I love an eyeshadow in pencil form. All you have to do is colour within the lines (of the eyes) and blend out with a finger for a simple eye look. They can be used on their own or as a base to add intensity to another shadow. The CoverGirl Flamed Out Pencils ($9.99) are perfectly versatile in this way and feature 10 vibrant shades in the line.
Silver Flame (a shimmery gunmetal grey) and Gold Flame (a yellowy gold) are just a few that I’ve tested out. The pencils feature a gel-cream formula that is ultra rich. It has an odd cooling effect when applied to the eyelids, which is kind of great for those mornings when I’m feeling a little tired. These shadow pencils blend out beautifully but dry to a more powdery finish so that they stay put for 5+ hours.
A few issues with these pencils: Firstly, they’re advertised as being an eyeliner and shadow in one. It’s quite a challenge to get the pencils to tip sharp enough to line the eyes, but these pencils are perfect as eyeshadows or eyeshadow bases. Secondly, the product is so creamy that the tips of the pencils break off easily. So a little word of warning, use the product with care.
In a nutshell, the CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencils are easy to use, ultra pigmented, and long-lasting. As we approach the end of the year, these two metallic shades will be perfect for a holiday look.