These greasepaint sticks are very deceiving from the name because they are far from being greasy. They are pigmented and glide onto the skin. I'm not sure how they go on the eyelid but from the swatch alone, they are very smooth. These are not as creamy as NYX Jumbo Pencils but are pigmented. The difference between these and NYX is the shimmer/glitter that adds another dimension to them.
Here I have 5 colors for your viewing pleasure. I didn't pickup Slick Black, Charred Mauve, or Brown Now because the colors didn't quite interest me.
Greengrease is a forest green with pearl. It is a pretty color if you'd like to pair it with green shadows or even a smokey green!
Zinc Zone is a grayish gunmetal color that has shimmer but nothing spectacular.
Dirty is nothing but "dirty"! It is the most unique color out of the bunch. It's a taupe with shimmer that is like Smoke & Diamonds version of a greasepaint stick. I love this one.
Below Ground is a bronze color that we haven't seen in a paint pot. This would be great paired with bronze or gold pigment.
Uniformly Blue is a deep navy color. It's nice for a smokey blue look, paired with Deep Truth or a teal for an interesting mix.
Charred Mauve is a dark purple color that doesn't really have too much shimmer.
Black Slick is a black base without glitter like the previously released Black. If you need a black base for mineralize eyeshadows, this would be a good one to pick up.
Brown, Now is a reddish brown color. Not terribly unique as we've seen it in permanent MAC eyeshadows before.
And if you haven't already noticed, these greasepaint sticks also have a sharpener at the end! So worries about how to sharpen them when they're dull. MAC thinks of everything don't they =)
Overall I like these new greasepaint sticks. My favorite out of the bunch are Dirty and Below Ground because they are very unique. I still have to try these out on the lid to see if they're smooth and test the staying power.
What are you planning to pick up?