Be forewarned- these Ombre Blackstars wear like iron. I swatched it on my hand and allowed it to dry. I then scrubbed it with my normal facial cleanser. It would not budge. I just stepped into work twelve hours later and I can still see half of it.
I love this product! The pencil makes it easy to apply and in 10-20 seconds I can have perfect looking smoky eyes. The cream goes on smoothly and can be blended somewhat in the first minute or so. You do have to work quite quickly because once it sets it is difficult to budge. I have had it on for 10 hours and counting and there are no creases and the colour is exactly as it was when I first put it on.
The colour 'Bronze Moon' looks a little scary in the tube but is actually quite sheer when applied so you can build the colour if you want to. It has some sparkle - enough to give a 'glow' or metallic sheen but I wouldn't describe it as glittery. As you would expect the bronze colour is a warm tone and suits me perfectly with my fair skin/green eyes/dark blonde hair combo.
The packaging is simple and elegant and I like the wind up pencil. They come in a limited range of shades - mostly neutrals. The only downside is that this product is expensive! These sell for $70 a pop at Mecca which as far as I know is the only place it is available in Australia. The best deal I found online was Strawberrynet - $37 each. Even at $37 it is still expensive for 1 shade of eyeshadow. Hopefully it will last a long time :/ In spite of the price I would probably get suckered into getting these again considering how easy they are to use and how simple they make my makeup routine. To be honest, if strawberrynet has them in stock again I'll probably buy more shades.