One year ago, I went to an Etude House boutique in Alabang Town Center and I bought this particular product from them. I didn't actually plan on buying any item at that time but this item caught my eye because for the longest time, I've been longing to find the perfect eyeshadow stick that would best be applied on my aegyosal. Aegyosal is that little eye bag you get when you smile. Apparently, applying a shimmery shadow on top of it makes you look younger and makes the makeup look more adoreable. I found out about this trick after watching so many Korean beauty gurus. And being the Korean beauty trend enthusiast that I am, I bought this item to go along with the trend.
About four years ago, using white or silver eyeshadow to brighten up the inner corner of the eye was such a big trend but lately, the use of gold and apricot shades are more evident to use as eye brighteners. Personally, I like using these warmer tones more because I feel that it flaters my skin tone better. This is the very reason why I went with this particular shade- Golden Tail Star.
The color is very pretty. Like the name suggests, it has a very nice gold tone and has the right amount of 'bling' in it. It doesn't come off as a loud glittery shadow, which is a plus for me. Below is a swatch of the product so you can judge it for yourself.
In terms of usage, as you can probably tell, it has a very simple straight to the point packaging. I love that it's a stick type and is easy to store. It glides on pretty smoothly and you can also build up the color intensity as you pack on more product. I don't do this on a regular basis, though, because I find that one stroke already delivers the right amount of product to my liking. The longevity is also superb since it practically just stays on until you actually remove it. It isn't smudge proof, though. So don't rub your eyes when you have this on. No wait, just don't rub your eyes in general because your hands are one of the dirtiest parts of your body and you don't want to contract an eye infection from rubbing them with dirt.
How smart am I to cover the actual swatch with my watermark? LOL. Sorry, I'm not redoing it. :p
Honestly, I have no idea on how to end this post so I'm just going to say that for the longest time, this has been a staple in my makeup kit. I just removed it to make way for new items that I have to try but up until this point, I still grab onto this for a simple yet glamorous twist on a simple neutral eye makeup. There are also times, however, when I try to be more adventurous and incorporate it into a smokey look to brighten up the inner corner.
I highly recommend that you get this product. It is still available in stores. I've seen it in Etude House Rustan's Glorietta two weeks ago so I'm assuming it's still out in the market.