Well hello hello! Happy Wednesday!
This post has been a few weeks in the making because I couldn’t get it together to take the pictures, but finally I am finished! I received the question a few weeks ago about how to apply stick eye shadow, and thought that would be a great topic for a blog post. A few weeks later and it’s finally live!
I think there are actually several great ways to apply stick eye shadow, but I am kind of a one-trick pony so I went with my old reliable method. I prefer the cream stick shadow over the hard pencil because I think it’s easier to work with. So for this little tutorial I’m going to focus on cream stick shadows.
I love golds and metallics so for this look, I used four NYX Jumbo eye pencils in pretty golds and metallics. The colors I used were: 630: Cashmere, 611: Yogurt, 617: Iced Mocha, and 608: Cottage Cheese. I think this would be so pretty for a holiday party or a New Years Eve bash, plus it’s actually really easy to do. I’m not in any way shape or form a make-up expert, but I like to play with different products and like what I like, ya know?
Ok before we even think about adding color, I use a shadow primer. My favorite is the Smashbox Cosmetics 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer. I’ve noticed after awhile, the cream shadow seeps into my creases and that’s just not a cute look. I love the shadow primer to avoid smudging and creasing. So I literally take my finger and just apply this on my lid. You can use a mini blender too, but I think a finger works fine for this.
I give that a second to dry and then start applying my colors. I started with “Iced Mocha” on the outer v of my lid. I legitimately just take the pencil and draw it on. I then follow behind immediately with a small blending brush. I use the Mac 217. I then used “Yogurt” on the middle section of my lid and heavily blended. I also made sure to blend it with the Iced Mocha color next to it so it’s a seamless transition. Finally, I used “Cashmere” on the inner corner and blended all over again.
Next, I used “Cottage Cheese” on my tear ducts and crease. Again, blend really well all over. In case you haven’t picked up yet, blending is the key ingredient to get a smooth shadow look.
Finally I add my Too Faced: Better Than Sex mascara and set with my Urban Decay: All Nighter setting spray. That’s it! I have my glitzy glam holiday look using stick shadow.
Do you have additional questions? Have you ever used stick eye shadow?
Tabitha Bitner says
When you apply this, does it ever feel heavy or crack?
Ashley Stephenson says
I have never seen this product! Love the colors!
Lily Ayala says
I love using these when in a hurry, so easy!
Indya | TheSmallAdventurer says
I used to be OBSESSED with stick eyeshadows when I was younger, but my skin got so oily that they just wouldn’t stay put! I only use powder now, but I do miss the easiness of stick eyeshadows!
Miss ALK says
That looks beautiful on you! Stick shadow can definitely be tough to apply sometimes.
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
Thanks for this, there is so much I don’t know about doing makeup! I haven’t tried an eye shadow stick yet. I’ve been wanting to try the eyeshadow from Senegence but it comes in a tube, and I’m like if it’s not in a palette I have no idea what I’m doing!
This is a great tutorial! I actually don’t think I own any stick eyeshadows.
Jasmine Maria says
I’m usually not a fan of stick eyeshadow unless I am using it as a base to intensify the shimmery eyeshadows. I don’t like how they can’t blend well with brushes at all. You have to use your fingers for it.