Stila Spring Collection 2010: Stila Black Diamond Mascara Review and Swatches
Everyone is pretty excited about the Stila Spring Collection 2010 eh? I know I am. BTW, I love this, the collection is actually called Dust to Diamonds. For some reason I find this such an oddly fitting title for the collection as in some aspects it really Stila’s story isn’t it? Earlier this year we all cried in woe that Stila was going bankruptcy. We weren’t sure what was going to happen to our beloved brand but in swoops Lynn Tilton, now the new owner of Stila, who saves the day and Stila from demise. Happy Days! So indeed at one point there was dust but this year Stila has come out diamonds hasn’t it?
The Stila Dust to Diamonds Collection was actually inspired by Lynn Tilton and features my favorite finish….shimmer, sparkle, and glittery bits that shine as bright as a gem.
Jump ahead to take a peek at the new Stila Black Diamond Mascara.
Stila Black Diamond Mascara is available for a limited time in two shades Black Shimmer (Black with Silver Shimmer) and Blue Shimmer (Black with Blue Shimmer). The mascara is swirled with genuine diamond powder to add a glistening effect to lashes and also promises to bring out the color of your eyes.
The effects of the Black Diamond Mascara are difficult to pick up with a camera but indeed it does add a subtle sparkle finish to lashes. It’s really nothing dramatic unless you’re looking very closely but you will notice a hint of either silver or blue shimmer depending on the shade you use. The mascara sports a standard straight line applicator with a nice full brush. It’s a traditional applicator that works well at lengthening lashes and offering a nice curl.
I tried both the Black Shimmer and Blue Shimmer shades. Black is of course my favorite as it’s easily paired up with most all eye looks. Blue Shimmer is a nice one for pairing up with blue or aqua shadows. Blue Shimmer swatches a bit off sadly as it does appear a black matte mascara in my photo, sorry about that.
Overall, I do think the novelty of the product is the fact that it adds that pretty twinkle of shimmer to lashes. I think they are worthy of a check out as they perform well as a mascara with the added benefits of that hint of sparkle. If you’re all for a more traditional mascara with a unique twist, Stila Black Diamond Mascara might be your girl.
Is Stila Black Diamond Mascara on anyone’s Spring wish list?
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