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Beauty: Eye Crayon…The Latest Rave

January 30, 2018

maybelline-eyeshadow-color-tattoo-crayon-products-1x1I honestly can’t say enough about Mabeline’s Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayon, with a 24 hour lasting wear. It’s now one of my latest faves that just took my by surprise.  The first time I tried them, my daughter and I were in Fred Myers looking for makeup and I came across this item and thought, “OK, looks like something I want to try.” Specifically because it came in the gold I was looking for since I started using eye crayon in place of powder eye shadow and was completely blown away.  It gave me more of a dramatic look I was looking for.  Even being 50, I still have to look my best right?  Photo from Maybeline.com to give you an idea of some of the colors that they have, and where you can find many of their great products.

I love Maybeline because they are one brand that is always creating products for women of all colors and for all skin types.  I always start with Maybeline when I am looking to replace products I already have or looking to try something new.  I have used Maybeline for years, and have always worked them into my budget when I was in the market for new makeup.

~You can find the eye crayons in other brands, too.~

The crayons go on smoothly.  I have my three favorites, the Lavish Lavendar, Gold Rush, and Bronze Truffle.  These crayons are retractable which I think is fabulous, and they don’t smear and have a long lasting wear, which is what I always look for in an eye shadow product.  I don’t do up my eyes often and when I do I like to keep it simple.  So to pair with the Maybeline eye crayon, I use a black crayon eyeliner by Rimmel, part of their Scandal Eyes collection, which I found and love because of how it glides on flawlessly.  It took me a couple of days looking for one, and a couple of hours because I didn’t want just any black eye crayon.  It’s not retractable, but that’s OK.  I have the right sharpener for it when the time comes.

Let’s not forget mascara!  Eye crayon wear is not complete unless you have the right mascara.  I didn’t go expensive here because I learned from my younger sister that you don’t always have to pay the high prices on makeup, including mascara.  So, I use Extra WOW Lash by Rimmel, again another great product that I don’t have any reactions with.  Gives me a long lasting wear, does not irritate my eyes, and I am good to go for the day or the evening.

thumbnail_PSX_20171111_141433Without foundation and just wearing a thin coat of Physician’s Formula Multi-Colored Bronzer Color Palette that matches my skin, I come away with a smooth look with just the eye crayons, a nice shade of lip gloss over a lip pencil that blends the two colors together.  I keep it subtle when it comes to lip gloss and lip liner, even on my most casual days.  But don’t get me wrong I do know how to go dramatic for that real popping, eye turning look.  That’s when I have fun with it, but at the same time I don’t go over board.

In this picture, though it’s just the black eye crayon, the Gold Rush color eye crayon, my Jordana black eye liner on the lower eye, a Jordana lip line called Currant, which is my favorite, and a gold lip gloss by Wet-N-Wild.

44ebf0e3-ebc5-4cad-8646-9dab91ee547d_1.7a4043e50df6c6e6b61fca5c87fb7694If I am going to do a full face makeup I wear FIT foundation also by Maybeline.  I am so happy they came out with this product because I can fit this product to match my skin tone perfectly. I’m between 356 and 360 It doesn’t bother my skin and my makeup goes on without a hitch.  I use a Physician’s Formula Multi-Colored Bronzer Powder Palette to finish it off, put on my eye makeup and I am ready for the world.  You can find the Fit Me foundation at Wal-Mart or other local stores where Mayebeline products are sold like Walgreens, Rite-Aid and Fred Meyers.  In my opinion is reasonably priced.  Unlike Physician’s Formula…they are pricey, but well worth the money.  When I am stocking up on my makeup I can expect to spend anywhere from $35 – $50 if I look for the sales and bargains on my favorite products.  Photo from Wal-Mart

When I am looking for eye makeup, I am looking for wearability — as in long lasting, extended wear with the ease of taking off at the end of the night.  I am looking for non-irritant makeup that won’t cause me to have a reaction, something that works well with other products I use.  I tend to use Maybeline products because they have great shades, and long lasting wear, and they come off very easy.  I can generally find them at a good price like at Wal-Mart and Fred Meyers.  The eye crayons are exciting to me because of how smooth they glide on.  The different shades of colors you can find them in and how long they last.  A true plus in my book.

What do I rate the eye crayons between a one and a ten?  I give this product a raving 10 because I love it.  No messy wands, to caked up powders, long lasting wear….everything I am looking for and doesn’t work my patience to apply.

If you haven’t already checked out eye crayons, do so today.  Add them to your makeup collection.  You’ll be glad you did.  Think of the eye crayons as your new best friend in eye makeup because the possibilities are endless.

 

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