Product Type: Stila makeup
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Stila swivel smudge stick! :p (Colour: Moray)
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner
Member Name: xisorosix
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner
Advantages: Great formulation: smooth and pigmented
Makeup/beauty product lovers will have probably seen the various subscription boxes that are making the rounds in the UK. The boxes are monthly boxes and cost, typically £10+around £3 postage on top. The boxes each contain around 4-5 different samples or full sized products in them. In the US there is a similar service that was started a long time before these boxes started becoming popular in England; theirs is called the BirchBox. I quite like my eyeliners and was really happy to see that in the GlossyBox I'd been given (from my other half - how sweet!), there was a full size Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner included! I only have this in one colour, but it is probably the one I would have chosen anyway from their line!
(Stila) Obsessed for Smudge Pots? You'll go crazy for Smudge Sticks! This highly pigmented, waterproof eye liner glides on to deliver intense, vibrant color with staying power. These easy-to-apply eye liners have it all:
- Long Lasting
- Easy to apply
- Several shimmer-intense shades to make eyes stand out
- Vibrant colors
- Propel pencil
Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Peg/Ppg-19/19 Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Nylon-12, C20-40 Alcohols, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Polyethylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, May Contain (+/-) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000) .
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These eyeliners can be purchased from FeelUnique.com for £13 each at the moment. There are also 6 shades available, including the one I own which is Moray.
The eyeliner has a really long cap - it takes up over a third of the length! The length of the eyeliner is 13cm in total with the cap accounting for nearly 5.5cm of that length! It's a really slim eyeliner at between 0.5-1cm in width and is really easy to carry around in your handbag or makeup bag. The product comes out after you twist it gradually. It's quite pretty and aside from the general Stila logo and manufacturers information, there are several small stars decorated around it. The colour of the stick matches the colour of the product - in my case, it was a nearly accurate representation.
I was really happy with the colour that I got - the colour is called Moray and it's a dark green/brown colour with shimmer. I don't own anything that is this colour, so this was the first product I used in my GlossyBox. It's not a colour that I thought I'd like, but having tried it, I really, really love it. I noticed that when I applied this colour initially it looked black with multicoloured shimmer, but under movement you can definitely make out this dark green/brown colour.
They just glide on the eyes and are even creamier than the urban decay eyeliners, which I love. The pigmentation is also really great - one or two strokes of this and you're ready to go. You don't have to sharpen this product at all since it comes out from inside, but this also means that it is REALLY soft and therefore easy to snap off. Unfortunately once you push this product out by turning the tip, you can't turn in the opposite direction to push this product back in so be careful! Despite this eyeliner not being solid and really soft, you can still use it for more precise lines since the end is a little tapered so you can control the stick quite well.
The shimmer and colour is really flattering on the eyes in my opinion, and it is really easy to smooth out for a more sultry smokey effect. I really enjoy using mine, but I think that it lasts about the same time as many of my other go-to eyeliners like the urban decay one, so I'd say over 3-4 hours. There is more risk of this product giving me the panda look... but with primer on I've been quite happy with this eyeliner. I don't apply it on my waterline, so I can't comment at how good it stays on there. Unlike many other eyeliners, the colour doesn't fade into nothing as you wear it. It really has great pigmentation.
I'd recommend these eyeliners - they are super smooth, super pigmented, and really easy to use. I dislike that it's easy to break off and that the packaging doesn't allow you to push the eyeliner back in, but these are minor really. The range of colours isn't that big, but they have the really wearable colours like brown and black!
Summary: A great eyeliner, especially for smokey eye looks!