NYC City Proof 24 Hour Waterproof Tribeca Taupe Eye Shadow Review


NYC City Proof 24 Hour Waterproof Tribeca Taupe Eye Shadow Review

NYC City Proof 24 Hour Waterproof Tribeca Taupe Eye Shadow Review

The title of this product is ridiculous… could they not come up with anything shorter? Besides that, this is a great eye shadow crayon! I enjoy using cream shadows as a base under my powder shadows for more pigmentation and longer staying power. I’ve been finding that cream shadows in pots and jars tend to dry out fairly quickly as they are often exposed to air. Because of this, I’ve been gravitating toward pencil or crayon versions.

NYC City Proof 24 Hour Waterproof Tribeca Taupe Eye Shadow Review

Details:

  • This eye shadow crayon comes in 12 shades… some are shimmery and some are matte
  • $2.99 (depending upon location) for 2 g/ 0.07 oz. of product
  • Twist up this product rather than sharpen it
  • Available at Target, Walmart, and drugstores

Here are NYC’s long list of claims for this eye shadow product:

  • 24HR wear
  • Waterproof
  • Crease-proof
  • Homogeneous application
  • Gives intense color pay-off
  • Vibrant color
  • Quick & easy to use
  • Glides easily
  • Smooth application
  • Smear-proof & Tear-proof

I have do admit that I don’t agree with this long list of claims, but some of them are spot-on. Through testing this on multiple occasions, I’ve found that it works far better when it is topped with a powder eye shadow. On it’s own, it’s not as fabulous. I’m not sure about the waterproof claims, as I haven’t specifically tested for that, but it is fairly long-wearing (not for 24 hours though). It’s crease-proof only when topped with a powder eye shadow… not when worn on its own. Application is smooth, it does glide easily and is also quick and easy to use.

The photos below show the product applied as eye liner and as eye shadow over the entire lid:

NYC City Proof 24 Hour Waterproof Tribeca Taupe Eye Shadow Review

Negatives:

  • Not crease-proof on its own, as I mentioned above
  • If blended too much, it can become patchy… it’s still creamy and fairly pigmented, just be sure to blend very gently
  • It is a twist-up product, so it won’t always have a nice point, it will eventually flatten out and it cannot be sharpened

Positives:

  • This cream shadow really enhances any powder eye shadows when worn as a base layer
  • Its inexpensive, easily accessible, and comes in a nice range of shades
  • This shadow is long-wearing and can be worn all over the lid or as eye liner (as long as the tip has not been dulled too much by use)

 

After testing this out and weighing the negatives and positives, I’d say this is a pretty good product. I am glad that I picked it up, and I’ve been using it fairly frequently. If you’re in the market for an inexpensive cream shadow, why not give this one a try?

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How do you feel about cream eye shadows? Do you ever layer them under your powder eye shadow? If you haven’t, give it a try… it seems like an annoying extra step, but I find that it’s worth it! :)

My Rating: two out of three

 

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