In an effort to streamline my morning routine, I thought I would try eyeshadow pencils. It seems kind of neat in theory, and I wanted to opt for some eyeshadow options that were affordable.
All eyeshadow pencils were under $6, and available at Target, so you won’t pay an arm and a leg for these.
I used three brands: Rimmel London, CoverGirl and Nyx. The shades were similar to the shades available in Urban Decay’s Naked Palette.
Speaking of Urban Decay, I used their famed Eyeshadow Primer Potion which enhances color and prolongs the wear of eyeshadow. It also prevents the shadow from running.
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Rimmel London ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Stick – Bulletproof Beige
This shadow is very light gold and shimmery. If you have fair to light skin, it may look like it’s not even on. I didn’t especially care for how light it looked. It will work very well for a professional setting, and cost about $3.99.
CoverGirl Shadow Pencil – Flamed Out
This was probably my favorite color of the three. It’s a copper shade and has shimmer. It’s darker, but still something someone can pull off in a professional environment. This pencil cost me $5.99, so it was the most expensive of the three I bought.
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil – Yogurt
This eyeshadow is a pink gold with shimmer. Next to the Rimmel London pencil, it’s hard to see when it’s been applied. It’s great for a natural look, but if you’re a fan of color, I wouldn’t go this route. The upside to Nyx’s products is that they’re cruelty free and now widely available. This pencil ran me $4.49.