Yay! I saved the best for last. If there was only one kind of makeup that I could were for the rest of forever, it would be eye makeup...probably eyeshadow...although I am fond of liner...but that looks quite odd without mascara. Oh, you get it! My eyes are probably my favorite feature about myself. They're the thing I get complimented on most (aside from the brightness of my hair), and I love that I can play them up with all sorts of fun colors. I mean neutrals are gorgeous and all, but sometimes don't you just crave a good purple?
(true story: When I was pregnant I actually wished that our kids would have blue eyes instead of brown like Anthony's. Me-2 Genetics-0!)
|Any product with a pink star is one that I have not personally be able to try yet, but I'll be sure to add updates when I do.|
e.l.f. Essential smudge pot ($2)*cruisin chic - LOVE! This is my go to shadow when I'm just trying to get the kids out the door. Swipe it on with your finger, or a brush (I actually use a small craft paint brush), and you've got gorgeous crease free shimmer that last all day! Cruisin Chic is a beautiful deep bronze color that I adore, but I'll definitely be ordering more shades.
e.l.f. Essential little black beauty book ($6)*warm - I've only had it for about a month, but this is a great little palette full of highly pigmented neutrals and a few pops of color. I may never use all the shades (some are just too orange for me) but it's a fun little kit to experiment with.
e.l.f. Studio cream eyeshadow ($3)*teal party - Meant as either a shadow or a liner; I haven't used this one yet, but it's and interesting teal shade with tiny gold fleckles. It's a little dark for everyday use for me, so I'm just waiting on a fun time to test it out.
e.l.f. Studio endless eyes pro mini palette ($6)*natural & everyday - I love both of these palettes. The colors are gorgeous, and the pigmentation is great. BUT...if you're new to makeup, it can be a little overwhelming to have so many colors to choose from. Some days I just stare at the box for 10 minutes trying to figure out which shades will blend well together. They're perfect for experimenting though!
MAC eyeshadow ($15)*trax & hepcat - Some folks swear by MAC products, and I've had no problems with these shadows. I bought them at a time when I was still trying to be what I call "corporate conventional" though, and my life has changed A LOT since then. Now I just couldn't find a way to justify the cost when I've found so many other affordable alternatives. I just don't live a "name brand" kinda life anymore. ;-)