I love my current mascara wardrobe but if I could save a few bucks and discover some new drugstore mascara dupes, I could reallocate those expenses to something else (oh like you know, a new bag or something). Of the four I purchased, one thing is for sure: no wand is the same. Here’s a quick beauty breakdown on these four drugstore mascaras.
With my wedding just a little less than three weeks away (eeek!! I can’t believe it!!), most of my down time has been spent working on wedding related things. I’ve come to rely on a simple makeup routine—one that requires just a few products that last all day or I can take with me on the go. Enter: EcoTools Essential Eye Set, which includes a large eye brush, angled crease brush, petite eye shading brush, highlighting brush and smudge brush. Combine this brush set with one of my favorite eye palettes in my arsenal—my Urban Decay Naked 3 (I love the romantic shimmery and matte rose shades) and my makeup arsenal is complete. Check out this eye look I created for my Parisian themed bridal brunch…
Love my eye look? Here’s a quick breakdown of how you can achieve this eye look using this essential eye brush kit, priced perfectly under $8:
I used the large eye brush to blend a base shadow (Limit) over the entire eyelid. I then applied Nooner, a slightly darker shade along the crease using the angled crease brush (it adds just the right amount of definition to the outer crease of my eye) while the petite eye shading brush is perfect for an accent color. I use the highlighting brush to accentuate the brow bone (using Strange, a pure crème white) and the inner corners of my eye. As a quick and final touch-up, I smudge the Darkside shadow as eyeliner along the lash line for a smokey finish. I finish with a couple coats of mascara and voila!
EcoTools Essential Eye Set, $7.99
Photography by Stacy Bauer
Thank you EcoTools for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
Lately I’ve been opting for less eye makeup and focusing on perfecting my complexion. Maintaining a healthy and glowing complexion starts with an arsenal of complexion perfectors. Lucky for me (and you!), you can scoop up two effective makeup brushes for just under $8 a piece.
My skincare routine starts with my favorite summer moisturizer and illuminating eye cream. In the hot summer months I always opt for my go-to Tinted Moisturizer with SPF to protect my skin and give me a sheer summer glow. I’ve been using my EcoTools Custom Coverage Buffing Brush to help smooth out makeup lines. This is one of my favorite makeup brushes because it buffs liquid or mousse foundation in to the skin flawlessly. It applies just the right amount of product and prevents any caking. Every gal needs a powder brush in her makeup arsenal too. Keeping my makeup intact during those hot and humid days is hard to do but I’ve been heavily relying on finishing powder. My EcoTools Large Powder Brush works great for loose and pressed powder for an even all-over dusting before I step outside. I know I’ve mentioned this in previous posts before, but these really are the softest brushes I’ve ever felt—high-end brands included.
Shop my makeup look from this post:
Thanks EcoTools for sponsoring this post!