It’s been a long..long time coming but I knooooow a change is gonna come! Oh! I haven’t shared a beauty-related post in a while and I felt it was time to do so. I often get tons of compliments from people whenever I decide to go the extra mile to put on makeup. I usually have more fun with my eyes so what better post than to share my 3 favorite eye tools, right?
I don’t call myself a professional makeup artist at all but I do love to refer to myself as a creative makeup muse. I’m the chick you call on when your MUA doesn’t come through as she/he promised they would. Ha!
Now if you’re familiar with my blog, you may already know that I have a special place for a few ELF products. This is surely not my first time sharing ones I love. ELF (Eyes Lips Face) is a cosmetics brand known for their super inexpensive process and wonderful online deals! They don’t have nationwide stores yet but I’m still awaiting for a location here in GA.
Although they’re not 100% organic cosmetics, I still find the few tools I Dvynerchase faithfully are great for me and my wallet. Anyone can ball out on a budget with ELF. This is why for me.
Studio Cream Eyeliner
Yes. I only use this and this eyeliner only. I’ve tried various brands, and luxury brands but this one I sort of stumbled upon by accident. The consistency is that of a gel/creme and it legit stays on all day! It’s tough to remove completely unless you’re a beauty hacker like myself, and make use of that oil and it’s scientific capabilities to break down things. I own all 10 colors.
Specs: I love the clear packaging it comes in. Makes it look so chic. The size is weighed at 47 grams. It comes with a short, angle brush, which I always get rid of. I use an angled brush from Coastal Scents that I love instead. (shown below) – Cost: $3
Studio Kohl Eyeliner
Smokey Eyes…yes please. A key to my smokey eyes of all shades forreal. The pencil itself is precise, stays until removed, and waterproof from what I can tell. The smudge tip applicator at the opposite end really helps with the “smoky” detail without needing to pick up another brush.
Specs: Great for newbies, if you’re planning to try your hand at the MUA at home thing. It’s weighed at 2.7 grams.- Cost: $3
Studio Mineral Infused Mascara
I’ve been using this mascara for about 3 years now. I still love it. It takes your lashes and literally, add more volume and fullness. You can truly see the difference if you curl your lashes after applying it. This is one of their top-selling mascaras. You’ll be lucky if you catch them when they’re not sold out.
Specs: The silicone brush creates flawless, clump-free lashes. – Cost: $3
I always tend to shop their Studio Collection because for one, I love black, Secondly, their products are black. lol. They are also a lot more sturdy and lasting than their $1 Essential Collection line. I haven’t tried their Mineral collection since I’m not much of a mineral fan just yet.
Lipstick Featured In Post Image: EllevateNOW! Collection in “Cymplee Dvyne”
What are some of your favorite eye tools and cosmetic brands?
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Great, great post, Neosha! I love e.l.f. makeup products and tools, too. My all-time favorite tool is their powder brush from the studio line; it applies my liquid foundation flawlessly. And for $3? You can't beat that. I recently picked up the e.l.f. Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara and I can't wait to test it out. You sold me on that cream eyeliner, so I might have to order a few of them.
Drea | thedreadaily.com
I love that the products featured in this post are of good quality yet inexpensive. Now, I'm going to have to look through your website for some tutorials so I can perfect my eye makeup application. Happy Tuesday 🙂
Yes!! Drea when I say that gel liner is everything, you will love it! The black is my all-time fave, of course, so I purchase it often.
I'm gonna give it a go and report back – maybe in a blog post? If so, I'll be sure to link back to this post and tell everyone that it was you who convinced me. 🙂
So glad you enjoyed reading it! Ill have to edit this post and add thw links to the related topics. I was sick while drafting this so half my mental was gone lol.
Neosha, I really need a makeup muse, lol. The only thing I'm okay at putting on is lipstick, and maybe powder. I never got into makeup all that much because of my struggles with acne. I was terrified of more breakouts.
I love to see creative eye makeup, so I appreciate your review, especially since it's right up my newbie street. Now that I want to get into makeup that gives me a natural look, I'll check out the ELF brand. Currently, I use Black Opal Finishing Powder, which seems to agree with my skin. I'm definitely going to look into getting those two eyeliners you reviewed. I love the idea of a gel liner. I'm not a mascara girl, though. My lashes tend to curl tightly at the ends, and I'm not in any mood to fight with them.
You can see that I really need a muse, right? Work with me, girl. Thank goodness for your blog.
P.S. Thanks for showing my blog some love. 🙂
Awesome!! I'll defintely be on the lookout for your thoughts on it. Thanks!!
Lol Nadine I swear you're the best. I totally understand the struggle. Black Opal is pretty decent when it comes to anyone dealing with skin issues. Have you tried the Iman products? Those are great too! I'll be yourvirtual muse if ya need me. I'm around.
If you try ELF, let me know how it all works out for you!
My pleasure! You'll be seeing over in your blog more! I'm getting my "blogs to relax to" list together lol.
I just bought my first creme eyeliner the other day. Can't want to try it. I've used a a pencil since I can remember. My sister has been using a creme eyeliner and it looks very good. I'm usually not one for change, but when it comes to makeup…I'll try anything!
Girl it's the best! I'd love to know how gel liner works out for you!
The only e.l.f products I've tried were their lipgloss and I really liked it. I may have to give the mascara a try. Great post!
I love the lipgloss too! Let me know how the mascara works out for you if you do give it a try 🙂
So, I purchased the studio cream eyeliner before, I loved it. Applying it was so much easier than any other, but it hardened after time and I was no longer able to use it. How do I prevent that? Is leaving it out in room temps bad?
Oh yea! You can prevent the hardening by making sure you place the top over the cream while you apply it. each time it hits the air, it causes the product to weaken when left out in the open. You could also heat it slightly to continue use. If not, use it as a lipstick like I do lol
I love e.l.f. products, especially their brushes! I've been using pencils and eyeliner pens for a while now but decided to get out of my comfort zone and try out liquid eyeliners recently. However, since I don't have very steady hands that's been a fail. I've been wanting to try out cream eyeliners for a while now because I feel like I'd have a little better control and based on your recommendation I'll definitely have to try the one from e.l.f.
lol yeah, unsteady hands and liquid liner does not work. The cream would surely work better for you. Use a good, stiff liner brush for the perfect application.
No, I haven't. I'll give that brand a go.
Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you! 😀 I'll definitely let you know.
Thank you! 🙂 xoxo