So this is my post of my favourite eye makeup products of 2013. It was extremely hard to narrow it down to just one in each category and in a few there are two, well it's my favourites so I can do as I want ;) So let's get into this!
I've been using Urban Decays Primer Potion ever since I can remember, it's still my favourite primer but I've been on the hunt over the past year to find a budget version as it does cost £15, although it lasts forever. I had been recommended E.L.F's Eyelid Primer which is only £1.50, so I gave that one a try but to be honest I wasn't that keen on it, then I came across this one so thought I'd give it a whirl. I was surprisingly pleased with it, the consistency felt the most similar to urban decays one and it actually kept my eyeshadow on all day long (which is what we want) It glides over the eyes easily, a little goes far and eyeshadows apply very well over the top of it. I still go to my Urban Decay Primer Potion on nights out or if I know I'm going to be going out straight from work but on a general day to day basis I go straight for this one. For £3.00 you honestly can't go wrong! I have stocked up on this as E.L.F always sell out of stock quickly. If your on a budget then this is one I'd definitely recommend highly!
MAC Powerpoint eyeliner: Industry £14.00
I was after a eyeliner that wasn't black but was darker than grey (if that makes any sense!) I wanted a really soft eyeliner that just glides on the eye. One that's 100% smudge proof and long wearing. I've spent a fortune on eyeliners to end up not being happy with them as they smudged half way through the day. WELL I found it!!!!! £14 is a bit more than I was looking to pay, but if you add up all of the ones I'd bought in the course of two months it would have come to 10 times this amount! I love how it applies, I love the look it gives (after smudging it in) The colour goes perfect with a softer smokey eye as it's not as intense as a black and on top of it, it didn't smudge! I don't have any other shades in this yet but will be investing in some this year.
Another eyeliner I wanted to recommend which is similar to the Mac Powerpoint eyeliner is Sleek eau la la liner in NOIR My one is nearly gone so it's not picture worthy! I LOVE this eyeliner, I really do! The consistency of it compared to the MAC one is very similar and also it doesn't smudge, (well it does a little but not until near the end of the day and it's nothing too bad!) They are only £4.99 and come in a range of different shades. So if your looking for a good alternative to the MAC eyeliner above then I'd definitely go take a look at the sleek eyeliner range!
Fashionista Eyeshadows Normally £4 each, currently £1.65 each
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow £3.62 ($5.99) per each (not compact)
Well I raved about these on my blog post here Makeup Geek Review
so I won't go into too much detail. Again I don't have one particular favourite colour, it's more about the range as a whole. They are great value for money and amazing quality. I highly recommend these as they have now become my 'go to' on a daily basis. Go check out the review for a more information.
You can view part 2 of my beauty favourites here