I was so impressed with the formula of Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick in Au Revoir (see review) that I decided to buy more colors soon after. I picked up Leila and Frannie, two very basic but staple colors, that I'm sure I'll get a lot of use out of. Both colors are just as good as Au Revoir performance-wise so I'll not make this a lengthy review post but rather a quick recap of the formula with a simple EOTD photo that hopefully will inspire you to do more colorful looks this summer. :)
Briefly, Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick is an eyeshadow stick that you twist up to reveal more product — no sharpening required. The formula is infused with “pure Alpine snow water” that provides a nice soothing and cooling sensation upon application. Living in hot weather, I always appreciate makeup that provides instant cooling effect — it just feels so good on the skin! :)
Texture-wise, think creamy and virtually weightless! It literally feels like applying a thin layer of cool water on the lid. No pressure needed, just glide the pencil along the lid for an immediate sparkly and high-shine color payoff. The tip is slanted to make it easy to get into corners and contours of the eyes, and also wide at the same time to make filling the lid space smooth and quick. The formula sets rather quickly and so must be blended instantly or it will set before you have a chance to smudge it.
For some odd reason, I didn't find Frannie and Leila to be as budge-proof as Au Revoir, though. They tend to crease on me after a few hours when applied alone on bare lids. It may be possible that the testing conditions are different as I am living in humid weather now. Over primer, the staying power is greatly improved and if you top with powder eyeshadows, both pretty much stay crease-free and fade-free the entire wear.
The colors I'm featuring today are Frannie and Leila shown below:
Frannie is a super sparkly “snow” white color with crazy amount of gorgeous iridescent shimmer. It's so white and so sparkly that it gives such strong metallic sheen when applied in layers. It provides semi-opaque coverage in one pass but can easily be built up to full coverage in no time. If you're looking for a subtle inner corner highlighting color, you might want to skip Frannie but those looking for something really sparkly and intensely white, you'll absolutely adore Frannie. Besides using it in the inner corners, I also like to line it along or over my black eyeliner to amp up the look or use it as a base to add shimmery effect to my eyeshadows. The possibilities are endless so be creative! :)
Leila is a beautiful, beautiful rose-gold copper with pink, gold, and copper iridescent shimmer. It applies fully opaque in one stroke and can be built to a stronger metallic copper hue with multiple layers. It looks magical on the lid on its own but is also flexible enough to use as a base to add warmth and shimmery effect to any powder eyeshadows you layer on top. Wearing it with a simple black eyeliner — like the look I did below — will “ground” the look a little bit so everything appears more on the soft and feminine side but still maintaining that bit of sparkly twist. It is such a versatile color, too, as you can wear it during the daytime or nighttime and I'd imagine it will look pretty on just any skin color.
Quick and simple EOTD
I applied Leila along the lid space and stopped just below the crease then I grabbed a small synthetic flat eyeshadow brush to blend out the edges as I go. I used Frannie in the inner corners of the eyes to highlight and add sparkly effect. I didn't apply much at all, just a quick dab and then blended out with a small tapered brush. This just goes to show you how white and intense Frannie is! :)
For the rest of the eye look I used MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Chlorafill (lime green; see review), Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘n’ Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Marlene Midnight (darkened purple; see review) mixed with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Empire (see review). Then with a little bit of smudged black eyeliner along the upper lash line and a pair of subtle falsies, I'm finished with a fun, quick and easy, subtly sparkly EOTD look that is not too overdone and just perfect for summer days! :)
I hope you find this post helpful and that you're left inspired to create your own version of sparkly, summery eyes! :)