|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
EDIT: after playing more with this palette, I'm sad to say that even if the pigmentation isn't lacking, the staying power is pratically non-existant. I have no time to redo my makeup every 3 hours and even if I set my MU with Fix+, it's still completely gone at the end of the day. It was a great idea for Stila to include a coordination of colors into one handy palette, but the formulation is definitely sub-par compared to similar brands like UD. Hence, the rating has been knocked off to a 2. END OF EDIT. This palette is great for a everyday look! It suits warm skintones better since the colors (as described by other reviewers) are warmer. What caught my eye when I saw it was the gorgeous pinkish peach shadow and the highlighter. I've been making my own liquid highlighter for a while and I love the look NARS Orgasm gives me, so I'm glad that I found yet another smooth, creamy and highly pigmented highlighter!! :) The blush color is a gorgeous pinkish coral on my NC25 summer skin and looks very lively. The only shadow that I didlike from this palette is the shimmery plummy taupe, because it is the least pigmented of the four shadows. I picked this up on clearance at Urban Outfitters for 5$ and some change, LUCKY! Since the shades are dupable and the palette is LE, I will not repurchase, but it was a great find!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Every so often I pick up a Stila palette at Ulta and am usually quite satisfied with the combination of products. This palette is absolutely, hands down the best palette I have ever bought. I like all the colors but what makes the look is the green eye liner! I have very dark brown eyes and the green eye liner is perfect; not too green and not too bright. I highly recommend picking up this palette if you can find it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love this palette. The blush and highlighter work perfectly together, the colors are all well pigmented, and the get the look instructions are very helpful!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
LE, April 2011, Collectible Beach Palette series
eyeshadow: Starfish - "pink champagne shimmer" - pale pinkish peach with multicolor shimmer
eyeshadow: Sandbar - "dark brown shimmer" - soft milk chocolate brown with multicolor shimmer
eyeshadow: Getaway - "dusty mauve shimmer" - pinkish mauve with multicolor shimmer
eyeshadow: Palm Trees - "leaf green shimmer" - lush leaf green with multicolor shimmer, well pigmented
Cheek Color: Playa - "warm pink" - matte powder blush, more of a tawny rose with slight brown undertones
Highlighter/Bronzer: Banderas Bay - "sheer neutral pink sheen" - sheer, shimmery highlighter in neutral pinkish dirty champagne
Product - Yeah, the green shade seems a little out of place, but I love green and never know how to pair it with other colors. Without it, the color scheme would be somewhat ho-hum. On me (AAB/NC25), the palette colors wear as a warm-toned neutral combination. The eyeshadows have sheer to moderate pigmentation and soft silky texture.
Comparisons - Playa is like a blend of Stila powder blushes in Soar (which is a smidge lighter than Playa) and Heat (a smidge darker).
Packaging - Glossy cardboard packaging held closed by hidden magnets, with black interior. Half size mirror under the lid with inspirational quote above and application suggestion below. Four small pans of e/s (23mm) and two rectangular pans of cheek/face color (54mm by 21mm). Front cover has an illustration of Stila girl in a shorty wetsuit surfing a big blue wave with a sunset colored background. Overall dimensions: 3" by 5"; for reference, slightly bigger than the Stila 2010 Travel Palettes and about the same size as the LORAC Multiplatinum Palette.
Overall - A good value at $14, especially for palette junkies like me. Gals who didn't like the previous travel palettes (because they included powder and cream products together) might find this series more appealing.
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