Splurge or save: Eyeshadow pens

Splurge or save: Eyeshadow pens

Nude and brown eyeshadow pens are make-up pouch must-haves.

Just twist the crayon, apply on the eyelids and blend with fingertips for a wash of colour. Or line the lower lashline and inner corners of the eyes with the crayon to make them look brighter and wider.

SPLURGE

BY TERRY OMBRE BLACKSTAR COLOR-FIX CREAM EYE SHADOW IN BRONZE MOON NO.4
$60, from Escentials (Photo 1)

Review: A beautiful metallic bronze with fine gold flecks. The crayon glides onto skin smoothly. The colour sets within 30 seconds. So blend it with fingertips immediately if you like a sheer colour. The shadow stays put after 30 seconds and is smudge-free and long-lasting. The Blond Opal no.3, a pearlescent champagne shade, is also equally versatile, and can double as a highlighter.

SAVE

CLIO GELPRESSO WATERPROOF SHADOW IN BEER PONG NO.1
$19.90, from selected personal care stores (Photo 2)

Review: A pretty gold shade with gold sparkles. This shadow takes up to a minute to set, so you have a little more time to smudge it to shape the eye.

When blended out, the colour adds dimension to the middle of the lids.

MARC JACOBS TWINKLE POP EYE STICK IN VOLVER
$39, from Sephora stores (Photo 3)

Review: The creamy and lightweight shadow leaves a cooling effect on the skin. The metallic shimmer champagne shade does not budge if you do not smudge it with the fingertips immediately.

It is easy to line the eyes with this creamy crayon as it has an angled tip.


This article was first published on Oct 24, 2014.
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