How’s everyone today? Feel like I don’t talk nearly enough to you in posts (but tons in comments). So how’s everyone feelin’ today? Lovin’ Summer so far?
Some fun facts about me today.
- I can’t stop singing Furry Walls. Must be my Oasis fetish that has me rocking out to it!
- I love the Sleeping Beauty inspired assembles that College Fashion has put together.
- I went to a broker meeting today wearing chucks and a Team w0w T-Shirt. I’m positive I stroked everyone out with my geek gear, oops sorry, overslept because of my Twi-hardin’ last night and didn’t have time for the power suit route.
- I’m lemming the Kat Von D Adora Palette so hard, please release it already Sephora!
- I’m crushing on Christine for baring it all, literally, with her First Waxing Experience post.
- I’m craving sushi for dinner, actually, my sushi craving never really stops.
- I’m four episodes behind on Doctor Who, GASP! Need. to. catch. up.
- I love Allan Hyde was in Eric’s flashback last week, please can we has more of that good stuff?
How about you?
Fill me in on what’s happenin’ your side of the planet.
This was a review post but it turned into a “me” post.
Anyone try out the new Stila Road to Radiance Across the USA Palette yet?
I tried out mine yesterday but I gotta say that Marley over at Deeply Superficial created a way BETTER look with it than I did. I was makeup challenged to get the look down right. Damn.
Oh well, $10 bucks well spent anyway!
Jump ahead for it!
A super fly cheap Stila palette ($10) made up of four eyeshadows and one Stila Convertible Color that can be used on lips or eyes!
First off this is a rather great deal at $10 since the packaging alone is worth the price of admission. This comes in a traditional hard case cardboard Stila open book palette. If you’re a Stila fan of yesteryear you totally understand the packaging I’m talking about. It’s a flip top that opens left to right with a full size mirror and makeup on the opposite side. Although cardboard, it still has a nice hard shell which makes it sturdy for travel.
The convertible color included, Hibiscus, has been released in prior palettes but is not available as a full size or has not been in the past as far as I know. The shade is dusky nude pink which applies like a natural shade of blushing cheeks. If you’ve never used convertible color before it’s simply a glorified cream blush with long wear and a creamy formula.
The palette also includes four shades of Stila shadow. Shades included are Snow Bunny (grayish lilac), Valley Girl (dirty mauve), Southern Belle (bubblegum pink), City Chick (deeper off purple).
Crossing the packaging design and the actually contents of the palette, you’ll find that it’s a killer deal, as hey $10 bucks? Where can you get a cute palette for $10 right?
The overall look is a polished, work friendly look sans shimmer or sparkle as the shades have more of a velvet formula.
Sadly, I felt like the shades of shadow aren’t exactly the original Stila formula we all know and love. Stila has a rather unique shadow that’s a cross between a velvety cream and powder. The texture of Stila shadows is very velvety smooth and buttery soft. Sadly, the shadows in this palette aren’t exactly the same as a standard Stila shadow. These forsake a fair bit of pigmentation and do not have a bolder color pay off nor does the formula have the same texture as traditional Stila shadows. Interestingly enough I actually liked them simply because they sported ALOT less fall out than Stila’s normal range, however, I did miss the lack of pigmentation.
I had a bit of a challenge putting together my look as all the shades went well together until I got to Southern Belle which I proceeded to stumble with a little bit.
In the end I used Snow Bunny as an all over color wash, Valley Girl on my lid, City Chick on the outer corner, and Southern Belle patted subtly on top of Valley Girl.
- Anyone looking for a palette for lips, cheeks, and eyes that will set them back a mere $10!
- Anyone who loves collecting Stila Girl palettes (Stila Girl packaging isn’t always incorporated into the design of many of the newer Stila products so it’s a treat when they do something involving the original girl’s that made the brand popular 10 years ago).
- Anyone wanting a work friendly look!
- Anyone who wants dramatic, bold shadows or a bold, vibrant makeup look!
Although I had a few disappointments with the palette, I think the price far outweighs any ranting I had. The palette, without question, is overall a very good deal and should please many Stila fans who collect their palettes particularly ones involving the Stila Girls. I will continue to purchase the upcoming travel palettes that Stila has planned as I think they are rather a cute little addition to my makeup stash.
(Eyes: Snow Bunny, All Over Color Wash Valley Girl, Lid Southern Belle, Patted On Lid City Chick, Outer V Cheeks: Hibiscus Lips: Lola LipGloss in Arm Candy with clear Bobbi Brown Gloss on top)
I think it’s worth a Muse Approval for purchase.
Quite cute even though shadows are slightly lacking formula wise.
Anyone haul it?
How did you like it?
Share your thoughts!