I'm a creature of habit. I'm especially a creature of habit when it comes to my eyeliner. I have never found anything that could come close to the staying power of my tried and true Clinique Cake Eyeliner. And yes, cake liner is somewhat outdated but since it dries down to a matte and never failed me I've been loyal.
Then one day while watching a Lisa Eldridge video with Alexa Chung I was instantly sold on this Eyeko Lash Enhancing Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner. It has the perfect not-too-soft but not-too-stiff applicator tip like a good old fashioned Sharpie and it has the best staying power of any liquid eyeliner I've ever tried (and I've tried my share!). No shaking involved, no rolling the tip up, -no fuss -no muss. Warning in the best sense of the word: this does not come off with soap and water. I use coconut oil or Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser to take it off quickly in one swipe. On the hottest of days and on the rainiest of days this formula stays put. I'm a convert.
The second item is surprisingly a L'Oreal Colour Riche lipstick. I am not a drugstore hauler so when I found this lipstick I was honestly pleasantly surprised. In all my makeup wearing years I've always found drugstore lipstick either too pink, too chalky, too slippery, to odd smelling, not moisturizing, etc. But in all fairness L'Oreal does own several high end brands so I decided to take my chances. I was excited when I the news came out about an exclusive collection of "custom made" nudes for every skin town. I thought for sure I'd be Frieda Pinto's shade, but in fact I'm Eva Longoria's shade, called what else, "Eva." This is a perfect nude and feels quite light on the lips. If you can't drop the $50 on a Tom Ford or Chanel lipstick, these do quite nicely! They're are going fast so run, don't walk.