Buying eye makeup is tricky. Actually, buying any kind of makeup is—we have to consider colors, formulas, shades, applicators, the list goes on. Fret not, because we’re here to help you shop for your eye makeup essentials. Read on to find out what you should be looking for the next time you’re in the market for a new eyeliner, masacara, or eyeshadow palette. (Or, why not all three?) The most important part of buying mascara: the wand. Different wands to different things—some define, some enhance, others lengthen. But some mascaras also do everything, like Careline’s Mascara (95 PhP) that enhances, defines, and extends lashes—and comes in fun colors!
With all the different kinds of eyeliner, it can get overwhelming. But when choosing between pencil, liquid, gel, and other formulas, make sure to choose the eyeliner you’re most comfortable applying and one you can wear the whole day. Careline’s liquid Eyeliner (85 PhP) has a soft, felt-tip applicator that lets you control the thickness of the line—perfect for winged eyes. The best part? It dries to a matte finish.
An important thing to look out for when you’re buying an eyeshadow palette isn’t just the variety of shades in a single palette, but also the combination of shades. If you’re a fan of smokey eyes look for a palette with darker shades, but if you’re more into bright, fresh looks opt for palettes on the lighter side. Aside from colors, the texture and lasting power of the eyeshadow is something to look for. We’re loving Careline’s Pocket Palette (85 PhP)—it comes in 3 handy sets with 15 colorful shades.
So the next time you shop for eye makeup, keep these tips in mind and stay on the lookout for our picks from Careline!