I did it! I sold all my eyeshadow palettes and I’ve currently only got two E.L.F No Budge Shadow sticks. With a possible relocation abroad in sight and a growing interest in an extremely minimalist lifestyle, it was a very fitting choice for my current life phase.
Shades and texture
I bought the E.L.F. No Budge Shadow sticks in two shades:
- Bronze Metal, a pretty bronzy gold very similar to this discontinued Max Factor stick eyeshadow, which I think it’s now discontinued
- Metallic Mocha, a dark mauve pink
The incredible news is that afterwards, I realized that I own two amazing eye pencils from Pixi Beauty, which match these eyeshadows like they were meant to be.
This stick eyeshadow comes also in the shades Perfect Pearl and Rose Gold.
The texture is its the best feature: it’s creamy, smooth and easily blendable but, as soon as it sets, you need a waterproof makeup remover. When I was taking photos for this blog post, I took some swatches on the back of my hand and they didn’t go away with just water. In my opinion, a product that lasts no matter what but comes off simply with a makeup remover, it’s a great long-lasting one!
How to use
I twist the eyeshadow, glide it gently starting from the inside of the eyelid and moving outwards, then blend it with my fingers. How much time do I spend to do it? Not even a minute!
It’s great as a base for powder eyeshadows too. Personally, I enjoy wearing Bronze Metal and Metallic Mocha alone because their shimmery colours really stand out without having to add anything else.
Where to buy E.L.F. No Budge Shadow Sticks
I bought it here on the official Douglas website for 6.99€ each. Considering that the popular stick eyeshadows from Laura Mercier or By Terry cost around 40€, this price tag is dreamy.
Are you into stick or cream eyeshadows?