Anyway, this is a NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil ($24USD) in Calabria. Described as a shimmering plum, I would say there is a touch of wine to it and leans a bit towards the burgundy. The texture applies smoothly onto the lids without any dryness. The formula is not one of those long lasting ones but a wax mixed with oil. Yes, it can crease. However, I have been having good luck with these cream based products lately and it could be my application process.
Here is the process in the following pictures. I apply the pencil on top of smudge proof base; blend it out; the pencil with the color alone.
What makes it stay for me is eyeshadow on top of it. Just apply and blend. Added some eyeliner and a simple eye look.
For some of you especially with oily lids I suggest this: before you apply any smudge proof eyeshadow base, wipe your eye area FIRST with a non-oily eye makeup remover THEN apply the eyeshadow base for better adherence. See if that improves the wear time.
I find this NARS pencil handy for its pencil form but find it disappointing that it isn't retractable. Yes, you need a pencil sharpener with this one. More messy shavings to deal with. Still, a great quality pencil.
Ingredients: Olus (Vegetable Oil), Phenyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Candelilla Cera [Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax], Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyisobutene, Cera Carnauba [Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax], Persea Gratissima Oil [Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil], Simmondsia Chinensis [Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil], Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ozokerite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, [+/- (May Contain): Mica, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 Ci 77492 Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), Ci 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77000 (Aluminum Powder), Ci 77400 (Bronze Powder), Ci 77400 (Copper Powder)].