One of the best, quickest ways to either: slap some eye makeup on as quickly as possible, or create a base for the most flawless beat for every god and goddess in the galaxy and beyond, is an eye crayon. They’re the key to creating a finish which lasts all day, and will not budge. These even pass the gym test.
I decided to go with three very different brands: price range, texture, and colorway all range from high to low. Two of them happen to be discontinued, which just gives me another reason to go shopping; which reminds me, Sephora VIB Sale is coming up…expect a haul around here soon.
Avon Extralasting Eyeshadow Pencil in Bronze: This eyeshadow is the only one on the list which isn’t as long-lasting as it’s advertised, but gets better with time. It starts off on the eyes as a bright, orange-y copper shimmer and by the end of my workday turns into an antiqued burnished warm gold. It doesn’t crease too much but just shifts the color to be a bit deeper, in the prettiest way. I wear this shadow when I have 10 minutes for a light, bronzy makeup look and need something quick.
The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Sand Dune: the matte of all mattes. This shadow stick is my absolute favorite for everyday wear; I put it all over my lid, lashline to browbone. Then let the creativity fly, and it seems like every eyeshadow pops just a bit more. Even mousy, everyday browns look more vibrant and warmer behind this intensely matte base.
Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick in Dusk: Every. single.time I wear this eyeshadow, someone compliments me. Someone at work, on the train, on the street; the sparkle and pigment packed into this stick is unbelievable. It commands attention to the eyes; despite even a giant hormonal pimple taking up real estate without payin’ rent on my face. It’s perfect for New Years, birthdays, or sometimes any ol’ weekday when you need some extra sparkle.