The first thing I thought when I saw the new Sula Beauty Eye Crayon in Never Say Never ($8, one of five shades) was, “Did they collaborate with Crayola?”
This is coming from someone who still draws with crayons, so I mean that in the best possible way. This multitasking makeup implement claims to do a bit of everything. It’s supposed to work as a shadow, a liner, and even as a base for powder eyeshadows — a similar idea to the NYX Jumbo Pencils we played with a couple months ago.
Never Say Never’s pigmented shimmery bronze and soft, creamy texture impressed me from the first moment it touched my eyes, but I think it has a few small issues with performance.
As a liner, I find it just okay. It lasts on my lash line for a solid six hours, but it gives up along my water line after about one.
And, unfortunately, I don’t see myself using it as a shadow very often because when I tried it that way both with and without primer, it started to fade and crease after about two hours.
Like the Sula Creasless Creme Shadow we looked at earlier this week, I suspect my oily eyelids are partly to blame. If your lids are drier than mine, I bet you’ll have better luck with these.
Never Say Never is a near miss for me, but I wouldn’t say I’ll never use it again.
PRICE: $8 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Ulta stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day!