October 1, 2009

Stila Holiday 2009 Stila Smudge Pot Collection Review and Swatches

Yes, yes it’s early but Stila graces us with it’s Holiday Collection already.   Gotta  enjoy sharing the love of cool Holiday makeup two months before Christmas.

This year the Stila Holiday Collection 2009 graces us with a few gift sets.  As of yet I haven’t seen palettes but I’m not losing hope yet as Stila has a way of creeping up on us.  Plus we do have to give them some breathing room since they are rebuilding.

The good news is the gift sets are inexpensive as sin.  It’s alot of product packed into one place with a small price and even a To and From field if you’re giving instead of getting for yourself.

Jump ahead to enjoy swatches and a review of the Stila Smudge Collection.

Stila Holiday 2009 Smudge Pot 1

The Stila Smudge Collection could end up to be your best friend or not. Not because you may be like me and already own a few of the shades included but total score if you don’t. I will say it includes two yay shades and two nay shades if you’re a collector. Yay for Violet and Starry Night as the Muse doesn’t yet have ’em but nay for Kitten and Black which I already do have. Big yay if you have none as you’ll get four shades for a killer price of $32.

Stila Holiday 2009 Smudge Pot 4

Stila Holiday 2009 Smudge Pot 20

These aren’t full size but mini which is one reason I adore them. I have alot of makeup and the smaller sizes really make it easier on me as I feel like I get alot of variety for alot less plus I’m not rushing to finish a larger size. Each pot can be used as a liner, a base, or a shadow so they multitask quite well. It works out to around $8 per a pot which is a great little deal considering a little product goes a long way. Each pot is deeply pigmented and applies easily and flawlessly.

You’ll get the following shades:

  • Kitten (Champagne Beige with specks of gold)
  • Starry Night (Midnight Blue with specks of gold)
  • Violet (Purple with specks of silver)
  • Black (Inky Black)

Stila Holiday 2009 Smudge Pot 30

Stila Holiday 2009 Smudge Pot 18

Stila Holiday 2009 Smudge Pot 28

Stila Holiday 2009 Smudge Pot 16

Stila Holiday 2009 Smudge Pot 27

Stila Holiday 2009 Smudge Pot 17

Stila Holiday 2009 Smudge Pot 22

Stila Holiday 2009 Smudge Pot 19

One reason you may be yearning for the kit is to get your hands on Starry Night which is definitely something to get excited about. It’s a nice rich almost purple blue. Also Violet scores a win for me as it’s vibrant hue of purple. I just think of Kitten and Black as an extra piece of the cake even though I already own both.

Overall, the kit is an incredible value and well worthy of a pick up if you never tried Stila Smudge Pots before or if you have you’ll happily haul these at a super price.

Is the Stila Smudge Pot Collection on your holiday wish list?

Tell the Muse!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Patty

    Hooray! These are currently on their way to me and I can’t wait to get them, especially since I have zero smudge pots to my name.

    • the Muse

      awesome patty! It’s so great to hear someone hauling it and getting 4 solid shades they don’t have 😀 You’re gonna love ’em. Kitten is my fav!

  • Crystal

    Those look amazing. I’ll probably pick them up at Sephora F&F sale. Are you going to review the Stila Lip Glaze Set too Musey? Pretty please will you? : )

  • Marilyn

    Thanks for the swatches! I’ve been dying to see what they looked like 🙂 I don’t have any of the colors, so I’m hoping to buy the set soon.

    • the Muse

      my pleasure Marilyn! awesome! Sephora FF is coming shortly so might as well haul it than! 😀

  • dina

    already on my wish list 🙂 never tried any stila smudge pots but after cking them out @ sephora def interested!

    • the Muse

      dina you’ll love ’em plus it’s a rather great deal 😀 FF is coming up soon too yay!

  • Christy

    Another one for my wish list! I’ve never tried Stila Smudge Pots, but they look gorgeous.

  • Vonvon

    Oh…..I can’t wait to get my hands on these…..haven’t had any of these shades…..so would be a plus plus for me 😀

  • Ivy

    Oh how badly I want those! I’m so close to giving in, but I just ordered my first two smudge pots before I saw this set (in 24K and Little pink dress, I can’t wait for them to come!). I’ll probably wind up getting this set though for myself for Christmas just because the blue colors are so beautiful!

    • the Muse

      hey ivy!

      awesome 😀 you’re gonna love those shades. If you sign up for stila’s newsletter you can get 20% off your first order total 😀

      Hehe tempting you to buy these now 😀

      • Ivy

        I did end up getting it yesterday and I’m so happy that I did! The colors are beautiful, especially that violet!
        Thanks so much for this review 😀

        • the Muse

          you’re most welcome ivy so glad you are enjoying this truly a great little set isn’t it?

  • Jovanna

    I got this kit as my first introduction to Stila with their customer appreciation kit too. I never heard of a smudge pot and I was amazed! I also got the barbie smudge pot trio as well at a great price. These are my FAVE for summer since they don’t smear when you sweat, and they provide some awesome intense color. I use as an eyeliner then black mascara. 🙂

    • the Muse

      hey jovanna thanks for sharing so glad you’re enjoying these 😀