Gift Giving 2013: Crayons for eyes
Who can pass up on an adult makeup crayon?!
Eye makeup crayons have taken over where lip crayons left off. They’re fuss-free, unintimidating, easy to apply and travel with, and can be mixed and layered underneath powder eye shadows. They make the perfect Christmas gift for time-poor friends who want a quick makeup pick me up, but don’t have more than a few minutes to spare.
Here are my top three favourites:
Shimmer Effects Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection AU$45
A gorgeous limited-edition pack of four cream shadows (mini-size). All the shades have a subtle shimmer without a glittery effect. They can be worn alone or layered underneath a powdered coloured eye shadow.
Soft Touch Shadow Pencil AU$39
Of the thirteen shades, NARS carries a good selection of brights (yellow, purple and blue) for the makeup fashionista. Like all NARS products, the pigment is rich and these crayons are a dream to apply and blend when you need to get out the door ASAP.
Make Up For Ever
Acqua Shadows AU$32
Not everyone suits a shimmery eye shadow and this is where Make Up For Ever’s crayons stand alone. Five out of twelve crayons are matte and the colours are classic: black, navy, brown, grey and green. The matte shades are perfect for women with hooded eyes, or fine lines.