Stay-put Plum: This goes on smoothly, blends fine, and the staying power is quite remarkable. However, whoa...frosty! Seriously, seriously frosty. If I could find a color in this line that was more matte, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. But the frostiness of this shade scares me off from trying the others.
I picked up 60 Stay Put Plum and 50 Lasting Taupe. The plum shade is a gorgeous medium silvery-purple that reminds me of Clinique Chubby Stick for Eyes in Lavish Lilac. The taupe is not as pigmented, but still yields a very pretty, light wash of color. I tend to use it on my lower lashline as an under-shadow. They both have very fine silver shimmer that helps give the color dimension. On my NC15 skin tone these are perfect for a quick and easy everyday eye that isn't overwhelming but still has a bit of oomph.
The packaging is sleek and simple and the twist-up stick makes application a breeze. The texture of this shadow is very smooth and thin - no clumps and isn't patchy at all. It dries quickly so be sure to get in there and blend the edges before it sets, but once it dries down it does NOT budge. No creasing at all. I'm impressed and a bit surprised by how much I like these.
I only wish Neutrogena would come out with more shades. Perhaps a darker, more pigmented neutral brown? Perhaps a matte vanilla shade? Those would be ideal in my book. But overall, I have really been enjoying these, even though I wouldn't recommend them to someone looking for very saturated color.
I have very oily lids that fold in on themselves, and every eyeshadow I've tried is gone or below my eye in an hour or two. Not this. It stays put. I love the taupe shade. I do have to swipe quite a few times to build it up, but I like the subtle effect. I can see that this would not be for you if you want dramatic color. It's a perfect every day look for me, though. The application is lightning fast and you can't mess it up. Comes off with soap and water. I'd like to see them offer it in a dark brown or deep green as well.
About me: NW13 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
I purchased this in Perfectly Pink. It has almost no color pay off, especially after you blend. It just looks like glitter. The formula is stiff. For $10 at CVS, this is disappointing.
This is a stick cream eyeshadow that has a nice, subtle color payoff. I don't like a lot of eyeshadow, and these are a nice, easy way to apply eyeshadow without it looking overdone. The stick formula makes it easy to swipe on - and it's almost impossible to overdo this product. I would definitely repurchase!
I got these through BzzAgent. The consistency is smooth and creamy, and they really are crease-proof, but the color payoff just isn't there. Even with several layers of application, the color was still very sheer and barely noticeable.
Standing alone, these would only be worth considering if you want a *very* subtle, barely-noticeable look. I did use them as a base for other shadows, and they worked very well for that, but there are other bases that are just as good for less.
Overall, I can't say I would recommend these. They work well enough as a base, but other than that, the color payoff is too poor for them to be worth considering as a stand-alone product.
I got the purple one "Stay put Plum". It is sheer but the best thing I like about it is that it is not sparkly. It shows up more of a lilac color on me. As a lark I put this on top of powder eyeshadow ( Wet and Wild Petal Pusher) and it stayed put for about 4 hours. The next day I put it on top of Maybelline's Color Tattoo Barely Beige and it lasted longer. This is better than the Revlon one which was too greasy, and Cover Girl's.
I bought the Taupe and the Pink color. Neither one showed up on me. I tried both with and without primer with no change. I would not waste your money.
As an on-the-go kind of gal, I am forever in search of make-up with the easiest application and staying power. Well, I found it with this product. I love the smooth consistency of the stick shadow which makes application a cinch. I bought both the taupe and pink colors and use the taupe in the crease of my eye and the pink on the overall lid and then I blend the two out for a more natural look. The look is natural, yet presentable -- and can be done in less than 15 seconds. My lids are on the oily side and I'd say by the mid-afternoon, the color would fade a bit, but I keep a second taupe in my purse for an easy touch-up as well. This is a must buy in my book.
This stick shadow ( pink) doesnt even show up on my fair skin, even with multiple swipes. Last thing I ever buy from this brand.Like a cheap waxy crayon.