They said, “Karen, please give us a chance. I know our shades seem a little heavy for a spring release, but we sparkle like jewels in the light! I promise we’re more airy and whimsical than we seem.”
Goodness, the Stila babes sure were generous with the sparkle in both of these babies. I’m talking glitter and LOTS of it. Without it, I think Jewels might’ve seemed out of place (a little dark/rich) for the season.
Luckily, I’ve been a fiend for shimmer lately! It’s totally my thing.
The Jewel Eye Shadow palette packs four glitter-licious powder eyeshadows with a soft, creamy texture. They’re a little like Urban Decay’s Stardust eyeshadows but don’t stick quite as well to my skin.
And then there’s the light fallout… I start to notice it after about three hours of wear — just a light drizzling of very fine glitter on my cheeks and chin. Not a huge deal if you don’t mind a little sparkle on your face, but it does somewhat limit their flexibility as daytime/work shades. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B-
I think I had better luck with the hydrating Lip Glaze Trio. They’re hella smoove (no grittiness, yay!) — always a plus when it comes to glittery glosses.
I also like the sheerness of the pigmentation, which I think makes them incredibly easy to apply.
NOTE: If you plan to wear one of these to a meal, learn from my mistake, and remove it completely before you chow down. I wore Golden Topaz (the shimmery bronze) to lunch the other day, wiping my lips with my napkin between bites, and by the end of the meal I had glitter all over the bottom half of my face! RuPaul would have been proud. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette swatches from left to right: Golden Topaz, Amethyst, Black Diamond, Rose Quartz
Stila Jewel Lip Glaze Trio swatches: Amethyst, Pink Diamond, Golden Topaz
Have you been playing with either of these jewels yet? If you have, what did you think?
Gimme, gimme shoes!
Ever since I brought home that pair of olive green heels last week I’ve been playing “fill the online cart with shoes and then walk away from the keyboard” with renewed enthusiasm.
I’m thinking about these cutaway booties at Anthropologie…
They’re not my usual style, but there’s just something about ’em.
What do you think? Do they pass or fail?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,