Would You Or Wouldn't You? Sticking It To Shadow Mishaps
January 21, 2008
Time to own up: we've all had a disastrous smokey-eye mishap. One slip of the pencil, one overzealous sweep of dark shadow, or one shake of the too-inky liquid liner, and we end up looking like pandas or prize fighters. We've tried all the fancy tools and followed all the pro-generated tips, but the perfect smokey eye still eludes. We covet the seemingly effortless looks of our favorite dramatically made-up starlets and wish for our own personal makeup artists to give us flawless, smoldering eyes whenever the mood strikes.
Well, help may have arrived in the form of ColorOn Instant Eye Shadow Applicators – handy little shadow stickers with all that smokey eye goodness built right in. These one-use shadow patches come in an array of colors and patterns, from simple gold-hued and silver-hued definers to daringly bright jewel tones to funky leopard and camo prints. Simply line the applicators up with your lash line, press, and peel. Voila! A professional-quality eye makeup job.
But can it really be that easy? Doesn't everyone have differently shaped eyes? Would I end up with, say, zebra stripes above my eyebrows if I didn't apply the shadow absolutely perfectly? And who would want camo-print eyes, anyway?
These stickers will set you back a pretty penny. A five-pair pack costs $20 (that's $4 a wear, if you're keeping track), while a good solid shadow palette you'll use for months can cost less. So are these babies worth it? Let us know what you think in the comments section.