Check out these innovative new eye products to vamp up your peepers.
I must admit I was kind of apprehensive about this one. I mean, who really wants something that vibrates near their eye?
However, the Lancôme Paris Oscillation mascara ($34, lancome-usa.com) is surprisingly easy to use and is now a main staple in my makeup bag. What’s so great about it, you ask? Well, the battery-operated brush actually vibrates-up to 7,000 micro-oscillations per minute to wrap your lashes up to 360 degrees, leaving you with to-die-for lush lashes. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to get your hands on one until October 22, but trust me, when you do, it will totally be worth it.
Okay, I know that it looks even crazier than a vibrating mascara wand sounds. But really, the Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes mascara ($27, sephora.com) will take your lashes to a whole other level. This spherical brush looks more like a mini-version of a weapon from the Middle Ages, however the rounded tip makes it easy to sweep and stretch your lashes, no matter which angle you hold it at. And those hard to reach baby lashes on the corners? No problem. The best part about this mascara is that each lash stays in place all day long with no dryness or brittleness.
Talk to Me
Creating the perfect smoky eye can be a difficult task. When you throw in the fact that there’s a specific smoky eye that should be worn in the day, and another for night, you might just say forget about it. But before you give up, make sure you check out the Stila Smoky Eye Talking Palettes ($40, stilacosmetics.com). They come in both the Sapphire Collection (a great mix of blue hues) and the Platinum Collection (a great mix of silvers and black). With just a press of a button, a virtual voice tells you just how to apply, and as a bonus (as if the voice isn’t enough), each shade in the palette is labeled base, lid, crease and liner shades for goof-proof application.
The brand already has an amazing denim line and now they’re stepping out into cosmetics. Hands down, the best products in the line are the amazing eye shadows ($28, rockandrepubliccosmetics.com). Each shade is highly pigmented for long wearing and creaseless color, and that silver, glitzy R&R logo makes a fabulous addition to your makeup regime.