I try as much as possible to live an authentic natural life: I eat clean, avoid toxic chemicals in my household products and only use organic, natural skin care on my face and body. The one exception I have is eye make-up. Since the eyes cover a very small portion of the body, I figure that not as much is absorbed into the skin. I also have yet to find truly natural eye products that I find effective. The one eye product that I cannot live without is Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last eye shadow pencils. They come in 8 different colors. Currently, I use 5 of the 8.
The 5 that I have are: Prolong purple, tenacious brown, eternal white, continuous almond and pink evermore. Here is a little information about each of them:
- Prolong Purple appears to be a shimmery dark purple color in stick form. However, when you put it on your lids, its appearance softens and it is a beautiful, shimmery violet. It becomes more of a medium purple rather than the deep purple color. I like to put it on my lid and then spread it to go up to my brow bone with my finger. It softens the color and keeps it from creasing.
- Tenacious Brown is a matte, dark brown. By using your finger to smooth it out, you can soften the brown or use it right from the pencil to make a deeper, smoky brown.
- Eternal White is very white upon application. It works great to put in the corner of the eyes to brighten them up a bit. I also like to line the inner lower lid — it gives the eyes a more wide-eyed, awake look. I sometimes like to use this as a base layer with darker eye shadow colors to lighten them up a bit.
- Continuous Almond is a light-colored tan that blends in with your skin tone. It works wonderfully as a primer for your eyes. I like to put it on, wait a few minutes, and then follow up with a powdered eye shadow of my choice. It helps the powdered eye shadow stay on much longer. On its own, it is too light to serve as a principal eye shadow for the lid. It works well as a highlighter, right on the brow and in the corners of the eyes, but for the whole lid, I think it is a bit too light.
- Pink Evermore is a shimmery cotton candy pink that blends into your skin tone. I love to use this over my whole lid all the way up to the brow bone. Often times, I will follow up with a darker eye shadow that I add to the lid and then leave the pink shimmer on its own on the brow.
The only reason I do not own the remaining 3 colors is because they do not suit my skin tone and eye color. I am very pale with blue eyes so the green, turquoise and black would be a bit too much for me.
I love all of these eye shadow pencils, but the Pink Evermore steals the show. It is a princess pink color and I get complements every time I wear it. It stays on all day long and seems to make every eye shadow I pair with it look prettier. It adds just enough sparkle without being glittery. For pale skin, it adds a soft shimmer that glams up your make-up a bit without going overboard.
If you are looking for some fun, new eye colors, I suggest you give these a try. I have only been able to find them at Walgreens. They are only $3.99 and they last a very long time. I use mine regularly and have not had to replace any of them yet. I bought them almost a year ago. At $3.99, it’s worth a try even if you don’t like it. Feel pretty in pink or choose a shade that you like best.