Shucks!!! I was really, really, really excited for these. I thought I'd finally found a waterproof, inexpensive alternative to Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils. That being said, I think these are great as eyeliners, as their name implies they should be used. I was just hoping I could use them all over my lids. The problem with that is that the product itself is very dry and waxy. I'm not sure if waxy would be the appropriate word, but I can't think of another way to describe it. To get the swatches to look the way they do, I had to go only in one direction. I drew medium length lines and I didn't overlap them. I went right beside the previous line that I drew. I let that set and then I went back over them in the same direction. While the colors are gorgeous and the swatches look pretty opaque you can see that they aren't perfect. It wasn't easy to get them to look like that. That totally defeats the purpose of a crayon or pencil product in my opinion. I just view those as an easy street product. Another downside was when I was testing whether they had the lasting power of the Urban Decay pencils by rubbing my finger across them they crumbled and wadded up like that grey stuff on scratch off tickets. Total bummer. I was really excited for Champagne because I was going to use it as a lid color with Brown in my crease, but Champagne behaved the absolute worst. It was the driest. It bunched up to make clumpy parts and it wouldn't add color to some parts of my skin no matter how many times I went over it. The best behaving crayon was Gunmetal. It wasn't perfect by any means, but it didn't make me want to rip my hair out when I was applying it. When I feel better I'm going to try and warm them for several seconds under my high wattage light bulb to see if that helps them apply better. At this point in time, until they tweak the formula and for the $3.00 price that these have, I have to say that I would skip these. They are waterproof though! Ha-ha!
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