When these items were sent to me they were new releases. Sadly, this post got delayed because of reasons and these products have been out for several months now. Still, I think this review will be helpful to anyone looking to try the brand Glo Minerals. I previously reviewed their Cream Glaze Lip Crayons. Today I have six of their Cream Stay Shadow Sticks* ($20) to show you as well as their Precise Micro Browliner* ($18) in Raven.
From left to right: Pitch, Metro, Concord, Gold Blush, Keepsake, Beam
If you've been reading this blog for some time you might have noticed that I love cream eyeshadows. My favorite format is the pencil because of how easy it is to use. You don't have to stick your finger in a jar and you can easily use it as eyeliner as well. I've recommended the Milani ShadowEyez Eyeshadow Pencils a bunch because they are my favorite cream eyeshadows. The Glo Minerals Cream Stay Shadow Sticks remind me of them a lot. They set really well, don't crease, and last for hours. The Glo Minerals pencils set quicker though so you have to work with them fast. They are all really pigmented. Pitch (matte black) in particular is an incredible shade. It is great on its own, as a base for creating really dark smokey eyes, and even as eyeliner on the waterline. The twist-up mechanism means you don't need to worry about sharpening these although I find that twist-up pencils dry out quicker than kohls.
I loved this product so much!! I already used it all up :( I'm so sad! I have to admit that I am officially converted to brow pencils instead of brow pomades. I love my Anastasia DipBrow but this is quicker and easier to use. The pencil is so thin. It creates really precise lines. This is great for people with sparse brows because you can draw realistic looking "hairs". As opposed to using a pomade, you don't need to keep dipping your brush into the product several times while doing your brows. It also comes with a spoolie on the other end so you can brush through your brows. All in all, I did my brows much quicker with this pencil than with a brow pomade. It's a travel friendly product and a total time saver. The only downside is that you get less product and you run out of it much quicker. I used up this pencil in about three months. I've had the same jar of Anastasia DipBrow Pomade for two years! (Admittedly, it has dried up and is barely usable but my Milani Stay Put Brow pomade lasted me a year. Three months is still a very short life span for a brow product.)
Wearing Cream Stay Shadow Sticks in Pitch, Concord, and Gold Blush. Brows using Precise Micro Browliner in Raven.
If I had to pick two standout products from the bunch they would definitely be: the Cream Stay Shadow Stick in Pitch (a creamy saturated black cream eyeshadow is a great multi-use product for anyone who does their makeup regularly, particularly if you love creating smokey eyes) and the Precise Micro Browliner in Raven (a great color for brunettes and black-haired individuals because of its cool undertone.)
Please recommend some affordable, thin, twist-up brow pencils! I'd love to try some more so I can officially switch over from pomades to pencils. :D
* Disclaimer: These products were sent to me by the company as PR samples for consideration.