Always one to try new things, I didn’t hesitate purchasing a few (several) pieces of the 58-piece line just released by Crayola Beauty. Because you can never have too many crayons. Especially for your face 😜
When I first found out that the line released I thought it was a joke. But it’s not April Fools, so I dug around a bit. It’s legit y’all. It’s real! It’s not a joke! You can find the line of face crayons, lip cheek crayons, eyeshadow palettes and more at asos.com under the “face + body” tab.
There wasn’t a huge selection, but it was big enough that I spent a little time narrowing down what colors I had to have. I wanted just the crayons and an eyeshadow palette. Single colors are $14, trio packs $29 and eyeshadow palette $29. My total damage was… well, you can guess from the pictures. I will say that I grab some extra for giveaways juuuust in case I thought it was decent enough. Check out my insta for said giveaway.
Stalking the mail
My favorite part of a much anticipated purchase is stalking the mail carrier. I can hear the revving of the mail truck a few houses down. It’s just enough time that I can throw the kids some food and run out the door. Silly me, it wasn’t delivered via USPS. I was SO surprised when I opened the door to leave the house and there was a package!!!!! Ugh I have to take the 5 year old to gymnastics and he’d be so upset if I made him late. Hello my lovely, see ya later beautiful thing.
Oh. My. Goodness. The packaging looks like it could really be crayons. So much so that the 2 year old screamed “Colors!!! Colors! Colorsssss!” when I first opened the package. Technically my first thought was “So coo… dang it.” So I guess my SECOND thought was… I loved the packaging. The trio box, the containers, the point of the fresh unused crayon… everything was so Crayola.
Color outside the lines
Ok. Kids in the tub and shower. I have about 10 minutes to color outside the lines! I try the Maroon Lip crayon first. The color is GORGEOUS. It applies so smoothly. I barely have to apply pressure when lining my lips, and filling in is like butter. Which makes me wondering if my crayons would melt in the car… hmm.
I snag the Black crayon, and do an upper lid eyeliner, butter, the perfect black the perfect line… but, well, a bit disappointing. It smudges. Granted, Crayola Beauty never claimed it to be smudge proof, but I expected a little stay power. Definitely not something I can use as eyeliner for bridal work or fancy makeovers.
Up next I just play with other random colors I have. This color for this eye, that color for that eye. Dark colors look good on me. Lighter colors are almost invisible. Kinda like it’s not Crayola Beauty, but maybe RoseArt Beauty 😔 I proceeded to draw a smiley face on the back of the kiddos hand.
Last, I try the Mermaid eyeshadow palette. The compact is super cute. Colors look gorgeous. I already have eyeshadow on from the day so I don’t expect the colors to look amazing. But I just wanted to see how smooth it was, if it was blendable and how pigmented it was. Well, I was thoroughly surprised! The colors look great. Even on top of the eyeshadow I already had on for a full day. Now I’m super pumped to try this out the next day! When trying eyeshadows I usually over swipe a bit to see how well it’s stays… stay power was as good as my fav shadows. There was no fallout. And the color looked about the same on my lid as in the palette.
** update: next day look. I chose to not use primer to see how the colors held up. It’s not awful. It’s actually still pretty good. Not as pigmented as my Maskcara eyeshadows, but enough that I’m in no rush to give away to a friend. I have dark eyes so colors don’t always show up. But it showed up enough that I can see the difference in colors. And I got TONS of compliments when out and about.
Even though overall there was a positive ish feedback here… I wouldn’t recommend this line for a daily makeup or even for a makeup artist for proper makeovers. I’ll definitely use them for fun things. Maybe some silly face painting with the kids. Luckily I got mostly colors that would look amazing on lips. Because I think this would be a fun quick creamy color. Something to have in your bag on the go. Could I use them in makeovers? Yes, I guess I could. Like those fun photoshoots where the model is dressed as a mermaid or a character to where they need a bit of color on their face. But the stay power is awful. A setting spray might help a teeny bit. But the model would have to be super careful and there would be touchups for sure.
For instance, those smiley faces on my little guys hands? Gone. Looks like a club stamp that super faded from partying all night. But it’s been 45 minutes. Maybe an hour.
Im not hating it, but the crayons are nowhere near love for the daily. Eyeshadows, now those I like. I’m going to play more in the morning. I’ll update.
** the look: Maskcara Beauty – highlight in Wheat, contour in Indigo, illuminator in Rose Gold, blush Nude, eyeshadow in Cole for brows. L’ORÉAL Voluminous Lash Paradise Mystic Black. Crayola Beauty – lip crayon Maroon and Fuzzy Wuzzy, Mermaid Eyeshadow palette.