Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliners

Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a twist-up pencil eyeliner (no sharpening required) that comes in a variety of shades. Last year (seriously, in June 2014!), I bought a ton of them, and I’ve been slowly working my way through them since. I’m trying to make a serious dent into my backlog (about 13,000 photos), so hope you enjoy this mega-review! :)

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Stila Turquoise Smudge Stick Eyeliner
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Alpine
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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Stila Convertible Color Palette & Nouveau Natural Palette for Spring 2015

Stila Convertible Color Palette
Stila Convertible Color Palette

Convertible Color Palette ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

Long-loved by beauty editors for their petal-soft textures and dewy finishes, each of these 12 shades is inspired by a flower. Stila’s lip and blush palette proves to create an irresistible look. Creamy and non-greasy, each sheer tint leaves a natural glow to the cheeks while lips get a burst of fresh, radiant color. This palette is encased in a portable, mini mirrored-compact for seamless touch ups on the go.

  • Lillium
  • Magnolia
  • Tulip
  • Camellia
  • Peony
  • Rose
  • Gladiola
  • Peach Blossom
  • Hibiscus
  • Gerbera
  • Petunia
  • Fuchsia

Nouveau Natural Eye Shadow Palette ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

Bring out eyes with a touch of natural-looking color. Curated by Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry, Sarah Lucero, this palette is influenced by backstage beauty, and these 12 warm shades were selected to create a natural and radiant glow.

  • Kitten
  • Dune
  • Instinct
  • Wind
  • Individual
  • Desire
  • Wit
  • Jezebel
  • Understanding
  • Coco
  • Gilded Gold
  • Java

Availability: Now exclusively at Sephora

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Stila Soul Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette

Stila Soul Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.51 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows in an assortment of a slightly earthy set of more neutral shades. The eyeshadow formula is described as “luxe,” “long-lasting,” and “high-intensity” that “deliver rich color with a luxurious satin finish.” They can be used wet or dry, but I wouldn’t use the majority with a damp brush, because it creates a stiffer, hardened surface on the top that you’ll have to remove if you want to use the eyeshadow again. I was able to use the more frosted shades with a damp brush without issues later on. The frosts, in general, perform better than the other shades, as they have a denser texture, but they still tend to be powdery. The mattes have a thinner, drier consistency that feels soft in the pan but just doesn’t translate as intensely on the skin. It is a huge improvement from Body, but there’s still a lot of powdery shades with hit or miss pigmentation. I feel like it’s a palette that absolutely requires a primer to do the heavy-lifting and/or a damp application (in the case of the frosts) to be workable. At this price point, though, there are too many misses.

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Stila Soul Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette
Stila Eyes are the Windows Eyeshadow Palette Soul
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
79%
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Stila Body Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette

Stila Body Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.51 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows in an assortment of jewel-tones. The eyeshadow formula is described as “luxe,” “long-lasting,” and “high-intensity” that “deliver rich color with a luxurious satin finish.” They can be used wet or dry, but I wouldn’t use the majority with a damp brush, because it creates a stiffer, hardened surface on the top that you’ll have to scrape or rub away (paper towel works well) on the satin/matte finishes. I found this palette to be incredibly powdery, poorly pigmented, prone to fading, and a generally frustrating experience. I wouldn’t have paid $10 for this, let alone the $49 I actually paid for it. I bought all four (like a complete and utter fool), but I’ve only tested two for wear so far, and I think this one is the worst, but tentatively speaking, I don’t have high hopes for the others.

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Stila Body Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette
Stila Eyes are the Windows Eyeshadow Palette Body
F
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
6
Application
3.5
Total
58%
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Stila Fall 2014 Collection

Stila Fall 2014 Collection
Stila Fall 2014 Collection

Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette ($49.00) (New, Permanent)

Inspired by the spiritual notion that true beauty is revealed from within, Stila created endless looks with these Eyes Are The Window™ Shadow Palettes. The carefully curated palette features 12 luxurious eye shadows in finely-milled powders that deliver high-performance color that can be worn wet or dry. Encased in exquisite, jewelry-inspired compacts™, a blend of rose, yellow, and white golds, this shadow palette includes a look book curated by Sarah Lucero, Stila’s Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry.

  • Mind
  • Body
  • Spirit
  • Soul

Magnificent Metal Lip Gloss ($24.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Citrine Sheer peach champagne with multidimensional shimmer
  • Moonstone Sheer cool pink with multidimensional shimmer
  • Kitten Sheer nude pink with multidimensional shimmer
  • Pink Sapphire Sheer lilac toned pink with multidimensional shimmer
  • Rose Quartz Sheer golden rose pink with multidimensional shimmer
  • Garnet Sheer burgundy red with multidimensional shimmer

Mile High Mascara ($26.00) (New, Permanent)

Revamp lashes with this jet-black mascara, infused with plumping plant extracts and emollients for lush, glossy lashes. The color glides on effortlessly, leaving eyelashes with ultimate length and volume that will not smudge, budge, clump, or flake off. The propeller brush grips, lifts, and lengthens lashes, while the patented V-shaped bristles delicately wrap lashes from roots to tips for ultimate curl.

Availability: Now at Sephora, ULTA

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Makeup Look: Makeup Geek Smoky Eye

Makeup Geek Smoky Eye Look
Makeup Geek Smoky Eye Look

I haven’t done a smoky eye in awhile, so I wanted to try it with some of the products I had tested recently as well as with some shades I’ve worked with in the past. Then, I wanted to experiment with pairing a warmer lip with a smoky eye, as my typical go-to is something cooler-toned, like a rosy beige or more bubblegum-like pink.

Eyes

I first applied Makeup Geek Rockstar Eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid and blended upwards over the tear duct, towards the brow bone. Then, I patted on Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow to the center of the lid to brighten and create a gradient towards the outer lid. I used Makeup Geek Corrupt Eyeshadow to darken the outer corner and crease, which created a smoky effect. I softened the crease color’s edge by applying Burberry Trench Eyeshadow to the brow bone. I defined the lower water line with Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer Highliner Gel Crayon, and then I used bareMinerals Skinny Dip Eyeshadow smudged on the lower lashine.

Face

Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation (002 and 003) set with Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder. I applied Stila Kitten All-Over Shimmer on the tops of cheek bones.

Lips

I applied Guerlain Gaetane Rouge G Lipstick all over the lips, and then I topped it off with Bobbi Brown Citrus High Shimmer Lipgloss for added shimmer and shine.

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