There are certainly some perks (i.e. not have to endure dry and cracked skin) for having extremely oily skin, but most of the time, I'd rather not, especially when makeup is melting off of my face. Well, with the vast selections of beauty products, I'm glad to have found a few that actually last without feeling like fried egg in a pan. Let me introduce to you my latest obsession - Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes ($16 for 0.1 oz/3g).
This 12 shades cream shadow collection is perfect for the busy ones who desire a one sweep simple application and for those who need that extra pop to the eyes. With identical packaging as the Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm, this is lightweight, soft, and works great as a base or to compliment other colors.
One layer is more than enough for a subtle look, and it's buildable for a darker finish. With this low maintenance product, you'll want to abandon your makeup brushes. The easiest route is to lightly dab some on your lids and blend with your fingers. For a polished finish, set it with a powdered shadow (at least on the outer edge).
The formula is sheer so don't be surprised if you can't achieve an opaque result immediately. The good thing is that the rounded tip and creamy texture won't pull your dedicate eye area so apply more until satisfied.
The fine shimmers in the shadow are absolutely beautiful. They are not overpowering but are noticeable for some dazzling glow to the eyes. Massive Midnight (#12) is a deep royal blue shade with extremely fine silver shimmers.
This is 2 layers of Massive Midnight with nothing else but a black eyeliner on both upper and lower lash line. I went out like this during the day, and it wasn't too outrageous.
The weird part about this shadow stick is that it doesn't work well with eye primers (I bet that's the first time you've heard something like this). Yes, leave your primer or cream base out when using this product. Applying the shadow alone, it stays put on my oily lids for 8+ hours with minor creasing during the end of the day. However, laying my Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath causes the shadow to crease and smudge within a short amount of time. And not to mention that brushing this on top of a cream base is absolutely horrible. The shadow won't spread evenly, and you'll have a hard time blending the color out.
Overall, this is another winner from Clinique, and the newest member to the Chubby Stick family is a versatile and easy-to-use eyeshadow for both simple everyday looks and intense night makeup. This creamy shadow applies effortless and can be used with only a sheer coat or to smoke up the eyes by building up the colors. The best feature about this product is obviously the long-lasting performance and smudge proof formula. I would recommend this to everyone, especially for oily skin girls like myself.
What is your secret weapon to prolong the wear time of shadow products? And do you prefer cream shadows or powdered products? Share your answers below. ~Angela