A great brightener and glue for loose pigments!
Price: $7 CAD
Texture: creamy, sticky
It really works to brighten/intensify the shadows and an adhesive for the pigments/loose shadows. I love popping this in the inner corner for a quick highlight.
This is a creamy, shimmery white eye pencil. Love the color. Highlights like a dream. I wear it on my lower waterline and it lights up my eyes. Or wear on the inside of your eyes to brighten them. NYX jumbo sticks are the best.
Cottage Cheese is a metallic white that's great as a highlighter on the browbone and tearduct. It's a bit too pigmented and stark on my NC35 skintone for a face highlighter, but I'm sure it'll work on fair[er] skintones.
Its pencil shape is fantastic for touch-ups and on-the-go highlighting! I use this in lieu of Milk as a base if I want my eyeshadows to have a bit more shimmer.
It does crease a bit, but for some reason this creases less than the other shimmery shades. As with all cream products, the more product you build, the more it's going to crease. I find creasing minimizes with Urban Decay Primer Potion and/or MAC Paint Pot or Maybelline Color Tattoo underneath.
But considering it only costs $4.50 each for 5 whole grams of product, it's fantastic enough as it is. As much as I love Urban Decay and Laura Mercier, I'd buy these any day over Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils, that cost $20 each for 2.8 g, or, even worse, Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks that cost $24 each for only 0.05 g!
Would I repurchase? Yes.
A great pencil for illuminating the tear duct and inner eye area. Gives an angelic sheen. Cheap, too.
-really shimmery (in a good way
-not to expensive
-didnt really show up on my waterline
id buy it again
I bought this to throw in my purse as an on-the-go highlighter. It's great! I've used this to highlight my brow arches, my inner corners on my eyes, bridge of the nose, and the cupid's bow. It's a great thing to throw in my purse, and I haven't had any issues with it melting when I leave it in my car.
i definitely LOVE this product !!!
i used to apply this to make some shiny and bright shimmery natural effect for the face..
after apply for the base (primer, foundation, powder) i used to apply it to the inner eye (near tear duck) and under brows and cupid bow..it'll make your face naturally shimmery and glowing..so great !! this is basically my make-up routine..
after this and super thin liner + lipgloss, i'm ready to go !!
i just don't like the fact that it have a small amount heheee ^.^
Claims - True or False?
1) Creamy, easy-to-blend formula: Mostly true
2) Glides on like silk: True
3) Lasts all day: True
Comes on its own without any cardboard packaging, just a tear-off plastic seal over the cap. Clear plastic cap that easily comes off and is on the flimsier/cheap side - mine has not broken but there are a few tiny cracks in it. While this is clearly a design issue, consumers must remember to NOT be forceful with replacing the cap as pushing it down too hard/far will prompt breakage. Ingredients printed on the side and the name of the colour is found on the front of the pencil.
A silvery white shimmer/frosty pencil that provides shimmer and pearl once blended out. Very smooth and soft but not overly emollient or waxy or thick. Remains sticky/tacky if applied in large quantities (as eyeshadow) and not powdered over. A bit hard to wash off but nothing serious.
This pencil works pretty well as a highlighting product, and as a base it definitely allows shadow to adhere and be built more quickly. I prefer to stick to my UDPP as a base and use wet brushes for trickier powders or for loose shadows, so I cannot attest to its abilities as a shadow base or as a shadow on its own (I am however testing it overnight to see how it fairs for longevity, and will update). As a highlighter it takes a bit of getting used to the finish and to application for best results, and overall while I would prefer an off-white or pinkish shade as a highlight this one does work quite well at bringing light to the eyes and giving the eyes a nice lift and pop. The pencil is very smooth and applies very easily but it is also a bit too smooth and can be over-blended. This results in the colour being a bit too removed and too much shimmer remaining. I find that the best way to use it to prevent this from occurring is to apply a small amount to the area you want to highlight (or to your finger instead) and pat the product instead of sweeping to blend. Then softly sweep over the edges to soften the line or even over the whole application if it looks too heavy. This preserves the colour and pearly finish. Used as a highlight it seems to last all day for me without fading, although it's possible that sometimes the shimmer migrates to other areas sometimes, nothing too serious. It can be hard to remove because of how stubborn the shimmer is, so I usually still have some on my undereye area.
Bang for your Buck:
About $5CAD at London Drugs for 5g of liner. A fairly great price especially if only used as a highlight.
A product I will continue to use as a highlighter but I will not turn down other products for trial. I would repurchase and recommend to others but it's definitely not the best highlighter product out there. Definitely a better option than a matte white if you feel that such a shade is too stark for highlighting (I do not like matte white as a highlight for my fair skin).
* Overall Rating: 4/5
* Price: 1/5
* Packaging Quality: 3/5
* Repurchase: Yes.
I was originally going to get this in Milk to use as a base/highlight, but my friend convinced me out of it because she thought a stark white would look too unnatural. I agree with her, but Cottage Cheese is not much better. It's very white, with some shimmer/sparkle (I'm not a fan of shimmer). It just didn't look right on me. Packaging also sucks. The cap is annoying, like others have said. I'm glad I'm giving it away, because I wouldn't know how to sharpen it.
I use this pencil on the inner corners of my eyes and as a highlight on my brow bone. It has a perfect little sheen and hangs on all day. As a bonus, it's super cheap.