Natural beauty lovers have waited a long time for mascaras that are next level and, this year, two of our favorite brands released the kinds of wands we’ve all been waiting for. W3ll People’s Expressionist Mascara was a lash-loving game-changer when it hit the shelves a while back and now it comes in two new shades, violet and blue. While we’re still hooked on the basic black, if you haven’t tried the Expressionist yet, now is as good a time as any to go natural and not look back!
Try our short list of eye makeup favorites, from Beautycounter’s first mascara (major!) to KIMIKO’s precise new pencil that’ll help you create the feathered brow look we’re all ga-ga for…
KIMIKO Superfine Eyebrow Pencil | We came across KIMIKO while inside the Striker Sisters’ Beverly Hills HQ and quickly got hooked on this simple staple. The prescision pencil allows you to make feathery strokes to build out that “feathered brow” or simply fill brows in in a flash.
Jane Iredale Eyebrow Kit | Sometimes all it takes to pull a look together is a set of full, face-framing brows (Cara Delevingne – case and point). This pocket sized kit comes with mineral-rich brow powder to fill things in, and a nourishing plant-based wax to keep those things in place. The case also doubles as a mirror, so we can tend to our brows when and where we please.
W3LL People Expressionist Mascara | This fabulous mascara leaves no lash behind. The specially designed wand is tiny – but don’t be fooled, it builds out a long lash like nobody’s business! The botanical formula take a few coats, but once we get going, the mascara really lengthens and lifts without clumping.
Beautycounter Color Shade Eye Duo | Not only does this eyeshadow offer a gorgeous (heavy metal-free) sheen, but it actually helps moisturize the sensitive skin around our eyes. Each set comes with a pair of complementary shadows that can be worn together for instant makeup artist-magic, or individually for a simpler look. Bonus points for this super-chic case!
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow Singles | This multi-tasking eye shadow can be used to add color to cheeks as well. Its natural formula – which doesn’t contain gluten, petroleum, parabens or metals – employs the power of bamboo to achieve a safe, wearable sheen. We love shades Charmed, Wisdom and Magnetic.
Beautycounter Lengthening Mascara | Beautycounter has been slowly releasing products this year and we can barely keep up with the amazingness! Their first mascara is dark, bold and comes with major staying power. This is a beauty fiend’s mascara! Containing organic oils and natural pigments, this non-toxic mascara nourishes lashes while adding bold color, length and definition.
Josie Maran Argan Black Oil Mascara | If you’ve ever used argan oil on your hair, you know the amazing things it can do. This mascara uses argan in it’s paraben, sulfate and phthalate-free formula to nourish our lashes in the same way. The wand takes some skill, but is worth the learning curve!