Sometimes it’s fun to go buck wild with an eye look — you know, the kind that take 30 minutes minimum, require six different shadows and five brushes to do. But most of the time when I finish one, I usually end up just sitting on the couch like a bedazzled bump on a log, waiting for my pumpkin to turn into a carriage.
When I don’t have an appetite for multi-step eye looks, I turn my menu of fast makeup treats — treats like Sonia Kashuk’s new Blink of an Eye Set ($12.99).
The newly released three-piece pencil set comes with two chubby Shimmering Creme Shadows in gold and silver and a Metallic Eye Definer (haha! I almost typed “Metallica”) in shimmery bronze.
If you dug the Urban Decay Glide-On Shadow Pencils that came out earlier this spring, you might REALLY like these two Shimmering Creme Shadow sticks, which are kinda like metallic drugstore equivalents.
Apply them to lids or lash lines just like regular shadows, blending out the edges and waiting a minute or so to let them set. And once they’re set, they don’t budge for nothin’! I’ve rubbed at ’em, splashed water on them, licked the swatch on the back of my hand and then scratched at it with my gnarly chipped nail — basically, they don’t move until they’re introduced to a heavy duty makeup remover. I like.
Shimmering Creme Shadows in Gold (left) and Silver (right)
Metallic Eye Definer
Swatches from the left with the flash: Shimmering Creme Shadow in Silver, Shimmering Creme Shadow in Gold and Metallic Eye Definer
Without the flash
As for the shimmery bronze Metallic Eye Definer in the set, she’s like the overlooked Jan Brady middle child. Yes, it’s cute and clings well to lash and water lines, but it’s nowhere near as durable as the Shimmering Shadow Cremes. Handy? — yes. And I think it does work well with the two other colors.
Even with the mediocre Metallic Eye Definer, the two Shimmering Creme Shadows take this well-priced set from good to great. I HOPE Sonia launches more of these in additional colors and finishes soon. I think they’re straight-up amazing.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (an A+ if the liner lasted longer)
What was the highlight of your hump day?
Mine was the few minutes I spent relaxing this afternoon with a cup of chamomile tea. I took a short break to reward myself for accomplishing everything on my to-do list.
What are you up to tonight? Right now I’m watching an episode of Million Dollar Listing (my new guilty pleasure) and teasing Tabs with the Cat-O-Matic app.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,