Mary Kay At Play Eye Crayons
Hilary | On 14, Sep 2013
When I first saw these eye crayons I instantly thought of my NYX jumbo pencils. I have used the NYX pencils for years and I love how they perform as amazing bases for powder eye shadows. I can’t even begin to tell you how many sticks of NYX Milk I have gone through that is how much I love them. I was very excited to see that Mary Kay had come out with their own version of the eye crayons and they are what I will be reviewing today.
I talked a bit about the Mary Kay At Play collection on my previous Mary Kay review (see it here), but for a quick re-cap the line is geared towards younger women who are looking for quality products at an affordable price point. Each product from this line cost $12, which is fantastic, and most of the products are very bright and bold. Right off the bat I could tell that I was going to like these crayons since I had already had some experience with jumbo pencils before and Mary Kay always come out with great quality products.
I really love the packaging on these crayons. They have a much better quality packaging than the NYX comparable, are much brighter and fun to look at, and also have a piece of plastic on the bottom which indicates the colour which makes finding the one you are looking for much easier. The cap fits really snugly to the crayon which is great for preventing the product from drying out between uses. I have had some issues with my NYX crayons drying out since the caps split and break easily. It’s nice to see that Mary Kay spent the time to make solid packaging for these pencils.
There are four crayons in total: Purple Smoke, In The Navy, Green Tea, and Gold Mine. These four colours couldn’t be any more suitable for Autumn (which is fast approaching, sigh). These crayons glide easily over the lid and blending them isn’t a hassle. You can build up the intensity by layering some more coats on top although as I always say, if you have oily eyelids I suggest wearing a primer underneath just as a precautionary measure. No one likes having eye products crease on them! Mary Kay says that you can use these as an eye shadow, or an eyeliner but personally I just use them as a base to bring out the intensity of my powder eye shadows. I can’t attest to their wear time just by themselves, but I have not had any issues with budging or fading when an eye shadow is placed on top. I do find that they are on the sheer side, so if you were to wear them on their own you’re really have to build up the colour and blend quite a bit.
I think eye crayons are a must-have product in any makeup collection because of their ease of use and versatility. They are much more hygienic than pots that you need to stick your fingers into, and having the pointed top to them makes it easy to apply the product in the precise place that you want such as the inner corner. I find that these work really well and I truly hope that they release more colours in the future. I would like to see a dark brown, silver and of course.. a white (my favourite). These are pricier than the NYX Jumbo Pencils and retail for $12 each, while the NYX comparable are $5.99. I would definitely give these a try if you are able to, they are fantastic! You can purchase these online from MaryKay.ca or through your MK Consultant.
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Mary Kay At Play Eye Crayon – In The Navy
Mary Kay At Play Eye Crayon – Green Tea
Left to right: In the Navy, Purple Smoke, Green Tea, Gold Mine