I want to start off by saying that this post was not scheduled for today. I have a content calendar, and for the most part I stick to it. But God has a funny way of working sometimes, and today, He said, “Shannon, you’re going to write this instead. Save the makeup post for another day.” So…here we are.Read More
And now presenting part 2/3 of the 2016 best of beauty!! Tonight we're talking eye products galore, everything from primer to palettes to liner.
Choosing my favorite palettes of the year was extremely difficult because so many gorgeous palettes joined my collection over the last 12 months. Besides the two I'm about to discuss I wanted to quickly note the Kathleen Lights X Morphe palette because it came back in stock a few days ago! Hurry on over to the website and grab it up while you still can. At $15 this palette is a STEAL! You can check out my review in my November favorites here.
And as for my two palettes picks of the year, of course I had to choose the Tartelette in Bloom palette by Tarte. As a brand Tarte really knocked it out of the park in 2016. This very palette, along with their shape tape concealer have popped up in SO many favorite posts I've read so far! There are so many great things about the Tartelette in Bloom, its beautiful array of warm neutrals allows for so many looks from a warm smokey eye to a natural, one tone day to day all over the lid look. If I'm being super picky I will note that there is some inconsistency in the shimmer shades. White the darker shimmers, Rocker and Firecracker pack the pigment, the lighter of the three, Funny girl is lacking. But, the mattes make up for the one bad shimmer! Their dense formula allows for blendable but intense pigmentation for a variety of looks.
Of course, I had to mention the Lorac Mega Pro 3 palette as well. I know, I know!! It's limited edition, shame on me! But, if you can get your hands on this star of the show, I highly recommend it. The pans in this palette are packed with the same beautiful, super creamy formula as the Lorac Pro Palettes. The shimmer shades in this palette have become my ultimate go tos. The only downside (besides the limited edition thing...) is that it is SO huge, making it difficult to travel with and sometimes even use on your vanity!
I have come to the realization that I am a high end mascara girl. My wallet really hates to admit it, but the Benefit Roller lash is where it's at! With it's curved wand it not only adds intense curl but also dramatic length. I also love how this mascara doesn't clump at the ends of my lashes. That is my biggest pet peeve everrrrr. The Roller lash easily gives a flawless yet natural looking lash!
This primer only recently made its way into my collection. (Seriously, this may be considered cheating!! It's been like 3 weeks!) But, in my defense I have been a long time lover of the original primer potion formula. The one thing it lacked for me was coverage and honestly, concealing my lids wasn't doing my eye shadow any favors. Urban Decay's primer potion in Eden gives me the perfect amount of coverage on my dark and veiny eye lids, all while making my shadow LAST!
I never collected too many single shadows until this last year. But, I'm so excited to begin growing my collection in my z-palette! First and foremost, I discovered the Colourpop shadows over the summer and I'm OBSESSED. Their cream to powder finish packs so much pigment onto the lid. When I'm looking for a shiny shadow that lasts I reach for these little guys. My favorite shades are LaLa and Weenie. I also finally picked up a few of the Anastasia singles this year and was highly impressed. Specifically with the shade Fudge. This is the perfect red-brown!!! I love blending this into the outer corner of the crease for a warm smokey eye or running it along the bottom lash line. I may need to grab a back up of this single soon!
Guys, I discovered a liquid liner I may like just as much if not more than the Stila Stay All Day. (*Insert shocked emoji here*) Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner blew me away when I discovered it in a Sephora Favorites set early this year. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the brush tip, but I have found it to be much easier to work with and doesn't dry out nearly as quickly as the felt tip of my beloved Stila liner. The shade Mad Max Brown has worked gorgeously with my typical warm look, but I'm hoping to get my hands on the black soon! Speaking of Stila, I fell head over heels for their Smudge Stick waterproof liners. I love popping them in my waterline to add a little extra color to a look. Plus, they last ALL DAY! Which I can't say about any other liner.
Have a happy Monday!