Face/lips:Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, Korres Quercetin & Oak Face Primer, MUFE HD Powder, chapstick.
Eyes: I used a lot of different brands for this look! First, I started off with UDPP in Eden. For my brows, I use a combo of the two lighter colors in Anastasia’s Brow Highlighting kit and the two colors in Anastasia’s Ash Blonde Powder Duo. Then I applied Korres Sunflower and Evening Primrose White in the inner corner. This was then blended into Kat Von D’s Sugar Skull shadow. In the middle of the lid, I used the teal color that is in Stila’s Charmed palette. On the outer V is Tarina Tarantino’s Cinematic from the Jewel Box Palette (will review this soon). On my waterline I used Sephora’s nano liner in Pure White. I used the lightest highlighter in Anastasia’s Brow Highlighting kit on my brow bone. My liner on my upper lash line is Kat Von D’s Autograph Eyeliner in Puro Amor. MAC’s Superslick Liner in Nocturnal is on my lower lashline. I used Maybelline Greatlash followed by Buxom Lash in Blackest Black on my lashes.
Sorry about my permanent bitchface, lol
I fell in love with this palette before it was released when I saw some promo photos. I still think that it is absolutely gorgeous. It is creamy and highly pigmented and smells good (something like vanilla cookies). However, when I wear these colors on my eyes, they basically always crease :( It’s like the color never really sets. I have put setting powders over the colors, and this helps a bit. It does dull the color some though. This was a $42 purchase, and I probably should have saved my money. This is good for dramatic makeup, but I can’t really use it often. The silver colors are nice for the inner corners of the eyes, or under your brows, but the price is a bit much for just those uses. I should have returned it, but still like to stare and drool over it. Check out the super pretty swatches below and I think you will understand what I mean.
This was a holiday ‘09 kit, but you might be able to find it still on ebay (that’s what I did! It didn’t come with a brush, but it was way cheaper than the original $32 retail price). It’s awesome! I like the packaging too, I just can’t throw it away. This was my introduction to Stila’s Smudge Pots and it’s a fun way to try their products. These are pretty small, but I know I would never go through a full sized one. The colors include Kitten, Violet, Starry Night, and Black. They are super soft and pigmented. They are beautiful when used on their own as shadows and they also make great bases. I like to swipe on Kitten and top it off with mascara if I am in a hurry. Swatches below.