Makeup Wars Challenge: Favorite Cream or Pencil Eye Shadow

2013 is quickly becoming the year of the “cosmetics crayon.” Nearly ever brand has an eye shadow or lip crayon or pencil. From pricey high-end lines to drugstore brands, crayons and pencils abound. The awesome bloggers are always on trend, so this weeks challenge focuses on the best cream or eye shadow pencil and I’m up for it!

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After trying many brands, it’s still a Sophie’s choice for me between the lovely Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($24) and Mally Beauty’s Evercolor Shadow Sticks ($25).

Laura Mercier introduced 8 new shades this spring for a total of 18, all permanent. Two of my favorite shades are Rosegold, a peachy pink with gold shimmer and Sand Glow, a taupey bronze with gold shimmer. The shimmer is soft and polished and like all Laura Mercier products, ideal for over 40 women! These are so soft, creamy, incredibly long lasting with absolutely NO creasing! Caviar Eye Colour Sticks are so convenient; just swipe on, blend the edges and you’re done!


LM Rosegold, LM Sand Glow

LM Rosegold, LM Sand Glow

Giving Laura a run for her money are Mally’s Evercolor Shadow Sticks. These  multi-tasking eye shadows are like having an eye primer, eye base and eye shadow all in one AND there are 24 amazing shades to choose from! These do NOT come off until you remove them–they will literally stay on for days! I love them for creating a pretty, polished look in no time flat.

I purchased this great 5-pc. set from QVC that includes:




Left to Right: Champagne, Taupe, Saddle Shimmer, Purple Rain and Gunmetal.

The difference between Mally’s Evercolor Shadow Sticks and Laura Mercier
Caviar Stick Eye Colour is the shimmer. Mally’s shadow sticks are more shimmery than Laura’s but still not over the top. Over the holidays I wore the champagne shadow stick, black winged liner and Too Faced Better Than False Lashes and got tons of compliments.

Bottom Line: Personally both brands are so gorgeous, the performance so exceptional spectacular and the shades so flattering that I think need both brands. I use the LM for daytime and the Mally for nighttime looks!

To see our other bloggers favorite cream or pencil eye shadows, click on the logos!














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  • kelly

    I almost included Mally’s in my review as well! I love those choices!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    *screams and points* THAT TAUPE! ahhhhhhh!

  • Perilously Pale

    The Mally ones are amazing aren’t they?! I obviously need to try LM!

  • Mina Slater

    I think I might be one of few beauty bloggers that have never tried Mally! I want all 5 of those, they are gorgeous.

  • Krystle(Baking Beauty)

    Sand glow looks amazing! I love gold eye shadows and LM so it looks like the perfect pick for me

  • MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    OMG do I need the Laura Mercier ones now!! And I have to check out and see if the Q still has that set. Luckily we have bottle deposits in Michigan, I have a garage full of empties that I can return. LOL

  • Phyrra

    The LM are my favs! Mally’s look nice though.

  • Paula

    Purple Rain is one of my *favorite* Mally Shadow Sticks. And I def agree with you about the shimmer.

  • Pammy

    I haven’t tried Mally yet either. I think that I need to! :)

  • Nancy

    I have quite a few LMK pencils and Mally, too–both great quality and such pretty colors!

  • Eugenia

    I need to try Mally too! They are so pretty!

  • Teri

    I love both the LM and Mally shadow sticks. They are definitely some of the best.

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