Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara makes ~waves~ because it really, truly, 100% delivers on its no raccoon eyes promise. So go ahead and watch Titanic or walk your dog during a torrential downpour — black smudges gracing your under-eyes are officially a problem of the past.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner deserves the cult-like praise it gets: it dries quickly, won’t smudge or budge, lasts 25 hours a day, and the thin tip makes application a summer breeze. Say hello to proof that miracles exist.
Aesthetica Brow Contour Kit exceeds the expectations of reviewers with *just how much* bang you get for you buck. Pristine arches are yours with all of the following: six blendable powders, cream shadow, setting wax, highlighting powder, full length tweezers, five eyebrow stencils, and a double-ended spoolie brush.
Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Base genuinely keeps your smoky eye and cat-inspired liner intact all 👏 day 👏 long 👏. That’s right, folks! No creasing, smudging, fallout, or crying under the watch of this cruelty-free must-have. Hallelujah to your eye look not fading before lunch.
LA PURE Waterproof Eyeliner Stamp because, in spite of your best efforts, achieving the perfect cat-eye feels more intimidating than rocket science. This dual-ended tool is basically foolproof — simply apply the stamp to your lash line for your wing to be done in mere seconds. Spotify, play Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been All My Life.”
Colourpop Cream Gel Eyeliner adds a bit of ~Roy G. Biv~ to your makeup routine via fun, vibrant colors that make a statement for less than $8 a piece. The formula itself is long-lasting and transfer-proof to boot, meaning you won’t have to fret over random violet smears on a white blouse.
Schick Hydro Silk Touch-Up Razors lets you bid adieu to the time required for plucking. This rids stray brow hairs and unwanted peach fuzz with just a few swipes, meaning trips to the salon or a dangerous rendezvous with at-home wax are officially a thing of the past.
Vivienne Sabó Classic French Mascara upgrades your lash game with a clump-free, cruelty-free, smudge-proof formula. Just one coat will make you feel as if you ~actually tried~ this morning, sans heavy foundation or a ton of time.
The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream uses an impressive caffeine blend to de-puff your peepers and reduce pesky dark circles (despite the amount of beauty sleep you’re getting)! Luxe eye creams such as this one usually cost around a trillion dollars, so finding a holy grail item like this for ~$10 is basically like striking gold.
Maybelline The Nudes Palette comes packed with with pigmented, neutral shades that are perfect for daily wear. Opt for one of three color schemes — the original nude, blushed, or gold — to further customize your look.
Minky Oil seamlessly removes waterproof makeup, but the magic of this squeezable bottle lies within what it does not do: irritate your skin. A conditioning formula of comfrey root extract, micellar water, and pro-vitamin B5 won’t leave behind puffy red under-eyes in the name of mascara removal.
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner reviewers praise for its long-wear formula (it lasts all day — even on your waterline) and how easily it glides on. Plus, I’m all but screaming hallelujah because it has a built-in sharpener. Miracles. They happen.
Huda Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette zaps bold looks into your makeup arsenal by way of four jewel-toned themes: amethyst, topaz, ruby, and sapphire. Packed with mattes *and* shimmers, these are portable and come with enough hues to play it safe with neutral or experiment to your hearts content.
RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner enlists the help of cruelty-free peptides, lipids, biotin, and green tea extract that result in longer and stronger lashes with nightly application. The result is also hypoallergenic and won’t irritate your peepers.
Tweezerman Neon Great Grip Curler curls your lashes in a ~pinch~, is designed with an ergonomic handle that feels sturdy in your hand, and has a hypoallergenic silicone pad to prevent any tugging or pulling which makes the whole process a breeze for beginners.
Ardell Wispies False Eyelashes deliver lash extension results for a fraction of the price (and effort). They’re designed with a seamless band technology for all-day comfort, look au naturale, and won’t feel like a heavy burden to your lids.
NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel grooms facial caterpillars to perfection, ensuring that each stray hair stays exactly in place — all without leaving any icky residue behind. It goes on clear which makes it perfect for any brow hue.
Grande Cosmetics Brow Enhancing Serum restores your facial caterpillars from sparse to ~I don’t even need to fill ’em in~. A vitamin, antioxidant, and amino acids blend promotes fuller brows and is especially great if you’ve over-plucked in the past and — poof — no growth has appeared since.
Prism Makeup Interstellar Eyeshadow Palette provides 21 ~out of this world~ shades that are blendable, pigmented, and range from matte to shimmery and neutral to bold — all for a fraction of the cost of higher-end brands. Repeat after me: Zetus lapetus.
Revlon Colorstay Creme Eye Shadow is chef’s kiss for folks who want to experiment with bold colors *but* don’t want to pay a small fortune for it. These ‘lil formulas are super pigmented, cost less than $8 a jar, take just a dab of your finger for application, and reviewers swear you won’t get any fallout.
Gold Eye Treatments masks packed with collagen to make evidence of last night’s The Crown binge all but go poof. This brightens bags and softens fine lines, which means you’ll look completely awake before you’ve even had that first gulp of caffeine.
e.l.f Instant Lift Brow Pencil comes with a dual-sided pencil design so you can comb and contour with one side *and* define and fill in with the other. But hold your applause because here comes the real kicker: it costs $2.
Marc Jacobs Velvet Primer expertly coats each individual lash with a creamy, conditioning formula that A: increases the intensity of your mascara and B: simultaneously strengthens brittle lashes.
NYX Jumbo Eyeliner Pencil comes in several hues and is purposely designed as a thicker crayon, which means a single swipe covers more square footage. And hack time: Opt for white on your waterline to instantly brighten your eyes and make you look ::yawns:: more awake.
Elizabeth Mott Eyebrow Tint Gel and Brow Filler uses a cruelty-free to keep stray hairs in place while subtly filling them in, immediately giving your ensemble an air of ~I am put together can’t you see my brows look good~. The best part? It’s so easy. No expert drawing skills required and the result looks natural.
Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Eyeshadow provides a fantastic dose of ✨ sparkle ✨ that feels like luxury at first swipe. The formula itself applies like a gel and dries as a powder, comes in gorgeous hues, and feels completely weightless.
Double Take Eyeliner allows you spread your ~wings~ and fly to a peaceful realm in which mastering the cat eye is easy. Let me elaborate. This dual-side prod contains a clay-infused gel pencil for definition and a quick-drying liquid liner on the opposite side — the latter is purposely designed with an ultra fine, extra long tip that leaves less room for error.
ColourPop Hyaluronic Concealer costs less then $10, but don’t be deceived by the affordable price tag — this is full-coverage and gives expensive formulas a run for their money. Dark circles will be covered like a dream *and* a dynamic duo of hyaluronic acid and coconut water keep your skin supple and hydrated.
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