Eyeshadow Made Easy

Eyeshadow Stick that promises 24hr Wear?? Sold!

A few months back, I committed to buying and using ONLY drugstore makeup for a month in hopes of sifting through the thousands of options and finding the “must-have” drugstore items that are accessible to us today. Some wooed me, some didn’t. This is one of those products that I had a suuuuuuper pre-conceived notion about, but was proved wrong after one use. My assumption? That a Drugstore-crayon stick of eyeshadow that claimed to wear for 24 hours would be 1. ugly and 2. would barely last a full-day. Let’s be real. I’m a working makeup artist and my kit is FULL of more fancy and expensive eyeshadow than anyone will ever need! To get me out of my usual routine of brush and shadow palettes and be impressed, a product has got to be goooood.

And welp….my assumptions were wrong. These are very good.  

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks are big fat pencils that are: WATERPROOF, super creamy in consistency and lasts for 24 hours. And, it like, actually does.

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I love how these wear. A lot. First, they are SO convenient. Draw some on your lids, smooth out with your fingers or a brush, and voila. Secondly, the consistency: It's so creamy, and glides on super smooth. And with it being a big fat almost-crayon, it's hard to mess up. Lastly, it stayed put ALL day without moving. Annnnnnd for testing purposes, I didn't even use an eyeshadow base with it.

Before buying them all up, I picked up the shades "Bad Girl Bronze" (which is a smoky metallic brown shade) and “Whiteness White” to give them a go. I packed the bronze shade ALL over my lid right up into the crease. Using my fingers, I blended out the crease line and even winged the end a little in hopes to see if it would last all day. To get that super smoky look, I took advantage of the thick pencil and used it to line my lower lash-line too. Then, I packed on tons of mascara on top and bottom. Using the lighter shade, I filled-in the area right under my brow to create a little dimension, blended it with my finger and DONE. 

I love this pencil so much, that I went in and bought 4 out of the 5 that were available in-store. (Looks like they are expanding and are going to be available in 15 different shades now!)

For the girl who is always worried or stress to put on the perfect smoky eye, these babies make it EASY. I will always love powder eye shadows and will use them until the end of time. But if you're looking for a quicker, easier way to pull your face together in the morning without spending a lot of time, this is a GREAT addition to your makeup bag. Travelling or on-the-go?? These are a no-brainer. One light shade paired with one dark shade would be perfect for every day. 

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