Do not walk RUN to the Kiko website and grab 'em thisfast by the handful.
Recently, I made the switch from powders to creams. (The only powder I use anymore is a Cargo bronzer in medium.) I did this when I used up the products I had and realized that cream, mousse and heavier liquid formulas just work better on my combination skin and I literally get more bang for my buck. Cream shadows can be (and often are) superior to powders for ease of use, quickness, versatility, staying power, portability and colour pay off, and these little sticks do not disappoint. In fact, they rival both NARS and Mercier's offerings at a fraction of the price.
It takes me three minutes to do morning makeup and I spend a minute and a half on eyes thanks to these sticks. I look terrific every day and if I can do it, so can you. If you're undecided, there are 30+ colour choices available, and most of them are currently on offer at less than 5 USD a pop right now. Currently, I've added these to my makeup wardrobe with pleasing results so far:
16. Purple - Very, very purple, blendable, smudges nicely for accenting. slight shimmer.
21. Passion Fruit - a nice peachy light colour, shimmery, buildable, I use it for a sheer base or lid.
25. Light Taupe - just ordered it today. Looks a bit shimmery, somewhat light and neutral.
35. Pearly Calypso Rose - The pink version of #21 and equally useful.
37. Burgundy - A gorgeous full-bodied vaguely shimmered wine, easily blended or built to intensity.
38. Golden Taupe - just ordered it today. Looks like a mid-tone #25.
39. Dark Taupe - just ordered this today to complete the versatile taupe wardrobe with #25 and #38.
17. Midnight Blue - A bit of the shimmer, great for accenting, and a nice change from the usual Navy.
I hate glitter. It's messy and it's painful when you get it in your eyes. I was worried these would be glittery but so far the ones I have, while possessing various levels of shimmer, don't have those annoying glitter chunks (ew) that make it cheap-looking or iffy for daily wear. Whether you're into no-makeup looks or evening glam, these sticks can work it - they are creamy, smooth, and easy to blend and build - but once they set, they stay put without creasing or smudging. While some fading will happen (it's makeup, not a permanent tattoo) they're still there twelve hours later when I wash my face. That's reliability. I use these as both eyeshadow and as eyeliner, with other cream shadows or alone, and I apply and blend them with my fingers. It's that easy.
If you don't want to spend a lot of money but want a product that's fast and easy to use, like working with creams and sticks, prefer the versatility of a one-colour swipe or creatively blending with multiple colours, then Kiko's Long Lasting Eyeshadow Sticks will probably make you very, very happy so grab a few while they're on sale with a free shipping offer!