Sunday, 9 November 2014

The New Cream Shadow

Anyone who has been round these parts for a while will know about my past obsession with Maybelline's Colour Tattoos. Easy to apply and always look like you've put in 10 times the amount of effort you actually have, what's not to like? Fast forward to more recent times and my beloved colour tattoo stash has been pushed aside and replaced by something a little different; eyeshadow sticks. Basically a cream formula in stick form, these are even easier to apply and make for the perfect 'throw it in your bag' purchase.

The brand that perhaps started the whole eyeshadow crayon phase is Clinique. Their original Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Balm made quite a stir in the beauty world and has since spread onto cheeks and of course, eyes. Joining the ranks with 12 different shades, there's a Chubby Stick to suit all. Fuller Fudge was my pick of the bunch, a golden bronze perfect for my everyday face. A little of this drawn on the lid and blended out with fingers takes all of about 30 seconds and leaves plenty of time for the million other things you need to get done. It's one of those that always seems to look naturally darker in the crease giving that impression of multiple colours and a tonne of blending, win! Longevity wise it's still detectable around the 7 hour mark but much beyond this you'd probably want to consider reapplying. The formula is incredibly creamy so blending is simple but you do pay for it in the lasting power department (although 7 hours is pretty good for me!).

Luckily for those of us not wanting to make pricey makeup purchases a regular occurrence, the high street has jumped on board the 'chubby stick' trend. Australian brand Australis caught my attention with their Cray for Colour Eyeshadow Sticks. At a much more purse friendly $8.95 I picked up the shade Soiling the Fun and a few more may be on the horizon (oops). A slightly more frosty, metallic finish than that of Clinique, this shade has a slight purple/taupe tinge. It blends out just as easily as Clinique's version however it is possible to sheer it out that little too much so be careful. Requires a little more 'building up' than Clinique's but for the price, can you really complain? The lasting power is just as good at it's more pricier counterpart. A great budget buy if you can get your hands on it.
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18 comments:

  1. I recently got my hands on a Clinique Chubby stick in Lots o Latte! I haven't tried it properly yet but it swatches so nicely, and it took a bit of effort to get off my hand! Fuller Fudge is such a pretty shade as well. I haven't checked out the Australis version yet, but they sound pretty awesome!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  2. Cream eye shadows are so easy. I love the colour of these!
    evie-dylan.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I should try it ^^

    http://www.vonsnef.com/

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  4. The Clinique Chubby Sticks all look amazing! I love the ones for eyes especially.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  5. I def want to purchase the Cray for COlour Eyeshadow Sticks! Do they sell in Canada? The price is fab!

    Love from Canada,

    Ella from www.EllaStreet.com

    Please check out my latest post!

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  6. I have heard so many amazing things about the Clinique Chubby Sticks. I'm never really shopping at Clinique however, which I think is why I've never had the opportunity to try one. I should probably get one at least once in my life. So many good reviews have to be a sign, huh!? haha! I see lots of people talking about the Australis products, too. I don't think I'd have the ability to get my hands on their stuff. I'm in the US.. But they always look like awesome alternatives to high-end brands! Enjoy your Cray for Eyeshadow sticks! Haha! Love the name...


    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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  7. I was tossing up between Lots o Latte and Fuller Fudge, they both look like such lovely shades! I'm sure you will love it x

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  8. They really are! Thanks, Evie x

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  9. They really do! I also have one of the cheek ones and it's lovely too x

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  10. I think they're only available in Australia :( Hopefully one day they will be worldwide! x

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  11. You should definitely treat yourself to one, they're so lovely! It's such a shame that you can't get Australis in the states, hopefully one day. I love the name too :P x

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  12. I've been so curious about Australis' offerings so I'm glad to hear they're nice! Have you tried their contour and highlight palette yet? I'm obsessed!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  13. No I haven't, looks fabby though! May just have to pick it up tomorrow if it's as good as you say! x

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  14. Thanks Elizabeth! x

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  15. I have wondered about the cream eye shadows and how well they held up! I have one but haven't used it yet. I was mostly nervous that it would work its way into a crease and look to dark there. Glad to hear it blends well!

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  16. though i'm SUCH an eyeshadow fiend, for whatever reason, i don't use my shadows that come in stick format! ppl always say they're easier to apply since you can skip the brush but ...dont know why...they just sit on my desk. So, for the most part, these clinique chubbies have been ignored.

    Jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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