|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This LE set is a gorgeous and generous neutral total face combination. The ES trio is perfect... the base colour is a shimmery, frosty taupe. The crease ES is a nice medium brown, kinda like MAC moth brown. The liner colour is a lot like barefoot contessa but less shimmery and a little darker. The consistency of the ES are very blendable and pigmented.
The blush is a bit small... just like all Stila blushes... but it's a gorgeous natural glowy and sheer rose/baby pink colour.
The lip products are lovely natural shades. The liner can be used as a base. The lippy, Jane, is a bit frosty for me but is a nice nude that's not too drying. The gloss is a nice topping to the liner and lippy... wouldn't wear it on it's own as it's a bit light.
The major lash mascara is great for every day but is nothing dramatic or special. It doesn't flake at all which is excellent.
The velvet box is really pretty and I now keep all my Stila in it (clearly I don't have much!)
I would highly recommend this set as a basic neutral everyday kit. I think I will be buying a backup, simply because it all goes so well together, looks so natural, and has such great staying power.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I only own the e/s trio of this set, so my review is for that alone:
The shades: the lightest is a mix between Stila wheat and kitten, the medium similar to Trish's sable bronze, but more neutral, less red tones and the darkest a chocolate shade with almost no shimmer. The most similar I found to the darkest is Becca tweed, but the Becca is more shimmery and tad bit lighter and more vibrant. I own 330 e/s and I've found no exat matches for these e/s! I'm not too much into brown/bronze shades usually, since they make neutral to cool PPP me look tired, but I found this trio to be extremely wearable. It provides a great neutral every day look when combined with black mascara.
The consistency: These are among the very best Stila e/s I have, perfect silky consistency and extremely blendable and lasting. I used this on top of UD PP and the e/s stayed put all day even after going riding and sweating a lot.
Should I ever run out and were this trio still available, I'd definitely repurchase it. I can only recommend this set, especially considering how good a deal it is.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Loved the velvet box, lips, mascara and blush, but once again Stila you kill me with your frosty eyeshadows. I love the packaging and wanted to keep for the box alone but can't justify with all the make up I have. I really thought these would work for me and ordered online (as with the other holiday 2005 palettes I bought from Stila), but even these neutral and too frosty for me. Returned as with rest of Stila holiday palettes for e/s frostiness.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I was waiting for this set forever and I finally got it on Christmas. I love it! It comes in a pretty felt box with a beaded design on it that makes for a nice jewlery box. It is pink on the inside and even has a mirror at it!
The trio in this reminds me a bit of the Walk In The Woods Trio. It has a light shimmery taupe shade, a medium brownish color, and a chocolate shimmer shadow. All of them look great when paired together. As usual, the shadow glide right on and stay long and bright on my lids without creasing or fading away.
This set also comes with a lipliner in a natural pink shade, a pinky shimmer blush, a mini mascara, and Bare Shime Lip Gloss that comes in a squeeze tube with a brush applicator.
The whole set is so pretty and I love it all, everything works really well together. This was worth the wait for me! :o)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The Gran Coffret set is an LE and retails for $58. Sephora's site says that the value is $82.50, but I'm betting that it is actually more than that.
The box that comes with this set is adorable- a velvet-like box with magnetic closure. The closure has a painted starburst with faux rhinestones on it. I love the box that comes with the set; I'm using it as a jewelry box right now. =)
The set includes a neutral browns trio in a cardboard pot. There is a dark chocolate with gold shimmer, a medium taupe with shimmer, and a light beige with shimmer (the SA said this one is Wheat). I love the trio because I'm into neutrals at the moment since they are more work-appropriate than the blues and greens I've been collecting lately. The eyeshadows apply smoothly, like the rest of Stila's e/s.
There is also a rosy-pink blush in a small cardboard pot. The blush seems to have some sort of iridescence, but I could be wrong. Very pretty, in any event, and it actually shows up very well on my C3/40Watt skin.
The set also has lip products- Jane l/s (peachy-pink with shimmer), Bare Shine lip shine (whitish pink), and a mini lipliner in #9 (rosey). The set also includes a mini mascara. These are all very nice, but I wouldn't have bought these if not in the set. That said, I'm happy to have them. =)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am a collector of Stila and now that they have come out with new trios, i had to have this set. The Holiday 2005 Grand Coffret Set comes in a pretty black velveteen box with little faux crystal starburst at the magnetic flap. Inside the box is lined in faux satin light pink fabric with a mirror. It does have that cheaply made scent to it. Inside is a new trio from Stila that is in a cardboard large pot. The colors are nuetral browns. A dark chocolate with golden shimmer that doesnt really show up. A medium taupe with shimmer and a light beige with shimmer. All work nicely together but I cant say any of the shades are super unique. The colors are nicely pigmented though and go on smoothly. The blush also comes in a round cardboard pot and is a pretty pink rose shade. The full sized lipstick is Jane and this is the new metal packaging. Jane is a soft nude pink shade with shimmer. Similiar to Stila Ella with a tad more brown undertone to it. The kit also contains a mini mascara and mini #9 lipliner, a shimmery rose pink shade. The set works nicely together but nothing is overly unique. Set retails for $58 and is limited edition. I love mine!
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I ♥ this set! The velvet box itself is REALLY nice, which was a nice surprise since I phone ordered this. The e/s trio is named "Printemps," which means spring in French. I'm not sure why Stila named a holiday trio this. Anyway, the lightest shade is nearly identical to Wheat, except Wheat has more of a golden sheen, whereas this unnamed shade has a cooler-toned sheen (a bit more rosy IMO). The difference is hardly detectable on the eyes, though. I haven't found any exact dups for the other 2 brown shades yet, but while they're pretty, they're not exactly unique. I just love the old, pie-shaped trios, so I had to have this set. I can say that the shades are not the same as the ones in the Boho Cafe Trio (or Boho Bronze) from a couple of years ago.
The blush in this set looks identical to the way Rose does in the pan BUT it does not go on like Rose. The unnamed blush has less pigment and more of an iridescent sheen when applied. It is sooo pretty! It's like a sheerer, more glowy version of Rose.
Also comes with Jane lipstick, Lip liner #9, lipshine in Bare Shine, and black Major Lash Mascara. This set costs $58 US and is at the Stila Pro Stores now. Get yours now, since it's LE.