Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Smudge Away

One of my makeup pet peeves is makeup that doesn't stay where it was placed.  I cannot stand it when I end up with mascara under my eyes (or "whore eyes" as one friend calls it) or lipstick that has faded into the dreaded "liner-only" look that is oh-so-NOT-ATTRACTIVE or shadow that somehow all collects in the crease of your lid and pouts.

So, when Stila's new Smudge Crayon crossed my path, I grabbed it.  Promising to be a waterproof primer, shadow, and liner liner, I just couldn't say no.

I tried out the crayon in Kitten, which is one of my absolute favorite Stila shades.  It's a light and shimmery pink champagne color that is universally flattering and appropriate.  I use the powder version as a base for a nighttime eye or alone during the day.

While I really liked the formulation of the crayon - it went on easily and stayed put all day, I definitely think it functions better as a liner than as a shadow.  Maybe it was the pointy tip that just needs to be worn down to a nub that makes it easier to shade the entire lid.  

I am working on that.  

Until then, I've been using the crayon to highlight the inner corners of my eyes and along the brow and I'm eyeing (pun intended!) one of the darker colors for a real liner.  Maybe the Midnight Blue or Umber...

Until then, I'm still on the lookout for a mascara that really doesn't run.  Anyone out there with any ideas?

Product sample was provided for editorial consideration, all opinions expressed are my own.


  1. d.j.v. beautenizer mascara does not run, either the Fiberwig LX or beautenizer volume lash. both are great for undereyes

  2. TRISH MCEVOY mascara--with tubes technology, its the best mascara out there!

  3. I have not heard of the beautenizer line, I'll have to look it up!

    I've used the Trish in the past and it is pretty good about not smudging, but I found that if my eyes teared up, it would peel off in clumps. Maybe not the best with allergy season approaching but I'll put it back in the queue. Thanks!

  4. Catching up with your entries. I currently use Blinc mascara its similar in tube technology but not clumpy at all. It can only be removed with warm water and a light rub.


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