February 5, 2010

Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette Review and Swatches Stila Jewel Lip Glaze Review and Swatches

Hey chicklets!

How’s your day today? Ugh I’m feelin’ a tad under the weather today with a migraine. Ouchie! I think I’ve been staring at my computer screen too long as I do my renewal accounts and it’s crossing my eyes…phew!

But good news! I have the Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette and Stila Jewel Lip Glaze to make me feel better!


The Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette is prob one of my fav palettes of the season as hey I’ve always admitted how much of a shimmer-a-holic I am. This packs shimmer, lots and lots and lots of shimmer. If you love a sparkly finish this palette will be your dream come true. The palette consists of four shades which are:

  • Rose Quartz (light pink with silver sparkle)
  • Amethyst (grey eggplant with champagne sparkle)
  • Black Diamond (black with silver sparkle)
  • Golden Topaz (champagne shimmer with silver and gold sparkle)

The colors have plenty of pigment but you do have to know how to use them as I heard a few rants how they have no color pay off, so not true, they pack plenty of color. I find the best way to apply is with a sponge tip applicator as this packs on color beautifully well. The colors all have a liquid-y look and feel as they look almost liked foiled liquid metal on my lids. Really gorgeous effect. The best way to describe them would be pressed MAC pigment or better yet pressed MAC Solar Bits. The texture and formula runs about the same as the MAC Solar bits in that it’s made up of flaky pieces of pigment but in a press shadow format. The potential for fall out could be great but I experienced no problems when I prepped well and made sure to pack on color with a sponge.

Overall, the palette is well worth picking up if you like sparkly shadows. Absolutely love it! The Muse thinks you need one.

I also got a chance to test out the new Stila Jewel Lip Glaze Trio which comes with three full size lip glazes in a new jewel-infused formula. Again, in keeping with the theme of the collection, you’ll see a diamond-like finish from these as they sport a heavy bit of glitter in the formula. Since they are sold as a trio you’ll get three shades which are:

  • Pink Diamond (pink with pink sparkle)
  • Amethyst (warm plum with gold sparkle)
  • Golden Topaz (amber bronze with pink sparkle)

It could be a tiny rant for some that the formula leaves behind a ton of glitter on your lips well after the gloss has worn away. This doesn’t really bother me much as a re-application is all I need to be back in shape. My fav shade was the Golden Topaz which gives my lips an incredible pop of warm topaz, it’s so lush! The shades are VERY glittery and VERY sparkly with a bit of a metallic finish, loves it!

Overall, the formula isn’t as glossy as the normal Stila Lip Glaze formula but the amount of sparkle they contain more than makes up for it in my opinion.

Stila Spring Collection 2010 injects a healthy dose of glittery, shimmery joy into the season. It does somewhat remind me of a Holiday Collection more than a Spring Collection but working the color collection correctly you can get some fun, elegant, and even warmer looks for the Spring season!

Sportin’ Stila Pink Diamond Lipglaze and Golden Topaz from the Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette

Sportin’ Stila Golden Topaz Lipglaze and Rose Quartz from the Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette

Likey very much!

Anyone haul any of Stila’s Spring Collection?

Wanting to?

What are your lemmings from Stila Spring 2010?

Disclosure: The following item was provided to Musings of a Muse by a PR firm for review purposes. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

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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  • sonia

    Hi Muse, today I cannot walk cause I started to work out after long months of doing nothing!!!lol…But I hope at the end of the day I can feel better and you too!!!

    You know I saw this palette at Sephora and din’t like the package (go figure…lol)!! Butttt…..I love the colors on you!! Its so pretty!!! I’m gonna buy it now!! Oh my…a good swatch can really make us thing twice about a product!!
    I’m so glad that the pigment is good and really has a lot of shimmery!

    Btway my nickname is glitter…Im all about shine!!!lol

    Tks!! Have a great weekend!!!

  • Norlyn

    You are becoming my biggest addiction enabler!! And I love you for it!! I definitely need that palette – I love the colors, and the shimmeryness. The black would be good for a going-out-night smokey eye. I’m not a big fan of the lip gloss colors, but even if the colors were great I know I wouldn’t like them because of the glittery bits. Any lip gloss that has anything above a shimmer annoys me – I have the feel of the teeny bits of glitter on my lips. I like smoooooth. Hope your headache feels better!

  • Jeweled Thumb

    You have a migraine too? I’ve had one pretty much all day. It must be migraine day.

    That palette looks gorgeous but I’m not sure I’d see myself using it unless for special occasions. I’m not a big everyday sparkle person.

  • Marina

    Wow! The colors do look gorgeous, much better than I originally thought. But I’m most attracted to the lip gloss! The Golden Topaz color looks sooo pretty! I also like the Amethyst color, but I don’t think I’d be using it very often…

  • April

    You look lovely in those pics.
    I am curious. How did you like the texture of the shadows? Would applying them wet be too much (as if there could ever be such a thing to shimmer girls like us LOL)?

    Hope you feel better soon.


    • the Muse

      aw thank you april *hugs* sorry for the delayed reply been swamped!

      Mmmmmm wet might be a little messy! But it’s worth a shot 😀 I love the texture, it’s much like mac solar bits, flaky a bit. thankfully no fall out though 🙂 it’s kinda like a loosely packed pressed pigment 🙂

      Aw thanks hun! *hugs*

  • SilhouetteScreams

    Hmm the glosses look pretty, but I dont think I’ll be touching the eyeshadow palette. I dont like to have to work that hard just to get colour payoff! That and I despise sponge tipped applicators 😛

    • the Muse

      hey silhouette 🙂 OMG can’t live without sponge applicators 🙂 they pack on color so great! 🙂

  • Betty

    oh my gosh! glitter gorgeousness. These reminds me of the Miss Rose palette that I have but I bet it doesn’t smell funky. These colors look so pretty on you. I like the golden topaz lipgloss the most ^-^ Gonna run to Stila counter and check these out. I <3 anything that's shimmery and glittery. lol

    • the Muse

      hey betty! big time glittery fun 😀 mmmm no smell 🙂 no worries there! Aw thanks *hugs* Have you seen it yet? Sorry I was delayed replying so by now u might have hauled it lol!

  • Nia

    Hope your head is feeling better!

    I was thinking about getting them, but I already have so much makeup and the MAC Spring Colour Forecast does not make it any better…..

    I like them on you quite a bit and the reference to solar bits make my lemming even bigger… But I need to be a bit sensible, right? I mean, it least try?

  • Lucy

    I was totally lemming the eye shadow quad after I say it online, but when I went to Sephora to finally purchase it ( after a long internal struggle) I was so disappointed by how small the quad was. I just could not justify buying it any longer. So of course I had to buy something else.

    • JUNO

      how much is it i know like 32$ some places but a girl said 9.99 at urban outfitters but i couldnt find it online! plz help me

  • Faye

    Oh wow those eyeshadows are gorgeous!! I have to get my hands on them! Love the light pink lip gloss too!

  • lyn

    This palette is amazing! I want this one sooo bad! I love the whole glittery look. it makes me feel like I’m at a party that never stops! The lip glazes reminds me of dazzleglass from mac. do you find they are about the same consistency? They sound about the same. Glittery but sticky. dazzleglass gives a lot of shine though because it’s super sticky..hmm debating if I should try these out. lol! I hope I have a chance to check this palette out soon!

    • the Muse

      LOL Lyn I like your mentality dear! mmmm no…dazzelgass are a bit more glossy and these weren’t as glossy in formula, not as hydrating and more dry and metallic feeling. If that makes sense. Dazzleglass def has a more shiny finish than these! but I like the way they look on my lips, kind of foiled 🙂

  • Lisa Kate

    Meep! So pretty! I really want that glitter palette and I’ve heard mixed reviews. I think its worth picking up though…some people don’t understand that using a sponge applicator is okay in some cases!

    • the Muse

      Lisa I couldn’t agree more. I also heard alot of rants on the size of the shadow but lord you only need a LITTLE bit…you don’t wanna dose yourself in it as it’s plenty of pigmented to work with a few swipes 🙂 I love it! I think it’s a toss up between folks liking and disliking..I lean towards the likey it 🙂

  • Lyndsey

    Eugh, a bit too glittery for me by the looks of it. ^.^; I’m more of a matte person myself.

  • Del

    I like the way it looks, but I think I’d end up a sparkly mess! Amethyst looks hot!

    • the Muse

      del not bad fall out. good prep and a prime and I experienced none thankfully 😀 a sponge applicator helps BIG time!

  • tia

    soo this shadow is freaking awesome!!!!! I put the pink in my tearduct, gold on lid, purple in crease and black in out v with amazing results. Looks like liquid jewels. Its so pretty and unlike anything Ive ever seen before. know its spendy but IMo worth every pretty penny to splurge

  • kali

    I LOVEEEE this palette. I bought it back in (I think) January when it came out and I scooped up the only and last one! I was so happy. I was more excited about this than the UD Alice palette actually.. Thanks for mentioning sponge tip applicators. That never even came to me because I throw out all sponge tip applicators when they come in drugstore palettes but you’re RIGHT. That would work way better than a brush.. I’ve been using my fingers (eek!) I much rather use a sponge tip applicator than my fingers. I hope Stila makes more of these.. because they’re too amazing to be LE. Btw, the looks are amazing on you!

    • the Muse

      hey kali one of stila’s best 😀 aw thanks *hugs* appreciate the kind comment! Hells I used to toss them too but they are one of the best ways to pack on color 😀