The long-wear claim in beauty is much abused – because eyelids have a whole little oil secretion system of their own going on, that varies from individual to individual, the longevity can vary from person to person.
These Autograph Marks & Spencer Cream Eyeshadow Sticks truly are long-wear with a formula that I found difficult to get off my arm after swatching. It’s hard to describe really – it feels almost waterproof. I use a primer as standard, but I think that these sticks are some of very few that could probably do without a base.
The two shades I have here are Sun Gold and Slate – Slate is less of a sheen than Sun Gold but both glide onto the lid. If you’re going to do any smudging, do it quickly, because they’re hard to move around after a certain point. Each of the pencils has a sharpener in the lid which is really handy, and the formula doesn’t feel too soft and oily. Personally, Slate is my favourite – it’s an easy wear for a dark full lid look, but the Autograph Marks & Spencer Cream Eyeshadow Sticks come in five shades; Sun Gold, Slate, Chocolate, Rose Pink and Soft Bronze.
These are pretty good value at £9.50 each compared to more premium shadow sticks but there’s an offer on (at the date of writing) to buy one, get one half price. If you love a stick shadow, get on it! They’re HERE.
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