SANA is a Japanese brand I really like because it has so many funky little quirky products. I like the Super Quick range – it consists of a few products for eyes and lips and focuses on creating quick, easy to use, long lasting items. On a side note, their lip gloss is gorgeous, their mascara is lame.
I spotted this cool eye pencil from SANA, a eyeshadow in a stick if you like, which comes in one suits all shade, Hazel. My friend in Japan helped me to get this:
Not only is this a flattering suits all golden brown, it is also waterproof. The idea is you can apply, smudge and go. It’s also a swivel pencil so no sharpening too. Easy to use, low maintenance, I like!
Here is the chunky pencil. There are lots of thick pencils like this out there that can double as eyeshadows, let’s face it. Crayons I guess. A big problem I find with crayons like this is creasing, and also sometimes they are just a little more suited to lining than shading.
As I mentioned earlier this comes in one shade only, Hazel. It’s a nice choice, I think. It’s not a dull brown at all, it’s mid toned, very golden, I think a lot of skintones could use this. I would totally wear this as an eyeshadow shade – I think it translates well into a shadow and is still strong enough to be a natural eyeliner.
It is a very warm golden brown though; some people prefer cool browns.
Texture is very soft and it’s pigmented. It’s not as creamy and soft as a Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick (which I bought yesterday, hello!) or a Trish McEvoy 24 Hour Shadow Stick. Nevertheless, I have no complaints about the texture.
Once applied this can be smudged for a really really natural eyeshadow look. This is what I did with the pencil. You have a window of a minute or so to blend then it sets. I did find with my lids, there was some creasing when used without a primer, whereas, Trish’s eye stick wears better (I haven’t tried Laura Mercier’s yet so can’t comment).
On my eye: