Stila Dancing with the Stars Illuminating Powder Review & Swatches

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Love Stila Kitten? Want a lot of Kitten? Try the new Stila Dancing with the Stars Illuminating Powder ($16) that recently launched to celebrate the return of DWTS to ABC.

This collaborated effort between Stila and Dancing with the Stars is a selection of powders and palettes used on the Dancing with the Stars dancers and will be available for a limited time.

The Stila Dancing with the Stars Illuminating Powder is a champagne pink shimmer for face and cheeks.

Take a peek!

EEP! Unfortunately Stila Dancing with the Stars Illuminating Powder is an overload of Kitten for me. The shade is a super soft velvety textured highlighter with an almost creamy texture much like Stila’s very popular Kitten shade. As a shadow I adore Kitten just like any fond fan of Stila would however, as a highlighter I struggle with the shade.

Stila Dancing with the Stars Illuminating Powder

This comes in a black flip top compact and features and debossed star design that doesn’t easily disappear with use (it’ll stick around through a few swipes).

The powder definitely excels at multitasking as you can use it on your cheekbones, dust across your decollete, or even on your eyelids. On your arms or decollete it creates a ton of shimmery glow which is ideal for parties or perhaps the Holidays. On lids it’s very much a dupe of Stila’s best selling Kitten Eyeshadow as it gives eyes a soft focused, shimmery flash of pink and champagne with an almost metallic finish.

My issue is using it as a highlighter as it is a heavier product and I’m so very clumsy with products like this. It’s very pigmented so it’s difficult to use if you’re a bit heavy handed, as I happen to me. It’s also the type of product that clings to drier areas and accentuates larger pores! Ouch! Plus the frostiness makes it look like you took a dip in the shimmer pool!

Stila Dancing with the Stars Illuminating Powder Swatches

You likely won’t need it if you collect some of the Stila Travel Girl Palettes that have launched or more recently the Stila On The Red Carpet Palette as this makes an appearance in those.

If you just love Kitten though…

Well, no doubt Stila Dancing with the Stars Illuminating Powder is for you.

I’m just doubtful as a makeup junkie that by now you don’t have at the least 10 variations of Kitten in a gloss, in a cream eyesahdow, and probably quite a few shadow pots of it!

Disclosure:

This review contains a sample
product sent for consideration by PR.
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  • 9/19/13 18:57 amy:

    I think I may need this. I love a “heavy” highlighter, and at this price, I don’t think I can pass it up. I had an “all-over” powder by Maybelline many years ago, and absolutely loved it; unfortunately, it was LE, and I was never able to pick up a back-up, or find something comparable (especially at such a pricepoint). I think I may also want the bronzer.

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  • 9/19/13 21:36 Kayla:

    Is this limited edition?

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    • 9/19/13 22:08 the Muse:

      it is!

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  • 9/20/13 12:53 Krystle:

    Love the design but too shiny 4 my tastes!

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