The Best Eyeshadow Sticks For Quick & Easy Make-Up

The Best Eyeshadow Sticks For Quick & Easy Make-Up

You don’t have to be a pro at eye make-up to achieve flawless results – the latest chunky shadow sticks promise to make easy work of smudged-out feline flicks and smokey eyes. From swipe-and-go pencils to those offering more precision or a creamier blend, here are some of our favourites.

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Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks

Laura Mercier’s Caviar Sticks are legendary – and for good reason. The buttery soft formula is a doddle to apply, yet the colour payoff is impressive – plus, they’re available in matte tones if you want something more low-key. Create everything from subtle definition to an intense smokey eye with just one swipe; they’re a great starting point if you’re new to working with cream eyeshadows. Available at

Sisley Phyto-Eye Twist

One of the best on this list for a long-lasting finish, these twist sticks from Sisley really go the distance. Designed to be used as a shadow and pencil in one, it’s a great product for adding colour and some subtle enhancement to the eyes. Better still, it uses plant-based active ingredients so the formula is gentler on the delicate skin near your eyes. Apply and smudge it out with your finger for an instant wash of colour that won’t budge. We love the shade ‘Topaze’ for a soft daytime look, while ‘Marine’ gives instant depth thanks to its wearable indigo undertone. Available at

Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow Stick

A-list make-up artist Caroline Barnes swears by these 'scribble on and go' creams. Affordable and easy-to-use, they have a silky, blendable texture that can be applied either as a muted wash or layered up for more definition and intensity. You only need a small amount and you’ll find they wear well throughout the day. Your look will stay smudge-free long after your lunchbreak. Available at

Chanel Stylo Ombre Et Contour

Use these fun crayons from Chanel to create either a buffed-out eyeshadow effect or use the very tip of the thick end to wing out feline flicks. The choice is yours. You’ll love the creamy, silky texture that allows you to contour your eye shape with ease. There are plenty of colours available, but we love ‘Rouge Noir’ for something a bit different to traditional black. Available at

Nudestix Magnetic Luminous Eye Colour

These Luminous Sticks from Nudestix are incredibly flattering, with a new creamy texture that quickly turns matte for budge-proof results. Available in several shades, mix and match or sweep them on solo for a more muted daytime look – either way, they’re what you need to create a number of beautiful eye looks. Available at

Surratt Smoky Eye Baton

A cross between a liner and a shadow, this dual-ended crayon will help you create a fool-proof smokey eye in minutes. The pencil end is ideal for defining the lash line or creating soft feline flicks, while the sponge-tipped shadow provides a seamless wash of colour – it’s available in charcoal, brown, blue, mauve and burgundy. We love the retractable and compact packaging too, which makes it great for on-the-go. Available at

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