New this spring from Milani exclusively at CVS are Shadow Eyez 12 Hr Wear Eyeshadow Pencils.
These chubby, colorful bad boys come in six shades and are long-lasting (up to 12 hours wear), water-resistant, crease-proof and paraben free. You can sharpen them with a jumbo sharpener like the Milani Duo Sharpener.
These pencils are soft, but they don’t break easily. They are easy to apply straight to your eyelid, and blend out. I do tend to work faster with pencils than a powder eyeshadow though because they do kind of “set” then they aren’t as easy to blend. I first tried blending one with my finger, which didn’t work out that great. Then another day I used a brush and that was much easier.
They come with a plastic cap on them and they recommend you shut it TIGHT so they don’t dry out.
Recently I have become obsessed with collages depicting certain colors. I figured I would start a new series of sorts showing some nail polish and/or other makeup swatches alongside some clothing and accessory items all in the same color family.
First up is blue!
Question of the Week: – What’s your current favorite bronzer and/or highlighter?
Answer: I don’t really use bronzer ever but I like Benefit Watt’s Up! and Girl Meets Pearl right now.
Vampy Varnish – Love Tim Burton movies? Then maybe you’ll also love the new NYX The Crimson Amulet Palette which was inspired by the upcoming Dark Shadows movie!
we heart this – A $5.99 nail polish that looks exactly like flickering candlelight? Oui, Je T’Aime from the new Mattése Elite Mon Amour collection is c’est magnifique!
Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber will give four lucky Beauty Junkies Unite readers their own set of the new Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips in the latest giveaway. These new $60 Whitestrips promise to whiten as well as a $500 professional in-office procedure!
e.l.f. Pigment Eyeshadows are a new product that I saw at Target not too long ago. There are ten shades in all, and three of them are brand spanking new.
The sets I saw come with the pigment and a small applicator inside. Two shades really caught my eye and they were Tropical Teal (one of the newest shades) and Golden Goddess.
The loose pigments come in a plastic square container with a shaker style opening. When you first open the lid there is a sticker covering them so they don’t spill.
The holes are pretty darn small so I had to REALLY shake them upside down to get a small amount of product out.
Tropical Teal, Golden Goddess
Tropical Teal is a medium teal green shade. Nice color and very easy to get good payoff.
Golden Goddess is an old gold metallic. I need pretty much every eyeshadow I see in this color. So pretty.
These shadows are soft and build-able, so you can create a softer wash of color or use more for a more intense look. I prefer to apply them with my finger rather than a brush because there is less fall-out that way.
Pricing: $3.00 for 0.05 oz.
Have you tried these yet? Are you into pigments?