I'll attempt to keep this brief as I'm battling a headache from most likely napping too much. Boo. Who knew too much of a good thing would be a bad thing.
Regardless, this is my first actual Stila haul and I kept myself quite tame because I have hauled a fair bit this month and will share about those soon. It's like the haul-monster in me has been surpressed for a good while and is all of a sudden unleashed. Only not so dramatic...
My humble venture into Stila would be these two items!
In my earlier Stila entry (about the makeover at Sephora), I mentioned how we were captivated by the beauty of the Jewel Eyeshadows so of course I came home with one.
The quest was really about choosing one, just one, shade that I really wanted. I was hung up on the bronze-y shade initially (Citrine) but was detered to a lighter tone - Rose Quartz.
The product appears to be a mauvey rose-pink in the pan but depending on your usage, you can dab it on lightly for a subtle highlight (like I did in this LOTD) or pile it on for full color intensity.
I will post a swatch at the end but first, the next item! This is a finger pointing purchase and I 'blame' Mag for it. Though I mean blame in the most affectionate manner :)
I didn't have these Lip & Cheek Stains in my radar till Mag swatched the Pomegranate shade and I was quite swayed with it. Chantana also had it on (from the makeover) and even after wiping her lips, the pink tint of Yumberry was still apparent.
To date I don't think I own any proper lip staining product, not a long-wear one but a staining one, so now's a good time to pick it up!
The Crush stains (shortened name) come with a brush applicator and you click to dispense the product, much like their Lipglazes.
I think I clicked about a hundred times before I saw some product seeping up the bristles.
I picked Acai Crush, probably the reddest of the lot, because I was drawn to how intense and vivid the color was. I did veer towards the nude-ish beige shade as well (Mango Crush I think?) but wasn't exceptionally drawn to how it swatched.
It looks like a delicious blood red but when swatched (on my skin) it stains a pinkish tone. I'm assuming it could lean more red on the lips, due to the pigmentation we have there but I haven't tried it out to see.
Here's a swatch of everything, the Crush stain and Jewel Eyeshadow!
The Jewel Eyeshadow in Rose Quartz is such a lovely dispersion of glitter with a dusty rose base! I think this and Opal are good ones to look into for neutral fanatics. Blue Sapphire is another lovely silver-blue shade I can't seem to get out of my mind.
After snapping the swatches, I tried wiping them off and of course, the stain refused to budge.
(ignore that random liner)
I actually swatched all these before the Hen Night and I scrubbed with all my might but had to attend the Hen Night with 2 pink blotches (partially muted by then, thankfully) on the back of my hand...
I will give the Crush stain a go and report on how staining it actually is, and of course share lip swatches!
For long time users of Stila, what's your favorite item(s)? Or maybe it's best I not know...
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