Wet N Wild has a collection of Creme Eyeshadow Pencils in their Idol Eyes line. I have four of these pencils in the shades Envy, Techno, Pixie and Graphite.
|Envy, Techno, Pixie, Graphite|
- Envy is a light to mid green with a golden sheen. It's decently pigmented, especially for the low price ($2)
- Techno is a medium purple with a magenta pink duochrome. This is a bit more sheer than Envy, but still shows up well.
- Pixie is a pretty Chamagne shade with pink undertones. I think this somewhat resembles the Kitten Smudge Pot from Stila. It's a nice, natural looking shade with shimmer.
- Graphite is dark charcoal sort of shade, which would make it a nice base for smokey eyes.
Now, as far as eyeshadows alone, these aren't going to work and will crease on you like almost every other creme shadow. They also aren't going to work as an eyeliner alone. However, if you use a primer under this, apply the creme shadow as a base, then apply your powder shadow on-top, it will be less likely to crease as an eyeshadow. If you use them as a liner, simply do the same thing. Use a primer underneath and pat some powder shadow of the same color over them to the liner.
|Wet n Wild Envy, Techno, Pixie, Graphite|
What I've found I really like these for are more of costume and Halloween makeup. I used a combo of the techno, graphite and envy all around my eyes (trying to make them look sunken in, dark and dead) when doing a Zombie makeup look, and they did a very good job at that.
Overall, I do like these pencils. I recommend Pixie as an eyeshadow base if you are wanting something similar in color to Stila Kitten Smudge Pot, and I think these will come in useful for costume makeup as well. Unfortunately they do not work as just an eyeshadow or an eyeliner on their own.
Who will like these?
-Those looking for inexpensive eye bases
Who won't like these?
-Those who don't like to work with products to prevent creasing b/c you have to use a primer and powder on top of this.
Thanks for reading!
XO - Glamatronic