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Friday, 8 May 2015

Review | Born Pretty Store Crystal Bright Eyeshadow Pencil*

Born Pretty Store recently very kindly sent me some products to trial and review; one of these was their Crystal Bright Eyeshadow Pencil* in shade #19. This is actually described as a 2-in-1 lipstick and eyeshadow pencil, but I don't think this particular shade lends itself to being worn on the lips... Crayon-style products have been a big hit over the past couple of years because of their quick-and-easy application, and the Crystal Bright Eyeshadow Pencil fits right into that trend; a retractable crayon-style product which is ideal for travelling with, #19 is a deep smokey grey shade with a hint of gold shimmer; it goes on quite lightly at first but is easily built up for a more defined look.
Born Pretty Store Crystal Bright Eyeshadow Pencil 19
Born Pretty Crystal Bright Eyeshadow Crayon Review
The eyeshadow applies smoothly and evenly straight from the bullet; it's quite difficult to get a super-precise application due to the size of the crayon, so I wouldn't apply it like this if I were going to use it as a liner - a liner brush would work much better. The shadow blends out beautifully, however, to create a super-quick and easy smokey-eyed look; the angled brush from Born Pretty's 5-Piece Cosmetic Brush Set* is perfect for this, and allows me to create a dramatic smokey eye with minimal time and effort. In terms of lasting power, I've found this begins to crease on me around the six-hour mark, which isn't bad - especially for the price!! It's easy enough to blend out the creases a little with a fingertip, so for me it's not an issue at all as it can be fixed on-the-go with minimal effort.
Born Pretty Crystal Bright Eyeshadow 19 Swatch
Born Pretty Crystal Bright Eyeshadow
Born Pretty Crystal Bright Eyeshadow Pencils are priced at 65p each, available here in a choice of twenty shades, from white, golds and bronzes through to more out-there greens and purples, so there should be something for everyone! If you're looking for a super-affordable and versatile eye and/or lip product these would be a great place to start. Remember you can save 10% off anything on Born Pretty using my code 'JESSMK31' at checkout!
Overall, this is a super-quick and handy way to create a smokey eye in seconds, and I'd definitely consider buying some more of these in a few different shades - I'd like to see how well they blend together as well! Have you tried Born Pretty's Crystal Bright Eyeshadow Pencils? Do you have any tips for a quick smokey eye?
[*Product provided for consideration.]


  1. Born pretty is such a great sponsor, they have have always treated me well. I'm glad this jumbo shadow pencil worked for you! The one shadow smokey eye is my go to look every day because I'm always in a rush. I simply pop some winged liner over the top and some fake lashes and viola, a brilliantly put together look in 5 mins!

  2. This is a nice colour! never heard of this brand before!

    Shareena | www.forever-you.co.uk

  3. What a lovely coppery brown, this would compliment so many eye colors!

  4. It looks like a great eye shadow, not so sure it would work on lips though! :) xx

  5. love it! ;) Have a nice day!

  6. I love these kind of products. Its so easy to use and go x

    Pink Frenzy

  7. Oh nice!!! I so need to try these!

  8. for 65p, what a bargain! i would take these with me on my travels


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