I don't enjoy using eyeshadow pencil/stick after my bad experience with NYX. Since ELF Studio had come out with great product I gave myself a try on this. ELF Studio Eyeliner & Shadow Stick comes with 4different colors: Black/Smoke, Pearl/Glow, Brown/Basic, Green/Moss (The one I have).ELF Studio Eyeliner & Shadow Stick achieve color intensity for your eyes with twist-up ease (no sharpening required). Glide on the dark soft gel “liner” to create dramatic definition to the eyes. The light-reflecting pigments help line the eye subtly but intensely for a fuller more enhanced effect. Use the smooth glide “shadow” stick for soft highlighting color on the eyes to complement the liner for a polished and finished look.
As you see, this stick look like a black ball-pen to me which is quite portable especially for working woman who need this in their handbag. I bought mine in Green/Moss. When I first got it from a spree,I thought the eyeshadow was missing. So I flip it around and finally it dropped out from the cap. I had to insert it into the pen but it is quite loosely now as one day I bet it might go missing soon. ELF should improve to ensure their eyeshadow are save in pen. But at least the eyeliner still stick around. Lol.
The cream shadow (Moss) applies smoothly only with eyeshadow premier or foundation. Without it, it's kinda hard to glide. Yet the shadow is quite pretty and give a subtle green which I found it more silvery and good for smoky eyes. The best thing about the shadow is it does not smudge. I've tried to rub vigorously (till my hand is red), it only smudge a little. I was quite amazed with this. On the other hand, the Liner (Green) glides on easily and smoothly, although the color isn't as pigmented as the normal pencil eyeliners but it is a very pretty color. But I don't recommend it on waterline as the liner smudge too easily than the shadow which is boo!
Overall, this is a good product. If only my eyeshadow wasn't loose and eyeliner doesn't smudge it would be my HG! For the price US$3 (not more than RM15 from spree) it's not expensive, it is definitely worth a try!