Monday, February 1, 2016

Makeup Minute-Eye Shadow Sticks

I thought I'd start a new little series here on the blog called Makeup Minute!  I'll share my quick tips, reliable tricks, and favorite products. 

Some of you may know I love to play around with makeup, especially drugstore products because I can usually try something fun without breaking the bank.  I've found through my experimenting that most drugstore products are pretty close to similar but expensive brands.  Of course there are some things that are worth the splurge but when you can save some money, why not right!?

One of the things I LOVE to use are eye shadow sticks.  Ok hear me out on this, if you're a lover of powder shadows this might be a weird concept for you but they are so great!  Not only do you get a great payoff with color, but they are so creamy and blend-able.  This is one of my quickest tricks because you can swipe some of this on, blend with your finger, add some mascara and you're out the door in no time!  Another benefit of shadow sticks is they can be used all over the lid color as a base or single color or even as an eyeliner. 

Some of my most favorite shadow sticks come from Rimmel. To be honest I haven't used a shadow stick I didn't like.  I found my Rimmel Scandaleyes at Walmart and I received the LOC by Tati in a recent Birchbox.  So many companies are jumping on the shadow stick bandwagon.  Maybelline just launched there new Color Tattoo Shadow Sticks and other well known and affordable brands like NYC and wet n wild have some in a variety of colors and prices as well.  

Give one a try and let me know what you think! 


  1. I actually want to try one now!:) Which color is your favorite?

    1. I think my favorite is probably a tie between the very top and very bottom colors pictured-Rimmel Scandaleyes in 002 Bulletproof Beige and LOC by Tati in Day Trip. I think the bright color really pops and opens up my eyes. I love it!