I absolutely love trying out new brands, and the latest brand to get my attention has been SST Cosmetics, based out of Saskatoon! I've been playing around with their Powerplay Powerstay Collection*, which includes 5 5 POWERPLAY POWERSTAY pencils for your lips, eyes, eyebrows and highlights!
These pencils all come packaged in simple black plastic tubes with clear plastic caps. You do have to sharpen these pencils - they don't twist up. I like this because then you can always have a sharp point, but it is much more convenient to just be able to twist up your pencils.
First up is SST's Power Stay Lipstick in Willpower! This red lipstick is a great shade for the upcoming holiday season. This lipstick does have a matte finish, and I have to admit that it is a bit drying, and it will cling to and accentuate any dry patches that you might have. However, this formula is super long-wearing, so just top up with a lip balm all you'll be good to go all day long!
SST's Power Stay Lipstick in Euphoric has the same formula as Willpower, except this lipstick is a bright pink colour. It's no secret that I absolutely adore pink lippies, so I instantly got excited about this shade! I did have the same drying issues with Euphoric as I did with Willpower, so a lip balm on top is key.
SST's Power Stay Highlighting Stick in Glisten is essentially a highlighting pen, and let me tell you - this is no joke. If you like an intense highlighter, then this is the product for you! I used the highlighting pencil on my cheekbones, inner eye, and on my cupid's bow, and then blended the product out. I definitely had a healthy glow to my skin, without looking oily, greasy, or too sparkly/glittery.
SST's Power Stay Shadow Stick in Plank can be used as an eye shadow pencil or as an eyeliner. This rich black colour is very intense and pigmented, making it a great eyeliner option. However, I did find that the tip was a bit too large/wide to be able to draw on a thin line like I normally like. Otherwise, this formula did stay on all day long without budging, smudging, or irritating my eyes.
And finally we have SST's Power Stay Brow Pencil in Form! This brow pencil makes it easy to quickly draw on your brows, and to fill in any sparseness. This pencil also has a slightly waxy finish to it, so it helps to keep your brows in place. Again, I did find that the tip was a little wide/large to really draw on individual hairs like I normally would with a brow pencil.
Wearing the eyeliner, brow pencil, highlighter, and lipstick in Euphoric!
These 5 pencils were a great introduction to the brand! Jumbo pencils make it super easy to do your makeup on the go, as well as touch ups throughout the day. I do wish that the tips of the brow pencil and shadow stick were a bit thinner so I could get a more precise application. The pencils are a bit pricey at $27.95 each (you can shop online here), but the brand is cruelty free, which I definitely appreciate!
Have you ever tried any products from SST Cosmetics before?