Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stila Smudge Crayon Review

     One of the goodies in my September Glam Bag was a sample size Stila Smudge Crayon in black.  I am always on the hunt for great eyeliners because I feel I have yet to find my holy grail liner.  I have been using this liner for about two/three weeks now.  I've tried to use it in several different ways to really get the feel for it, smokey eye, cat eye, tight line/waterline only, etc.  Check it out:



Pros:
    -It's a 3 in 1.
    -Long lasting.  Stayed put until I washed my face at night.
    -No creasing.
    -Versatile
    -Smokes/blends/smudges nicely
    -Goes on smooth/creamy.  Doesn't tug or pull skin.
Cons:
    -The tip becomes rounded once you use it making it very difficult to get thin line, but the full   size has a built in sharpener in the base so it fixes that.
    -Sometimes  cakes when applying very close to lashes, but easily fixed when softened or blended out with a brush
    -Can be considered mid priced which is not that affordable for all
    -Did a smokey look and my eye was watering in the corner, and it melted off the liner completely and it wouldn't reapply in that area for some reason.  I even set it with black shadow and nothing was staying in that area. It may not have been due to the liner but, Here's what I mean:
   


     Overall, I've had a pretty good experience with this product.  I am sure that having the built in sharpener in the full sized product would make it even better because then you can get a thinner, more precise line if you need to.  This is a product I'd repurchase and even try in other colors because it doubles as a shadow as well.
      Thanks for reading!  Love to hear your thoughts and what you think if you've tried this product!

3 comments:

  1. I am gonna have to get this! :)

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  2. It is so cool that this pencil has multiple functions. I probably would not try this product because I don't like using pencils for my eyeliner. I like using the pots and a brush to apply my eyeliner. But maybe one of these days I might give in and give it a try. Did you apply the liner on your waterline? Did it go on smoothly when it was applied to the waterline?

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    1. Because the tip is fatter and rounder it did not work as well as others in the waterline. However, the full size has the sharpener that would give it a point making precision lining of the waterline much better.

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