Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow - Review, Photos & Swatches

Launched, earlier this year as part of Neutrogena's Spring'13 launch, the Crease Proof Eye Shadows ($8.99;Press Samples) are easy to use, twist up eye shadow sticks. These eye shadow sticks have a cream to powder formula and come in a total of six shades.

Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow
L-R : Stay Golden, Perfect Pink, Lasting Taupe, Forever Platinum, Constant Copper, Stayput Plum

Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow

Some of the shades in the Crease Proof Eye Shadow line seem a tad frosty than some others. Stay-put plum and Lasting Taupe are the more wearable neutrals that I like to use as a base for most browns and taupes. You do have to layer the color quite a bit as these don't pack a ton of pigment. They aren't described to be very pigmented shadows, as per the press release, so that's not something I'd complain about. I do however have a problem with the blendability of these. The formula sets fast, so if your lids are dry, blending could be a major issue. The color is buildable, but gets drier as you build, which makes it look cakey. I suggest blending it as quickly as possible once you apply it directly from the crayon - the color will sheer out quite a bit, since they aren't very pigmented to start with. Worn alone, they fade quite a bit after about 2-3 hours - there's not much smudging or smearing.

                                       L-R : Constant Copper, Forever Platinum and Perfect Pink
Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow in Lasting Taupe, Stayput Plum, Stay Golden Swatches
L- R : Lasting Taupe, Stay-put Plum, Stay Golden

I prefer using a primer underneath and and layering a powder eye shadow on top to increase wear time. The lighter, frostier shades seem a tad more patchy than the darker colors, but none of them feel particularly tacky or heavy, texture-wise. Color wise, I love Stay-put plum and Lasting Taupe for a soft wash of color - they are both great everyday neutrals that work on any skintone. The packaging is good - quite sturdy and easy to travel with and there's no need for a sharpener either. There's a lot of product in there and I like the convenience of a twist up shadow, but the formula could use a few tweaks as far as the wear time and blendability go!

Have you tried the Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadows?

Disclosure: The products in this article were provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. I definitely want to try these! :) Thanks for the awesome swatch pictures!!

    XOXO Mandy


  2. Which of these is the most taupe/plum plesae? Thanks.