Review: Collection Eyeshadow Pencil in Vintage Blush

I was recently in Boots where I had a little look at the Collection stand when the Collection Eyeshadow Pencil's caught my eye. Available in 6 different shades I immediately started testing them on the back of my hand and immediately decided that I would quite like them all. They all looked so lovely and opaque with a lovely sheen to them that I then had a hard decision - which colour should I buy?

Luckily they were 'Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price' so that was a nice incentive to buy two. From the swatches on the back of my hand I decided I would buy Vintage Blush and Hot Chocolate.

I have to admit and say I had never heard of these Collection Eyeshadow Pencil's before nor had I seen anyone review them so I wasn't sure what they were going to be like. The packaging says they are a "velvety, soft blendable eyeshadow pencil. Waterpoof and long lasting" which sounds great. Vintage Blush is a gorgeous vintage pink which looks an awful lot like MAC's All That Glitters. It's a truly gorgeous colour and can be worn on it's own or it would make a great eyeshadow base.

The eyeshadow itself is in a crayon-like pencil which is pretty chunky in size. The size of the nib is a bit challenging as when I first applied it I found that I kind of got it everywhere due to the chunkiness of the product. It's really creamy so I swiped it all over the eyelid on top of a primer and was a little upset to see that it looked a little bit caked on. I tried blending it in with an eyeshadow brush but it was really hard to move the product around and blend, which does prove it will last long as it doesn't go anywhere. I tried blending with my finger and after a while it looked a little better but I don't agree with the claim that they're easily blended as it's a bit challenging but it does stay put which is great.

I really, really like this product. So much so that I have a feeling that it will become a staple in my everyday make-up routine. It stays put all day long and doesn't move, it's a beautiful colour although it is a bit tricky to apply. Maybe next time I'll try applying it with an eyeshadow brush and see how I get on with it but overall I'm very pleased!

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  1. I've never tried an eyeshadow pencil, I think they must have a weird texture, and perhaps they're difficult to apply. After I read this post, I concluded that maybe they really are hard to apply, but at the same time they could be worth it :b Such a pretty colour.

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