The Best of Beauty 2014: Eyes and Brow Products (Part 2)

This year I am all bout skin care, brows and bronzer. Before, my favorite part in makeup application was the base (foundation, concealer and powder), now, I am all bout doing my brows and bronzing and contouring. Here are my favorites this 2014 for brows and eyes:

Jordana 12 Hr Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond: Before, I just used my Nichido Concealer Pencil but figured that it does not last that long on my waterline. Then, I discovered a lot of waterline liners that  range from matte to shimmery ones. This technique just makes my eyes appear more awake and bigger. My most favorite is this jumbo eye pencil from Jordana. This is an eyeshadow pencil but I used it as a nude liner for my waterline. It lasts fairly well on me but I am still in search for a more waterproof waterline liner and one that would stay put for hours for my (ahem) wedding day. What I like about this liner is that it glides smoothly when applied and it does not move around my waterline after application.  I tried using it as an eyeshadow base but it is not as creamy and blendable like my Mac Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and this dries very fast. 

NYX Eyeshadow Base: This is a very affordable eyeshadow primer that makes my eyeshadow color pop and lasts all day on me. It can make my eyeshadow whether chipipay or high end stay on lid without creasing. I love how this is much more creamy and blendable than the famous Urban Decay Primer Potion and it does not cake even when I apply on top of powdered lids. It also does not dry fast which makes blending easier and smoother. This is available on NYX counters for 460 pesos. I am running out of it already and I will be getting the newer version which is the NYX Proof It Eyeshadow base.

Heroin Long and Curl Mascara: When Liz told me that this mascara would be perfect for my wedding because it is waterproof and holds the curl really well, I was super excited to try it. True enough, Liz was right. This mascara curls and lengthens my lashes without need of any primer. I always get compliments whenever I wear it. Here is my review about this mascara:

Nichido Minerals Pencil in Walnut: Whenever people would ask me what affordable brow product do I recommend, this is the first product that enters my mind. For 138 pesos a pop, this brow pencil is my favorite product for the brows. It works well on its own or with a brow powder when used to outline the brows. The shade walnut is very versatile because it looks best on brown to deep black hair.

Jazzy Collection Eyebrow Kit in No. 2: This is one of my best buys this 2014. Brow gel just make my sparse and unruly brows look way nicer as in ala Jes Roque kilay hehe (love you friend). With this product, I can create that vavavoom arch, I can even reshape my brows, I can also create 3d brows without need of using a lot of products and it just makes my brow routine easier. Here is my full review on this product:

K-Palette Lasting 2 Way Eyebrow Pen: If there is one product that is always in my pro makeup artist kit, this has got to be it. This brow pen works on all types of brows and I especially love using it on people with fuller brows  for a bit of shaping and defining. This looks so natural when applied which is the primary reason I love using it on clients. With K-Palette Lasting 2 Way, I can create the most natural looking arch. They have the newest color, grayish brown,  which works best with black or very deep brown hair. And even if I use my Jazzy brow kit or the Nichido Pencil, I still use this brow pen for final touch ups. 

Holika Holika Jewel Light Eyeliner in Black and Brown: I ran out of this and I just have to repurchase it once again. I bought this in Korea on sale for 4500 won so it was around 180 pesos. The black shade can pass off as a gel liner due to its intense pigmentation and finish. I love how it easily glides on my lid without tugging. I also use this to tightline but sadly, this transfer when used on my upper water line. However, it is super long lasting and budge proof when used on the lash line and lid. I really love this liner and for its price, I should have gotten more!!

K-Palette One Day Magic Liner :  Hindi naman halatang fan ako ng K-Palette noh? Well, this is one of the brands that I super duper love. This One day magic liner is LOVE! I can create the perfect winged liner very quickly and it lasts for months. I have opened mine at least 5-6 months ago and it is still as pigmented like when I just newly opened it. For full review of this product, check my post here:

Let us now go to the best eye shadow palettes this 2014!!
 Urban Decay no. 1 and 3: I could not believe I would be owning Urban Decay Palettes but I am so happy I invested on these babies because they are so worth it. I love the shades on both palettes and I honestly can't choose one over the other. Some eye shadows on both palette may appear a tad bit powdery but those with sheen and shimmers are the bomb. They go on creamy and so pigmented. I used it it one gig and someone asked if I was using a cream eye shadow because they pack on so beautifully on the lids and look very creamy. 

 If I have to choose the best travel friendly eye shadow palette/quad, these two are the ultimate winners.

Avon Eye shadow Quad in Chocolate Sensation: If you would ask me what eyeshadow quad would I recommend for travel, daily wear and one that is very affordable, I would definitely answer this quad without a blink of an eye. This is very budget friendly but the colors in this quad look expensive. From the shimmery taupe to the deep matte brown, I can absolutely create a daytime office look to a night time party look with this product.

Urban Decay Naked Basics: Like the name says, this has the most basic shades for everyday wear. I love how most shades are matte and I can easily  create the no makeup makeup look using this palette. The colors are perfect for putting a look in coordination with my other palettes because this has matte deep shades for crease contouring and defining and it contains lighter shades for highlighting and as a base lid color.
Ellana Eyeshadow Quad: I honestly do not know the name of this quad because there was no shade name at the back but if I had to pick my favorite eyeshadows for this year, this quad has them. I am in love with the rose gold shade and the peach shade. These two colors are so exquisite that I love incorporating them in every makeup look that I do. As in paulit ulit!! I even have to remind myself to stop using them because I have been creating redundant eye makeup look. Adik lang ang peg ko. hehe

That's it!! What are your favorite eye and brow products this 2014?

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