In this hot weather I am absolutely crazy for creamy textures – I don’t know if that is counter intuitive because creamy textures can melt off, but I find they feel really comfortable in this weather. I personally can not imagine powdering my skin in this heat.
So, I have been a little weak willed when it comes to spotting new creamy eye pencils – I find these are really easy to use in my current ‘barely any free time’ state. I don’t need to pull out my brushes at all – I can just blend quickly with my finger to get the desired result.
Etude House Bling In The Sea Proof 10 Color Eye Sticks are new to the Proof 10 collection. The Proof 10 collection is Etude House’s waterproof range which looks far snazzier now then when it first came out.
These chubby pencils are supposed to be waterproof and extremely pigmented and creamy. I bought BE102, BR401 and BR402 as I wanted some practical colours I could wear regularly although I was mucho tempted by blue!
These chubby sticks come with sponges on the other end for blending. I don’t like bending out my cream shadows with a sponge, I find it just absorbs most of the product – I would prefer a brush.
These are a fairly hefty size and would take up too much room to carry all three in my handbag make up bag.
Firstly, these eyeshadows are very soft and creamy (although not as soft as some Missha ones I will review soon), and pigmented. They are softer than MAC’s paint sticks (if you remember the ones I mean!) and all have shimmer to them. They are also very pigmented:
These felt almost a little sticky as they were applied and they they sort of dried – although I could definitely still ‘feel’ them on my lids.
BE102 is a basic pale neutral gold which is a ice highlighter – not much else to say about it.
BR401 is supposed to be a rich brown ut when applied it is VERY much a burgundy – even Mr C asked me if I was wearing a burgundy eyeshadow! Although I like both cool and warm toned browns, I found this too warm for my liking and burgundy, as you can imagine, is not the easies to wear.
BR402 is a sandy brown which is warmer than suggested in the official swatches. the colour was a little meh I guess, but it would work well as a neutral lid colour.
As you can see from above it very much looks like a purple-y hue.
Overall I found these eyeshadows DID crease, and were not completely sweat proof. I had some smudging under my eyes although to be fair it has been quite hot in the UK.
I used the gold under my brow (it’s quite glittery) and the neutral to blend in.
I don’t dislike this product but I don’t love them either; maybe it’s bad colour choices but I certainly didn’t feel the burgundy colour, and I felt that the eyeshadow stick didn’t blend as smoothly as I’d like – the finish was just a tad patchy and I felt it was a bit sticky, probably because it didn’t completely dry.
For £6 each which is what I paid, it’s not the end of the world and is worth a punt – it’s certainly better than anything I can think of on the Western market for longevity and interesting colours – although the colours may be a little different from the swatches!
Etude House also brought out some glittery colours – out next!
What do you think of eye crayons?