In 2010, we saw many beautiful eyeshadows and tons of color. We had a lot of fun with our eye makeup this year, but our picks for favorite products are what we see as staples day in and out. Eye makeup that we need to survive, ya know the feeling? Here’s what we deemed to be the best!
Urban Decay Naked Palette - What kind of 2010 wrap-up would this be without talking about the Naked Palette? This literally contains everything you need to create every type of eye imaginable, all within the beloved neutral range of course. Something tells me this will carry on as a favorite for many into next year, especially because it’s still one of the most sought after eyeshadow palettes! Worth every penny.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wearing Cream Shadow, Shore – Bobbi released some beautiful metallic cream shadows with her summer Beach Club collection, but it’s Shore, the barely there matte nude, that has stayed in the makeup bag since summer. It’s the perfect eye base — layered with shadow or just on its own.
NARS Smudgeproof Eye Base - NARS foray into eyeshadow primer was a successful one. We love this product, and it’s hard to put into words just how different it is than other primers. It’s got a great texture — almost a fluffy, tacky gel that seamlessly melts on the lids. Eyeshadows of the powder and cream varieties adhere to this very well. Definitely a staple eye product for us. And while I don’t think you get as much product as say UDPP, my tube is still going strong 6 months in.
MAC Greasepaint Stick, Dirty - MAC Greasepaint Sticks were a favorite for me in 2009 so I was giddy when the Art Supplies collection launched. Dirty is such a multi-dimensional shade — a blackened taupe — that creates the best smokey eye. I smudge this along the upper and lower lash line, throw on mascara and I am good to go. The staying power on these is really impressive too — they don’t budge.
MAC Superslick Liquid Liner - MAC did good in the eye department in 2010! The Superslick Liquid Liner that launched with Fabulous Felines was a game changer. The flocked tip makes it easy breezy to apply and the colors were so fun. We hope these come back next year.
Chanel Taupe Gris Eyeshadow - Of all the eyeshadow singles that I tried, this was the moneymaker. Taupe Gris is one of those “do everything” shades that gives me a very polished look no matter what I do. It’s also an interesting shade, as are most taupes. It pulls rather purple on me, but depending on what I pair it with, it can look more grey or brown. Truly worth the Chanel pricetag.
Trish McEvoy Beauty Emergency Card for Eyes - Trish always sneaks onto our best of lists, because she makes amazing makeup. Her recent Beauty Emergency Card for Eyes is a Carla staple. It contains really rich, shimmering neutrals and even has your brow filler covered. Plus, these are so tiny. I’m pretty sure the new TSA body scans wouldn’t even notice this tucked in your pocket:)
Your turn to share. Any fave eye products to add to the conversation?