks so beautifully sunkissed!
For a wild look: The perfect look for that dusty denim feel! Really unique combo of tones. . Pair it with a neon blue liner for an alt. look, or a black matte liner for a more subtle pop of color.
Scent: Didn't notice one, formulated without Synthetic Fragrances
What I love: Highly pigmented and easily blendable! Good for you ingredients packed with antioxidants, and a beautiful shimmer! Vibrant color without the sparkles. You can totally play with coverage with you use these. Try the shadows dry to achieve a natural color or apply them wet for an intense creamy hue that can double as a defining base shade.  Soothing Green Tea Extract, and minerals; enhances radiance.
$$$: About $19.00
Blendable
Paraben Free
No synthetic fragrances!


*Best Glitter Eyeshadow 
Drugstore Brand #1
Revlon Luxurious Color Diamond Lust Eyeshadow:
High sparkle shadows  with a silky luxurious texture. It contains muted metallics and a very rich color. Rich, refined pigments and velvety smooth. Glides on smoothly, blends effortlessly. Helps define and accent eyes. Begin by applying your favorite eyeshadow primer as an eye base, giving the shadow something extra to cling to for longer wear. Using the enclosed shadow applicator, choose your favorite medium shade for all-over application; gently sweep your favorite color across lids for smooth, rich deposit of shadow.
For a more natural sparkly look: Celestial Silver or Night Sky
For a more wild sparky look: Plum Galaxy
Scent: Didn't notice one,
What I love: Very pigmented! Award winning! Super sparkly! Use a shadow primer or glitter primer for the best results with this. Really beautiful color options, and although there aren't 100 of them, the ones they do offer are all amazing. Great for runway events or fashion events! Eye catching!
$$$: About $7.99
Blendable
Goes on smooth, not rigid or annoying
Bright and vivid!

Specialty Brand #1
MAKE UP FOR EVER
Diamond Powder: One of the best glitter's I've tried! MAKE UP FOR EVER. Diamond Powder combines both the pearly iridescence of Star Powder and the brightness of Glitter. It is almost entirely composed of pure synthetic mother-of-pearl. The particles are finer and literally radiate extreme brilliance as soon as they are applied. You'll definitely want to use a glitter primer for this, because it's a fairly fine dusting as it states, and not a thick powder or baked shadow. It really pops, especially on top of a matte shadow.
For a more natural sparkly look: Champagne 11

For a more wild sparky look: Baby Blue 12

Scent: Didn't notice one,
What I love: This glitter is very bright! Apply full strength on eyes, cheeks, lips, and body for a liquid metal-like luster, or mix with foundation, lipstick, or body lotion for a softer glow. Use with a glitter primer, and on top of a matte shadow for an extra boldness.  The texture is so soft it can be used anywhere.
$$$: About $25.00
Can be used all over the body!
Mix it with any other cosmetic product!
Bold!
Sparkly!



Specialty Brand #2
Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow: A one-of-a-kind, buildable, high-metallic cream eye shadow with a striking foil finish. Create a variety of effects with Stila’s revolutionary foil-finish eye shadow that builds from a light, sheer shimmer to a high-metallic opaque. The set includes a deluxe Stay All Day Liquid Eye Primer, which preps, primes, and creates long-lasting adhesion to lids. It also includes a handy mixing tray for easy use; simply apply, combine and shine.
For a natural look: Comex Gold

For a wild look: Metallic Lavendar

Scent: Didn't notice one,
What I love: So unique! These shadows are buildable, and allow you to create a subtle shimmer with some flecks of glitter or an all out BAMPOW of a glittery sheen look. Looks almost like a wet application, but without the mess. Stays put. It lasts longer then most eyeshadows and is super sparkly! Add two drops of eye primer to mixing tray. Add a small dab of Magnificent Metals to mixing tray. Swirl primer and shadow together.  Use the tip of your finger to gently press mixture onto center of lid. For a bold, high-metallic finish, build intensity with additional layers.
$$$: About $32.00
Vivid sparkles!
Buildable for versatile looks!

Bold!
Sulfates & Phthalates FREE!



*Best Glitter Primer
Specialty Brand #1
Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer: I really just couldn't find any drugstore ones that I actually would use! I honestly hated any of them at the drugstore that even remotely seemed to be marketed as a glitter primer. This was my fave out of all the ones I tried. This colorless cream formula is designed to grab and hold loose glitters, pigments, and shimmers so they won't come off until you take them off.
Scent: Didn't notice one,
What I love: This glitter glue is specifically formulated to lock down eye glitter and enhance its reflective quality. Colorless, so it won't change your glitter shadow, just lock it down. Crease resistant, so it keeps your glitter shadow looking awesome! Lasts forever, really prolongs the wear of your glitter shadow. Compared to the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer, this takes the cake, and really just all around kicks its butt. They sell one for non-glitter shadows as well.
$$$: About $20.00
Prevents creases
Long Lasting!
Colorless
I loved it more than any Urban Decay primer!


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