Stila’s Art Of Color collection for holiday 2010 includes two really cool eyeshadow palettes that resemble artist paint palettes, a brush set, lip & cheek stain and eight lip glazes.
Let’s check out what they have to offer, shall we?
Stila Eye For Color Eye Shadow Palette
The Eye For Color Eye Shadow Palette is packaged in a nice medium-heavy cardboard black palette with a pretty design on the front.
Inside there are thirteen round eye shadow colors displayed in very cute color wheel pattern. The colors range from pinks to browns to greens, blues and purples. There is a nice variety of colors and finishes here.
Most of the colors were fairly opaque, with a few being a little harder to work with (patchy). Most felt very soft and finely milled. There are a few with glitter in them which tended to be patchier and not quite as soft as the shimmery ones.
The eye shadows are all fairly small, around the size of a dime.
L to R: Petal Pink, Burgundy, Coffee, Bronze
Pale shimmery pink, deep burgundy with silver glitter, deep taupe with gold glitter, medium shimmery warm bronze
L to R: Porcelain, Bisque, Black, Green, Moss
Very pale champagne/nude shimmer, light pink shimmer, deep smokey black with silver glitter, deep green shimmer, grass green shimmer
L to R: Lilac, Orchid, Navy, Blue Green
It starts off with a lilac, purple with light purple glitter,navy blue with purple shimmer and a shimmery blue/green
Stila Acai Crush Lip & Cheek Stain
I’ll admit it. Anything labeled “stain” scares me a little bit. I am not the most adept at blending, especially when I have to do it fast. 🙂
The Acai Crush Lip & Cheek Stain comes in a pen style, much like their lip glosses, where you have to turn the clicky-dial a bunch of times then the product rushes the tip.
I was very pleasantly surprised with the color. I was expecting a deep red, but it’s actually more of a pink/red and it’s really very nice.
This is definitely a wearable color for my lips. For cheeks I’m not sure yet about the brightness and possible blending issues I might have since it does dry pretty fast. Oh and when they say stain, they aren’t kidding…
This is after I wiped it off with a MAC wipe about 10 times. And it was only on my skin for about 2 minutes! This is why I am scurrrrred to try it on my face, but I will one day! Lips no problem 🙂
The Stila Brush Set Essentials kit that comes with this collection includes five brushes with a very festive fuchsia ferrule. The brush handles are medium, meaning shorter than their standard ones, but longer than the normal holiday collections have been.
The brushes include:
- #2: under eye concealer brush
- #6: lip color and liner brush
- #9: all over blend brush
- #11: concealer brush
- #24: powder brush
I cannot compare them to other Stila brushes since I haven’t ever used them, but they seem nicely made, not cheap like you sometimes see in holiday collections. They feel fairly soft and the hairs are in there pretty tightly. I’m especially excited about the #9 because I love a good blender brush and it’s more tapered than other ones I already own.
Of the items I tried from this holiday collection I think it’s a win. The eye shadow palette had a nice range of colors and though the pans are small, you get thirteen colors. I love the lip & cheek stain, but it’s not easy to remove so be careful with application! The brushes are nice as well, though people might already have ones similar.
Eye For Color Eye Shadow Palette – $18.00
Acai Lip & Cheek Stain – $24.00
Stila Brush Set Essentials – $28.00
Will you be trying anything from this collection?