Stila recently released a few products that all contain real 24k gold. The gold is supposed to have 'skin revitalizing effects' but I just think it looks cool! All of the products go really well together, and they're not glittery like I had expected. Just a really delicate, textured shimmer.
There's the Golden Noir Smudge Pot, the Charmed Eyeshadow Palette and 24k Glaze.
Here's the Charmed Eyeshadow Palette... (which appears to be 50% off right now)
Edit: I just noticed that it's $5 cheaper on Sephora.com- $10 for the palette, that's almost like stealing it, LOL
There's a dark golden warm pink shimmer, a bronze-gold shimmer, a teal/aqua shimmer and a black with red pearl. I've looked everywhere on the packaging but I can't find any names for the shades, so they may not actually be named. The texture is true to Stila standards- SUPER soft, smooth, silky. The teal and the black are not very pigmented, but the gold and pink are super pigmented. The look I've been doing with this palette is the pink on the lid, the black in the crease and a little of the gold in the inner corner. I took a picture of it but I can't seem to find it... When I find it or remember what I named it, I'll post it. The other look I've done with this is Gold all over the lid, black mixed with gold in the crease and the blue on the lower lashline.
The Golden Noir smudgepot. I love this. It's so cool. It's a matte black gel liner with big flakes of gold that ACTUALLY SHOW UP!!! The texture is more dry than a MAC Fluidline but not as dry as a Smashbox Creme Liner. It sets pretty quickly so you're not accidentally wiping it off when you try to curl your lashes or rub your eyes later in the day.
This is the Stila 24k Glaze in Brilliant Pink. Unfortunately, I can't find this anywhere online, I didn't realize it but it must have been limited edition. It will likely end up at BeautyCrunch or the CCO at some point, so I don't think it'll be too hard to find.
The 24k Glaze came in a bunch of shades, but this one really stood out to me. It's a deep, bright pink. Not neon-bright, but it definitely adds a little freshness. It's packed to the brim with fine shimmer pearls- a lot like a MAC Dazzleglass. This isn't the standard Stila Lip Glaze texture, either. It's sort of thin and silky, not really thick and sticky. It does need to be re-applied often. It smells really good too, like a... nondescript fruity cake smell? I enjoy it. The only thing I don't like about this gloss is the packaging- yes, it's adorable, but the twisty part that you have to turn to dispense the product leaks. Gloss oozes out the side of the packaging. It's a very flawed design, as I unfortunately discovered by reaching into my purse to pull out a hand full of gloss.
Are you guys Stila fans? I'm a Stila fan. Have you seen THIS????
I think I'm about to faint. Is it getting hot in here???
Friday, September 25, 2009
Posted by Scrangie at 10:09 AM