Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylos

The Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylos($26)come in three summer ready shades: Bronze Pearl, Fresh Water Pearl, and Blue Pearl.

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Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylo: Bronze Pearl, Blue Pearl, Freshwater 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!

Swatchy Time!

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Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylos: Bronze Pearl, Blue Pearl, Freshwater Pearl

 

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.

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Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylos

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Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylos

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?

  • Eh. Pretty with the swatches but I need a bit more pop. I agree with you that pot formulas are amazing!

  • Sadness… For $26 though a shadow pencil better perform well! As a matter of fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever tried a shadow pencil I was 100% happy with. It seems you have to trade blendability for lasting power sometimes.

    • Yeah, the others do though! And I agree, I’m starting to not b a fan of them either.

  • rachlovespenguins

    I like Freshwater Pearl! I’m actually quite partial to sheer lately, so as long as a formula stays where I put it and doesn’t irritate my eyes then I’m a happy camper.

  • Lily

    Sheer can be good… maybe? LOL! I saw a beautiful turquoise pencil liner from Pixi. I don’t need it at all, but so beautiful!

  • Emma Bovary

    These don’t really float my boat, I want colour to be strong if that’s the shade I’m going for! I’m actually really interested in the Chanel stylo’s, they look pretty awesome

    • Those do! I think I might get one, as I remember loving them last time they came out!

  • I still say yay, BUT I’ve been using a lot of gel eyeliner too lately, so I’m definitely not the pure pencil fan anymore that I used to be.

  • ElegantEccentric

    I opted for the Clarins Iridescent Ombre pot in Aquatic Green instead. It’s not fully opaque either, but I also got the pencil in the same shade, and together they make for a gorgeous teal look.
    ~El

  • Hey Tracy, ugh I know what you mean! Too bad the teal is so subdued. There are great eyeshadow sticks out there tho. I really love LM Caviar Sticks, the one By Terry one that I own, and Chanel Stylo Eyeshadows 😉

  • That teal shade had so much potential! Very disappointing. I do like eyeshadow pencils but I feel like I always need more than just one eyeshadow color anyways…

  • oh my glob– that bronze one looks sooo pretty. I usually use pencils like these as a base though since they just don’t pop up enough!