Wednesday, 15 July 2020

elf No Budge Shadow Stick

I am a huge fan of the ByTerry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow crayons, as well as the M&S Rosie for Autograph Cream Eyeshadows, so when the No Budge Shadow Sticks from ELF arrived, I was keen to see how well they stood their ground, particularly when the saving is between £7 and £24 compared to M&S and ByTerry
elf No Budge Shadow Stick
elf No Budge Shadow Stick
I am a huge fan of Eyeshadow sticks, they are like the lazy girl version to skincare, easy to apply, blend and to create the look you want, especially on the go. Described as being a no budge, metallic cream eyeshadow stick which features a long-lasting formula, which when applied helps avoid smudging, smearing, and creasing.

I have three shades within my collection - Perfect Pearl, Metallic Mocha and Bronze Metal, but I do believe there is a fourth shade which is Rose Gold. The Crayon features a convenient twist up feature and within the base, there is also a sharpener to help you create that perfect shaped nib.  As well as being used as an eyeshadow, these crayons can also be applied as an eyeliner, which is what I used Bronze Metal for.
elf No Budge Shadow Stick
elf No Budge Shadow Stick
These crayons have an incredible formula and they glide across the eyelid with ease, easier than the M&S Rosie Autograph version in my opinion. Depending on how you use them, you can blend with your finger or a brush, but they are quite pigmented, so in some cases, less is definitely more.

The swatches above show the shades as they are, no filtering or changing of the colour to highlight them. Perfect Pearl is as you can see, a slight hint of gold to it, but most definitely pearl.  Metallic Mocha is a really beautiful deep metallic bronze which has a slight shade of deep purple almost running through it. Finally Bronze Metal is a beautiful bronze shade, my favourite of the three and the one that I have used the most.

For me, these No Budge Shadow Sticks more than justify the £5 that they cost, they definitely rival M&S for me and come very close to being as good as ByTerry where the formula is just slightly better.

The e.l.f. No Budge Shadow Stick retails for £5 each and is available from Superdrug, Feelunique* or the official e.l.f. UK website here, where you can grab them for just £2.50 each.


3 comments:

  1. They look great, I was a firm fan of the Kiko sticks - I think they might be even cheaper? - but Elf have so many great products I definitely want to try more from them. By Terry is my favourite, I used to use Bronze Moon every day, I can't believe I spent £28 on a shadow stick *shudders*. Great post, love the shades here too x

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  2. I love the elf shadow sticks as they're such great value and these colours are very pretty x

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  3. These are such great value. I've never heard of an eyeshadow stick before but I can't wait to pick one up.

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