Stila has always been a fun brand. From the very first time I saw it, I remember the round cardboard containers of their memorable eyeshadows. And these Holiday 2013 sets are no exception!
They are perfect for a makeup novice or someone who loves to switch up her look. The step-by-step application techniques make it fun and easy to experiment with.
A set of 3 collectible makeup palettes — each featuring a playful art movement theme and corresponding shades — will inspire the inner artist in all of us.
The Masterpiece Series Eye & Cheek Palettes ($29.00) look like a small library comprised of 3 “books”:
Volume 1 is The Minimalist Palette. The eyeshadows inside are: Natural Light (a warm golden shimmer), Simplicity (a slightly deeper, golden brown shimmer), Elegance (a rosier brown shimmer), Subtlety (a deeper, redder brown shimmer) Balance (a deep matte burgundy); Harmony Cheek Color is a warm matte peach.
Volume 2 is The Impressionist Palette: Canvas (a beautiful ivory shimmer), Pastel (a dusty purple shimmer), Vision (a red-purple shimmer), Watercolor (a stunning large particle pearl shimmer), Movement (a deep matte grape); Parisian Pink Cheek Color is a pop of pink.
Volume 3 is The Modernist Palette: Glaze (a matte Ivory with some large pearl particles), Avante Garde (a clean lavender shimmer), Mondrian (an electric bright purple shimmer), Charcoal (a super-sparkly gray); Nouveau Cheek Color is a clean bright pink.
Each volume features a quote:
Volume 1: “Faithfully copying every detail you see doesn’t work — too much detail destroys the illusion” – anonymous
Volume 2: “Real painters understand with a brush in their hand.” – Berthe Morisot
Volume 3: “One who does not look ahead remains behind” – Brazilian Proverb
I rocked the Modernist look. It wore all day and stayed put without fading. The eye and cheek shades blended easily.
Art of the Fine Line Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Set ($39.00; available at Sephora) is a set of 4 best-selling Stila eyeliners that create a perfect line, every time!
Inside the metal tin are Intense Black, Midnight, Moss and Dark Brown. There is a Look Card inside that shows you how to create a classic cat-eye or a double line, which is a modern two-tone twist on a classic cat-eye. So easy to use!
No one will fear a liquid liner after using this! I think this eyeliner would have stayed on for another 12-hours if I didn’t take it off.
This unique felt tip pen delivers a thin, precise line or a bold, dramatic stroke. While liquid eyeliner can be intimidating to some, Stila Stay All Day® features a felt-tip design that helps even the beauty novice easily create a quick, thin line or a bold, dramatic stroke. So easy! The firm but soft tip creates a thin line effortlessly.
Color Outside The Lines Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner Set ($25.00) is a beautiful set of 5 self-propelled eyeliners: Lionfish (a rich brown pearl), Stingray (classic black), Aubergine (a eggplant pearl), Navy (a deep blue pearl) and Emerald (a bright green). These shades really make eyes pop and the formula wears forever!
Portrait of a Perfect Blush ($16.00): This cheek palette contains 5 gorgeous powdery shades: Golden (a warm matte brown), Illume (a vibrant brown shimmer), Pretty Pink (a medium matte pink), Precious Pink (a sweet, clean matte pink) and Rosé (a dusty rose shimmer).
Portrait of a Perfect Eye ($16.00): Everything you need to create a beautiful eye includes 6 shades: Parchment (a matte ivory), Organza (a copper shimmer), Vintage (brown shimmer) Linen (an ivory shimmer), Antique (a bronze shimmer) and Rosewood (a rich matte brown).
Portrait of a Perfect Pout in Vibrant Lip ($16.00; also available in Neutral Lip): Six vibrant shades to lift holiday spirits include: Hey Baby (a sweet, light pink shimmer), Pink Flamingo (a medium pink shimmer), Rosy Posy (a deep rose shimmer), Sangria (a bold fuschia crème), Siren (a classic red crème) and Merlot (a burgundy crème).
These holiday sets, and the entire Stila line, can be found at: Macys, Nordstrom, Ulta, Sephora, and stilacosmetics.com.
Are you beauties going to unleash your inner artist? Which sets will you be gifting (or keeping for yourself)?
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– Stephanie Scannell
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