Hello Kitty Charmmy Eyeshadow Stick is shadow stick available in 14 shades and the equivalent of what was a MAC Shadestick. Hello Kitty Beauty launched recently at Sephora and so far many of the products are getting rave reviews but I do think alot of that has to do with the uber cute packaging.
What do you think?
Let’s have a look at the Charmmy Eyeshadow Stick and decide if it’s the packaging or the makeup making the deal!
A cream shadow eye stick.
The Charmmy Eyeshadow Sticks are multitasking little divas as you can use them as an all over wash of color or as a base for your eyeshadow.
Used alone as a shadow they have a nice pigmented pop and a formula that’s creamy and blends easily. The shadow comes housed in a click style pen which you can twist to reveal color. Each shade features a dome design which fits the contour of my lid easily and can be blended upward with a simple tap of my fingertip. I only tried one shade but already I’m wanting more as the formula really does have a lovely finish and texture. Compared to a MAC Shadestick you’ll find that the shades lean towards being a bit more buttery and smooth in comparison. They seem to melt onto my lid and blend out so smoothly and easily or really you can easily apply it and leave it as it doesn’t need to be blended out since the formula seems to apply perfectly without any other fiddling about from me.
Although they are advertised as having a pearl finish I felt like the shade I tried, Fish Bowl, had a shimmering finish. The shade was a bright turquoise.
Worn as a base the shade created a nice solid layer for powder shadow to adhere to and give shadows a deeper color pay off however….
Worn alone or with shadow on top I felt they creased fairly quickly even with my favorite shadow primer in place. I can get about four hours in but heading into the fifth hour the formula tends to crease around the lid area and proceeds to migrate around a fair bit leaving an overall messy look.
- Anyone who loved MAC Shadesticks.
- Anyone who wants a cream shadow that works as a base and an all over color wash.
- Those who love cream shades of shadow!
- Those with oily lids (you may find the formula a little too creamy and feel it creases easily).
- Those who want their shadow to stick around for 8 or more hours (they tend to crease a bit around the fourth hour in so be prepared to head in for a little touching up).
Although they creased on me a bit, I’m still going to go ahead and indulge in more shades as I felt the overall look was quite pretty and the creamy smooth formula just blended out oh so beautifully leaving behind such a gorgeous pop of color. I can easily cope with the creasing drama for a formula like this! Of course, the packaging featuring Hello Kitty is too cute too but don’t judge the makeup by that as you’re not only getting the kawaii packaging but pretty decent makeup quality to back it up!
Anyone try these?
Available from www.Sephora.com