I like when cream makeup comes in sticks and pencils (see: Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Mushroom) 1) because they’re easy to use (especially the ones I can blend with a finger), and 2) because they make me feel like I’m back in eighth grade art class, where my biggest concerns were whether my breath smelled like the BBQ Corn Nuts I had at lunch, or whether I’m going to finish my drawing of ceramic bowls by the bell (my teacher was obsessed with us drawing bowls).
Of course, not all cream products are created equal, and some of them just don’t last.
I’m a busy woman with “important” (air quotes) things to do, like figuring out how to dress like Olivia Pope from Scandal without having to throw down the cash for all that Prada, and looking for a monocle for my cat (you know that would be awesome, right?). Having to stop whatever I’m doing every two hours to refresh a product on my lids or cheeks gets really old fast.
Sonia Kashuk’s Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick in Persian Sunset ($10.99) will show those weak-willed, disappearing creams how it’s supposed to be done.
A multitasking rosy golden cream stick, it glimmers with tiny flecks of gilded glitter. I’ve found that I can wear it on top of bare skin or foundation, but it does get a little patchy if I try to wear it on top of powder.
For an extra shot of shimmer, or just to make my lids or cheeks more radiant, I’ll swipe the stick on my skin a few times, and blend out the edges with a finger. When I do that, I’m usually good to glow for 5-7 hours.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and online at target.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (I haven’t had much luck wearing it on top of powder)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,