These smudge sticks glide on very easily and have very good colour payoff. They do smudge but because they dry and set very quickly, you will need to work very fast or add more product as you work if you want a very dark and smudgy look. They are not greasy or sticky. All of these are fairly smudge proof once they set and they are water resistant. From my own experiments they don’t budge once the product sets but they will flake off when I continuously rub on it. I would highly recommend using an oil based makeup remover to take this off. I find these fairly easy to work with and I like using them as an eyeliner. I just try to use the finest edge possible to slowly and steadily line my eyes with it. After experimenting a few times, I can achieve a nice fine line. These would also make great eyeshadow bases to intensify the colour and to make your eye makeup more long lasting.
From top to bottom: V, B, Black
V: I would describe this as a medium toned metallic violet. It is pure purple without leaning towards too red or too blue. It reminds me of MAC Satellite Dreams and Fashion Groupie eyeshadows. Its texture is the same as B, it applies a bit sheer initially but the colour is easily buildable because the paint stick glides on very easily.
B: I would call this a bright steel blue with out any silver tones, although it does look a little metallic. It reminds me of MAC Deep Truth eyeshadow. The texture is almost the same as the Black: it dries quickly, sets quickly and glides on easily and smoothly. On first application it applies a little sheer but the colour is easily builable.
Black: This swatches as a solid deep black with purple and blue undertones. It applies very smoothly and pigmented. This Black is the same black greasepaint stick release with Style Black a week ago. You can read my full review for that here.
From left to right: Black, B, V
See my FOTD for using the Black Greasepaint Sticks as an eyeliner with Young Punk eyeshadow!