Best of 2014 : Eye Makeup


Hey everyone!

I discovered quite a few new beauty products especially makeup in 2014 and I decided to do a Best of 2014 series where I talk about the best bits of the year gone by. I’ve broken them down into several posts by category so that its easier to read, a single post would be just too long! First up in this series – Best Eye Makeup products for me in 2014. Please note that all of these weren’t new launches in 2014, they were just new to me. Hope you enjoy this series!



Best of 2014 - Eye Makeup

Best of 2014 – Eye Makeup





I have only a few products in the Eye makeup category and each of these have been reviewed. (Just click on the title of the product to read the full review). I picked these not because they were great products but because I used them extensively as well!



1. Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette

I tried out several palettes in 2014 including loads of Sleek ones and while I liked many of them, the Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette is the one I keep coming back to! The quality of the shadows is great and you can create endless looks with the 20 shadows in this palette. Priced quite affordable as well if you compare these to the Urban Decay Naked palettes or the several other nude palettes that came out in 2014 like the Lorac palettes, Smashbox, Kat Von D palettes etc. Highly recommended!



Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette - Review, Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette



2. Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal

The kajal has a super smooth texture, rich dark black color and good staying power – everything you would want from your kajal. The smudger at the end is great for a quick smoky eye as well. I have the black one and I really like it!



3. Stila Smudge Crayon Eyeshadow/Liner (Umber)

I discovered this pretty late in 2014 but its been an instant favorite that I have been using a lot! The liner/shadow hybrid has a creamy texture, can be smudged easily, works great as shadow or liner and doesn’t smudge! Umber is a plummy brown shade that I absolutely LOVE!


Stila Smudge Crayon Umber, Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal
Stila Smudge Crayon Umber, Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal



4. Shiseido Eyebrow Styling Compact (Medium Brown)

A sleek brow kit comprising of 2 shades of brown brow powders. I have used this a LOT in last year, almost exclusively! The darker color from the duo works perfectly for me and the sheer powder is just perfect to achieve the natural, fuller look.



Shiseido Brow Styling Compact Medium Brown

Shiseido Brow Styling Compact Medium Brown



Other products I enjoyed using :

– Lakme Eyeconic Kajal (Brown)

– L’Oreal Paris False Lash Telescopic Mascara

– Maybelline Black Gel Liner

– Estee Lauder Shadow Paint (Chained)

– NARS Fez eye shadow

– Rimmel Nude in the Box palette



[note color=”#FFE4C4″]I would love to know your Best Eye Makeup products of 2014. Let me know your picks in the comments section below! [/note]



  1. aliyajamshed7
    January 13, 2015 / 11:39 am

    Nice compilation,this series is gonna be interesting

  2. Maithili
    January 13, 2015 / 11:44 am

    Oh i m eager to read more such posts

  3. Maithili
    January 13, 2015 / 11:45 am

    Lakme eyeconic n maybelline gel liner r my favourites too…wld b buying coastal scents palette soon

  4. Joo
    January 13, 2015 / 11:58 am

    thanks for this amazing compilations of favorite eye makeup products… m also looking to get maybelline gel liner..

  5. Joo
    January 13, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    i really want to try the shiseido eye brow styling compact..

  6. Neeti
    January 13, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    Wow very nice compilation.. I have just tried the gel liner and the eyeconic kajal.. 🙂

  7. January 13, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    I loved the CS Revealed palette and Smashbox masterclass II palette… <3

  8. January 13, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    Have only tried the colorbar smokey kajal from your list! Must get my hands on the revealed palette soon!!

    January 13, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    lakme eyeconic kajal in black…. brown is also good bt it didn’t work 4 me , i don’t knw y it irritated my eyes… I liked lakme forever silk lie i the shade earth line too…. 🙂

  10. January 13, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    wow..its gonna be really helpful.. i want to try nude palette from Rimmel..nice initiative..

  11. January 13, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    good to know all your favs 🙂

  12. apeksha
    January 13, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    I have colorbar smoky kajal and I like it too. Have to try coastal scents palette.

  13. apeksha
    January 13, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    And yes lakme eyeconic brown and black are my fav too.

  14. kumud
    January 13, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    From where can i buy the revealed 2 palette

    • January 13, 2015 / 4:34 pm

      Hi, you can buy it online at

  15. January 13, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    i even liked the sleek vintage romance palette shades too on you….was simply awesome.

  16. January 13, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    Nice compliation.. My Fav were Eyeconic, Hyperglossy and Coastal Scents Palette

  17. January 13, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    I have also loved the Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal.. it was ahhmazingg..!!

    I would love to try the Revealed 2 palette and the Stila Smudge Crayon..

  18. January 13, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    I want Coastal Scents Revealed pallete.

  19. January 13, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    I would like to add the Makeup revolution Iconic eyeshadow palettes as well..they are very good for the price. And the colossal turquoise kohl, is a fun colour to add in the kit.

    I am totally drooling over the Revealed palette now!

  20. Tina
    January 13, 2015 / 11:17 pm


    I would like to buy a matte blackest black eye shadow. I plan to use it for stage performances, so the pigmentation is really important. What would you suggest? I am open to both drugstore and high-end brands, my only concern is availability. Thanks in advance!!

    • January 15, 2015 / 11:09 am

      Hi, I'd suggest using a black cream eye shadow like Shiseido Shimmering Cream eye color in Caviar as base and any black powder eye shadow – Deborah Milani and NYX both have singles. Many of the Sleek eye shadow palettes also contain a black shade. The key here is the Shiseido cream shadow which is really rich and black, any average black shadow on top of it will look dark. MAC has the eye shadow called Carbon which isn't super pigmented but if are unable to find the others, its an option.

      • Tina
        January 15, 2015 / 5:56 pm

        Thanks a lot Ankita! Search begins now for Shiseido Caviar. I have Mac Carbon, and as you said, it’s pigmentation is not enough for what I am looking at. 🙂

  21. pavidhiraviyam
    January 14, 2015 / 8:55 am

    Lakme eyeconic is my all time favourite!!
    Nice compilation!!

  22. January 14, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    thats a nice compilation as well 🙂

  23. January 14, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    it has to be the balm nu*e tude eye palette out there!

  24. Blush
    January 15, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the post.

  25. Blush
    January 15, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    Sadly i could not get hand on Coastal scent due to high shipping charges.

  26. January 15, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    I kinda went crazy on maybelline and hauled most of their eye makeup range – Gel liner, kajal, hyperglossy liquid liner, mascara :P. Definitely loving the coastal scents palletes too

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