Gift Giving 2013: Crayons for eyes

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

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:

Laura Mercier

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

Eye Makeup Crayon NARS
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

Eye Makeup Pencil MUFE
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.