Sometimes Costco ends up with these crazy deals on makeup- they used to have a lot of Smashbox sets, Borghese, three-packs of my favorite Lash Blast mascara, they even had MAC blushes at one point. They have Stila sets every now and then and I picked this one up because it looked so pretty.
It includes a Smudge Stick liner in Koi, an eyeshadow palette and a glitter gel. At first glance, I thought the shadow palette was a bronzer and the glitter gel was a Lip Glaze!
Here's the shadow. It has a dark neutral brown with subtle gold shimmer, a light peachy-pink shimmer and a medium coppery-bronze shimmer.
The Smudge Stick liner in Koi. One of the most gorgeous gold liners I've ever seen. So smooth and glowy. Nice silky texture.
Left to right are the glitter eye gel, Koi Smudge Stick and the three shades of shadow.
The glitter eyeshadow looks suspiciously like Kitten glitter liner, which I have and love. The click pen style packaging makes using this as a liner impossible without using your own brush, but it makes a great topcoat over shadow to add sparkle.
Koi is just awesome. I'm pretty sure it's discontinued because Stila has it on clearance for $5. Gorgeous color, great payoff, creamy waterproof formula. The only complaint I have about it is that once you twist up the liner, it won't go back down! Must be a broken tube.
The shadow palette? Ehhh... Not the best, but not too shabby. It's made in China like a lot of the value/blockbuster palettes have been lately and it doesn't feel like Stila's usual shadow formula. The pigmentation is decent, though, and the colors all look good on and blend well, so that's cool.
I don't think I paid more than $15 for the set. Can't remember the exact price, I threw out my receipt. $14? $15? Either way it was cheap and worth it just for the awesome gold liner.
Love it when I stumble across unexpected discount makeup when I'm grocery shopping.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Posted by Scrangie at 8:00 AM