We're giving trendy colors a rest first and going back to basics with a universally-loved eyeshadow shade: Bronze.
For this edition of Cosmo.ph Beauty Wars, we tested out the stick versions to discover the most water-resistant, crease-proof, and smudgeproof.
Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Longwear Eye Shadow Stick in Island Bay
Where To Buy: Beauty Bar
What It Is: A creaseproof shadow that glides on like a dream. Just remember to quickly blend it before it sets!
Why We Love It: A must-have for beginners and pros. It was so easy to use and travel with for touch ups—but tbh, we didn't even need to touch up because it stayed true-to-color for more than eight hours!
Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick Colour in Burnished Bronze
Where To Buy: Rustan's The Beauty Source
What It Is: For an effortless look, this creamy and pigmented eyeshadow seamlessly glides on the lids and will give you enough time to blend, layer, and smudge for a look that will stay in place for 12 hours.
Why We Love It: While we loved this for being true to its claims, it bothered us that every time we blended it with our fingers, it would come off. So take note: If you plan on trying this, use an eyeshadow brush to buff it out on your lids.
Make Up For Ever Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow in S-60
Where To Buy: SM Megamall, Greenbelt 3
What It Is: This waterproof eyeshadow stick offers intense color in just one swipe and quickly sets to avoid transferring and smudging all over the lids. It also comes with a built-in sharpener to make application easier and more precise every time.
Why We Love It: This deep bronze shadow was an excellent color to use for nights out and worked well as a smoky eye base. We just wished it was easier to work with because upon application, it immediately set and we had a hard time blending out the edges and evening out the color.
ARTWORK: Jico Joson PHOTOGRAPHY: Mixi Ignacio MAKEUP: Ara Fernando
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