HIGH-END: MAC Tan Pigment, $21.00 USD. This stunning color is universally flattering and looks like you spent 45 minutes doing your eye makeup when in reality it took 2. I'd recommend picking up a Sized To Go Pigment ($10.00 USD for 2.5 oz) unless you're a professional makeup artist and/or have 9 friends to split the full-sized pigment with. You will NEVER finish the 4.5 oz version!
DRUGSTORE: Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes in Warm Nude, $11.16 USD. If you love shimmery neutrals, you should definitely give this a try. The 12 shades are rich and creamy and can be combined to create a ton of different looks. It can also be used as a highlighter, but I can't vouch for that since I've never used it that way. I used this palette a lot over the summer for shimmery copper eyes! The bright coral shadow is also surprisingly wearable and different.
HIGH-END: LORAC Unzipped Palette, $40.00 USD. This palette of warm, pink-toned neutrals (along with 2 beautiful browns) has been the palette I've reached for the most ever since I got it. If pinks aren't your thing, LORAC is releasing a gold-toned version on January 15th!
DRUGSTORE: NYX Slide On Eye Pencil in Jewel, $7.99 USD. This plum liner, shot through with copper and plum shimmer, enhances all eye colors. The smooth, skip-free formula stays put on my oily lids (with primer) all day.
HIGH-END: MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Lord it Up, $16.00 USD. I picked mine up from the Archie's Girls collection and my socks were knocked completely off by the ultra creamy formula and iridescent shimmer-infused golden brown color. The Pearlglides are part of the permanent line so you can pick one up anytime. One caveat, sometimes the glitter particles bother my eyes toward the late afternoon hours, and sometimes they don't. The shade itself is so stunning, for me it's worth the gamble. I wore this on my wedding day and it didn't bother my eyes at all, and on top of that, it stayed put until 4 AM when I finally took my makeup off! I know Jaa/HelloJaa is a huge fan of this formula and has a detailed review with swatches of 5 of the shades here.
DRUGSTORE: L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara, $6.39 USD. Huge thanks to Vita/MakingUp4MyAge for putting me over the top on trying out this mascara! The formula and brush are perfection for my skimpy lashes! The brush is cone-shaped with a very tapered tip to reach the inner corners and coat the bottom lashes without bumping the lid. I've already repurchased Miss Manga several times; I just love it!
HIGH-END: Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes*, $29.00 USD. Truly the best find for anyone who isn't confident whipping false lashes on in 60 seconds. The fullness and length I get from a single coat of this 2-step lash building system is unreal! *Press sample | FULL REVIEW HERE.
DRUGSTORE: Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil, $7.99 USD. On a simplicity scale of 1 to 10, this slightly waxy pencil scores a perfect 10 for being the fastest way to get beautiful brows with minimal effort. I love that it comes with a spoolie attached for blending!
HIGH-END: Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz, $21.00 USD. Another easy brow product with an attached spoolie! I'm seeing a trend here, lol! This super fine retractible pencil makes filling in brows effortless and the finished results look natural, not painted-on.
What was your favorite eye product this year?