I really liked this shade in the Jumbo Eye Pencil collection. It's no miracle pencil, but it did exactly what I thought it would at the price I paid for it. Coverage was good, it blended really nicely and didn't tug or pull on my eyelids when I applied. For the 4 hours I wore it for, it didn't crease on me, but since I didn't wear it for a full day, I can't quite comment on it's actual staying power. Not quite as legendary as Milk, but this pencil sure does come close and is a great budget item for someone interested in saving money on beauty products!
After the amazing success I had with Milk, I thought I would brach out in the Jumbo Eye Pencil category and reach for a new shade, and this one was very disappointing. It did not in any way match the quality and consistency of Milk and is difficult to use. I'm hoping that this one was just a fluke, and the rest of the colours in the collection are just as good as Milk is!
Difficult to Apply/Blend
Tugging during application
Where do I begin? Before I purchased this I had previously been using the whole "white base" concept, but with another more expensive pencil that didn't quite cut it. When I discovered this pencil, I swore I would never go back. There are so many amazing uses for this pencil that really do take your makeup to the next level. I use this over my UDPP when I use any bright shadows (specifically my Sugarpill eyeshadows) to add that extra oomph of vibrancy. You can blend it, or cake it on- either way this pencil just simply works.
Can be used for a variety of things
Can be blended out softly
Very well priced
The lid can be cracked or broken easily
Make sure to leave the lid on or it will dry out!
This is such a beautiful colour to use as a shadow on its own or as a base for powder shadows. The only problem for me is that it creases like crazy, even with Urban Decay Primer Potion (my most reliable "crease fighter") underneath. It's a real shame because the only way to get it to last is to blend it out so much that it's almost not worth applying in the first place since there are lots of other similarly coloured powder shadows or pencils from other brands that do last.
Useful as both an eye shadow base and highlighter for under the brow bone.
-- Decent primer; eye shadows applied over it pop with color
-- Has multiple uses
-- Not the easiest to apply; you can't just apply it straight from the pencil without doing some work to fix it up
-- Difficult to sharpen and you lose product when you do.
-- Gets very waxy in the heat.
I love this base, it makes the colors that I wear pop so much more. The only, only, only issue I have is with ONE tube of the milk that I have that seems like it melted or something (which is weird as it was in a cool place) and applied on my eyes weird, and creased after. The other three or four tubes I have are fine, so I"m thinking it was just this one tube. May happen when the product is expired or maybe if it was in a warm place once, if it's to warm.
Skin Tone: Dark Tan - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Neutral