Hey everyone! I’m back with another review on the new Essence 2in1 Eyeshadow & Liner Waterproof sticks. I’m a big fan of eyeshadow sticks. They’re so versatile, easy to use, and specifically formulated for super long wear. There are 6 colors available to choose from. I picked up two of them to test out, in the shades – 02 peach perfect (a beautiful rose gold shade) and, 06 she’s got the mauve (a cool toned taupe-y gunmetal with slight purple undertones) now let’s jump straight into the review!
Eyeshadow or eyeliner? Both! The conical shape of the mine is easy to apply as an eyeliner and can be used as an eyeshadow, too. No matter whether natural or intensive – everything is possible with the 2 in 1 eyeshadow & liner.
The texture of both these eyeshadow sticks are super creamy and thanks to the crayon shape design it’s easy to apply. They glide on really easily and smooth. Pigmentation wise, they’re highly pigmented, giving off an opaque color pay off on the first swipe These both work fantastic as eyeshadow bases or on their own.
As stated on the packaging, you can also use these as an eyeliner, but I’d recommend using a separate brush to grab color from the stick, because the stick is very rounded and large, which will make it a challenge to get it close enough to the lash line.
And lastly. In terms of wear, they held up really well. The color lasts for a good 6-8 hours with minimal transfer. The waterproof claim? I’d have to say it’s true. These babies will not budge! You’ll have to use an oil-based eye makeup remover to remove these eyeshadow sticks.
My final thoughts? I’m really impressed with these. I’d definitely be picking up more shades real soon!
The Essence 2in1 Eye Shadow & Liner Waterproof Sticks retail for R53.95 each at Clicks and Dis-Chem Pharmacies Nationwide
What do you think of these eyeshadow sticks? Have you tried them yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Let me know in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by!