The Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylos($26)come in three summer ready shades: Bronze Pearl, Fresh Water Pearl, and Blue Pearl.
Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylos are supposed to be long-lasting eye pencils(like of course, right? Who wants an eye shadow pencil to be short-lasting LOL—–oh oh, snarky Tracy is around tonight methinks) with colour enriched pigment that provides a rich, pearlized colour with an opalescent finish. See again, if something has rich pigment, it’s hard to have an opalescent finish, no? At least that’s what I think, and kind of found that to be true when I applied them. These are apparently made for aging lids though, and are supposed to blur imperfections to minimize lines and wrinkles. I don’t really have wrinkly crinkly lids yet, but I do think when I blended them out in the crease that my crow’s feet wrinkles didn’t look any worse so YAY for that!
I was SO excited about Blue Pearl, that turquoise shade. Why it’s called Blue Pearl??!! Beyond me. It’s more green than blue, no? But that doesn’t really matter anyways, as it’s just so bad…so bad. I could not for the life of me get it to look like rich pearlized pigment at all. It’s quite sheer. And doesn’t build up in colour all that well, and becomes patchy if you try to apply more to deepen the colour. SIGH. The other two shades are lovely though! Bronze Pearl and Fresh Water Pearl get the thumbs up for sure. Those two shades are nicely pigmented and blend beautifully. And they last quite well on my oily lids too.
I could only use Blue Pearl to line my upper lid as you can see, and even then you can see how sheer it is. These do come with a built in sharpener which is nice, so if you do use them to line you can at least get a point.
The Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylos are…ok. After loving the Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter I showed you yesterday, I had quite the high hopes for these pencils. But there are so many other better eyeshadow pencils these days that perform pretty much the same way, but for cheaper. And, I’m so bummed about that turquoise one… 🙁 Oh well, such is my life turquatic…denied by the lures of a lovely turquoise shade yet again…. 😛
Eyeshadow Pencils? Yay? Or Nay? I don’t know lately…I feel like more and more pencils are not as good as say a pot/cream formula. What do you think?