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Comparison: Eyeshadow Sticks

Anyone who has read a few of my posts knows that I've become a recent convert to eyeshadow sticks- and have amassed a decent-sized collection in those few months.


Here are some comparison swatches- feel free to add your own eyeshadow stick swatches!


Clinique Chubby Stick Intense for Eyes- No Flash (full collection)



Clinique Chubby Stick Intense for Eyes- Flash (Full collection)




Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks



Even though this isn't at Sephora, I have to add these lovelies:


Chanel Summer 2013 Stylo Eyeshadows (No flash)- Full Collection



Chanel Summer 2013 Stylo Eyeshadows (Flash)- Full Collection



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I realized there were 3 that I hadn't swatched. Oops.



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D'oh... there's still one more that I didn't swatch. That's for another day, I guess.



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Since you guys are the pros when it comes to shadow sticks, are there some that are a little less shimmery? I think these are all super pretty, but I don't think I look very good with very shimmery eye products. Any recommendations would be very much appreciated! Smiley Happy

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Of all of them, the Clinique are the least shimmery- but I have yet to encounter a matte stick. They're all metallic or shimmery. Just remember- these are all buildable and switched heavily to show true color payoff. Just avoid the Chanel ones though...

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I picked up the UD in Mushroom today & LOVE it! It's such a nice shade. 

I stopped into Lord & Taylor before hitting up Sephora and swatched the Chanel sticks in Jade Shore & Pink Lagoon. I almost bought the Jade Shore on the spot, the color is gorgeous! Good thing I didn't. In Sephora I swatched a bunch of pencils (mainly UD, but a few MUFE too). Then when I washed my hands I had sparkles everywhere & the Chanel pencils completely disappeared, but the UD & MUFE didn't budge. When I went back to the Chanel counter & told the SA, she was shocked & said she wears them daily & they don't budge. She closed her eye & I saw big crease line. When I pointed it out to her, she didn't know what to say. I had a feeling they wouldn't last long; the only time I can get the illusion d'ombre to stay put is with a lot of primer, and shadow to set them. Even then they still move a bit. So sad too, the colors are so pretty! 

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I use the NARS primer and 2-3 Iayers on the Chanel- and get 16-18 hours of wear, no creasing. 

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really?!!?! Now you're tempting me.... 

So I'm trying to use more of my Vice palette & hid my nakeds... Mushroom is a nice base for purples. I layered it with rapture & think I found my new "go-to" look. 

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It's all about having patience:

  • Primer
  • layer of color
  • giving the color a minute or two to settle down
  • then add additional layers.

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YAY! You got Morphine! I'm eyeing mushroom right now & it keeps going back and forth from my shopping list to shopping cart. 

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LOL, I knew I'd end up with Mushroom.


What shocked me was the Stila victory over NARS and MUFE- I just don't like their pencils (or at least the testers). I also found the MUFE color selection meh at best.

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I have the MUFE in 20E (pearly taupe) & really like it's staying power. I'm a huge fan of Stila Kitten, and your swatch is making me want to add it to my cart... forget the list! 

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I have seen many posts promoting Stila Kitten, so I couldn't resist...

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OK, I've got 3 more to show you.



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Love kitten!

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Where did you get these eyeshadows? They are sooo prettyyyyy I want i wantttt lol

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Sephora carries both the full Clinique and Laura Mercier lines; the Chanel can be found at counters as part of the summer 2013 collection.

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Thank you!! I am going on the search for Chanel one because the colors look absolutely amazing!

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Anybody like Stila's Smudge Crayons? Or are they more like a liner?

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I broke down and bought one- but I've been using it as an oversized liner for my undereye area.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eyeshadow Pencil:




Note: These colors aren't on Sephora's site anymore, but they are available from the sale section of the Urban Decay website. Hence why I'm starting out with these two.

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