Stila Rose Smudge Crayon – Waterproof Eye Primer, Shadow and Liner in One

stila rose smudge crayon

Stila Smudge Crayons ($22) come in your choice of 8 different shades.  I decided to go with something outside of my comfort zone and chose the shimmery light pink shade called Rose.  These crayons are a 3 in 1 product; primer, shadow and liner.

Stila lists the benefits as:

  • primer, eye color and eye liner all-in-one
  • creamy, creaseless formula glides on with ease
  • long-wearing and water-resistant
  • bold, color-rich shades
  • vitamin e to soothe and protect
  • pointed tip for easy application, plus sharpener (included)

Stila Rose Smudge Crayon

Stila Rose Smudge Crayon

So let’s get started and see how this stacks up to it’s claims.  First of all I didn’t find this to be particularly creamy.  It’s actually very firm and was a bit difficult to blend out as a shadow, even when using my warm fingertips.  It’s ok in the pigmented department as well.  I had to apply and blend out three layers to get it saturated enough to be noticeable on my fair skin because it is such a light shade.

As for wear, I still experience creasing with this smudge crayon.  I have oily eyelids and I can’t get away with not wearing an extra eyeshadow primer with this.  Without a primer first and used as a shadow, I get creasing within 4 hours of wear.  With an added primer, I can get a full day in without creasing.

stila rose smudge crayon swatch

stila smudge crayon sharpener

I do appreciate that they included a convenient sharpener to keep the tip nice and pointed.  It’s discreetly hidden in the end of the smudge crayon stick for easy access.

Since I mainly bought this to use as an eye shadow, I can’t really recommend it as my #1 choice for a high-end crayon type eyeshadow.  For the price, I much prefer the softer and creamier Urban Decay Glide-On shadow pencils or the Mally Evercolor shadow sticks.  And for the budget conscious, you can’t beat the NYX Jumbo eye pencils.

Available online at Stila, Sephora and Ulta.

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