|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really wish that this product worked as well on me as it did on everyone else.
I bought one of these "shadow and liner" crayons on sale at Sally Beauty in the color Champagne- an off-white shade. My intent for this was to use it as either a white eyeshadow base or as a waterline liner. However, before I could really test it out as either or, I accidentally dropped the crayon. And it broke on me. It wasn't even that far of a fall! I'd say it was 4 feet max. But yet, it fell and broke off its packaging, leaving me with nothing except a big mess and disappointment.
With the limited times that I've actually used the product, I didn't like it. I found that the crayon was much too hard for a waterline liner; the only way to make color come off is to be forceful, which never works. It's a similar story with using it as an eyeshadow base. With those two options gone, I honestly didn't know what to use it for.
I also really hated the packaging. Like, I really want to shoot whomever at Palladio was in charge of making the packaging for this crayon. The product houses itself in a wooden, thick, pencil-like shell, which you CANNOT twist. I've tried, and I could not get the product to twist up. It's much too clumsy and thick to sharpen, too. Basically, I was stuck with a tiny, evershrinking amount of product that I could not adjust. Big letdown there.
If it wasn't on sale, I'd assume this product is around $10 at Sally. Honestly, it is not worth any of that. You can find much better shadow and liner sticks out there- Mally and Tarte have done a much better job. No way will I repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I literally just got this crayon (in Black Pearl) about three hours ago and I already love it to pieces. I wanted something that could do a messy smokey grunge look without being an overpowering true black and this delivers. I can apply it all over the lid and just past the crease in a sheer wash, and then take it low under the eye and it looks absolutely gorgeous. It's quick, convenient, and very VERY pretty.
I love the formula. It dries quickly, but not to the point that it can't be blended, and I find it is perfectly fine to blend it out with my ring finger. It has a really great cooling effect on the eyelids which I particularly enjoy.
The packaging is simple - just a crayon. I wish it was twist-up, since I'm not big on things that need to be sharpened as I feel it wastes product, but for something so inexpensive (just over $6 USD), that's a small sacrifice to make to the beauty gods.
I apply it over a primer (I have horribly oily eyelids - primer is a must even with a Mac Paint Pot), and so far, I've heard great things about the staying power. I will update this review with details on how well it holds up on my lids.
But so far, I think this is a great product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I bought this in espresso. It goes on nicely as a liner and stays. It is a little dry when trying to use it as a shadow and drags on my lid but If I can get it on, it is really pretty and stays all day.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Wonderful, versatile eye crayon, I have this in Blue Suede, which is my everyday eye look with black mascara. I have repurchased several times, the only problem is that the sharpened pencil gets gradually less usable with each sharpening,although the pencil size/product amount itself is quite generous. Sometimes the "lead" falls out of the wooden pencil towards the end, and the rough edges can prick the eyelid if you're not careful. I usually just give up and buy a new one, since the color (matte but highly pigmented slate blue) is so nice. The charcoal/gunmetal version is good too.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
These are a hidden gem. I have no idea why they are not talked about more.. they blow NYX shadow pencils out of the water. They go on super smooth, set, and stay. I swatched several on my hand, and could not rub them off no matter how hard I rubbed. They make fantastic shadow bases, and are also great for liner or highlighting. Some really nice wearable colors as well. Very inexpensive too, especially when compared to Urban Decay shadow pencils.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have been looking for a nude/neutral liner to use on my waterline. "Moonstone" is a pretty good match for what I was looking for--not perfect, but pretty darn close color-wise. I grabbed it on impulse while browsing around Ulta, and I must say, I am pleasantly surprised.
Unlike another reviewer, I must disagree and say this is just fine to use as an eyeliner. I've used it a number of times and have been out and about in the humid Georgia heat. Come the end of the day, my waterline still bears the color just as boldly or subtly as I applied it in the morning. I must confess that I have not tried using this as an eye shadow though (as this can function as either liner or shadow), so I can't review its effectiveness as such.
Application is easy--the crayon texture is very smooth and creamy, so you don't need to exert a lot of effort or pressure to make the color show (which is nice, since I don't want to irritate my eyes). "Moonstone" is a nice nude shade with just a slight bit of shimmer to it. Don't be put off by the mention of shimmer though--it is not ostentatious at all.
Being a nude color, this is not nearly as harsh as white eyeliners can be while stillI giving a nice pop to your eyes, and it reflects very nicely. At six dollars, you can't really go wrong, either. I'm definitely happy with this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The reason I bought two of these crayons, in the "champagne" and "iced coffee" shades, is to make my eyes pop. Unfortunately, the champagne doesn't do well to highlight my waterline like I hoped. It doesn't show up very well and only gets all over my lower lashes. Plus, it makes my eyes burn, maybe partly because I wear contacts. On the plus side--I use the champagne to highlight the inner corner of my eye and my brow bone. It looks great with the iced coffee on my eyelid! They're very easy to apply as crayons, and aren't too shimmery. The iced coffee is perfect for my skin tone, for a natural look. Plus, they stay on forever, perfectly! It's amazing!!! Overall, these crayons are awesome eyeshadows, but NOT awesome eyeliners (especially for your waterline--DONT do it!!!).
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily, Deep Dark Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Black
I have this in the twilight color but it is my intention to buy ALL the colors and never any other brand of crayon!
I love crayons because they are so easy to apply and smudgeable. But of course, they can be drying. Not this one!!
The first thing I noticed when applying is the smooth, creamy, moisturizing texture and I thought to myself "it feels great, but will it stay put?" After an 8 hour, 98 degree June day it did that plus some! It garnered a TON of compliments from men AND women alike. People noticed my eyes like never before. Also, on my NC50ish skin it is the perfect daytime smoky eye creator! It has a very few specks of microglitter that also stay put along with the color.
By far my favorite thing about this is that it feels REALLy good going on. It feels so good that I hafta remind myself not to apply too much!!
Go buy these now!!!
P.S. I ordered this directly from palladiobeauty.com, along with a few other great prods, and it arrived much quicker than they originally estimated for me so that is a huge plus!