Sunday, April 26, 2009

Askmewhats Reviews: MAC Shadesticks

I only own 2 Shadesticks and thanks to Mona for selling them because I won't have the chance to even try them because I've checked MAC Philippines and I was told they don't sell Shadesticks for quite some time now. Not sure why!

So I got 2 of the "in demand" shadesticks.

MAC Shadestick in Beige-ing
and MAC Sharkskin




MAC Shadestick Beige-ing




Beige/Nude/Champagne color
with Shimmer




MAC Sharkskin




A bit grayish black
with a lot of shimmer




MAC Shadesticks says ---

A smooth and silky, rich and creamy eye shadow delivered in a sophisticated stick-style format. Provides rich gem-style color overlaid by soft semi-precious finishes of shine. Glides on: works as a shadow - or a liner. Builds up coverage from sheer: color always looks fabulous. More than an eye shadow. Total I-impact.

1.5 g / 0.05 US oz

Askmewhats says ---

Pros
  • Packaging is wonderful, easy to take along
  • Love it that its retractable, no sharpening needed! (as opposed to NYX Jumbo eye pencils)
  • Beige-ing is great to intensify light e/s, Sharkskin is great to intensify any dark e/s colors both gives out different color dimension
  • great as e/s base
  • non-messy, fuss-free!
  • doesn't dry easily as compared to MAC's Paintpots
  • both colors can be worn alone, just have to blend them well with brush or fingers
  • one tube can lasts for a long time
Cons
  • creases my e/s if applied without base
  • requires a bit of tugging if the shadesticks aren't warm enough
Overall

I find that shadesticks are a good addition to your makeup kit, but it is NOT required. Some people love this as a base but to some people with oilier lids probably need additional help with an eyeshadow primer.

I find that shadesticks are wonderful to intensify ANY e/s colors and they are great to give a certain e/s color a different "FEEL".

Tips
  • for people who lives in warm weather (like I do), always use an e/s base before the Shadesticks, it'll protect you from creasing
  • warm the shadesticks by rubbing between your hands to prevent pulling during application
  • pat on e/s instead of rubbing it on top of the shadesticks
  • MAC Sharkskin can be used as thick eyeliner
  • MAC Beige-ing can be use to brighten up the inner corner of the eyes and browbone
  • can use MAC Sharkskin on its own and blend for a quicky smokey look
  • you can go for NYX Jumbo Pencils if you can't find shadesticks
  • if applying it directly on your lids felt dry, gently rub the shadestick with your fingers for the products to be warm up and easier to blend
Will I repurchase?

No, and it's not available anyways.

Where can you purchase and how much?

for approx $16.00 at MAC stores
I've checked with MAC Philippines and I was told they don't sell it anymore

Do you own shadesticks?
Are they worth it? Or not?
I personally think I can go without it
but it's nice to have one or two in the collection :)
Have a great weekend!!!
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review ^_^!
    OK, I won't be buying any while I live in warm weather XD, I'm way too lazy to use base :-P.
    I did swatch the new red one from Sugarsweet and it's so pretty :), but I have red eye shadow in my new Sephora palette now ;D.

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  2. there are the two things ive been wantig to get. im just holding it off coz i dont really need it lol.

    Anyway, Queen of Blending of youtube only uses beijing shadestick as a base or primer coz its the only thing that works for her. It doesnt crease on her. I wanna try it coz i wanna find out if it will work on my oily lids. I was gonna get this instead of the paintpots but the MUA at Mac convinced me that paintpots are better. Well my paintpot creased on me :(

    On the lighter note, thank you for the review.

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  3. Ooooh... Sharkskin looks amazing.

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  4. They do look convenient! Beige-ing looks pretty.

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  5. nice review!! Sharkskin looks really pretty, it would be lovely for a smoky eye.

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  6. hehe i wonder if maybelline and elf would be a good dupe for this.
    hmmm

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  7. i never knew there was MAC shadesticks.. and i dont own any shadesticks myself... lol im kinda bad when it comes to makeup.. i really dont have much wen it seems like i do..

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  8. So you're the one that snagged those from M when I tried to pick them up!!! hahahaha

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  9. wow!!
    thanks for reviewing this! ^^

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  10. thanks for the review.. :)
    if they were available, i don't think i'd be purchasing them anyway lol.. way past my budget for an e/s stick!
    but i'm inspired to find close dupes..i love finding dupes! especially more affordable ones..
    -noi

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  11. im ok with shadesticks. its easy to bring around like you said but i prefer benefit's creaseless creams :)

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  12. Cris, really? You're lucky! You don't need base at all!!! WOW!! The one from Sugarsweet is calling my name too! But good luck! It won't arrive til forever here! :D

    iambeautiful20, well if you have wonderful base to use for your e/s you can live without these :) But yeah, I saw Queen of Blending using them, so those PANACEA81 :)wow if paintpots creases on you, this probably will!

    Catherine, yes, Sharkskin is surprisingly pretty!!!

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  13. Kasumi, :) Do you use any Shadesticks?

    Audrie, Sharkskin works really good for smokey eyes, I've used it over the weekend! FAB!

    LyNn, I think ELF doesn't have one for now..I think the perfect dupe for this is NYX for sure!

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  14. FuN and MakeUp, no way! I've seen you with make up and you don't look bad at all! You honestly look like a PRO

    K, so sorry!!! :( Forgive me?

    Anastacia, thanks!

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  15. miRaCLe, no problem, its my pleasure!

    My Beauty corner, yeah, I think locally we have the Careline and Fashion 21, but they could crease if you're not careful!

    M, I've seen you use the creaseless creams..and they look fab!!!

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  16. I have beige-ing too! While i love how vibrant my shadows are with this underneath... this is one shadestick from hell - it is soo dry and it tugs on my lids like crazy! Needless to say its been sitting in my makeup box for ages already!! hehehe!! :D

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  17. There's shadesticks from the Sugarsweet Collection. Its already available in our MAC counters. You might want to check it out.

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  18. hi nikki!
    i jst bought my first shadestick also and i think they're quiet similar to NYX crayons in terms of pigmentaion and they're much cheaper also! what do you think?

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  19. Jenn , I know what you mean abou the dryness, I need to have eye cream before I use this ):

    Anonymous, really? I just walked passed MAC Glorietta today and I didn't see it, or am i too bline? LOL

    Jo,NYX jumbo pencils are creamier and tends to crease even more, but I like the consistency of NYX Jumbo Pencils but it depends on the color though...the shimmery ones form NYX are WONDERFUL!!!! The matte ones are a bit too chalky :):

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  20. I like MAC Shadesticks a lot... hehe~ Thanks for the review! :)

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  21. thanks for the review! The NYX pencils creased even when I used UDPP underneath. Looks like I'll pass on this one! Try Sharkskin with light iridescent colors too. It gives a very cool effect :D

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  22. Conniem, I know NYX creases on most oily lids! I think it does to me too unless I use primer! Thanks for the tip :)

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