There’s a new craze in town – the eye shadow stick. Now I know they’ve been around for a while now, but in my house, they’ve been getting some serious love this month. The two in question are: By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Brown Perfection and the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark.
These two are the new killer duo and both work equally as well on their own as they do when they’re paired together.
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Brown Perfection –
Swept over the lid, and quickly blended out you can achieve a sheer shimmer-tinted wash of deep bronzy taupe, but drawn on with just a bit of smudging in the corners and leaving the rest of the lid untouched it sets to a more opaque finish. On first application it’s beautiful, but the selling point here is its lasting power – this stuff really sticks around, come rain or shine. I prefer this as a smokey liner, Olsen style.
I’m planning my Ombre Blackstar mark II purchase and it’s currently between Misty Rock and Bronze Moon.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark –
A rich brown that is a perfect liner shade for a brown lover like myself. This is my go to product for an amped up eye look, applied with a MAC 239 it creates the ultimate smudged liner look that I love. This do-it-all formula glides on tug-free and can be used to shade, define, smoke up and highlight the eyes. Just like the By Terry offering, the longevity is something to shout about! They last up to 8 hours without creasing, flaking or fading. Perfect. Just swipe on and go!
For a budget buy, why not try the Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayon in No.2 Brown? It’s a jumbo sized pencil with an extra soft formulation and a thicker application style to help achieve a gorgeous smokey eyeliner look. The colour is out-of-this-world gorgeous and has a subtle bronze shimmer running through it, and for £3.99… you can’t go wrong!