I’ve been busy fiddling around with the Stila E! Live from the Red Carpet Palettes that I got for virtually free thanks to their awesome reward programs! Yay!
As you know from my prior post Glamour Goddess was the one that was really appealing to me even though I hauled all three. It’s the warmest of the three and I’m just a great lover of golds so this was fitting for me.
Let’s check it and find out if the quality actually lives up to Stila quality or if these veer towards the Travel Palette route.
In all in one palette for lips, eyes, and cheeks that features warm shades of color!
These mimic the long gone Stila Look Books in size and style. If you’re old school you probably know the exact ones I’m talking about although back than the books contained four shades of color and were a whopping $40 each. Times are a changing and you get double the amount of product at a price of $25.
Although some of you were a bit weary that the formula might prove to be the lighter, lower calorie version of Stila eyeshadows that make an appearance in the Travel Palettes with such a tiny price tag the good news would be they rock.
Not only do they feature the Stila girls in the packaging department (yay! glad to have ’em back) but they have quite a good formula to work with.
The Glamour Goddess Palette includes:
Glitz – pale golden beige, base shade
On the List – pearly beige, lid shade
Golden – warm gold, liner shade
Flash – light peach with shimmer, base shade
Star – bronzy peach, lid shade
Glam – deep bronze, liner shade
The palette also includes:
All Over Shimmer Powder in Kitten
Convertible Color in Glamour
Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Lionfish
With this amount of product you can create any number of looks but Stila arranges it to create two complete eye looks in very simple steps of highlight, crease, and lid. Application is a breeze and you don’t need major makeup skills to create the look. The colors are all gorgeous although the two matte shades of Star and On the List aren’t as user friendly in my opinion but that’s due to their matte finish not the formula.
The shadows all sport the creamy, silky, velvety texture that we’ve all come to know and love about Stila’s eyeshadows. They didn’t forsake any quality here and you’re getting a full course of their normal eyeshadows here all gorgeously pigmented, all easy to blend, and all with a brilliant formula. I admit, I was worried that they might lean more towards the Travel Palette range but they do not, they are perfect and dare I say even better in terms of fall out and frostiness compared to some full size shadows I own from Stila.
The shades are all truly gorgeous in this palette and you’re pretty much going to adore it if you love bronzes, browns, peaches, and dirty gold shades as this contains a healthy dose of all those shades.
The Convertible Color included is a dusty shade of brownish, bronze rose which can be used on lips and cheeks. You also get a full size Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in a shimmering bronze golden brown. Love this shade and pairs up wonderfully with the palette!
Sadly, I personally did not like the Kitten All Over Shimmer. This is way frosty, way sparkly, and way shimmery. I avoided using it on my face as it simply felt like putting Kitten Eyeshadow on my face. It was way pigmented but I do not have the skill or no how to highlight correctly so I safely skipped and avoided looking discoball like since my camera picks up the shimmer in a major way. I’ll probably use it as an eyeshadow but avoid on my face.
I didn’t love the matte shades in this palette and felt they could have been replaced with a velvety shade instead but none they’ll be welcome by matte lovers to lessen the load of too much shimmer.
- Anyone who wants a solid eye, cheek, and lip palette to travel with.
- Anyone who wants more for less ($25 is a still for the set).
- Makeup newbies who want a palette that’s easy to use (simple instructions included on the inside cover of the palette makes application a snap).
- Anyone who wants sophisticated, golden makeup for day or night wear!
- Anyone who isn’t keen on frosty, shimmer shades of shadow.
- Anyone who doesn’t sport warm looks well.
I absolutely loved this and felt it was a leg up for the brand. They recently veered in a new budget direction which I love but the new, lower price tag made the quality and formula suffer very slightly however this palette brings back to the table what Stila is all about and still manages to keep the price rather nice. Overall, the palette was a real winner for me and worth a haul in my humblest particularly if you wear warm shades well! The cardboard palette is sturdy and travels easily and well for those who need an elegant makeup look to tote around with them on a holiday or business trip!
Muse Approved for purchase!
Did you haul any of the Red Carpet Palettes?
What did you think?
Available now from www.stilacosmetics.com