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Product Review: Jane Iredale's ColorLuxe Eye Shadow Sticks

There's A New Eye Shadow Stick In Town—And It's Going Viral

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If you have been a long-time Rank & Style shopper, chances are you have come across a Jane Iredale product or two on our site. Jane Iredale has long been synonymous with clean beauty and high-performance cosmetics, earning a loyal following for its commitment to quality and skin-loving ingredients, as well as a featured spot in our own Top 10 lists. The brand's new ColorLuxe Eye Shadow Sticks continue this tradition, offering a versatile and innovative approach to eye makeup that's perfect for beginners and makeup enthusiasts alike. Lucky for all of us, Rank & Style's very own Director of Content & Brand had the opportunity to test one out for herself. Read on to discover all there is to know about Jane Iredale's biggest launch of the year, already gaining traction on TikTok, and get a first-hand review from someone who's tried it.

July 2, 2024

Written By:Meredith Rimmer

Product Expert:Rank & Style

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What It Does: A Multi-Tasking Eyeshadow Stick

First and foremost, let's address what makes these eyeshadow sticks even worthy of a review. Just like the product's description on Jane Iredale's site, The ColorLuxe Eye Shadow Sticks are true multi-taskers. These rich, cream-to-powder sticks can be used as an eye shadow, liner, or highlighter, allowing for limitless creative possibilities. Whether you want to shade, highlight, or define your eyes, these sticks do it all with ease. They're a convenient single product that can serve multiple purposes, which is a significant advantage, especially for those who love to experiment with different looks or need a quick touch-up on the go.

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Shade Features: Highly Pigmented And Buildable

The second item to discuss is shades. Available in 10 timeless matte and pearl shades, the ColorLuxe Eye Shadow Sticks offer highly pigmented, buildable color. From subtle daytime looks to bold evening statements, these sticks deliver a consistent, vibrant color payoff that can be layered to achieve the desired intensity. The shades are thoughtfully curated to complement various eye colors, making it easy to find the perfect match. For brown eyes, shades like Alabaster and Moonstone are recommended, while green and hazel eyes can pop with Ivy or Bronze. Blue eyes will sparkle with Midnight or Saddle.

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The Review

"As someone who uses eyeshadow sticks daily, I was more than intrigued to test Jane Iredale's new ColorLuxe Eye Shadow Sticks. And I must say, they impressed me. What I loved most was their smooth, glide-on application. The formula adhered effortlessly to my eyelids without tugging or smudging, likely due to the inclusion of low-melting-point waxes. This feature ensures a comfortable and gentle application, particularly important for the delicate skin around the eyes—and I found that to be true. Additionally, if you love using your fingers to smooth out eyeshadow (like I do), you'll be happy to know the formula is one of the best at blending I’ve come across.

Once applied, the product was set to a velvety-soft powder finish that looked natural and stunning. It stayed put throughout the day, with little to no fallout from morning until about 5:00 PM.

Another feature I loved was the packaging. It's practical and user-friendly, with a built-in sharpener that allows you to maintain a precise tip for detailed work.

All in all, these eyeshadow sticks earn my approval. I’ll probably buy at least one or two more to keep in my makeup bag."

Jane Iredale ColorLuxe Eye Shadow Stick

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Jane Iredale ColorLuxe Eye Shadow Stick

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What Other Shoppers Are Saying

We're not the only ones obsessed with these new eyeshadow sticks. Here's what a few others have to say about their experiences too.

"I love these new eye brightening shadow sticks!!! They are easy to use and look great on! I will be buying one in every color!" —Kristine B.

"Best eye shadow I have ever tried. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE these!!!! They do NOT hang out in my creases and they are Sooo easy to apply!"—Karen T.

"The ColorLuxe Eye Shadow stick makes applying eyeshadow quick and easy. For everyday use, Alabaster gives me a natural look. For a more dramatic effect, I add Ivy or Dove Grey as an eyeliner with Rose in the crease. This stick is convenient for travel and lasts until you choose to remove it. Great product!"—Pam B.

"I like the application and how my eyes look. I am an older woman and my creases are not prominent when wearing this makeup."—Susan R.

"So very easy to apply and it seems to be fool-proof. I love the ease with which I can apply this eye shadow without it smudging, smearing, or getting too much on. It is perfect for those of us getting up in years and works equally well for my daughter and granddaughter."—Yolanda C.


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