What the brand says: For girls who know how to play the field, introducing Batter Up, the long-wearing cream shadow sticks from theBalm Cosmetics! These high-pigment shadow and base multi-taskers are blendable and buildable. Long wearing and smudge-proof formula.
MY TAKE ON THE BALM BATTER UP EYE SHADOW STICK
Packaging: The eye shadows come in user-friendly retractable jumbo pencils with blunt ends that are very easy to apply on the lids. The lids are color coded.
Texture: The eye shadow sticks are very sturdy and blendable at the same time! They go on creamy and take about a minute or so to dry down completely so you have enough time to smudge it out or blend. Once dried, the eye shadows are completely transfer-proof and water-proof and only a makeup remover can help you get rid of it.
Shades: The range has a total of 8 shades, I got the below 4 shades-
Outfield- This is an olive green shade with a pearly golden glow.
Pinch Hitter- This is a light plum shade and has a metallic-pearly finish because it contains very fine and subtle silver shimmer.
Slugger-This is a deep purple/plum shade with a subtle pearly glow to it.
Night Game- This is a pure black shade with subtle silver shimmer.
How I use and staying power: To use, simply drag the tips over your lids and blend using fingers or a dense brush. Use more shades to create the look you want or simpy use (apply and smudge) one shade close to the lids to create a smokey eye.
I love creating smokey eye looks but using powder shadows for it can be a bit messy and definitely take time. This shadow sticks are perfect for creating smokey eyes (that too in different shades) that stay all day long which is incredible! You can literally use these even in heavy rains or high humidity and they wouldn’t move even a bit. Also, they are perfect for creating any eye looks you want and forget about it until you have to remove them. The shadows feel very comfortable on the lids and can also be used under the waterline without having to worry about it settling in fine lines. The shadows do not fade even a bit and the colors stay intense and pigmented all day long. By far, these are the best shadow sticks I have ever used for creating smokey eyes! I give these a thumbs up.
- Color coded lids and bottom
- User-friendly packaging
- Easy to blend
- Settle to a transfer-proof and water-prof finish
- Stay intensely pigmented all day long
- Can also be used as a thick liner
- Easily available
- I wish the range had some fashion shades/bright shades to choose from
- A bit expensive
PRICE: INR 1199/- each (for 1.6 gram)