I am an eye makeup junkie. I love collecting the many colors of shadows (so pretty!), tubes of mascara (all the promises!), and types of eye liner (gel, kohl, and more!).
But there are a few products that I always end up coming back too. So I thought I'd share my favorites with you.
My splurge when it comes to mascara is Lancome's Hypnose Drama. My only warning is that it tends to dry pretty crusty, so whatever you do, don't rub your eyes (bad any idea anyways, but mascara flakes are the worst).
(picture from Sephora)
My regular use mascaras are Maybelline's Colossal (yellow tube) and Volume Express The Falsies (purple tube). And if I'm going out, I layer them up for an extra thick, dramatic look.
My go to brand for quality eye shadow is Mac. Maybe it's the display laying out the seemingly endless colors, but it always catches my eye. And the shadows are high quality. I especially recommend splurging for more neutral, everyday wear colors. A couple of my go-to colors are Shroom (a creamy beige) and Shale (a grayish purple).
If you are looking to start a collection, I recommend buying a palette and filling it. The cost is a little more upfront, but you save money in the long run. Plus, MAC will recycle old, empty eye shadow trays for you.
For more affordable options, there are plenty of great brands out there. Elle has mentioned the Naked Palette, which I love. You are probably thinking $48 sounds like a lot, but you get 12 shadows. At $4 a piece, that's a pretty good deal. And you can mix and match them for endless options. Maybelline also has an Expert Wear Quad compact for $6. I love it in Designer Chocolate.
This is the one area I haven't really found my absolutely favorites, so I'm asking for your help. Eyeliner is something I just usually end grabbing on my way out of the store. What are your favorites? Do you splurge or do you use drug store brands?
Thank you to everyone for your kind words and prayers. I'm taking a few days off the blog this week, so If you'd like to guest post this week, please send your post to elleseesyou at gmail dot com (it's spelled out to avoid emails!)