Monday, February 13, 2012

Stila Love At First Blush Palette Spring/Valentine's Day 2012

This thing is so adorable. Maybe not quite as unique/impressive as last year's, but still insanely cute and absolutely perfect for Valentine's Day.

Under fluorescent light, the coral color of the middle stripe comes out more.

But under natural light, the pretty rosy pink tone of the bottom stripe comes out more.

Unlike last year's palette, I can actually swatch this one without ruining it since there's no overspray. This is the three shades swatched over bare skin (no primer) in natural light, and then all three shades blended together (natural light also).

I've used this a couple times and I really like it. It is a little powdery at first, but has surprisingly good payoff. The color it creates when all three shades are blended is really natural and flattering and not as shimmery as I thought it would be. But, I also like picking up the shades separately with a smaller blush brush (those flat Benefit brushes are perfect for this) and using the more coral pink shade in the center as my blush and the light pink shimmer at the top as my highlight.

Normally when I buy something this pretty, I never end up using it because I don't want to ruin the design. But this time I went ahead and tried it and I'm really pleased that it's actually useable and that the design doesn't get too messed up after using it. Either way, I thought this was a steal at only $14.

I got mine from Stila's website, but Sephora has this alone and as a kit with two mini Lip Glazes for $20.


  1. I've been debating about getting this - I didn't get last year's blush and this looks really pretty. Happy that there isn't an overspray this time around (oversprays are usually super pretty but it's kind of a let down when it disappears).

    1. I would say get it if you can afford it. It's pretty to look at, actually looks nice on (me at least, could look too pale on darker skintones) and it's super cheap!

  2. I've seen it at Urban Outfitters, too!

  3. I've seen it at Urban Outfitters, too!

  4. So Cute! The packaging alone is enough to make me wanna buy it xD

  5. Very cute but I wish Stila didn't go to China for so much of their makeup... I try to buy American...


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