Tuesday, 17 June 2014

No 7 Stay Perfect Shade and Define - a true smudge proof miracle


*Oily eyelids girls listen up! I have finally found a true smudge proof eye shadow for you! Read on!!


I first came across the No 7 Stay Perfect Shade and Define eye shadow sticks was from Alix's post, who introduced them as the dupes to By Terry's Ombré Blackstar shadow sticks (which I craved but not buy because of the high price). Always love a dupe so I went to Boots to check them out.

After I swatched about 3-4 colours at the back of my hand (which was not a long process, 30 seconds may be?), I grabbed a tissue to wipe them off...... Nope, the swatches didn't move! My jaw dropped! I couldn't believe my eyes, it REALLY didn't move!!! 
It took me a few seconds to recover from my "shock" and I right away grabbed 3 colours: 
COOL MINK (top) - a light taupey purpley shimmer - a great one wash wonder, or as a base colour;
COFFEE BEAN (middle) - a warm chocolate brown with purple shimmer - great for lining and as outer corners shading and ;
PINK PEARL (bottom) - light pink with silver/iridescent shimmer - great for inner comers highlight, or a light wash on the lids rather than leaving them bare.  


My eye lids are extremely oily. Nothing, I mean NOTHING, can stay on my lids for more than 3-4 hours without creasing, even with primer on. But these No 7 eyeshadow sticks manage to stay on my eye lids for a brilliant 9 hours!!!!! Still look relatively fresh at the end of it!!! Even WITHOUT eye primer!!!! It is a MIRACLE !!!! They live up to their brand name "Stay Perfect"!

I use Coffee Bean to line my upper lash lines. But "how to keep the tip stay sharp?" I tweeted Alix to ask. She said "If you pull off the little coloured cap at the end there's actually a mini sharpener hiding in there! :)" Wow!! What a clever design and how cute is that?!


I have not come across any eye shadows like these before. I am now truly in love with these little gems!!! I am going back to pick up all the other colours!!!


HANDY LINKS:
Alix from I Covet Thee blog post
By Terry Ombre Blackstar - SpaceNK - £28