Welcome to post number two in the Drugstore Week series! If you missed the first post where I talk about my favourite foundations and concealers, you can catch up on it here. In today’s post I am taking about one of my favourite things, eye products! I feel like my makeup is never complete until I have something on my eyes, be it eyeshadow, smudged liner, winged liner or mascara. Here are some products that I love and use almost everyday that don’t break the bank.
Sleek have some of the best makeup going and their eyeshadows are of such high quality, I don’t understand why they’re not talked about more. Their colour selection is great, they have loads of eyeshadow palettes to choose from ranging from matte eyeshadow palettes, neutral palettes, a really colourful one which is great for Halloween and they’re all so highly pigmented, buttery and easy to blend. Honestly, they’re right up there with MAC eyeshadows in my eyes and they’re only £8.99, 12 eyeshadows that cost less than one single MAC eyeshadow, wow!
The mascaras are probably what I was most excited/surprised about. I used to be a high end mascara girl through and through because I had never found a high street mascara that worked for me, this was until I came across Kaushal’s channel. She used the Maybelline Lash Sensational and L’oreal Miss Manga Punky mascara combo in her videos and her lashes looked insane! And even though I know not every mascara has the same effect on everyone, I wanted to try it anyway. It is honestly a match made in heaven! I was already a fan of the Lash Sensational, it’s such a fantastic mascara on its own, but pair it with Miss Manga Punky and you will have long, thick, full lashes. It’s definitely not a combo everyone will like, especially if you’re more into subtle looking lashes, but I am all about the va-va-voom and this combo definitely gives me what I’m looking for. Lastly on mascaras is probably my favourite of the three, the L’oreal False Lash Sculpt mascara. At first I thought I wouldn’t like it based on how the brush looks, I’m usually more into actual hairs rather than a plastic wand, but after using it only once I was converted. It gave me really long, fluttery lashes and even after applying a couple of coats it just doesn’t clump. Big, big fan!
Now let’s talk about the Maybelline 24h Color Tattoos. I use these little pots every single day, not both colours at the same time of course, but I’ll either use On and On Bronze for days where I’m going for a gold eye, or the Creamy Mattes in the shade Crème de Nude for days where I’m going quite minimal with my makeup or simply want to even out my lid colour. They prime my lids so well and I haven’t noticed any creasing in my eyeshadow since using them. They’re a huge staple in my makeup collection and something I will continuously purchase time and time again. Speaking of staples, another product I use every day is the Rimmel Scandal'Eyes Kohl Kajal in the shade Nude. Back when I was in school I used to use a black eyeliner to line my bottom waterline, no other makeup on my face, just that black liner... I know you did it too girl. How horrible did it look though? Jeez! I’m glad times have moved forward. Now I am more into keeping the drama all on my lid and upper lashline, and leave my bottom waterline as bare as possible. This eyeliner is the perfect shade, it looks natural and does a fab job at making my eyes look bigger and more awake.
Are any of these products some of your favourites too?
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