My eye makeup kit

10th March, 2015

My eye makeup kit (you can tell which items are always on high rotation!)

As you can tell from this previous post I’m a big fan of a smoky eye, so much so that I’ve mastered being able to do my own statement eye makeup at home. I’ll usually do my own makeup for most events so I’ve managed to put together an edit of my favourite eye makeup essentials over the years and have narrowed it down to a few key products. Here’s what’s in my kit:

(from L-R)

MAC 252

A great brush for shading eye shadow. I think having the right brushes is key in achieving a good result with your eye makeup.

MAC 224

This brush is great for blending eyeshadow. It allows me to get a nice precise finish.

MAC 239

I use this particular brush to also shade my eyelids. I can’t apply eye makeup without it!

Amy Jean Brow Definer

Amy Jean is a great brow stylist and this is from her makeup collection. I use this for applying brow powder to my brows.

Designer Brands Eyeliner

This eyeliner does a great job and the best bit is it’s budget-friendly so it won’t break the bank. I also love Lancôme and MAC eyeliners.

ModelCo Lash Xtend Lengthening Mascara

This helps me get nice, long lashes! I think a great mascara is key.

MAC Brow Set

Have you noticed how brows seem to be having a moment? I make sure to keep my brows well groomed and this helps to set my brow powder.

Amy Jean brow palette

Perfect colours for shading and achieving a good, strong brow that would make Cara Delevingne jealous!

Shu Uemera eyelash curler

It’s a cult beauty product and no wonder – it achieves an amazing curl which makes for some great lashes!

MAC eyeshadow in Mulch

This is one of my essential colours for doing a bronzed smoky eye. I use this colour in the crease of my eyelid to contour my eyes.

MAC eyeshadow in Romp

I use this as the base shade for a smoky eye and apply it to my whole eyelid.

What are your fave eye makeup essentials?

Photography: Tamika Keioske

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  • Reply leediah 20th March, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Hey Kate! I love your blog and You! Lol
    Well I’ve a question.
    I am a black girl from Nigeria and I also love the smokey I trend. How do I perfect it on my skin tone, I’ve tried before but it just didn’t come out right. Please help! Lots of Love, Leediah

  • Reply Ben West 23rd April, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Nice article about eye make up kits.

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