I bought these Models Prefer Infinite Colour Shadow Pencils aaaages ago and recall a couple of you wanting a review. So, here we are.
I chose a couple of neutral shades that I thought I'd enjoy - down to earth and pop the bubbly (swatches are below). There are a few more shades in the range, including a couple of brights and a black.
These were in my sights for two reasons:
1. I thought they'd be nice for when I can't be arsed being fancy with my eyes / just want a pretty wash of colour
2. Because I like painting my face with crayons
I'll start with down to earth. This is a gorgeous, brown-based taupe with a hint of sheen. I use this alone (drawn on and smoothed out), as well as a base/layered with a similar-toned powder shadow on top.
Alone, it looks delightful. Soft, effortless and pretty. However, it doesn't last long. In fact, it creases within a few hours. Shame. I don't even have oily lids, so yeah - keep that in mind. For reference purposes, prodz like the Maybelline Color Tattoos last a lot longer on me.
Now, while I love the look of this colour on its own, I often find myself patting a similar colour on top. Unless I'm going out for like an hour or something. It still looks pretty, but...kinda meh. It sorta loses its appeal. However, it lasts heaaaaaps longer. So, I guess that's a win. Here's a pic of it on its own (excuse the jacked eyebrow):
Now to pop the bubbly. I imagined I would use this a lot. It looked like a great shade to help brighten up my eye area/face and make me look polished. No.
This pencil is a lot...creamier. Too creamy. It's kinda sludgy, actually. I think you can probably tell from my swatch. It melts. When I try to wear it alone, the colour/brightness dissapears after I work it in and I'm left with nothing. Maybe a tiiiiny bit of sheen. But not a good one. A grainy sheen. No brightness, no nothing. And it's because of this that I don't even enjoy using it as a base. I've got a pic of it below, but you can barely tell I'm wearing anything. Hilariously, it actually looks kinda OK in the pic. But it's not. Honest.
down to earth - mostly yay.
pop the bubbly - no thx.
If you're interested in checking these out, head to Priceline. They're $9.99 each.