Stila Smudge Pot in Black Review, Photos, and Swatch

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Stila Smudge Pot in Black ($20) This unique gel eyeliner and shadow is an innovative alternative to traditional powder and liquid formulas. This clever little gel has an inky intensity that leaves powder shadows in the dust. A favorite for the sultry, smoky eye.

My Thoughts:

Stila’s Smudge Pot is awesome. It’s so creamy and goes on so smooth. The gel eyeliner is also super pigmented. I like that I can smudge it before it sets for a smoky look. The color lasts all day and doesn’t fade. It’s jet black from the moment you apply it until you remove it. The one major problem I have with the Stila Smudge Pot is the price tag. I don’t know about you, but $20 is a bit much don’t you think? I mean it’s even pricier than MAC’s Fluidline! You also get about the same amount too. I wouldn’t get this again only because I know I can get a cheaper version.

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Stila The Purrfect Cat Eye The Talking Kitten Palette Review, Photos, and Swatches

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Stila The Purrfect Cat Eye The Talking Kitten Palette ($39.99) Stila’s revolutionary talking palettes let you take a pro makeup artist with you wherever you go. This four-pan talking palette features everything you need to create the perfect cat eye – including Black Cat eye shadow! Who knew beauty could be so simple? Bonus! The palette also includes a mini slanted eye liner brush and Liquid Eyeliner in Black. All Stila eye shadows can be used wet or dry. Apply shadow with a damp bush to intensify the color.

My Thoughts:

The Stila Purrfect Cat Eye the Talking Kitten Palette includes a talking palette with 4 shadows, a mini eyeliner brush, liquid eye liner, and an instruction booklet.

Mini Eyeliner Brush – Love the mini eyeliner brush! It’s an angled brush that is the about the same length as my index finger. The short handle allows me to get up close to a mirror without having to worry about the handle banging into the mirror with each stroke. It doesn’t give you the thinnest line, but I think it’s great for creating a cat eye.

Eyeshadow Palette – I really like the eyeshadows that are included in the palette. There are 4 shadows in the palette: a base, lid, crease, and liner shadow, and they are labeled so you know which shade is for what. All the shades are pigmented and go on so silky, smooth. I didn’t need a lot for the color to show up. They are all blendable and buildable with decent staying power. I want to stay these shadows are the same size as the individual shadows. However, you cannot take them out of the palette without ruining the palette. Now onto the fun part of the palette: it talks to you! When you push the play button, you hear a woman’s voice explaining to you how and when to apply each shade to get the “purrfect” cat eye. The only downside of the talking palette is that there is no pause button for you to push after each step. I don’t know about you, but I can’t apply makeup as quickly as the the woman speaks. So after you finish one step, you have to push play again to hear the recording all over again to get the next step. It was quite annoying.

Liquid Eyeliner – The liquid liner isn’t the best, but it’s fairly decent. Just remember to shake well before each use to get a solid black color. If you don’t, you’ll end up with a faded black. The long felt tip makes for easy application. The dark black color doesn’t last throughout the the whole. I noticed it faded at the end of the day.

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Stila Kajal Eye Liner Review

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Stila Kajal Eye Liner ($18) These richly hued pencils are formulated to mimic the ultra-soft texture of the Indian eye darkener of the same name. The luscious formula glides on perfectly, without dragging across the fragile skin of the eye area. Delivers bold, clear, true color that easily blends and beautifies.

My Thoughts:

I love how soft and creamy the Kajal eyeliner is. I also love how pigmented the eyeliners are. However, I do not love how much it smudges and transfers. It is best to avoid this eyeliner because it will smudge and smear within a couple of hours even with a primer. If it smeared to create a sexy, smudgy, smoky look, I wouldn’t be complaining. Instead, it travels all over and around your eye creating a I-just-rubbed-my-eye-and-now-my-makeup-is-all-over-my-face look. Not attractive at all. It’s very difficult to apply a thin line so applying to the lower lash line is out of the question. Also, because the pencil is so soft, it’s difficult to sharpen. It gets really annoying when you have to sharpen after every use. Stila Kajal Eyeliner is definitely not worth $18. I wouldn’t get it even if it was free. It’s best to avoid it.

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