I do believe in Fairies! I do! I do!

Today I have an Essence Stay All Day long lasting eyeshadow to share. I have it in the shade 09 For Fairies. The Stay All Day shadows are cream shadows with a metallic finish.

The packaging is super cute! It's a sturdy plastic jar with a screw top lid. The lid has a domed top and the colour of the shadow is splashed across the top so it's easy to tell what colour it is when stored!

For Fairies is a really pretty light pink metallic shade. I bought this one because it was the lightest shade in the range and it really works as a base for all coloured eyeshadows and for everyday wear. Light-metallicy pink shades are some of my favourite to wear on the eyelid!

Being my first cream eyeshadow, I don't have a lot to compare this to. The Maybelline Color Tattoos are on my wishlist (Bad to the Bronze is always sold out!) and from swatching the various shades in store, the Essence version doesn't quite compare. This shadow doesn't apply smoothly (with a finger). The product almost 'balls' up into little clumps which you really have to work at to achieve a smooth even finish. Even then, the shadow isn't totally opaque and with one layer you only get a sheer shimmer and no real amount of colour.

The photo above is a couple of layers and you can see that the texture isn't totally smooth. Applying a lot of pressure to my eye area is not exactly what I would like to do so trying to get good colour payoff whilst having a smooth texture is a very hard task indeed! This product does however have a few good qualities, it really does live up to its name and lasts for quite a good long while. It sets rather quickly so if you are planning on placing a shadow over the top, work quickly! After is has set, it does not budge! As I have a couple of powder shadows this colour, I do plan on using it as a base to intensify their colour.

Although I do like the colour, I probably wouldn't recommend this cream shadow. I have heard mixed reviews about these shadows, so maybe it is just this shade but I don't think I will be investigating the other colours in the range. The Stay All Day shadows are AUD$5.50 for 5.5g of product. I would say spend the few extra bucks and pick up a Maybelline Color Tattoo!


  1. looks pretty! do you think you could use it as a face highlighter ?

    1. You probably could though it has quite a dry texture. It does give off a nice sheen though.

  2. the color looks nice! i have heard good things about coppy right (possibly spelt wrong), the color thats closest to maybellines bad to the bronze, and i own steel the show, and im quite happy with it!
    we just posted a review on those color tattoos, so feel free to check it out :)

    xo; L&M

    1. The color is nice! Maybe it's just this colour/pot but I will still keep and use it. I'll definitely check out your review!