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Stila Smudge Crayon Waterproof Primer Shadow Liner Review, Swatches and Photos

February 3, 2012

From the latest Spring 2012 collection, Stila turns my favorite Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner into Smudge Crayon Waterproof Primer + Shadow + Liner, an eyeshadow primer, shadow and liner all rolled into one.

Stila Smudge Crayon in Kitten

Stila Smudge Crayon Waterproof Primer + Shadow + Liner in Kitten

Measuring 5 inches long, the Stila Smudge Crayon comes in a twist-up design that can easily pass as a MAC Shadestick dupe. The only difference? Stila’s is a teeny bit longer and includes a sharpener at the bottom.

There are 8 colors available, including Stila’s best-selling shade Kitten, dark, sultry shades like Dazzle and Midnight Blue along with softer colors like Rose and Smoke. I was sent Kitten, a light beige color with fine shimmer that works beautifully a base or a highlighter.

The gel-based, multi-pearl formula is enriched with vitamin E and aloe, helping the crayon glide on easily and tug-free. Compared to MAC Shadestick, the finish was creamier, more blendable and never made my eyelids crepey.

The crayon also stayed true to its claim of 6+ hours of crease and fade-resistant wear. Once it set, the color did not come off even if I rubbed it. I wore it all over the eyelid without a primer underneath and only experienced minimal creasing after 8 hours.

Stila Smudge Crayon swatches

Left to right: Black, Midnight Blue, Umber, Pink Violet, Rose, Kitten, Antique and Smoke

Overall, I find Stila Smudge Crayon Waterproof Primer + Shadow + Liner awesome and even better than MAC Shadestick. If you’re a fan of the MAC, you will definitely love this!

Stila Smudge Crayon Waterproof Primer + Shadow + Liner is now available at and Sephora for $22.

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  • Reply Jamie February 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I might have to check this out! I also have the MAC shadestick in Beige-ing and I literally have to rub it on my skin like I’m coloring with a crayon in order for anything to show up. I guess it’s time for me to throw it out?

    • Reply Phyllis February 3, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      Hi Jamie,

      That’s exactly how I felt about the MAC too! I had to rub it on a few times to get the swatch above -_-“

  • Reply Haruka February 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Oooh I want one. I’ve been looking for a primer and a highlighter and this shade looks perfect 🙂

    Mad love,

    • Reply Phyllis February 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      It is! You will not be disappointed 🙂

  • Reply minicolor February 6, 2012 at 3:06 am

    lol, I wanna try, too…

  • Reply Rena matchim September 9, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I love it where can I buy another one ???

    • Reply Phyllis April 12, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Hi Rena,

      I believe this product has now been discontinued – sorry!

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