How To Work With Eyeshadow Crayons: Teal Eye Makeup Look

For a long time, I refused to try eyeshadow crayons. Shadow pencils or sticks - call them what you will. The SA in Sephora Rome talked me into picking up three Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Glide-On Waterproof Eyeshadow sticks in July 2015. I agreed just to hit 150 euros and be eligible for tax-free shopping. The following day, I began hunting for more eyeshadow pencils and picked up crayons from MUFE, Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks, Nudestix and By Terry.

Here is a teal eye makeup look I did with eyeshadow crayons and how to achieve it.

Here is a teal and gold eye makeup look I did with eyeshadow crayons and how to achieve it.

 Here is a teal and gold eye makeup look I did with eyeshadow crayons and how to achieve it.

Begin with a base colour. I chose Nudestix Magnetic Eye Colour in Gilt because I'm lazy and this doubled up as highlighter/inner corner colour.
Here is a teal and gold eye makeup look I did with eyeshadow crayons and how to achieve it.

Draw "lines" with it all over the lid and spread them out with any regular shading brush.
Now apply a fairly thick "C" with the crease crayon of your choice. I used MUFE Aqua Matic Glide-On Waterproof Eyeshadow in I-20.
Here is a teal and gold eye makeup look I did with eyeshadow crayons and how to achieve it.

Blend 'em out with a slightly shorter and denser, domed crease brush. Choices: Sephora Pro Domed Crease 16, Bdellium Tools 781. When you blend, do not use the windshield-wiper swipe motion. Do it in swirling motions. As though you're writing the number "6".
Voila! Finish with eyeliner, brow gel, mascara, the works.
Can you tell this was a crayon and not regular powder?
Here is a teal and gold eye makeup look I did with eyeshadow crayons and how to achieve it.

If you have not tried eyeshadow crayons yet, here are some arm-twisters:
They do not shatter on impact. You can drop them, sit on them or step on them. Yep, done all three, no damage; you're welcome.
They are travel-friendly. Slip a dozen into your suitcase easily.
You get less fallout.
The colour goes straight on the lids, whereas with pans, you dip a brush, pick up pigment and then transfer to the lid.
Easier to touch up.
They double as eyeliner, especially for the waterline.

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