Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Quick Pick: Stila Limited Edition Beach Girl Palettes

This kind of cute little limited edition palette really gets me excited - not least because inside each beach themed cardboard booklet, you'll find four shadows and two cheek products for an extremely reasonable £10.  This is going to be an image heavy post.... so if you'd like a take a peek inside these little beauties, read on after the jump!

Aside from the eyeshadow and cheek products, each palette contains a reasonable mirror, an inspiring quote, and a mini face chart with a step by step guide to creating a simple look with the included products.  You really get the impression that Stila have packed as much as possible into these little palettes.

Now, on to the three palettes themselves.

Living The Life In Laguna includes four pink toned eyeshadows - the top two are from left to right Sand Dollar and Sunset, and the bottom two from left to right are Cove and Bonfire.  It also includes Seashell blush, a pale pink blush, and Pacific Coast Highway, which is listed as a bronzer but is more of an apricot toned highlighter.  All the shades are reasonably shimmery, with Sand Dollar and Bonfire having an incredible high shine finish.  This palette makes for a pretty, neutral every day look which can be smoked up for night by using the rich brown Bonfire shade as a powder liner around the eye.

Striking In South Beach includes four purple/blue toned eyeshadows designed for a sultry, smoky look - top row, left to right includes Ocean Drive and Wave, with the bottom row containing left to right Nightlife and Cabana.  The two cheek products are Art Deco blush, a bright cool pink, and Sobe bronzer.  These shades are less all out shimmery than the pinks in the Laguna palette, and are definitely geared towards a dramatic, smoky look based on purple and blue tones rather than the traditional grey and black.

Wonderful in Waikiki contains three copper toned eyeshadows and one bright turquoise.  Top row, left to right, you get Wahine and Sarong, with the bottom row containing left to right Coconut and Surf.  The cheek products are North Shore, a coral blush, and Hanauma Bay bronzer.  The copper toned eyeshadows are generally shimmery and shiny, with the Surf turquoise being a strong matte shade.  I love the combination of copper with bright turquoise, and the colour combination brings a little bit of summer into these cold autumn months we're living through right now.

All in all - for a mere tenner, these are fabulous.  Six products, slimline case, easily portable - what more could you want?  Fantastic.  Wonderful in Waikiki, Living The Life In Laguna, and Striking In South Beach are available at the usual Stila stockists including BeautyBay, where they cost a very budget friendly £10.  

Disclosure: PR samples

1 comment:

  1. Living The Life In Laguna and Wonderful in Waikiki look wonderful.


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