Stila’s bestselling, popular Kitten eyeshadow took on new and exciting forms this year for Summer.
A few weeks ago I blogged about one of Stila’s Summer Collections which included a ton of “Kitten” themed goodies. I ended up hauling the entire collection and I’ll be reviewing for you today the Kitten Silk Eyeshadow Wash and the Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss. Later on this week I’ll be reviewing the Kitten Eyeshadow palette so stay tuned for that!
Kitten is a universally flattering shade of shadow that works on all skin tones. It’s a subdued, nude shimmering pink with golden undertones. Personally I find it to be a bit of a beige color. It’s truly a lovely shade and packs plenty of sparkle and shimmer in it’s power form however in the new cream version it fails by a mile to maintain the beautiful shimmering color I’ve fallen in love with.
Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten
The Kitten Family: Gloss, Shadow Wash, and Eyeshadow Powder
Stila’s Kitten Silk Eyeshadow Wash is morphed into an entire new color for me. It does appear to be a similar shade to the powder but it looks a bit darker on and it’s more of a metallic wet look than a fine shimmer.
The formula doesn’t blend as well as I would like and it dries pretty quickly which means you have to work fast and apply enough product your first try or you’ll be in trouble. If you’re looking to layer after, I highly recommend not doing so as it makes a bit of a mess since the shadow dries so quickly it’s basically like applying something wet onto something dry…think mud.
I can’t pinpoint exactly why I wasn’t loving this but I guess some of it accounts to the lack of shimmer, the problem with blending, and the fact that it’s not exactly as gorgeous as my beloved Kitten Eyeshadow.
Here are two swatch photos of Kitten Shadow Wash versus Kitten Powder Eyeshadow. As you can see the wash is a tad bit darker than the powder! I must say that the wash looks quite a good deal shimmery on my arm than it does on my eye.
I had little success with the Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss and was just as disappointed with it’s performance as I was with the Stila Kitten Silk Eyeshadow Wash!
The gloss is absolutely stunning and appears to be packed with sparkle, shimmer, glitter, and shine. That’s a big YAY for the Muse of course however the product isn’t as nearly nice on as it appears in it’s gorgeous packaging.
I was stunned upon applying this to have a very sheer layer of clear gloss with a tiny bit of sparkle instead of the gorgeous pink shimmer that was in the bottle and on the applicator. I thought for sure this would be amazing on my lips but its a complete miss for me.
The formula isn’t so wonderful and has little staying power. It’s not sticky or tacky which could account for the fact that it virtually slides right off after application. The color and shimmer you see doesn’t come through once the product is on your lips so you’re left with a rather natural glossy look that can be achieved with a far cheaper gloss.
If this was a bit more pigmented and packed some shimmer we’d have a solid gold winner on our hands to pair up with Kitten eyeshadow. Sadly, none of that applies to this gloss and it’s a big disappointment for me.
I do have to rave about the cute packaging. I really dig the kitten script on the simple brown packaging! Really cutes! The palette features the same cute “Kitten” script! Loves it!
All in all these two particular items in the Stila Summer Collection haven’t thrilled me but I have high hopes for the Kitten Eye Palette! It’s simply gorgeous and packed full of beautiful shades for the Summer! My review is upcoming on it and I think it’ll be a glowing one so stayed tuned!
In my FOTD today I’m wearing the Stila Kitten Silk Eye Shadow Wash, Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss, and some Urban Decay Baked Bronzer!
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I have no idea who these fabulous Beauty Crunch people are but the Muse likey them alot! This site appears to be solely affiliated with Stila and offers some super discounts on Stila Cosmetics! I just got this in my inbox from Stila so I assume they are now shoving off older collections to the Beauty Crunch people to sell off!
I’m all for cheap Stila!
Some Steals and Deals I’d like to partake of (I feel a big order coming on):
IT Gloss Trio $7 USD
Stila Blanc Palette (Christmas/Holiday Release ’07) $11.20 USD
Lip Pots $5.95 USD
Travel Lip Glaze Trio $9 USD
The deals are rockin’! Click here to visit the site and maybe grab a few things for yourself before I clean up! I refuse to be held responsible if it’s all gone by the time you click!
I think I’m orderin’…someone stop me please?
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Don’t you love when products combine SPF into the mix of things?
I’ve been very conscious of my skin lately and sun damage which makes me shop “smarter” for items that contain healthy amounts of SPF. I was pretty thrilled to see Stila combine SPF 20 with it’s Shine Lip Colors for it’s Summer Collection 2008.
Stila makes some great lipsticks, glosses, etc….and I’m currently in love with the Stila Shine Lip Colors. They are light weight, emollient, moisturizing, and pigmented! What more could a girl want?
I love a lipstick that not only combines the benefit of good solid color but also one that wears as if I have gloss on my lips, this being the case with this particular release of lip colors from Stila. The formula is a beautifully moisturizing lip color with plenty of good for you ingredients packed in plus SPF 20!
I think we all prefer lighter makeup in the Summer and these are the perfect solution for kissable, soft lips with a beautiful hint of color. Being beautiful and protecting my skin is always in style.
Although the collection is small, with only eight colors to choose from, I think that the line is a welcome addition to Stila’s Summer Collection. The colors I got are Sarah, a nude beige, and Anna, a beautiful sheer, pouting red!
Stila Shine Lip Colors with SPF 20 are most definately Muse Approved for purchase! I heart these!
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Psssttt………Stay Tuned to hear more about the Stila Summer Collection including reviews on Kitten Eye Wash, Kitten Lipgloss, and the popular, selling out fast, Kitten Eye Palette! Coming Soon!
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Stila has a rather promising early Summer Collection this year! Last year the Collection was quite lovely as well but I must say almost all of the items released this year are on my wish list!
One item in particular that has caught my eye is the new Stila Summer Eyeshadow Palette. Although all the images I’ve seen of it so far are dull I can attest to the fact it is a gorgeous palette as I’ve seen and swatched it in person at Sephora! It’s perfect for Summer wear as it has that beautiful shimmery metallic feel with colors that compliment dewy tanned skin or in the Muse’s case fresh, healthy pale skin! The palette contains six colors and is available for sale now for $40 USD.
Another item that caught my eye is the new Kitten Silk Eyeshadow Wash. Even though I am not a fan of cream shadows this intrigues me and has been added to my Wish List. I haven’t yet played with it which makes me wary of an online purchase but it does look promising as Kitten Eyeshadow is such a universally beautiful shadow that compliments any skin tone! Stila’s Kitten Silk Eyeshadow Wash is available now for $22 USD.
And finally last but not least is Stila Silk Gloss in Kitten to compliment the eye wash. I’m not sure about this but I will admit to possibly wanting to try it out!
All items are available now from both Sephora and Stila directly! Stila has 25% off at the moment with Free Shipping using code STILACANDY which means you can get all three items for $63 USD not bad right?
I’m tempted to say the least but I want to wait until I have a chance to swatch both the gloss and the eye wash! The sale is ongoing until May 13th so I have plenty of time to decide!
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More Stila from Japan!
Apparently these Stila Illuminating Treatment Powders are big in Japan or at least that’s what Stila says. Stila has been introducing different cosmetic bits that were once available in Japan only over the course of the last few months. Adding to that they have introduced this mineral based powder for a lighter coverage. It also supposedly contains a cooling agent which sounds interesting! I really find water-based, cooling foundations interesting!
This is available now from Stila for $45 USD!