Ok, so there really is more to eyeshadow and mascara than most people think. Not to mention all the fun applicators and little tricks to make them work. So while we finish playing in our beauty bag, you should add some of these items to yours. Happy Hunting!
Docolor Portable Travel Makeup Train Bag Makeup
Every Lash and Shadow Queen needs a great makeup organizer when on the run. This luscious and spacious design also comes in black, but come on the pink really is super cute. Provides ample space for plenty of brushes and of course all the eye shadow palettes you can handle.
It’s large capacity and durable dual zipper design keeps everything organized and easy to find which is a real plus when you are trying to put on makeup in the restroom at work.
All you need to be sure of when choosing an organizer is that it suits your needs and is going to be easy to put away when finished. This one will fit nicely into a desk drawer.
Amazon carries this at 21.99 Best Buy
AL’IVER Gel Collagen Eye Masks
Now we all know how hard it is to be gorgeous when we have puffy eyes. While we would all like to get enough sleep or not stare at our work computer for hours on end; these little eye masks certainly do the trick.
Like many eye masks, these are very easy to use with little to no slippage after application.
Amazon carries several varieties in the price range $9.99-$16.99 Best Buy
Ulta has other brands ranging from $2-$70 (why anyone would pay $70…I do not know)
eBay has this brand for $9.99 10-pack Good Buy
Brilliant Beauty Eyelash Curler
Ok, so part of the reason this item ended up in the beauty bag was well because it was so cute. This ergonomically designed eyelash curler comes in 3 colors: Platinum, Prism and this gorgeous Rose Gold.
Now, this particular one comes with the refill pads and a cute satin bag. It is designed to fit every eye shape and create the most lift and curl to perfect your look.
Walmart has this for $5.56 Best Buy
Amazon is letting it go for $9.99
eBay on board at $8.99
e.l.f. Baked EyeShadow Palette
This was a hands-down winner. Not only is it one of the top-rated brands it really stood up to its name. Ok, so this is 10 oven-baked shades that will provide smooth application and offer the rich pigmentation that we have come to know and love about baked eyeshadows. Like I mentioned before this was a new product for me last year, but I have since become very acquainted. e.l.f has been one of my favorite brands due to the consistent quality of the ingredients that comprise their products. Not to mention it really holds up to my day on the run. Oh, and e.l.f is a Vegan product which is another bonus.
Remember what I said about needing a lot of brushes? This palette does not come with one, but if you keep several on hand; that keeps it from being a deal breaker. e.l.f. is an easy product to find, and not as pricey as other comparable brands.
The Laura Geller New York runs about $24
Ulta Beauty goes for $32 with 5 fewer shades than e.l.f
Amazon $9.47 BEST BUY
20 Piece Unicorn Eyeshadow Eyeliner Blending Crease Makeup Kit
Now the product description says that the bristles are soft and don’t shed (I tested that). And they were right. After using for 3 weeks solid the brushes continued to be soft to the touch and the bristles showed no signs of shedding.
Now as we all like to watch our dollars, I looked around to see if I could find a comparable product under $10. Got pretty close too.
My Brush Set went for $14.99. While it contained the 20 pieces, I don’t think I’ll kick out the extra simply because it came in black and purple.
DoColor contained a number of nice sets with price points of $10-$23.
Amazon $9.79 Best Buy
Nyx Professional Makeup Setting Spray- Matte Finish
There is one product I trust to keep my eyes looking good all year long and in all types of weather. The formula is very lightweight and non-sticky once it dries; which only takes a few seconds.
While I would not suggest thinking that you are going to run a marathon in full eye makeup and get away with it, Nyx did a great job with this formula.
Nyx is another product that is fairly easy to find and pricing is usually within about 1-3 dollars of your chosen place to get it.
Ulta is letting it go for $7.99
Kohl’s is going for $8.00
Amazon has it for $4.99 Best Buy
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