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5 of our favourite drugstore eye make up products in our pro kit

Eye makeup products that don’t break the bank.

One of the draw backs to starting up as a professional makeup artist, is how expensive it can be to build a kit. In this post I will share my top 5 drug store eye makeup staples, proving that you don’t always need to spend mega bucks to get the finish of an expensive or high end product.

1. THE COLOSSAL BIG SHOT MASCARA – BLACK

I absolutely love this mascara!!! And I’ve tried quite a few… the two things that I’m always looking for in a good mascara is the colour (it needs to be the blackest black) and not smudge on the lower lashes. I’ve worn this mascara in the gym after a sweaty one and no smudging was visible. WINNER!!!!

2. COLLECTION FAST STROKE EYE LINER – BLACK

This little gem, I learnt about through my bestie; dense liner is an essential part of her daily makeup look. So after her rave review, I had to give it a go. The applicator is stiff but flexible enough to manipulate and get the straightest of lines, the colour is intense and dries to a beautiful matte finish. Must I really talk about the price?! £2.99!!!!

3. MAYBELLINE LASTING DRAMA GEL EYELINER

I discovered this eyeliner gel after watching a Paige Louise video (I absolutely love her work). The gel liner glides on so well and the colour payoff is awesome! I often layer this with some black eyeshadow after application, for a matte finish.

4. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ULTIMATE SHADOW PALETTE – WARM NEUTRALS

This palette contains the perfect rich colours, with 16 different shades of browns, golds and reds. NYX never fails to disappoint, the colours compliment all skin tones and the pay off isn’t bad at all. It’s compact and the perfect addition to your makeup kit as a makeup artist or even for personal use.

5. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP GLITTER PRIMER

Apply this primer to eyelids to get the best glitter application and no fallout. There’s nothing worse than trying to remove unwanted glitter from your face. Another benefit to this primer is it’s ability to increase eye shadow payoff. This costs hardly anything and lasts absolutely forever. I’ve also seen it being used on lips to create the most stunning glitter lip looks.

Have you tried any of these products? I’d love to hear what you think.

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Written by M1U Team