I know, I know, I know - you can buy Stila for the pound shop now. And that is an amazing bargain!! But it sells out fast and is usually shades & stuff no one is buying any more. TK Maxx also do great prices for Stila, I have bought a few pieces there.
However - for a full price, limited edition palette, I think the £10 I paid is awesome. I bought one of the Beach Palettes from Escentual.com in my haul you can see here. I put my swatches there but I'll show you the pics again in case you feel too lazy to look back haha!
It was the Limited Edition Beach Palette in Living it Up in Laguna, which I bought here.
Eyeshadows clockwise from top left: Sand Dollar, Sunset, Bonfire, Cove
Bronzer: Pacific Coast Highway
First impressions of the palette are still what great value it is. A single Stila eyeshadow sets you back about £13, and in this palette you get four co-ordinating colours plus a blush and a bronzer. Even without the face colours, the eyeshadows would be £2.50 each - serious bargain.
The palette itself is pretty flimsy, it's super cute but made of cardboard so not overly sturdy, and there's no magnetic (or otherwise) clasp to shut it. It includes a mirror and a little guide on how to use the colours. Again, for the price, I'm happy.
I chose this palette as I am a total UD Naked addict and felt like a wee change, and I know pinks and purples are good for green eyes. There are other palettes you can choose from for the same price.
The blush/bronzer are not as great, they are quite pale and almost chalky. The blush, Seashell, is almost purple toned, and I certainly wouldn't be dusting the bronzer all over my face as it's too pinky! But they maybe would suit girls even paler than me haha!
Here's me trying out the look, using the guidelines exactly:
Eyeliner: Collection Gel Liner
Mascara: 17 Peep Show
Eyebrows: Christian Eyebrows in Taupe
Annoyingly, the colours are actually a lot more vivid in real life, they look more neutral here. But the lighting just now is awful, so dark inside! We don't have the lovely London sun. :(
I do think these colours make my eyes appear greener, although it's not as obvious in the photos!
And here's with a full face of make up...
Bronzer: Sleek Contour Kit
Blusher: NARS Orgasm
Lips: Dior Addict High Shine in 664 Pink Protege
What do you think? Do you like Stila make up? Do you try colours other than neautrals? Would you 'innvest' in one of these bargain palettes?
Let me know!
~ Lauren ♥