|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I came across this review while trying to find the name of the blush in this palette. It was the first make up palette that I'd ever bought and it's still my go-to palette when I travel. I LOVE the blush so much but from the reviews it seems that Stila don't do many blushes like this. I'd buy it again just for the blush!
The only thing I don't like about the palette is that the lip gloss gets powder all over it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love love love this palette. Peach tones are really flattering on my pale skin/ blue eyes / brown hair, and these colours are perfectly matched. It's also super convenient, I can get away with keeping this, a concealer and mascara in my handbag for sleepovers or weekends away. The brush works well to use the brown shade as a subtle eyeliner. So far as I know this isn't available in stores anymore, so I'm hoarding the palettes I can find on ebay. So sad I'm not living in a place where these are going for $5 in pharmacies.
The eyeshadows are quite shimmery and mightn't suit everyone for day wear, but the colours themselves are subtle enough that unless you're in a strict corporate environment I think you'd probably be fine. The blush is amazing, like NARS orgasm but better. I really love the silky texture of it, and wish Stila did more blushes like this. I would buy the blush in a pan by itself.
I'm not a huge fan of the packaging, I think it's kind of ugly, but that's no big deal and it's practical enough.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this palette! It's a perfect combo of eye colors, the blush is, for me, similar to Orgasm- just a bit lighter, and the lippie is very wearable. It's rare to find a palette that could serve as a stand-alone for a weekend getaway, but this one and a mascara will do! I should probably add that I find these subtly shimmery. I can't do sparkle, but these are nicely subtle and wearable.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I found this at TJMaxx for $4.99 and love it. It's perfect for my everyday neutral work look. Previous reviews about the brown not being very pigmented are true, but it's buildable to get the intensity that you want. I can use the eyeshadows plus blush and lipgloss all together for a complete look. The highlight color on the far left is a bit too shimmery for me, but it's alright with a light hand. Definitely recommend it for the price I found it, but would not recommend paying full price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am so disappointed with this palette. The two highlighter shades to the left were too sparkly on my naturally tanned skin. Even with a light hand, they made me look like a disco ball. I don't mind some shimmer but they were just overkill especially the second shade. It had huge, noticeable glitter pieces. The brown shade was chunky and had little pigmentation. The blush didn't really show up on me on that well but I can see it being beautiful on the right skin tone. I like the consistency of the lip color and the slight pink it added to my lips. It is also hard to remove the brush that comes with the palette for use. I would not repurchase this..I'm so glad that I got it for a cheap price at TJ Maxx.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I got this at TJ Maxx for $5.00 too! What a steal! Well, normally I don't wear warm/peach toned colors, but this palette worked for me beautifully. The e/s really make my blue-grey eyes pop; the light pinky-peach really perks up my cool-toned ultra-fair complexion and the gloss is pretty as well (on me it registers as a pinky-peach color as well and it doesn't wash me out). I also bought Stila's 'scarlette's deluxe palette' from beautycrunch over the summer and absolutely hated it-the colors were pepto-bismol pink and the gloss tasted and smelled rancid, so I just tossed it in the garbage). Guinevere's palette, though, I love x's 100. Run out and grab this one!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
These colors are so pretty!! and really pigmented too. I got this at TJ Maxx for only $5.99, really worth the cost. I love using all the colors together to make a more natural look for everyday wear. I keep this palette in my purse at all times! The blush is a medium peachy-pink and I love the way it feels (very silky!) ultra pigmented, ive been using the whole palette for a little over 2 months and have barely made a dent in it. Lovely.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
LOVE this palette!! I have never bought makeup with a peach tone before, but now that i am trying to embrace my natural PALE skintone this winter, i felt my current eye shadow colors were drab and not complementing my skin tone. I saw this cute dark green palette with 2 Swarovski crystals on a killer sale, saw the colors and thought, what the heck? I am so glad i did!! It has 3 eye shadows, the 3 same tones: one to highlight, a smooth neutral peach, and a darker greenish/brown? The blush is comparable to my NARS orgasm, maybe a little more shimmer to it. And the lipgloss is a peachy/pink neutral that works very well with my skin tone. I am using all 5 colors almost everyday, and that is unusual for me regarding a palette. A definite find!
Oh and some reviewers have said they didnt like how some powder from the blush would get into the lipgloss...well i actually like putting a dab of the blush onto the middle of my lower lip for more dimension- try it... it looks pretty!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this little gem! I use this when I'm in a hurry and need the majority of my cosmetics in one sleek, purse friendly compact. Also, this creates a really pretty natural look, and the colors are literally foolproof (great for applying when driving on your way to work in the morning- yes I know, Im awful.) I think the colors are most concentrated and look best when applied and blended with the fingers- this is a habit I have had since high school, and while I still use brushes for the majority of my shadows I have found that some colors/formulations really lend themselves to finger blending. I use the lightest as a highlight/base, middle golden color for the lid, and the brown color in the crease (doesnt work for me as a liner, how could it?) I'm a very fair redhead, which may be why these colors actually show up on me. The blush is GORGEOUS- in the Orgasm family but more golden and less pigmented. The gloss is a shiny but barely noticeable peachy nude- I actually use the brush that comes in the kit to apply it and then use a little bit of the blush over it to add a little kick of color and dimension. I stumbled upon this at TJMaxx for $5, and am planning on stocking up, and also for gifts this holiday season!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I always feel bad about saying that I wouldn't purchase this again, but I have a lot of MU; there's no way I would even use these colors up!
Anyway, there are 3 eyeshadows, a blush, a lip gloss, and a little lip brush inside a sleek dark green case.
The eyeshadows look a bit boring in the pan, and kind of boring on the skin, but they are lovely for a nice neutral look that doesn't require a lot of time. The lightest shade is supposed to be a base, the medium shade in the crease and the darker shade is a liner. Maybe on someone with lighter skin (I'm NC 35 in MAC), this would look nice, but it doesn't show up on me if I do that. Instead, I use the medium shade all over the lid, and the lightest shade as a highlight, with the liner shade in the crease. The dark shade is really sheer though, so most of the time I will forgo using it altogether. I must say that I *really* like the highlighter shade...the texture is really soft, and is isn't over-the-top shimmery! These colors are good to use when you want to wear bright or somewhat dramatic eyeliner.
The blush is nice, although I don't think it has much staying power. The texture is really soft, and my blush brush picks up a lot of color, and it blends well. It's a warm golden pink, looks similar to some of the MAC beauty powders with that golden glow.
The lip gloss is something I never use...one reason being that I am not a fan of pot-style lip products, and the second is that it's right next to the blush, so powder residue gets on the gloss. The gloss itself isn't very pigmented, but if I were to put this palette in my bag and it was the only lip product I had at the time, I would apply during the day. Because of this, the lip brush is pretty much useless, and in order to get it out, I have to turn the palette upside down, which makes MU dust more likely to fall out everywhere.
I got this at the Stila Warehouse Sale this year, and while I'm glad I have it now, I'm glad I didn't pay full price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got this palette from a very generous swapper. the packaging is lovely...a dark green with little crystals in it. Very pretty! The colors themselves, however, are kinda meh. the shadows are all very shimmery. The lightest color is kinda chunky....definitely not as finely milled as I would like! doesn't look too awesome on. the peachy shade is more soft and applies nicely, but looks bad on my skintone (NC 25). The brown shade is soooooooo sheer! you won't notice it if you put it on. you have to really layer it to make it look like anything other than a light, transparent shimmer. The blush is not blush at all but a highlighter. if you like nars orgasm or thebalm's hot mama, you will like this. no real pink to it on the skin, more of a golden/pink sheen/shimmer. Unlike the other reviewers, I did not have problems with the blush getting in the lippie, but I don't really use the blush much. I do like the lippie...it is just a very very ligthly tinted gloss. looks clear and natural on the lips, feels soft and smooth to me. overall, ok palette if you want some sheer shimmery shades but I am glad I rec'd it in a swap instead of paying for it :) I might put it back up for swap soon!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
My mom passed her on to me. I like most of the eye colors, but they'r SO powdery they just kinda create dust everywhere. This is my first Stila product, and it makes me not want any more.
i like the lightest color a lot--its very shimmery but is an awesome highlight color. the mid shade isn't bad, but I wish it was a little less shimmery or at least a little more neutral than peachy, and the darkest shade is the least powdery, but the least pigmented (looks like it would be a pretty chocolate brown, but instead is a very sheer brown that I need to layer a LOT of to make visible)
I like the color of the blush, its VERY pigmented, but in a sheer application looks kinda like Nars Orgasm and like it for traveling. Unfortunately, its the most powdery product in the palette. It has left a shimmery film all over everything in the palette, and sticks like glue to the lipgloss.
I HATE the lippie. It feels like cold vasaline on me, tastes like stale lipgloss and the only color to it is what got stuck in it from the powdery blush.
All in all, I'm glad that I didn't purchase it myself. I use it when traveling since the colors do work nicely.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
LE, Holiday 2007
e/s: shimmery champagne
e/s: shimmery medium gold
e/s: golden brown with light shimmer
blush: golden peach with light shimmer
l/g: sheer apricot, with very very faint golden shimmer
Product - The colors remind me of late spring and early summer (rather than Holiday), and go well with my AAB/NC25 coloring. The colors are not too dramatic or too flashy. Overall, the palette is warm-to-neutral and nicely coordinated, and thus suitable for daytime and work. All the e/s have shimmer - it might have been nice for one of them to be a matte or satin shade for the sake of variety. The lighter shades are more shimmery than the dark brown but they wear fine on me; other gals may not have the same tolerance for shimmer (YMMV). The dark brown shade is not as pigmented as I would like, especially if it is intended for use as a liner as the back label indicates. All the e/s are very finely milled and soft - I have to be careful not to pick up too much of the lightest shade, since it seems the softest. Wish the lippie was more pigmented, it wears more like a sheer gloss with just a tint of color. As the first reviewer mentioned, this is the warm palette sister to the Scarlett deluxe palette.
Comparisons - The shades are similar to those Stila's Just My Luck Lucky Peach palette (e/s in shimmery champagne, shimmery peach, plum with bronze shimmer; peach blush with light shimmer; peachy bronze l/s with light shimmer). The main distinctions being that the lighter e/s shades are peachier, the deep e/s shade is plummier, the blush is peachier (less golden), and the l/s shade is plummier (and better pigmented) in Lucky Peach.
Packaging - Oblong compact with metal exterior in deep green, with two dark Swarovski crystals on the lid. The crystals are a nice decorative touch, but they may scratch other items in your bag. The interior has a full length mirror under the lid plus five wells of product (with the blush being larger than the others) and a full-length well for the included lip brush. Same shape, size, and construction as Stila's Just My Luck palettes. For combination palettes like this with only one included brush, I generally would prefer that brush be dual-ended to maximize the palette's usability.
Overall - My stash is large enough that I'm sure to have dupes already for the individual shades in the palette... but I am a sucker for palettes! I like to have ready-to-go combinations for mentally slow mornings and for travel. So while the colors may not be unique, gals like me who like handy palettes will find this a nice set to have. My only complaint is that the lippie is a sheer gloss instead of a lipstick. Not sure I would pay full retail ($34) for this, but glad to have swapped for it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Product: This is the Stila Guinevere's Deluxe Palette Holiday 2007, a palette with 3 eyeshadow shades, a blush shade, both shimmery, and a lip shade, together with a brush in a really cute metal casing with 2 Swarovski crystals on the front of the compact. This is the "warm" palette, the "cool" palette is it's sister, Scarlette's Deluxe Palette.
My experience: I got this off the beautycrunch site, so I won't complain about price. However, the eyeshadows in this set are nothing very unique, and rather dupable. I like the level of shimmer in the product - it's mainly gold, and the amount of shimmer is enough to lend a festive sense to the palette, since it's a holiday palette after all, but at the same time the palette isn't too OTT on the shimmer. I'm generally pretty glitter averse (especially huge visible bits of glitter) and this does work fine for me, so I think unless you really want matte shadows, the shimmer shouldn't pose a problem for anyone. My only complaint about the shadows is that the colors are rather uninspired..in fact, I can find pretty good dupes of the lid and crease/liner color in the Wet and Wild Egyptian Sands Trio, only that the WnW version has no shimmer! But color-wise they're almost exactly the same, on me at least (NC/NW 20ish, AAB, neutral-to-cool skintone). Thus, I'd say the shadows are on the warm side of neutral, but they're still quite neutral to me. I can wear them with no problem. The blush however might pose a problem. It's a pinky-peach with gold shimmer, comparable to Milani's Luminous actually (though I've never owned the original Orgasm so I can't compare, but yep you get the idea the blush is THAT type of pinky-peach with gold shimmer), and to me the best thing in the entire palette, although the shimmer is a tad visible...so for those who can't stand shimmer blushes, this is not the palette for you. Once again, the blush is on the warm side of neutral, but I wear it without too much problem, so I think unless you have very strong cool undertones this should work for you as well, and this will make a very good set of neutrals for warm-toned girls, although it may be slightly too shimmer for some. The lip color is a slightly orangey warm red, and very pretty on me as well. Once again, I'd classify this as neutral-warm, like the rest of the palette.
Overall, I'd recommend this palette for warm-to-neutral skintones, and maybe even some cool-toned people, since all the colors are pretty much on the warm side of neutral, especially the blush and possibly the eyeshadows, and on my AAB NC/NW 20ish neutral-to-cool skin the colors actually are qutie wearable. However, the shimmers in the shadows and the blush may put some off, although personally I think the eye shadow shimmers are just fine, but the blush has a tad too much shimmer. Also, the colors are rather boring and ho-hum, and as I've mentioned earlier, drugstore dupes can be found for 2 of the eyeshadows. To me, the blush is the best part of the palette despite it's shimmer, and I'd recommend this for anyone looking for slightly warm neutrals with some shimmer. The packaging is also very pretty, another plus. I have no complaints about the entire set, really - the colors are pretty, neutral, and well coordinated, but I'm just taking off one lippie for the boring eyeshadow colors and dupable blush color.