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The Best Drugstore Makeup Ever! Part 2: Eyes

26 July 2013


Hello lovelies! It's time for Part 2 of The Best Drugstore Makeup Ever! In case you missed Part 1 (which you can catch up on here!), I'm sharing a collection of my all-time favorite drugstore products in every category. And as you can see from the title, this edition is all about eyes! 

One quick thing I do want to note, all of the products I list below are linked when you hover over them! There's been a bit of confusion over that lately because the link color is the same as plain text. I am definitely looking into how that can be fixed, so thanks a ton for your patience!

And with all that out of the way, let's get started!



1. Best Brow Gel:
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara- If you suffer from uncooperative eyebrows, this brow gel is just what you need to lock them in place! The formula is solid enough to hold even the most stubborn hairs in place, but not so much that it gets thick or goopey on the eyebrows like other brands I've tried.

2. Best Cream Eyeshadow:
Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow- Here I go raving about Color Tattoos yet again! These guys seriously do have staying power like a tattoo, and the colors can be applied anywhere from super sheer as an eyeshadow base to intense pigment as a standalone color. If you only try one item on the list, make it this!

3. Best Pencil Eyeliner:
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner- I've found that this liner has really great staying power when applied to the waterline! It's soft kohl formula makes it go on without any tugging, and it maintains a really strong color payoff all day long.

4. Best Eye Primer:
e.l.f. Eyelid Primer- It always surprises me how few drugstore eyelid primers there are out there! Thankfully, e.l.f. delivers a great alternative to high-end primers with their sheer, long-wearing formula. I've used it every day for years now and it still works like a charm for keeping eye makeup in place all day long!

5. Best Liquid Liner:
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner- If you're a regular on here, you probably know how awful I am with applying liquid liner. However, the applicator on this product is amazingly easy to use and really does create super precise lines (even if you're liquid-liner challenged like me!).

6. Best Mascara:
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara- This mascara can seriously rival any high-end brand! It gives wonderful volume and length without clumping, and stays that way all day long.

7. Best Powder Eyeshadow:
Wet n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow- I am not exaggerating when I say that Wet n' Wild shadows are some of the best I have ever used! They are velvety smooth with incredible color payoff, for a ridiculously cheap price.

8. Best Brow Powder:
NYC Browser Brush-On Brow Kit- This is another product I have been using for years, and for good reason! The powder side of this kit is the real gem, with a super natural looking color that doesn't wear off throughout the day.

I absolutely love all of the feedback I've gotten from you guys so far on the last post! It's so fun hearing about all of your holy grail products and finding out that you've tried out some of mine! So keep those tweets and comments coming!! 



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41 comments:

  1. I am so glad that Wed n' Wild made the list. I've been using it for years and nothing I've tried is better... even the expensive stuff. I'm also in love with Voluminous... I'm excited to try everything else on the list!

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    1. So glad you agree Natalie! Let me know how all of the new products work out for you!!

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  2. I just got my first Color Tattoo- I got it in a super-pigmented teal shade and from what I've played around with it so far- it's awesome! When I run out of my Urban Decay primer potion I will probably try the e.l.f. eyeshadow primer. It's definitely a bargain! I have the scandaleyes liner and it just doesn't do it for me. It smudged on me :( I haven't tried it in my waterline, so I might try that and see how it goes.
    Great list! I can't wait to try some of the other things you've mentioned here!

    Megan @ Never Finished

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    1. Great to hear the Color Tattoos are working out so well for you girly, I am absolutely obsessed with them if you couldn't tell!

      I actually have not had any issues with the staying power for Scandaleyes on the waterline, so maybe that will work out better for you! I mean, nothing lasts forever on there, but I love how pigmented it is while it does last! Just a few touch-ups needed throughout the night if you want to keep it that way lol!

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  3. I'm definitely going to try elf eyelid primer. Now that eye primers have been on the high end market for awhile the drugstore brands are just starting to carry them, relatively..and you're right, it's surprising more don't. I'll report back on elf. :).

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    1. Hopefully more brands will jump on the bandwagon soon!! Until then, thank goodness for e.l.f.! Can't wait to hear how it goes for you! :)

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  4. This is a great list of drugstore items. Lately, my eye shadow preferences have turned toward the highly pigmentation of Wet N Wild shadows verses high end shades. Crazy but the proof is right there on the lids!

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  5. Great items, I wish Wet N Wild was easily available within the UK the palettes look great!

    Dolce Vanity

    #GIG

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    1. That is a shame LaaLaa! Try Amazon, I know I've seen them floating around on there before! :)

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  6. Great picks! I love maybelline and revlon products :D
    #gigblogger
    Only two days left to participate in my giveaway!
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  7. LOVE this post! I really like to keep my makeup bag stocked w/ at least a few drugstore finds since they're easy to replace when you're traveling! <3

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    1. Very true! Thanks for the love girly!!

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  8. Great pics! Wet n' Wild gets a bad rep sometimes but they have some great products!

    Autumn | Mrs Gaeul

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    1. I totally agree Autumn, almost everything in their line is amazing and super cheap!

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  9. Nice items!! See? it can be done to have great make up items without paying the ouchie higher end price sometimes!!
    I know iv trid a chanel mascara and didnt get on with it, used a £2.50 Catrice mascara and it was perfect....!
    Go figure.....!
    #GIG
    Claire
    xx
    http://pennyforthem1.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Lol Claire! I completely agree, price does not equal quality! :)

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  10. Thanks for another great list!! Looking forward to the next one..........although I must say I'm spending too much on trying them all!! LOL
    Karen

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    1. Too funny! I'm so glad you're enjoying these posts Karen, be sure to let me know how all the products work out for you!!

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  11. Oh, I also used the e.l.f. primer and it did a good job for this less money!!
    Ah, I would love to try Wet'n Wil products...

    GIG love ♥

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    1. It really is amazing for the price!

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  12. For drugstore makeup, the best mascara for me is from Maybelline! The Cat eye one :)

    GIG
    Kumiko Mae

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    1. I don't think I've tried that one Kumiko, I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the suggestion! :)

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  13. Those Wet n Wild eyeshadows are awesome! The price isn't bad either! :)
    www.gildedsunflower.com

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  14. I have bought NYC since I was really young because it's so cheap, but it really is a great brand! :)

    http://veggiesandglitter.com

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    1. NYC is definitely underrated! :)

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  15. im so pleased that you mentioned maybelline alot since its widely available in my place. :) http://azwaa.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so glad you found the post useful Azwa!

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  16. I own almost all of the Wet N Wild eye shadows and I agree 100% they are amazing !!!! And I've been dying to try the color tattoo cream shadows and now I feel like I have too (: I'll be sure to let you know how that goes!

    -Ashley

    www.beautybloggerashley.blogspot.com

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    1. They are pretty much the greatest product ever lol. I can't wait to hear what you think! :)

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  17. I have elf's eyelid primer! I like how it dries quickly so I can apply my eyeshadows right away. I've been wanting to get me one of those Great Lash mascaras but sadly it's not available in my country! :( I'm curious btw, what program do you use to create your image collages? They look so pretty and neat and really catchy. :D

    Maxinne ♥ flightlessangel.com

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    1. e.l.f.'s eyelide primer really is amazing for the price! I use Ribbet :)

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  18. i love the eye primer from elf too...

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  19. Great list of all the eye makeup you need!

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    1. Thanks Alia, so glad you liked it!

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  20. hey babe..first time bump into your blog....Followed you, do follow me too...and i love all your best drug store makeup!

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  21. I have to say Neutrogena's volume mascara is the best! I used to be a Diorshow snob, but in my search to find a drugstore mascara that could compare (to save $$), Neutrogena was by far the best, and now I prefer it over Dior.
    I also LOVE the Loreal infallable Bronzed taupe eye shadow- I think the quality of the pigment is better and is more long-lasting than the color tattoo- that stuff melts off my eyelids!

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  22. I wasn't really surprised to see the e.l.f. Primer made it to the list, but I'm glad it made it on there. That stuff is AMAZING!

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