It is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul and, honestly, it’s probably true. It would explain why there are so many songs crooning about a girl’s eyes, and not so many about her cheeks or ears. Your eyes speak volumes and to make sure that they are making the right noise, we have complied a list of must-have make-up products. Consider these our recommended eye essentials.
theBalm Put A Lid On It Eyelid Primer
You can’t make art unless you have the right canvas. Ditto for your eyes as well. Put A Lid On It from theBalm is an eyelid primer that provides lasting coverage for a consistent look all day and night long. The light-reflective properties of the primer enhance your eyelids for a brilliant effect.
IsaDora Color Correcting Concealer
At HAIR, we love multi-purpose make-up products and the IsaDora Color Correcting Concealer is the kind of product we love. The ultra-blendable and creamy color concealer palette includes complementary colours to even out the colour of your skin and neutralise any discoloration. Perfect for all skin types, it can be used for highlighting, concealing and correcting your make-up. Give your face a flawless look while also hiding dark circles and blemishes.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Infinite Waterproof Eyeliner
Nothing beats carrying a good smudge-proof eyeliner that can last for 24 hours. That is exactly what the Estée Lauder Double Wear Infinite Waterproof Eyeliner delivers. It includes a soft smudge tip and built-in sharpener, and can be blended for a smudge effect before it sets. Available in 10 different shades, it is smudge, sweat, heat and humidity-resistant.
Clinique Instant Lift for Brows
Not all of us are born with brows like Cara Delevingne and every little bit helps. The Clinique Instant Lift for Brows is a two-in-one automatic brow pencil and pearlised highlighter for creating contrast and definition that give your eyes a virtual lift. Simply fill in and shape your brows with the long-wearing, natural-looking pencil and then boost the brow arches with the universal highlighter shade.
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
The Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara the perfect companion to a smoky eye look. The kohl-pigmented mascara creates extremely black, stretched-out lashes in an instant, guaranteeing a high-drama look. The long-wearing formula protects against flaking, smudging, sweat and humidity.
M.A.C Mineralize Eyeshadow x4
A powder formula of refined baked minerals, the M.A.C Mineralize Eyeshadow x4 provides superb ultra-lightweight coverage. A blend of 77 minerals nourishes while providing silky-smooth and buildable coverage. You can apply it dry for low to medium coverage with a shimmery finish, or wet for a more intense coverage and colour. We particularly like the Full Orbit and A Medley of Mauves (pictured here) palettes.
Real Techniques Travel Essentials 2.0
The name may contain the world ‘travel’, but trust us, the Real Techniques Travel Essentials 2.0 is more than perfectly adequate for everyday use. The Essential Foundation Brush is precision cut to build a flawless custom coverage with liquid foundation or concealer. The tapered design of the Domed Shadow Brush allows for smooth shading and defines eyes with cream or powder shadows. Last but not least, the Multi Task Brush—with its trademark UltraPlush bristles—lets you effortlessly apply powder , blush and bronzer to perfection.
Colorbar Showstopper Eyelash Curler
Our mantra for eyelash curlers is simple: DO NOT blow your budget by investing in a high-end, professional eyelash curler unless you make your living as a make-up artist. The Colorbar Showstopper Eyelash Curler, for instance, delivers stunning results without burning a hole in your pockets. The curler’s curve angle is designed to suit all eye shapes, and we really love the ergonomic cushioned-grip handles.
NYX Eye and Lip Makeup Remover
You’ve used the best make-up products for your eyes and guess what, you’re going to need a make-up remover that’s just as good to remove it all. The NYX Eye and Lip Makeup Remover is an oil and water bi-phase solution that is specially formulated to effectively remove eye and lip make-up with ease.
Infused with orange, papaya, rice and soy extracts, this specialised make-up remover will work wonders where regular make-up removers fail.
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