Monday, April 7th, 2014

Here are some of my personal recommendations for eye products to pick up while Sephora’s offering 15% off! Beauty Insiders use code TICKET, VIBs use code VIBTICKET, and Rouges use code ROUGETICKET. :) Feel free to share your recommendations for other readers to try!

  1. Urban Naked Palettes (review) if you’re a big fan of various hues of neutrals that tend to lean more shimmery. I’ve enjoyed all three palettes enormously, and I usually take one along with me when I travel. (Pictured: Naked3)
  2. Too Faced Pretty Rebel Eyeshadow Palette (review) is one of the best eyeshadow palettes ever–perfect if you love rich, pigmented eyeshadows with frosted finishes.
  3. bareMinerals Power Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette (review) is a nice option for a neutral palette with a variety of finishes.
  4. Sephora 10 Shades of Samba Set (review) has ten shades of one of my favorite eyeliner formulas (Sephora’s Eye Contour Pencils) in several colorful hues. (Pictured: Romantic Comedy)
  5. NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (review) is my very favorite eyeshadow primer–colorless, works well across brands and finishes, and keeps my eyeshadow on extra long.
  6. Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadows (review) are my newest favorite for cream eyeshadows! So versatile, long-wearing, and sparkling. (Pictured: Hypnotique)
  7. Marc Jacobs Intro(vert) Highliner (review) is an eyeliner I get complimented on all the time–it’s a cooler-toned, brighter teal that is harder to dupe.
  8. Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 (review) is a set of eight full-sized eyeliners from black to teal–I’m constantly reaching for the shades in this one–and bonus, it comes with Grind House as well!
  9. Urban Decay Grind House (review) is my go-to for all my eyeliner sharpening needs!
  10. Marc Jacobs Brow Tamer (review) works nicely to keep brows in place without giving them a hard, crunchy feeling. I just picked up my second one this time around, actually!

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47 thoughts on “10 Eye Products to Try at Sephora

  1. OCHO LOCO 2 IS STILL AVAILABLE?????????? OMG. I thought it was LE!
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  2. Let

    Nooo. Why must you put the Marc Jacobs (Intro)vert in the list? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was *this* close to getting it in-store last week, but picked up a Stila liquid eyeliner instead.

  3. Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks! Hands down my favorite eyeshadow sticks ever!

  4. Jenn

    Thank you Christine! I was waiting for this list. I agree with some shades of Sephora’s eyeliner and I like Purple Stilleto, UD shadows, Bare Minerals 4.0 in The Happy Place, Tarte ‘a Amazonian clay liners/eyeshadows and Guerlain maxi lash, they have a waterproof version now!!! :)

    • I’m a huge fan of all the bareMinerals’ Ready eyeshadows, lol! I could have put them multiple times on the list, but I tried to go for diversity ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I don’t know why I haven’t scooped up that Ocho Loco set yet. The colors are SO pretty and I could always use an extra pencil sharpener lol
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  6. Yo Christine..these posts..don’t need any help (รดโ€ฟรด)… teehee

  7. I tried a few of those on my first Sephora trip back in the states!
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  8. Thanks for your list!
    1- UD Naked 1 eyeshadow palette
    2- Dior Bleu De Paris 5 eyeshadow palette
    3- Kat Von D Sinner eyeshadow palette
    4- Too Faced Natural Eye Kit
    5- Kat Von D Esperanza eyeshadow palette
    6- UD Grindhouse sharpener
    7- UD Yeyo eyeliner
    8- Anastasia Brow Powder Duo (medium ash)

  9. somhrita

    this may be off topic but I heard some people say something about an ULTA 20% off coupon. Is that out yet… cus I can’t seem to find any information on it.

  10. I’ve got to commend (again) and add Sephora’s own Jumbo Liner Pencils. SO amazing! Also, their own brand of eye shadows. Christine has reviewed several so you can see what’s good but I picked up Be on the A List last week and I couldn’t be happier. I’m planning to go back to get a few more (and the free empty palette you get when you purchase 2 shadows). I’m with you on The Power Neutrals, Christine, and would also add Too Faced’s Chocolate and Boudoir Eyes palettes.

    • The Colorful Eyeshadows are a real surprise, aren’t they? There are a few misses, but with such a huge range, I’m not really surprised – so many are total hits, though!

  11. Every time you post about Intro(vert) I want it a little bit more! haha I just feel like I have so many “peacock” blue/cerulean/teal eye liners in my collection already, but I’m sure one of these days I’ll end up getting it.

    Some of my favorites (excluding single shadows/liners) are: Kat von D 8 pan palettes, Sephora Colorful palettes, Anastasia Brow Powder Duo, MUFE Sens’Eyes eye makeup remover.
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  12. I’ll have to check out the Ocho Loco..i like that title lol

  13. Mouth watering ๐Ÿ˜€ I’d like to add the Radiant Femme Artistry palette! I’m so glad you put the Dior Fusion eyeshadows!!!!!! I’m in LOVE! The LE 2014 Colors are HEAVEN! I can’t wait for reviews! :) <3 Lotus

    • What’s your favorite combo from the Radiant Femme palette?

      • Wow! I could propose a novel of the endless looks! What a question! So far I have a first favorite I’ll tell you. For me, I’m PORCELAIN, Color around eyes are mauve/beigy & my eyes are a light green gray with some blue and a yellow/amber freckle so if you can picture that.. Here we go!
        Primer with Nars Eye Primer
        Base all over eye up to brow: shade 12-0811 from the Rare Earth Quad
        Lid & lightly into up into crease: shade 12-5505 from the Bird of Paradise Quad
        Lightly on inner lid: shade 19-1431 (rare earth?)
        Crease: gentle blending of shade 19-0916 (Rare Earth quad)
        Across upper lash: 19-1623 from Venus Rising
        Lower lash line: Radiant Orchid
        Inner corner highlight: 14-1313 from rare earth quad
        And a dab of 11-0602 on the middle of lid ( midnight orchid quad)
        :) Voila
        It’s a light aqua blue pastel with beigy bronze and medium taupe and golden highlight with a light white shimmer in center to pop, the orchid underneath to bring out color and round out look done on a neutralized ivory eye. :) What’s your favorite?

        • Thanks so much for sharing! :) Always love hearing what others try! I didn’t love any of the ones I tried – I primarily used them as “quads”!

          • Sure! It really is a fun palette if you go for what you want! ๐Ÿ˜€ Endless combinations would look beautiful on you! <3

  14. Yay for Naked 2! ๐Ÿ˜€ And pretty much all Urban Decay stuff, really ๐Ÿ˜›

    I wish Too Faced would make a single of Miss Sparkles, and sell it here ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s the only black powder eyeshadow with appreciable glitter that I’ve been impressed by the pigmentation of! (I swatched it at a Sephora in Paris on my honeymoon, but couldn’t quite justify getting the whole palette :-P). Chanel Mirifique is a cream alternative, but not exactly a cheaper one ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  15. bonnie

    i bought ocho loco 2 in december and have already finished 2 of the colors, it’s the best set

  16. I want everything form this section especially the UD palettes, liners and the newly launched Sephora Eye Liner Samba set! :)

  17. I have a weakness for cream eye shadows! Must try Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadows!
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  18. The Marc Jacobs Brow Tamer sounds great. My brows can get quite wild!