A Stila Stunning in Sayulita Palette Hump Day Face of the Day

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup

Rise and shine, morning glory. πŸ™‚ I felt like wearing my green dress today, so I thought I’d incorporate some green in my eye look, too. A color called Palm Tree from Stila’s new Stunning in Sayulita Palette provided the green.


The $14 palette (BARGAIN ALERT!) comes with four powder shadows, a powder blush and a bronzing powder, which, hello, is so light that it probably performs better as a highlighter on my tan skin.

For this look, I followed the little tutorial that comes with the palette (I appreciate when companies include these things; they’re cheap to make and great for ideas and inspiration) and then wrapped it up with Bobbi Brown’s High Shimmer Lip Glosses in Bellini on my lips.


Now I feel like I should be sitting beneath an umbrella at the beach with a stack of magazines next to me, but alas, I’m not. I might head to the post office in few… Yeah, not exactly the same thing. πŸ™‚

How about you? What did you do for your makeup today? Gimme the eye/lips/cheeks breakdown, please.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Happy Wednesday! We’re at the base of the hump, ladies, and working our way to the top.


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  1. izzie says:

    I went pretty simple today, but wanted a pop of color. So, I used the physicians formula wet/dry baked trio dry, used deep truth from MAC as a liner for the top lip and used a pretty teal liner by prestige on the bottom lash line and blended it out with a matching shadow. For lips, I have on Viva Glam VI with flusterose lustreglass on top.

  2. Jessi says:

    Green looks so fabulous on you Karen! Sometimes I put on a face full of makeup just to sit at home and feel pretty, haha. But not today. Today is my relaxing day. My hair is in a bun, I’m wearing pajamas, and no makeup!
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  3. Vijaya says:

    Eye used my Green Mantella collection from Linnaeus cosmetics to put together a look with Brigand on the inner third, Cavort on the outer two thirds and Pollywog (which is one of the coolest colors ever) in the crease. I lined with SANDy Perfetto liner by tokidoki on the upper lashline and Mildew by Urban Decay on the lower lashline. I put Bell Bamba on my cheeks and MAC’s Summer Shower on my lips. =]
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  4. lexi says:

    HAHAHA – ok why did I just read “Playa” as “Playuh” – guess it was because I was listening to a bunch of KMEL DJ mixes on Mixcrate hahahaha…

    Seriously this is such a pretty springtime look – I’ll have to copy it for my Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday. Loving the flower in your hair, too!
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  5. Nina says:

    im in a green dress today too! we’re going to a work related cocktail party tonight so im in heels as well LOL!

    thats a cute FOTD. im loving Sayulita more and more ….

    i used Juxt and Lucky Green today, with Print on the crease. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      We’re dress twins, yay! I hope that the party is fun… you never know with those work things. With my old job, I remember people wanting to relax but not really relaxing because the bosses are there and watching, LOL.

      Ooh, Juxt! I still don’t have that color in my stash.

      • Nina says:

        weve been to several of those — its actually the travel agency i work with whose throwing it and its at smith and wollensky — the food was great, the cocktails were ven better! πŸ˜€

        im taking the hubs and our operations manager w/ me. πŸ™‚

        Juxt is a lovely bright green. πŸ™‚ a bit lighter than lucky green.

        • Karen says:

          YES! It’s all about the good food. πŸ™‚ And cocktails, too.

          I’ve been putting off Juxt forever because I tend to grab Humid a lot when it comes to greens. Do you have that one yet?

          • Nina says:

            humid was my first green – love it! its more wearable than bottle green whc comes out on my lids as an almost blackgreen. πŸ™‚

            it was fun — 2 drinks, lotsa yummy noms and finally meeting those girls i bug everyday for flights and freight! πŸ™‚

            they had the awesomest mozzarella cheese and tomato stick with a balsamic vinegar dip. omg. so.good!

  6. kolaleenia says:

    The green really makes your greens eyes pop! What eyeliner did you use?

  7. wow, you look GORGEOUS GIRL!!!! YOU BETTA WERQQQQQQQ! I am doing nothing but hanging out with my lil man today. I have no makeup on but plan to do a full face tonight. Maybe I’l use Lorac’s new tantaleyes palette. I’m kind of addicted to it. Have you tried it?

  8. kana says:

    i want this! the green looks great on you!

  9. Heidi says:

    Ooh, I think I have to get this palette! Those colors are so summery!

    Today I busted out my Wet & Wild Comfort Zone shadow palette. I used the terra cotta color on the lid and crease, the pale yellow-gold on the browbone and the deep espresso color as a liner. Cheeks are NYX’s cream blush in Tea Rose, and lips are Mac Lipglass in Oh Baby.

  10. Amista says:

    Sooo pretty!!!
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  11. Trisha says:

    I really like the green around your eyes. It looks nice on you, for sure.
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  12. I orignially passed on this b/c of the green but it looks fab on you as a liner so maybe I’ll re-think–it’s a good bargain.

    Today I’m wearing Benefit’s Velvet e/shadows in Fawn Over Me and Bikini Line, with Stila Smudgestick in Lionfish, Tatre blush stick in Peaceful and Chanel Coco Shine in Liberte in an effort to try an force spring upon our cold soggy area.
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  13. NeenaJ says:

    This is the first Stila palette I’ve wanted in a while. The cheek colors look really pretty.

    Today, I went with an easy “work” look.
    Eyes: Stila Kitten eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Espresso, and Maybelline Full & Soft Waterproof Mascara in Black (lashes curled with the Shu, of course!)
    Cheeks: nada
    Lips: Guerlain Rouge G in Grenade
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    • Karen says:

      It’s been a while since I’ve seen one that really got me excited, too. Gotta love that it’s only $14!

      Your easy work look sounds pretty. πŸ™‚

  14. Kim says:

    That’s a great look for you! Definitely beach-worthy, though I’d say like Hawaii, or Tahiti, or Fiji. Someplace tropical vacation-y! πŸ™‚

    Oh, I was lazy this AM and just went with the brown Clinique liner with Hypnose (Clinique eyebrow pencil, too, of course). Orgasm on my cheeks and bare lips. To be honest, I look a little like grim death today. I need more sleep! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      I would love it if we could all take a girl’s vacay to any of those places!

      Aw, why didn’t you get any sleep last night?

      • Kim says:

        I totally agree! I’ve never been to any of them but would love to go! I’ll have to settle for Disney this year, though. First time for the boys – I hope they’ll love it! πŸ™‚

        I’m just starting to catch up now. I finished the Song of Ice and Fire series (well, the 4 books that have been published) but had been up late reading them for about 3 weeks. That’s a long time to be sleep deprived for me. I’m definitely an 8 hour per night person, and more when I can get it! πŸ™‚

  15. Chris25 says:

    I am wearing NYX Salmon Pearl e/s on the lid, topped with NYX Sunshine Chrome e/s. Dark purple & medium purple mixed together (Wet n Wild Lust palette) and swept into the crease. Sparkly black-purple from the same palette applied in the outer v and well blended. MAC Blacktrack fluidline on the upper lash line and Smashbox Limitless Pencil in Onyx on the lower lashline, and to finish the eyes, Almay Triple Effects mascara. On the cheeks and lips: Revlon Berry Rich and MAC Dark Side.

  16. gio says:

    Love this look, greens look beautiful on you!
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  17. Tally says:

    this look is SO PRETTY on you!!!

  18. Daya says:

    You look gorgeous! I am going to look into palette!

  19. Lucie says:

    Pretty! Love the subtle green! Might have to pick up that palette!

    I got my prom dress in the mail today so I was experimenting with makeup looks to compliment it.
    On my eyes I have MAC Naked Lunch as an all over wash with NARS Galapagos in the crease and on the lower lashline, and lots of Clinique High Impact mascara on my lashes.
    Face is Guerlain Sheer Bronzing Powder in Blonde as a contour shade, NARS Dolce Vita blush blended right above the cheekbone.
    On the lips I’ve got MAC’s Viva Glam 1. I’m happy with the look! πŸ™‚ Simple but sultry.

    • Karen says:

      Your look sounds so pretty, Lucie. How do you feel about false lashes? Maybe do a third of them on your outer corners? It might be something fun to try for prom.

  20. Liz says:

    Karen you look so great in these photos! I haven’t been interested in these little palettes before but you make this one look good, girl!
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  21. Tiffany says:

    I need to try this look! Today I just have maybeline falsies mascara on my eyes and Nars Gilda plus Tarte bronzer on my cheeks!

  22. TrishaL says:

    Beautiful all around! πŸ™‚ Definately going to pick up this one, thanks!

  23. gorgeous! i really love how the green looks on your skin.
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    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Dani! I need to wear greens more… I love them so much! They remind me of leaves and nature.

      Hope you’re having a nice Wednesday.

  24. nidhi says:

    looking gorgeous..love the way it comes out
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  25. Tiffany says:

    Karen, you look beautiful! Absolutely stunning…

  26. Beatrice says:

    Are you doing something different with your skin? Because it is practically glowing in these picks, really you look stunning in them! Also as far as the palette is concerned, Stilla always comes out with great palettes like these, there’s not a bad one out there πŸ™‚
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  27. steph b says:

    So so pretty! Today I’m wearing BB Wheat over the lid, Chanel Taupe Gris in the crease, and UD Romp as a liner. You don’t really see that it is purple, it just brings out the green in my eyes. No blush. Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker on my lips. Yep. Lip Smacker.

    • Karen says:

      I thought I was the only person on earth who liked the taste of Dr. Pepper! Everyone I know hates it!

      • steph b says:

        I rarely drink soda but when I do, it’s the Dr all the way. The balm is really smooth, not waxy, lasts a long time, gives a hint of color, and the scent just makes me smile.

  28. Amy says:

    You look gorgeous today! (Well, every day, but today you’re glowing!)

    Today’s makeup was simple… A rich whiskey coloured eyeliner, NARS Orgasm on cheeks, and a MLBB colour for the lips!

  29. Nikolas says:

    Karen you always look stunning!! I’m gonna have to check this palette out next time I’m at Sephora πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Babe, you’d look hot in these colors! Add one of your nude lippies (’cause I know you got a million of them) and you’d be good to go!

  30. misskimmm says:

    i HAVE to get this – my BFF has a house there!!! it would be criminal NOT to own this palette!!! thanks for modeling for us – beautifully, as always!

  31. Phyrra says:

    A Stila palette without kitten! Seriously though, you look lovely πŸ™‚
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  32. Charisse says:

    Pretty easy today! I just used my newly purchased Pixi’s Week of Wakeup Makeup so I’m using “Wednesday” … with my Yes to Carrots lip tint

  33. Futuralon says:

    You look very tropical in this look but your flower needs to bigger!
    I wore ugly house clothes today (paint covered; slouchy)… No makeup but definitely should have worn sunscreen… Summer is upon us…

  34. Issa says:

    i love your look! and i like your hair too!!! so fab! πŸ™‚

  35. Chelle says:

    Great look. Particularly like the closeup. Thanks!

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