It seems the High Street is filling up with these sorts of eyeshadow pencils. Everything is getting jumbo sized, from lip products to eye products. I am hoping to pick up a few from different brands and do a comparison post but for now I received this Collection Work the Colour Eyeshadow Pencil in Hot Chocolate. You can pick this up for £3.19 which is one of the cheaper eyeshadow pencils you can pick up. Collection have completely rebranded from the Collection 2000 of yesteryear and on a separate note I am looking forward to the future collections that I caught a glimpse of at the Pegasus Beauty Event.
I think the reason why people like these pencils is because of how convenient and easy they are. Pop on a primer, 'colour in' your eyelid, blend it out and pop out of the door. On the other hand, you can use them to build up an elaborate look, using creamy and powder textures together to create a statement.
The thing that instantly hit me when I first swatched these pencils was just how creamy they were. They glide on like silk (wow I'm beginning to annoy myself with these clichés) and are packed with pigment! When I applied and blended on my lids, this had a hint of purply grey (is that taupe then?) to it as opposed to a typical chocolate colour. As you can see with the swatch above it also leaves a metallic/foil sort of effect.
The ultimate test for me is lasting power and the collection ones are really good in this department. They definitely need a primer and I use the UDPP but once that's done they don't crease any quicker than other more expensive creamy products out there. In fact, they are waterproof and seem to set after a bit and even after lots (and lots) of rubbing at my arm to remove the swatches, they barely budged (bare in mind arms and lids are completely different things).
|Bottom to Top: Vanilla Sky, Vintage Blush, Gunmetal Glitz, Hot Chocolate, Denim Diva, Midnight Glam|
Are you a fan of these types of pencils?
Till next time...Toodles! :)