Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Drugstore Eyes: Two Hits and a Miss

Over the past year, most of the major drugstore brands have really stepped up their game in the quality department. I've been making the effort to find some eyeshadows that stand up to their pricier counterparts, and it's been a pretty good ride. Sure though, there's been a bump in the road, too...

Wet 'n' Wild makeup is so inexpensive that it makes you a little wary. I finally took the plunge, though, and picked up their 8-pan eyeshadow palette in Comfort Zone and It. Is. Awesome. The left column has four more neutral shades, while the right side is a little more vibrant, including one of the most interesting shades I've ever seen. The definer shade on that side is pretty much what I always want MAC Club to be and never is. The pigmentation on almost every shade in this palette is outrageous, and at $4 for eight shadows, it's a damn steal.

Another drugstore win is the Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather in Creamy Beige. I already loved Bad to the Bronze from this line, but this matte shade is pretty much perfect as both an eyeshadow base and an all over the lid color for a simple makeup day. It's so easy to apply, I just swipe it across my eyelid with my finger and blend it out a little in the crease, sometimes with a brush if I feel like it, but I usually just use a different finger. This has been going on my eyes pretty much every day, either by itself or underneath the Comfort Zone Palette

Unfortunately, I also managed to come across one of the worst eyeshadows I've ever encountered. I heard and read so many good things about the L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows, and when I spied Smoldering Plum, I thought I'd give it a try. I love wearing plum shades because they make the green in my eyes pop, but this just did not live up to my expectations. In addition to reading as more of a black-gray color when I swatched it, the patchiness almost made me want to give up there. I didn't though, I persevered and discovered that the longevity was basically nonexistent. Not sure if this color was just a dud, or what, but I was seriously bummed out.

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