Best long-lasting eyeshadow sticks that are pigmented and easy to use

Whether you’re looking for a hassle-free option on those late mornings or you need something quick and easy to glam up your look for evenings, eyeshadow sticks are your answer. They’re long-lasting, richly pigmented, and best of all, super easy to use. All you have to do is swipe on the colour of your choice and you’re good to go. Eyeshadow sticks are also incredibly buildable and versatile, and unlike eyeshadow powders, the creamy formula means you don’t have to worry about furiously blending everything together. Here, we’ve rounded up the best long-lasting eyeshadow sticks for the days where you don’t have time to execute a perfect smoky eye.

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Ombre Blackstar Eye Shadow
This luxurious cream eyeshadow stick glides onto the lids to deliver richly pigmented colour, multitasking as an eyeshadow, liner and illuminator. The easy-to-use stick formula can be used to create effortless looks on the go, instantly adding a touch of glamour. Buildable and creamy, it’s infused with Tahitian Black Pearl extracts to provide powerful anti-ageing properties, effortlessly combining skincare and makeup.
Aqua Matic Eyeshadow
This easy-to-use eyeshadow produces effortlessly beautiful results thanks to the texture which blends smoothly across the eyelid. With highly-pigmented colours and waterproof quality, this Allure Best of Beauty winner delivers intense colour payoff without smudging or transferring so you can add colour and character to your eyes. It has a retractable twist-up mechanism for quick and fool-proof application.
Phyto-Eye Twist
Phyto-Eye Twist is an all-in-one eye make-up solution: eye shadow + eyeliner. The "jumbo" tip blends and glides to colour the eyelids, easily applying graphic make-up or drawing an XXL line. The skincare formula is enriched with plant-based ingredients and protects the delicate eyelids. The gliding, waterproof texture allows for an ultra-easy application and a flawless hold all day.
Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes
A sheer wash of lightweight, creamy colour slips on the eyes with the Chubby Stick Shadow Tint. It’s layerable, long-wearing and versatile. Glide one on for a swift wash of colour. Contour with another to add depth, and yet another to highlight. There's no need to stop at just one. Appropriate for sensitive eyes and contact lens-wearers.
Kajal Inkartist
Combine your favourite eyeshadow, eyeliner and brow filler into one and what do you have? This handy 3-in-1 eye tool, poised to become your new makeup bag essential. The highly-pigmented formulas of all three products mean they're tear-proof, sweat-resistant, smudge-proof, crease-proof and waterproof - what more could you want? Oh, a light, featherweight texture? That's covered, too!
Velvet Eye Shadow Stick
Easy on the eyes. The NARS Velvet Eye Shadow Stick layers well under other shadows, and glides over your lids. It effortlessly blends and sets the scene with a range of matte to multi-dimensional shades. The stick twists up on command and draws attention any place, any time. Pair with a powder shadow or wear alone.
Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil
Completely versatile, the easy-to-control jumbo pencil glides effortlessly across the lid; its creamy formula ensures it won't drag or tug at delicate skin on application. Formulated with a blend of mineral oil and powder, the eye pencil is easy-to-blend and will add a pop of show-stopping colour to the eyes.
Shimmer Caviar Stick Eye Colour
Searching for a sultry, smoky look? Hunting for highlighted eyes? Let the journey end with this multitasking eyeshadow stick that delivers both easy application and high-definition colour. Better yet, the rich pigments blend into the skin and last all day long. Endless looks of your choice can be easily crafted!
Eye Colour Contour
A versatile, mistake-proof pen designed to sculpt and smoke the eyes for effortless results. The precision dome tip follows the natural curve of the eye to add dimension and depth, while the creamy formula blends into the lash line for an intense smokey effect. Crease-free and waterproof for an all-day flawless finish.
Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil
An eyeshadow pencil that enhances the eyes’ natural colour in an easy-glide formula, this pencil lets you cheat your way to bedazzling eye colour in just one stroke. The long-lasting, easy-glide formula smooths on your eyelid and stays in place for up to 10 hours. It is infused with synthetic sapphire, a mineral gemstone with soft-focus powers for a flawless finish.
Magnetic Luminous Eye Color
A 24-hour wear eyeshadow pencil, this NUDESTIX Magnetic Eye colour is an all-in-one eye colour, eye liner, and highlighter for all day wear. Soft and super-gliding, it offers easy-to-blend, neutral eye colour with even payoff. Waterproof and crease proof, it's perfect for oily lids whilst lasting all day. These glide-on-and-go makeup sticks create a fresh-faced nude makeup look that suits all skin tones.
Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow Stick
This creamy formula offers eight-hour wear due to the perfect blend of oils and waxes. Water resistant and highly pigmented, its smooth texture glides easily onto your eyelid and provides an even layer of product without flaking or creasing, while antioxidant vitamins C and E protect delicate skin. Designed for easy application, it delivers a comfortable, lightweight, colour-true finish.