Brow and lash love for 2015

Make-up, applying mascara

As I was doing my makeup for New Year’s Eve I realized that the biggest change in my cosmetic life for 2015 was that I absolutely can not go without doing my brows anymore. A combination of age and illness created eyebrows that just didn’t cut it anymore. I went for most of my life not touching my eyebrows with much more than a tweezers. They had a great natural shape and were filled in nicely. That’s not the case any more. That’s why I decided to share the 2015 eyebrow and eyelash products that have made a difference for me.

PIXI BROW POWDER PALETTE  –  Shades of Brows

Pixi Beauty Brow Palette
Pixi Beauty Brow Palette

This is my most used brow product for everyday. My hair isn’t necessarily the same shade from color to color so I appreciate having a choice of shades that I can use straight or mix. Right now I’m dipping twice into the darkest shade and once in the one lighter since my hair is very dark at the moment. I’ll get it colored soon and can reevaluate how I want to use the colors. One of the best buys at $12 I’ve found. *

PIXI ENDLESS BROW GEL PEN

Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen in Medium
Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen in Medium

The Endless Brow Gel Pen is another best for me from Pixi. This is not a universally loved product but I like it so much that I bought 3 the last time I ordered from Pixi. It’s not really a pen, it’s a pencil that is gel-like in texture. It’s a heavier look than the brow palette because the gel is thicker. I like wearing this when my brows really need attention.

SENNA COSMETICS BROW SHAPER

Senna Brow Duo in Brunette
Senna Brow Duo in Brunette

I love Senna Cosmetics but I hadn’t tried their eyebrow products before because I just didn’t care about my eyebrows. Now that I have this Brow Shaper with the plumping brow shade and pomade I really appreciate why Eugenia Weston, owner and cosmetic guru, is so well known for eyebrows. These powders really cling to my eyebrow hair and fill in naturally where I’ve lost some hair. Another reason to love Senna. *

IT COSMETICS HEAVENLY LUXE BUILD A BROW BRUSH

It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Build A Brow and It Cosmetics Tightlining 10-in-1 Dual Ended brush
It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Build A Brow and It Cosmetics Tightlining 10-in-1 Dual Ended brush
It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Eyebrow brush
It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Eyebrow brush

OMG, this is the best brush ever for eyebrows. It was created for IT’s Build a Brow Creme Gel Stain and it’s great with that but it also shines with every gel or cream brow product I’ve tried. The bristles are staggered so they really get into your brows to deposit color. This is totally unique and totally worth every penny of the $24 price.

BENEFIT ROLLER LASH MASCARA

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Officially named Roller Lash Super Curling and Lifting Mascara, this is one of my favorites of the year. I find Benefit Cosmetics to be hit or miss but after reading the raves for this I caved and I’m glad I did. The curved wand really does help curl your lashes although I always use an eyelash curler. The combo of the eyelash curler and Roller Lash gives me eyelashes that stay curled for a good 12 hours. This was good for me for a solid three months staying easy to wear and easy to remove.

CATRICE LASH MULTIMIZER VOLUME MASCARA

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara
Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara
Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara wand
Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara wand

At $7.99 this is 1/3 the price of the Benefit mascara and almost as good. The Multimizer is a volume and definition mascara. While it doesn’t help add curl, it holds it well. The older this gets, the better it gets. Which means a new one is in my future.

BARE MINERALS LASH DOMINATION VOLUMIZING MASCARA

Bare Minerals Lash Domination
Bare Minerals Lash Domination
BareMinerals Lash Domination
BareMinerals Lash Domination

2016 was the year I realized I loved volume mascaras. Before that I always thought I was looking for length and definition but the mascaras I like best this year turned out to be volumizing. Who knew? Besides charming me with the polka dot packaging, Lash Domination * charmed me with the twisty turny brush and lashes that looked great. They call this a 10-in-1 mascara since it Volumizes, Lengthens, Thickens, Separates, Lifts, has All-day wear, is Mineral fortified, Resists clumps, Fights Flakes, and is Smudge-resistant. After reviewing * this, I bought another.

SURRATT BEAUTY RELEVEE LASH CURLER

Surratt Beauty Relevee Lash Curler
Surratt Beauty Relevee Lash Curler
Surratt Beauty Relevee Lash Curler opened
Surratt Beauty Relevee Lash Curler opened

I didn’t need another eyelash curler but I wanted this Surratt Beauty one after reading all the raves. Everyone has different shaped eyes and the lash curlers that a lot of people rave about (Shu, ELF etc) pinch me. This Surratt Relevee has been a delight to use. It opens widely, does a great job fitting my eyes and creates a curl that really lasts. If I want to use the method of inching up my lashes I have to use a magnifying mirror so I can see my lashes better.

As usual with a list like this, I’m sure I left out other wonderful products that I discovered in 2015. Even if I did though I know I’m recommending the ones that really have stood out to me. Have you tried any of these? What would you say stood out the most for you this past year?  — Marcia

*items were PR samples, rest were self purchased  **affiliate links used

 

26 COMMENTS

  1. Carol | 5th Jan 16

    Once you start filling in your brows and curling your eyelashes, it becomes a totally necessity! My new favorite brow product is the Bobbi Brown long wear brow pencil! I’m still looking for a mascara that doesn’t smudge or flake!

  2. Allison | 6th Jan 16

    The IT Brow Brush looks incredible! And you’ve got me intrigued by the Bare Minerals Lash Domination!

  3. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 6th Jan 16

    Loveeeeee me some Roller Lash. I rec it to every one!

  4. Tina @ My Highest Self | 6th Jan 16

    Lash Domination is a long-time favorite of mine! I need to try the Benefit Roller Lash soon.

  5. Lola Seicento | 6th Jan 16

    What a fantastic post! There are so many great picks to go on my list!

  6. Leelo R | 6th Jan 16

    So many great products! I have to try them all 😛

  7. The Beauty of Life | 6th Jan 16

    That Benefit mascara is one of my faves!

  8. Carleen | 6th Jan 16

    Those brow brushes look amazing!

  9. Nidia - Lit From Within | 6th Jan 16

    I’ve only really paid attention to my brows in the last year or so, too. I met Eugenia Weston at The Makeup Show Orlando, and she did my brows for me.. and it was a game changer! Now, I try to keep up with the shape, and I fill in a bit to give them that natural fullness that I like.

  10. Shipra | 6th Jan 16

    For me, brows were a HUGE thing too in 2015. I definitely feel that I’ve figured out the shape of my eyebrows and how to achieve the right brows for my face. I love a lot of the products you mentioned! <3

  11. Heather | 6th Jan 16

    I love the Pixi Brow powder it works great!

  12. Bailey | 6th Jan 16

    I didn’t do much to my brows for the longest time, but since I started I haven’t looked back. The Pixi palette looks great! I love that you can customize your shades.

  13. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 6th Jan 16

    Wonderful products, I highly agree with your mascara choices!

  14. Julie | 6th Jan 16

    I can’t go without filling my brows in either, and I also love that Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen! The formula is great!

  15. Phyrra | 6th Jan 16

    That lash curler looks great!

  16. Renu | 7th Jan 16

    Great choices! I have to dig out my Lash Domination mascara and open it. I began paying attention to my brows last year as well. My 2016 target is lash-curling. I ordered a Shu curler on Boxing Day only to just receive an email saying it is unavailable. Thinking of getting the Japonesque one instead.

  17. Jess | 7th Jan 16

    I’m obsessed with brow products! You can never have too many!

  18. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 7th Jan 16

    So many great brow and lash products

  19. Stephanie Louise (@StephLouiseATB) | 7th Jan 16

    Love those IT products!

  20. Anastasia | 7th Jan 16

    Obsessed with PIXI gel brow pencil! It’s one of my faves 🙂

  21. Babi | 7th Jan 16

    I just started doing my browser in 2015 and I still haven’t 100% perfected the art. So this post is full of brow products I want to try!

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  24. Susan P. | 9th Jan 16

    I’ve used brow pencils but haven’t tried brow powders. It seems like you could use eye shadows in the right color for brows.

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  26. Miki | 17th Jan 16

    Well, I must try the roller mascara this year! I know it’s good, I’ve read enough about it haha. Your review has me convinced 🙂

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