Monday, July 8, 2013

Hello Kitty Charmmy Eyestick

RATING (out of 5 stars): 2 stars

COST: $7

THE SKINNY: I picked up this eye shadow stick from Hello Kitty (please don't laugh at me) during a recent sale at Sephora. The color, Cupcake, seemed perfect for summer because it's a pale neutral.

I've always loved Urban Decay's Glide On Shadow Pencils, but the glitter in them makes my eyelids feel like they stick when I blink. I'm always on the search for something just a little better.

Hello Kitty wasn't it.

The shadow was already loose in the pencil when I opened it, so it was a little tricky to put on without breaking it. (Think of trying to write while the lead is falling out of a pencil.) I liked the product OK the first time I used it. Coverage was good. The color lasted all day without creasing.

But the quality of the product has gotten worse with each use and the pencil itself harder to use. The shadow seemed to get old quickly, so I barely see the color on my lids anymore. And the shadow is looser in the pencil now.

Back to Urban Decay I go.

KEEP OR TOSS: Toss.

CHECK IT OUT: Charmmy Eyestick, sold at Sephora, comes in eight colors.

-- Tested by Shay