|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I got this at Ulta the other day for $10. It as some lovely warm eyeshadow colors which are all actually wearable-matte and shimmer finishes.The convertible color is a rusty red which is nice on the lips and ok for my cheeks if I use just a bit. Luckily if you add too much, the stila CCs are easy to blend out. The case is cute, small and closes tightly. My concern is powder getting into the CC but I will just have to be very aware of that...Worth the price and nice to have for travel or purse touchups.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
LE, Summer 2010, Travel Palette series
eyeshadow: Crepe - "pale pink" - shimmery pale pink; a shade darker than icy pink
eyeshadow: Cherie - "reddish brown" - cordovan, a dark rosy burgundy-brown, with golden shimmer; a much darker version of rose gold
eyeshadow: Jolie - "brownish pink" - more like dusky, smoky plummy-mauve with pink and golden shimmer; looks similar to Cherie in the pan, but actually wears quite differently
eyeshadow: Chocolat - "brown" - matte, neutral milk chocolate brown
Convertible Color: Rosebud - carnelian red, a soft rusty peach
Product - Warm toned overall. The rich colors evoke thoughts of autumn. The pigmentation of the eyeshadows is sheer to moderate. So, the initial overall effect is somewhat softer than expected but two swipes yields color true to the pan. On me (AAB/NC25), the palette colors wear as a warm-toned neutral combination. The two medium shades (Cheri and Jolie) are thankfully deep enough that I don't look bruised; I wear these as a lid wash and add another layer for the lid or crease. The texture of the eyeshadows is fine. It may not be as soft and silky as some Stila e/s singles, but that's not necessarily a bad thing in my book - I like to be able to control how much my brush picks up and powder doesn't go flying everywhere at the slightest touch. The convertible color is smooth and creamy and not greasy; it's well-pigmented so you don't need much for your cheeks and it's moist enough to feel good on lips. The convertible color is lighter, less dramatic (and more like a neutral lipcolor) on my lips than it looks in the pan; on my cheeks it wears truer to how it looks in the pan. I really like having eyes, cheeks, and lips all in one palette, and I don't have any issues with powder getting into the cream product.
Comparisons - Warmer-toned than the BB Mauve face palette, NARS Rapture artist palette, and Trish McEvoy Pretty Face card.
Packaging - Glossy cardboard packaging held closed by hidden magnets, with black interior. Decently sized (but not full size) mirror under the lid with wide black border and inspirational quote along the bottom border. Four small pans of e/s (21mm) and one large pan of lip/cheek color (43mm). Front cover has an illustration of Stila girl with bicycle and Eiffel Tower backdrop on a blue toned background. Overall dimensions: 65mm x 114mm x 9mm; for reference, three-pan palettes by Chantecaille and Cat Cosmetics are comparably sized but just a few mm longer.
Overall - A good value at $10, especially for palette junkies like me.