Friday 11 October 2013

Weekly Faves ~ Eye Make Up

Hello everyone! 

As my last weekly faves blog post seemed to popular, I have decided to press on with my favourite eye makeup products. I've always said that my eyes are my best feature and so have many others, so it is something I have always tried to make just as nice even with makeup on.

Miss Sporty Eye Pencil, 001 Magic, £1.99 Superdrug

 I discovered my first product, Miss Sporty eye pencil when I was 15 and going through a bit of a scene/emo phase. I had no idea how to apply it until one of my friends showed me as I was a little late in joining the makeup bandwagon at school. Once I got the technique down, I used it constantly. Though the past few years I've not used it a lot, I bought it again and now use it regularly, but not as heavy as I used to do it! It's a product that is cheap and does its job well. You do have to retouch it a few times during the day, but as I've been a fan of this for six years now, I swear by it!

Next up is my mascara brand. As you can tell I am a fan of Miss Sporty! My all time favourite mascara is Pump Up Lash Waterproof. It has a bristle brush, which I found works better for me than the plastic applicators some of my other mascaras have. I generally have thick eyelashes without the use of mascara, and they are naturally long as it is, but I feel like this makes my eyes look that little bit better, and I feel more confident knowing I have it on. The only downside is that I found that it clumps on the brush more than other mascaras, so I have to buy it a little more often than other products, but for the price of £3.49, I can't complain too much!

Miss Sporty Pump Up Lash Waterproof 001 Black, £3.49 Superdrug

Now for my eye shadows! I use this particular pallette for when I am at work, as we're not supposed to wear makeup, but if we do it has to be subtle. My mum actually purchased this for me last Christmas, and I've only been using it for the past few months as I was using up older ones. I absolutely love this one! It is mainly matte colours such as brown, gold, nude and light pink. The nude and pink colours have raised ballet shoes on, so that was a pretty nice touch to the product!
Ted Baker Beauty £10 Boots

'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' pallette
I mainly use the brown and gold for work just to add a little colour to my face, and the nude and pinks are for the corners of my eyes to make my eyes stand out that little bit more! The other colours, purple, blue, green and grey are used mainly for nights out or just for general daytime use as I love how bright the purple makes my eyes look when I wear it! As I am no beauty guru at all, there were a few faux pas to start with when I put too much of the blue and purple on. The result was the 'been punched in the face' effect. I have since learned the error of my ways!! It was £10 for my mum to purchase, and for such a good quality product, you can not go wrong!

120 Eyeshadows, £27.95 SalonBoxed 
A new buy for me last month was this amazing product from SalonBoxed! This 120 eye shadow pallette was on sale from almost £50 to £27.95 so I just had to have it! This is my go-to pallette for my day to day look when I want to make my eyes extra pretty and I cannot stop gushing over this product! I never usually spend this much on makeup, but for that discounted price and the amount of colours here, I am in love. I've been mainly using the pinks and blues right now, but I've been using a little yellow and brown for a miraculously weird colour that actually looks pretty nice upon my eyelids! Any fave colours from below? Let me know! I used a few of the brighter colours to work last week and no one said anything about it, so this weekend I will be trying another bright eyed look to see if that is noticed!

Lastly is the applicator that makes my eye shadows work. I purchased this last month from Superdrug and it was one of my best ideas while in the shop. It's a nice soft but firm bristle brush, perfect for applying and blending my eyeshadows in. I find this works way better than a foam applicator as they fall apart quickly, and this is working perfectly for me right now. I've seen this in the shop a lot over the past year, so finally caved and bought it!
Cosmopolitan Eye Shadow Blender, £3.95 Superdrug
 Well that is another beauty blog post over! Any products above that you like, and any fave colour from the 120 pallette? Let me know in the comments below :)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and keep safe!
Tania xxx

1 comment:

  1. I loved this post! I like the blacks and greys in the palette - nothing better than the smoky eye look! xoxo


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