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Stila Holiday Blockbuster Palette Review, Swatches, Photos

Stila Holiday Blockbuster Palette 21

Earlier this month Stila sent out an e-mail burst stating they had 50 of their brand new Stila Holiday Blockbuster Sets available and the makeup world proceeded to go ape sh*t.

50? Seriously? Only 50? WTH people! Needless to say it proceeded to sell out within a brief blink of my eye. I wasn’t one of the lucky 50 to snag it.

Flash forward several minutes later and comments and e-mails proceeded to flood me telling me, “Hey, wait a sec, that palette is at Costco for $20 bucks!

Indeed, this palette is at your local Costco and merely $20.

Don’t ask why, or how or who but Stila stated it had the following items:

  • 30 Stila Eyeshadows
  • 3 Stila Convertible Colors
  • 15 Stila Lip Colors and Glosses
  • 2 Stila Sun Bronzers
  • 2 Stila Cheek Colors
  • 2 Stila All Over Shimmer Highlighters
  • 1 Mini Mascara

Is it different from the Costco version? I honestly haven’t a clue but I do know that it was $8 bucks more from Stila and seemed to have a bit more involved as the one at Costco includes:

  • 30 Eyeshadows
  • 15 Lip Colors and Glosses
  • 3 Cheek Colors
  • 2 Stila Sun Bronzers
  • 1 Lip Pencil
  • 1 Eye Liner Pencil

No Convertible Color here, no mascara, no shimmer highlighters……

Are they the same palette? I think maybe they are and perhaps Stila put the wrong details up when selling their 50, super limited edition palettes, considering they posted on their Facebook that the 50 were from left over stock at Costco someone had mentioned but where did they get the details for that palette?

A mystery we may never hear about unless one of those lucky 50 purchasers are bloggers and review the one they purchased from Stila’s website.

Putting all this aside you may question whether this is a good marketing angle for Stila. Stila’s a mid-range brand with a high mark up. As in, it isn’t as cheap as other middle of the range brands and it does fall into the realms of a makeup luxury for some where as for others not so much. Really depends on your budget for makeup.

Hardcore fans might see this as a bad move considering it’s taking Stila down into the realms of being more affordable but you’re also losing the quality commonly associated with the brand. We all like to save money, yes, but I don’t think you want to save money by forsaking quality. Stila’s Holiday Blockbuster Palette is Made in China as well which could cause some outcry among makeup junkies.

Do you need this palette?

Maybe.

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Stila Floral Chic Palette

Stila Floral Chic Palette

Thanks to Samantha for bringing this to my attention! Stila Floral Chic Palette is available exclusively at Urban Outfitters and is $10, just like the Travel Girl Palettes.

Looks cute eh?

See the inside…

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Stila Travel Girl Palettes Fabulous in Fiji

Stila Travel Girl Palettes Fabulous in Fiji

The last Stila Travel Girl Palette, Fabulous in Fiji, is available now at www.stilacosmetics.com

I got mine at Ulta a few days ago. The colors in Stila’s promo image are pretty spot on for what the palette looks but you can compare my photo to theirs if you like!

I don’t think these will be the last palettes we see from Stila in this regard. Perhaps the theme will change but I imagine they’ll do a similar launch soon considering how successful this one was. Although quality varied from palette to palette and the formula wasn’t quite the same as Stila’s normal range, I will say some it’s delightful they actually stuck to the limited edition theme of things as I’ve seen the palettes sold out and not being restocked which bodes well for the too loosely, commonly used term, “LE”.

Will you be hauling Fiji?

Even though the colors don’t agree with a few fans I imagine people will still purchase it simply because it does have some collector’s value. Sounds weird but those who have a bit of a makeup hobby can relate.

Share your fav Stila Travel Girl Palette moments!

P.S. Stila Creme Bouquet is back online exclusively but I hate it’s in a rollerball. Grrrr!

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Stila Fabulous in Fiji

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Stila One Step Prime Color Review, Swatches, Photos

Stila One Step Prime Color 2

Mmmmm blast from my Stila Summer past here. I was sorting through my “to be reviewed” pile a few days ago, that would be a large pile of products that get photographed and tossed into a bin for safe keeping. This pile tends to get out of control sometimes so you’ll find me diving in head first and proceeding to rummage around to see what looks good for reviewing quite often.

Anyway, during my daily plunder through the bin I realized, wow, I didn’t review the Stila One Step Primer Color that was released with Stila’s Summer Collection this year.

Anyone haul it?

We had discussed which you would buy at the time since Summer was all about various cream blushes and this happened to be one that did everything plus walked your dog too! Stila dubs it a primer, eyeshadow, highlighter, lip color, cheek color, and bronzer. Ummm…dare I say NOT!

Jump!

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