Over the next two weeks we will be looking at everything eyes, with this week’s focus being on shadows and liner. See the accompanying Instagram live over at @blushbeautyandhair Here are our favourite products…
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, £16:
Great for: A perfect, light in texture eye lid base for your eye shadow.
Not so good for: I genuinely can’t think of who it wouldn’t be good for… Unless you don’t wear eye shadow!
Grace loves it because: It works even on the oiliest of eyes and stops your eye shadow creasing. It also comes in multiple shades so is great for all skin tones.
Dior 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palette in 537 Touch, £48
Great for: Those who love pinky, matte nudes.
Not so good for: Anyone who loves shimmer in their shadow.
Penny loves it because: This is a beautiful every day palette that adds natural definition to eyes.
Soap and Glory Archery brow pencil, £10:
Great for: Brightening the inner eye and making your eyes look more awake.
Not so good for: The brightening end of the pencil is in a pinky white tone so although this is good for white and some Asian skin tones, it would not work for Black or Indian skin tones.
Grace loves it because: The matte highlight end is what I love, putting it in the lower waterline brightens the whites of the eyes in a really subtle way.
By Terry Ombre Blackstar, £29
Great for: Those who like a swipe, blend and go eyeshadow.
Not so good for: Those with very oily eyelids.
Penny loves it because: It’s so easy to apply. Scribble over the eyelid, blend with a brush and you’re good to go. You can also create a complete smoky eye with Misty Rock alone!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil, £16:
Great for: Defining your eyes with a kohl that you can smudge out or leave bold. Once set it doesn’t budge.
Not so good for: Those that don’t like to use an oil based make up remover as this will not come off without one!
Grace loves it because: The soft pencil glides on so smoothly and doesn’t drag at all. I also love the colour range – some of the bright colours it comes in are incredibly intense.
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner, £8.99
Great for: Those who want the malleability of a pencil liner with the precision of a liquid liner.
Not so good for: Those who like super smudgy liner.
Penny loves it because: It doesn’t dry out, comes with a really good application brush and the brown version is a really beautiful bronze shade.