I often think there aren’t enough hours in the day, particularly in the morning when I have have to get dressed, put on my face, and rush out the door. I’m always trying to shave a few minutes off of my routine in favor of extra sleep, so I was quite excited about a peel off mineral eyeshadow from colorOn Professional. Surely peel and stick eyeshadow would cut a few minutes from my routine.
I haven’t tried peel and stick anything since I was a little girl, and bought hot pink press on nails,or applied those tattoos that came with some kind of gum or candy. But this peel and stick eyeshadow seemed like a very cool concept. Color On promises
an eye shadow that is waterproof, crease-proof, and long-wearing that transfers to the eyelid with just a touch. The result is nothing short of amazing: A professional, flawless look every time.
Tropics Kit (left), Exotics Kit(right)
I tried out the blue/brown combination from the Tropics pack. I don’t know if it was the color combination, or just the contrast of the colors with my skin, but I was taken slightly aback when I saw the shadow on my eye. The color was so intense, covered almost my entire lid and reminded me of chalk. You’re supposed to be able to control the intensity of the color with the way you tap the applicator, and I may have been a little heavy handed. (I wanted to make sure it transferred properly. I hated when half of my peel and stick tattoo ended up on my arm, and the other half remained on the applicator).
The thing about these peel and stick eye shadow is there is only one shape for every eye so you will have to put in some work to line them up, and more time blending to get the shadow to look the way you want it to look. Once done, you have to apply a sealing powder to the top. Although the application process is a little longer than the directions on the box would have you believe, the basics are already done for you (you don’t have to pick the colors or think about what color you will apply where) so what’s a few extra brush strokes hurt right? Wrong. It takes me less time to choose a few shades, brush on my regular eyeshadow, and have it look the way I want.
They say the more you use the colorOn applicators, the better you get. I guess the I can expect a more subtle look next time, since I now I have to tap lightly. The applicators also come in several styles and shades and though I won’t use them daily, I have a few more left in the box, so I’d probably try them again. The Exotics Kit is also great for an avant garde look, but just don’t expect to be done in 30 seconds.
If you’re interested in trying out the colorOn Eye Envy Instant Eyeshadow Applicators, you can find them at Sephora.com at $25 for a pack of 5. What do you think about peel and stick makeup? Would you add this to your morning routine?