Ahh, multi-tasking. My Aunt Jan told me you’re not a multitasker if you can’t do many things at once. Successfully that is. Why yes, I’ve managed to get partially dressed after putting bread in the toaster only to hear the alarm go off and smell smoke from the kitchen minutes later. Or, there’s that whole walking and talking in tandem deal, but I always manage to trip on something. If you claim you’re a multitasker, you better be able to prove it.
Stila’s Smudge Crayon Waterproof Eye Color is a “three-in-one gel-based eye primer, shadow and liner,” that’s easy to apply, smudge and manipulate. Last month I purchased this “multitasker” because I liked the kajal-like qualities. The crayon’s tip comes sharpened, but with repeated use, the product’s malleability helps to reduce the tip to a rounded mound. Have no fear, there’s a built in sharpener located at the end of the crayon; perfect – one less thing to lose!
My main and sole intention for this item was to line my upper lash lines and wing out for a cool cat eye effect. Application is a breeze; typically, I line my eyes after applying eye shadow. I find using a pointed q-tip or a brush similar to MAC’s #239 is useful when smudging out a shaky line. Just make sure to do this before letting the liner set and dry or you’ll risk sporting a hard line, unless that’s what you were hoping to accomplish.
Here are a few looks I’ve tied up with a pretty bow with the help of Stila’s Smudge Crayon.
Whilst I’ve been able to execute several looks (a good thing in my book), here’s where we get to the bad and the ugly. Would you believe it if I told you there’s fallout? Stila’s smudge crayon has flaked off and landed in a slew of places – my cheek, my under eye area and even my nose and upper lip! At first I thought it was my mascara, but I ruled that out when I switched brands. To make matters worse, whenever I addressed the issue a.k.a clean up, I ended up smudging a black line across my face. Not ideal.
Stila’s Smudge Crayon might be goof-proof and handy, but I do have to prepare myself for the inevitable when I decide to wear it. A multitasker it is not.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Stila’s smudge crayon waterproof eye color:
- $36.00 AUS / $22.00 USD
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 7 out of 10 bags – Easy to use with a great finish, but I don’t want liner snowing on my face.
Likelihood to purchase again:
- I’ve already purchased another smudge crayon in Kitten, but I’ve only used it once on my lower lash line.