Along side my love of eyeshadow palettes I've come to realise I'm partial to an eye crayon, or 30. Yes, I have quite the collection and love them all dearly. So the other day I thought I'd go swatch crazy, comparing them all and picking out the most unique shades I own... as who doesn't love a dazzling unique eyeshadow shade?
Below are 5 eye crayons that made the cut that not only are great quality but offer something different in shade and tone and really do stand out on the eyes. Hope you find something new to snap up!
Ciate Eye Chalk 'Marshmallow' - First up the lightest in shade of my 5 picks with this stunning frosted pink shade that has a subtle shimmer running through it. This is ideal for highlighting the inner corners of the eyes and as it has some grip when first applied it works well as a base all over the lid for metallic eyeshadows. This does have a slight shimmer around the eyes problem in the heat but on normal days it looks lovely to finish off and highlight the eyes. Yes, it is a little pricey for a single eyeshadow product but as it can be used for a few things I think it's worth it! (Available from the Ciate website here for £14.00)
Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow 'Charming Champagne' - Okay, so I'm going to be highly annoying here and tell you that this product was actually Limited Edition and is no longer available. So please try not to look at the swatch for too long and see how beautiful the shade is! So for that reason I won't go in to detail about it... but what I will say is that Kiko offer so many high quality products and had a permanent line of Long Lasting Eyeshadow Sticks here for £6.90. These are some of the creamiest eyeshadow crayons I've come across and once dry they stay all day without budging!
Bourjois Colorband 2-in-1 Eyeshadow & Liner 'Mauve Baroque' - On to a beautiful and unique mauve shade now that you don't find very often on the high street. This is just a stunning shade that will suit all eye colours and skin shades, adding depth to the eyes. As for the texture the crayon glides over the eyes and is easily blended out with a fluffy blending brush or fingers. It also works well with other cream eyeshadows and stays put literally to the end of the day. This is certainly one to wear alone all over the lid for a easy but pretty eye look. However I'm not convinced it could be used as a liner due to the size of it! Aside from that I just LOVE this unique shade. In fact I love the entire collection! (Available at Boots here for £5.99)
Etude House Bling Bling Eye Stick 'Golden Tail Star' - If you are looking for a true bright gold eyeshadow to really dazzle on the eyes then look no further than this little beauty. This has been one of my favourite finds of 2015 so far as it's unlike any other gold shadow I own in how bright and light reflective it is. Another shade that is perfect for dabbing and blending at the inner corners of the eyes, but also for all over the lid with a more natural brown shade to the crease. Plus it's a totally bargain! (Available on eBay here for £3.33 with free p&p!)
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick 'Trespassing Taupe' - When it comes to eyeshadow crayons the market is sorely lacking matte shades but thankfully Rimmel have quite a few that are absolutely perfect in every way! This is easily my favourite matte shade from Rimmel as it's one of those shades that looks amazing alone all over the eyes as a rich wash of colour; smokey and ideal for Autumn. Though I also find it great as a base/eyeshadow primer for a true smokey eye as when it's first applied it has a tacky feel which grips eyeshadows, both powder and cream extremely well. Another versatile shade that I'd recommend to everyone! (Available at Boots here for £4.49)
I'd love to know your favourite eye crayon from my picks/swatches and if you have any eyeshadow crayon recommendations for me - especially more matte shades!