Love It/Hate It: Eye shadow

It’s an age-old story… you have a product that you love and BOOM it gets discontinued. A long, long time ago there was this magical eye shadow that I used from Clinique. It was a liquid eye shadow that came in a little tube – you’d apply it to your eyelid with the applicator and it would dry and stay there perfectly in place all day long. Magical.

Then, they discontinued it and introduced a different product. I switched over, but didn’t love it as much as the old version. THEN, it suddenly became super hard to find the new product… so I did what any reasonable person would do and I bought three of them off eBay.

Well, recently I found a product that looked almost exactly like that old stuff that I loved so I figured I’d give it a try. Which lead to this post…

Love It: Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes, $18.50 (find it here)


This is the Clinique product that I switched to and then started loving. My favorite color is “Lots o’ Latte” and after that blip of it being sold out everywhere, it’s back with no issues! This shadow stick is basically like a big crayon and the color goes on easily and evenly. There is no need to sharpen it and as you need more you just give the base a little twist. This stuff STAYS ON, but comes off easily with a normal make up remover wipe.

Hate It: Sephora Collection Sheer Liquid Shadow, $10.00 (find it here)


This looks EXACTLY like the old Clinique liquid eye shadow, so I was super excited to buy it. I even bought two colors: Jasper (golden brown) and Emerald (moss green). I mean, for $10 that’s a steal! I used it for the first time and the shadow went on nice and smooth. The moss green was gorgeous and subtle and I totally felt like a movie star…

And then, my eye watered on the way out the door and immediately ALL the shadow washed off. Just my right eye.

What the actual frick?! Within about 3 minutes I suddenly went from looking made up… to looking like I forgot to do the other eye. My eyes water all the dang time, so I basically just threw $20 in the trash because these eye shadows are useless. So, save yourself the money and don’t bother with this one!

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5 thoughts on “Love It/Hate It: Eye shadow”

  1. First of all, the original eye shadow you loved so much, was too good, that’s why it was discontinued. People went online saying how it stayed on so well, and they could see less of this stuff being sold, because with no reapply, not as much is used. The same thing happened to my fav hair dye. It lasted a long time. So, not as much needed, or sold. I have to try to find it on Amazon. Difficult, but not impossible.
    They always discontinue a product if not as much is needed.

  2. I really like the Jane Iredale Mineral Liquid Eye Shadow and the Stila liquid eyeshadow. Both stay on really well and I have very sensitive eyes and neither have bothered me. In case you end up wanting to try to something new!

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