Friday, 23 February 2018

Eyeshadow Sticks | A Look In My Stash

Eyeshadow sticks are staples in my collection, hence why I have so many! I've gone through all of them to show you my stash, because I really am a huge fan of the stick form eyeshadow and I think everyone needs one or two!
I love eyeshadow sticks because they're so easy and fuss free. You can literally use one colour, give it a quick blend with your ring finger and you're good to go. But you can also layer it with another shade (although I wouldn't recommend mixing too many creams) or powders. They're just so easy, but the result always looks so good! See the make up look I did on Georgie for this photo shoot as an example (but not to blow my own trumpet). 

These are bloody amazing. You get a double ended eyeshadow stick, one side is like pure, chunky glitter, and the other side is a metallic cream. As you can see from the swatches, they're extremely pigmented. The different formulas can be worn alone, but because the shades correspond they look beautiful layered also. The wear time is impressive, too! They stay punchy and pigmented all day long.
 Bobbi Brown Longer Cream Shadow Stick
These are my favourite, especially the matte formula (although I only have one, Taupe). These perform amazingly, the texture is so smooth and so buttery, they are the most easy to blend, and the pigment packs the most punch. I need more of these in my collection.
Rosie for Autograph Cream Eyeshadow Stick
These are amazing! They're so pigmented, so creamy, blend like a dream and have a really beautiful shimmer that lasts all day long. However, you do have to use an eyeshadow primer to get this one to stick - but once they do, they're not going anywhere. Trust me.
Eyeko Fat Eye Stick
These have a really nice glossy sheen to them rather than a shimmer, so they're nice for creating a natural look.

Revlon Photo Ready Eye Art
These are like 'dupes' for the Touch in Sol shadows, and they're good. Certainly not the same thing, but they're good. Especially the cream side, they're so smooth and so pigmented! A little thicker than the Touch in Sol alternative so they're heavier, and are prone to bunching up a little after several hours of wear (but I mean like 7 or 8 hours, not just 1 or 2). The glitter side also isn't chunky glitter, its like glitter in liquid, so you get a wash of glitter. They remind me a bit of those glitter glue pens you got when you were little. Still really pretty, but not the same thing and I personally prefer the bold chunky glitter. Highly recommend these as something similar if you're on a budget though.
Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow
These are beautiful and pigmented, but surprisingly not my favourite. They're nice, but compared with the rest of my stash, they're not my favourite! They're a little greasy and harder to blend - although this is only noticeable in comparison to my other eyeshadow sticks.
Nars Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
These are my least favourite, but they do have their uses. They have more of a dry, waxy consistency than the others, so they're harder to blend and they also drag on the eye lid rather than glide. But the shades look really pretty once they're applied.
I especially love Empire for smudging out and creating a dirty, messy smokey eye. Nars also carry a different formula of eyeshadow stick, their Velvet Shadow Sticks - which I think is quite telling (a replacement, perhaps?).

Are you a fan of the eyeshadow stick as well? What are your faves?
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  1. I like Taupe from Bobby Brown and basically everything by Touch in Sol. However, I have maybe 1 or 2 eyeshadows like this and I just can't seem to work with them. I'm used to powders so much. Although I get it these are probably easier to use and look great with minimal effort, I'm not drawn to them as much. :)

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  2. You have so many! I have used eyeshadow sticks on and off, but have never been keen. All those swatches though!

    Katie xx


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