H-O-triple-T-HOTTT!!! with three exclamation marks at the end. That’s how hot it was in Sayulita, Mexico (outside Puerto Vallarta), the one time I was there about 10 years ago. It was August, well over 100 degrees, and it had one of those beaches straight out of a Corona commercial.
Wish we were here!
Not gonna lie: I’ve been lusting after Stila’s limited edition Stunning in Sayulita Palette ($14) mostly because of the water. It was a clear teal blue with flecks of what looked like golden glitter in it, and I remember sitting on my surfboard, looking down and watching the glitter just swirl around my ankles and feet. It was beautiful. Almost surreal.
That’s me in the middle clinging to my board for dear life
Beach dog, woof!
The colors in the palette, which comes with two powder blushes (a cheek color and a bronzing powder) and four powder eyeshadows, should play up tan skin nicely. The shadows include a peach, brown, taupe, rose and green. Considering the theme and the cutie pie surfer girl cover art, I was also kinda expecting to find at least one shimmery gold or teal, but alas, nada.
The soft, smooth shadows apply with medium pigmentation. They leave a few specks of fallout beneath my eyes, but not too many. Just a few. As for the blushes, they are sheer, but still surprisingly easy to build and blend.
Taking into account the minor fallout from the shadows and the lack of a gold or teal, I still think Stila priced the palette perfectly. $14 for these four shadows and two blushes is one heck of deal.
AVAILABILITY: Available now (while supplies last) at Sephora and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A-
WOO HOO! FRIDAY!
Can you tell I’m excited? Tonight I’m gonna try to trick El Hub into watching Water for Elephants with me. I’ll tell him it’s a documentary, haha!
What are you up to tonight? Whatever it is, I hope it’s fun.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,