When you think about it, putting on make-up is pretty similar to colouring in as a kid. Some of us are excellent at staying within the lines, while others need make-up remover constantly at the ready. So it’s really not surprising that our make-up hauls are starting to resemble the contents of our primary school pencil case. Make-up that comes in the form of crayons and pencils have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years, with many of us ditching the eye palette in favour of easy-to-use eye shadow pencils. But don’t worry if you’re a bit late to the party, because now we’ve picked out the best for you to choose from:
BEST EYESHADOW PENCIL #1- NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil
We say: Forgot eyeshadow fallout! The creamy texture of these pencils means a perfect glide that stays put every time.
You say: “These products are so versatile, especially the famous ‘milk’. I have used this as an eyeshadow, and eyeliner, an eyeshadow base, face paint for dress ups and even as a lip liner. I recommend this to everyone who is looking for a multiple use product in their collection and will be repurchasing this for years to come.” –jessica670
BEST EYESHADOW PENCIL #2 – glominerals Jewelled Eye Pencils
We say: These pencils deliver a shimmery finish that’s ideal for a night out. The shade Baroque is also great for highlighting the inner corners of your eyes.
You say: “The eye pencil is actually the size of a crayon. It has a creamy texture, which makes application and blending a dream. What I really love about the formula is that it is slightly more pigmented and opaque than a few other brands of eyeshadow pencils/crayons.” -Petal
BEST EYESHADOW PENCIL #3- Max Factor Wild Shadow Pencils
We say: If you’re eyeshadow tends to smudge and fade, give these long-lasting wonders a go. The colour will refuse to budge until you’re ready to remove.
You say: “This gel shadow liner is such a unique formula that I have never tried before and I must say it is brilliant! The staying power is magnificent!! It doesn’t crease, smudge or even come off on your finger once applied if you were to try to rub it off.” -Candyfairy
BEST EYESHADOW PENCIL #4 Models Prefer Infinite Colour Shadow Pencil
We say: These pencils come in a fantastic range of every day colours and perform extremely well for a reasonable price.
You say: “These pencils are perfect for creating a smokey eye look, as the oily texture makes them easy to blend with a powder eye shadow. A lot goes a long way with this product, as even the slightest amount can be smudged a long way and create an intense look.” -ConnieDoll
BEST EYESHADOW PENCIL #5 Rimmel London Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Sticks
We say: If you like your eyeshadow highly pigmented and vibrant in colour, you can’t go past these bold and bright gems.
You say: “I’m very new to eye-shadow sticks but have to say after trying this I love them. I tried Rimmel’s eye shadow stick in “guilt grey” it’s a grey colour with a slight silver sheen and teeny tiny particles of glitter. It was easy to blend with and also has great staying power. The colour lasted and it didn’t crease or move at all.” -jazlovetoskate
Do you prefer using eyeshadow or eyeshadow pencils? Have you tried any of the above?