Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencils in Vanilla Sky and Hot Chocolate

After using NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha in my everyday routine for over a year and a half, I've been keeping an eye out for other taupe shadow sticks. Rimmel brought some out not so long ago, but the closest they had in colour was a bronze, which was slightly too warm for what I was after. I was browsing Superdrug's website a few weeks ago when I stumbled upon these new offerings from Collection for £2.50 each. They're now back to being £3.19 each, but they're still very affordable. The shades I decided to buy were Vanilla Sky and Hot Chocolate. They claim to be velvety, soft, blendable, waterproof, and long lasting. Some very high claims, and for the most part, these pencils do live up to them! They're very creamy, and incredibly pigmented. You can blend them, but you have to be fast because they dry pretty quickly, and once they're dry, they're not going anywhere! So the waterproof and long lasting claims are also true. I don't wear eyeshadow on my lids (I wear it on my lower lash line), but I lightly applied the Hot Chocolate shade to the outer corners of them the other day, and didn't experience any creasing. I did apply it very, very lightly, though, so can't comment on the creasing if it were to be applied any heavier. I also found it very hard to blend here because it dried far too quickly. I think these will be better used as eyeliners so you can keep blending to a minimum.

For £3.19, I'm quite fond of these eyeshadow pencils. You do have to work fast, which is annoying, but they're not going anywhere once they're dry. Have you tried them yet?

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