Saturday, July 20, 2013

Most Used | Eyes

Eyes can make the biggest statement in a person's face but at the same time, I find doing eye makeup the most difficult to get right, and boy did I learn the hard way. Now I've learnt that it's mostly about learning what works for your eye shape and colour to enhance the peepers for optimum soul-viewing, as the line goes. For me and my dark brown Asian uneven one-double-one-monolid eyes, these products are what work for me. But no matter what colour eyes you have, when in even a shadow of doubt, go neutral.

Cream eyeshadow has become one of my favourite products for its texture and shades and the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze is probably the most-used eyeshadow in this post. It's graced countless blogs and Youtube videos accompanied by a hefty dose of gushing, a very pretty taupe-bronze with a metallic sheen that lasts all day long.
I prefer lighter, more natural colours for daily wear, and two that I reach for the most are the Smashbox Eyeshadow in Pronto, a soft champagne-beige and Sofea's Single Eyeshadow in 07, a pale gold. 
Palettes are one of the most collectible makeup items and the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette is my first buy into cult favourites. I was on the fence when I was shopping at Sephora ION in Singapore and it was 50-50 between the original Naked palette or the cooler-leaning sequel and I went for the second one because I particularly wanted some shades, namely Tease and YDK. I haven't regretted it, because the only points of contention I have with my choice are the lack of a light, beige shade like Sin from the original Naked, of which there are many alternatives, and the superfluous mini lip gloss because I would much rather have a mini UDPP instead. I haven't found an eye primer I love yet, and will continue to dabble in them until I do.
The one shadow that I use only on my lower lash line is the L'Oreal Colour Infallible eyeshadow in Tender Caramel as the frosty purplish taupe softly adds definition without being as harsh as a black or brown liner. In my humble opinion, it looks nice with brown eyes.

BTTB, YDK, Tender Caramel, Suspect, Tease, 07, Pronto

With flash

Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara

When I use eyeliner (over primer, as it smudges otherwise) I prefer the formula of the Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Black, as it's soft and easy to blend with decent staying power. Liquid liner is not something I do everyday, but when I do feel in a liquid lining mood I reach for the Bourjois Liner Feutre for the precise felt tip and smudge-resistant inky formula. However, as Mecca is now stocking Eyeko's Skinny Liner for less than the Bourjois, I may branch out and try new ones.
My Shiseido Eyelash Curler gets used more often than any of these products, it's a 5-second procedure that makes a huge difference in opening up the eyes.
The Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara is the best mascara I've ever used. It's super waterproof and can hold a curl all day. It doesn't give extreme length but it separates and defines the lashes noticeably, even behind glasses. I've used this up and I've got its sister the Make Long and Curl version waiting in the stocks so I'll give that a go and see how it fares.
My favourite product for the eyebrows is the Lioele Artist Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Grey-Black, posted about here. For Asian shade matches, trust products made by Asians for Asians.


  1. Eyeshadows are the most neglected thing in my drawer. I don't think you'll be disappointed with Long and Curl; it is amazing. :) Really need to get my hands on that Liole eyebrow pencil... x

    1. The Lioele is good (Y) And same! I realised the other day I never ever open my eyeshadow drawer. And yay excited for the mascara.

  2. Oooh, I need to try the Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume and Curl mascara. I don't even know what brand that is ... I haven't heard of it before. I'm guessing it's Asian? I've seen Eyeko at Kit and while the mascara is hideously overpriced, the eyeliner is doable. I'm still going with my Stila one and I really do like it :)

    1. It's Japanese I think. I've got a new one in its packaging and it's thoughtfully been pasted with an English label for the Singaporean consumer so I'll post about it. The Eyeko mascaras are something like $30+ it's laughable. You make your Stila liner sound so lovely! Pity the brand is so pricey here.

  3. I love the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze. In fact, I put up a review on it just a couple of days ago on my blog. It's such a lovely product when you just want to put something on and go.

    Celina | The Celution

  4. Totally agree with you that eyes the most difficult but also most rewarding if you get it right. I learnt that the right makeup can really make a person look very different! Maybe even make or break a look.

    I currently have the Kiss Me Long and Curl in my stash but I'm yet to bring it out. I'm excited to try it out!


    1. True that. I'm waiting to take photos of the mascara before I use it! But excited yess.