Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fall Favorites: Eyeshadow Pencils

I'm sure that I've mentioned before that I love eyeshadow pencils.  They are so easy to use and are great for a quick wash of color, as a base to intensify a powder shadow, or even as a liner.  At least that's how I use them!  These are the pencils (I think of them more as crayons) that I see getting quite a bit of use this autumn.

Sephora 12 Hour Wear Jumbo Liners in Kaki, Green Shimmer, and Marine: these are so creamy and long-wearing.  They are gorgeous on their own and blend beautifully.
   Kaki--golden olive green
   Green Shimmer--shimmery emerald green
   Marine--rich royal blue

 From left:  Kaki, Green Shimmer, Marine

Urban Decay24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Mercury: this is a very long-wearing gunmetal silver

 Urban Decay Shadow Pencil in Mercury

Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow in Royal Purple and Brown Deluxe:  Wow, these are creamy!  They are so easy to blend with a finger or a brush to soften the edges.
   Royal Purple--matte (no shimmer) true purple (not too blue or too red)
   Brown Deluxe--shimmery bronzy brown with a tiny bit of sparkle

 From left:  Royal Purple, Brown Deluxe

Stila Smudge Crayon in Smoke: this claims to be a primer, shadow, and liner in one.  I'm not sure about the primer part, because I get a tiny bit of creasing after a few hours without one, but no problems with one.  This is also creamy and soft.  Smoke is a shimmery taupe.

 Stila Smudge Crayon in Smoke

Thanks for visiting!  I'd love to hear about your favorite eyeshadow crayons!


  1. The Milani ones look the best... they're probably also the cheapest, no?

    1. Definitely the cheapest at around $7. They are a steal!

  2. Avon has some nice eye pencils (I call them crayons, too), but these seem to have a nice creamy texture.

    1. I've never tried the Avon crayons. Honestly, I haven't tried many Avon products, but their holiday collections always tempt me...

  3. Oooh, nice! Loving the look of the Milani pencils especially :)


    1. I hope they add colors to their Shadow Eyezzzz collection.