Stila Eye Shadow Review

Soft and velvety are two of the best words to describe Stila eyeshadow. They have just the perfect blend of shimmer and sophistication, so they are appropriate for makeup lovers of basically all ages. The color on these shadows is best described as bold and beautiful. While they are noticeable, the eyeshadows do not make the wearer look like a clown. Instead, they channel elements of class and elegance. Many of the shades take women from day to night as they are available in subtle and rich hues. Furthermore, the eyeshadows are long lasting, so ladies need not constantly be reapplying them.

Stila Eye Shadow

Speaking of the colors, so many different shades are available. One of the most popular shades that has withstood the test of time is known as Kitten. Available in a shimmering nude pink, Kitten is the perfect accompaniment to a business suit for the day at the office or a little black cocktail dress at a wedding. When heading out to a more formal affair, invest in some high quality black eyeliner. With the combination of the eyeliner and Kitten eyeshadow, you can really achieve that seductive “cat eye” look. Of course, plenty of other colors are available too. They range from Dune, a matte neutral beige, and Tone, a matte neutral plum, to the deep blue shade of Azure and the attractive shimmering lilac of Wisteria. When the ends of the spectrum are your goal, purchase Ebony, a matte black, or Moonlight, a shimmering white.

Application of Stila eyeshadows is simple, and, as noted earlier, velvety, soft opulence will cover your eyelids upon using them. They work well as the main shadow, in the crease or as a highlighter. Of course, choose the darkest color for the crease, the medium color for the lids and the lightest as the highlighter. Speaking of the crease, Stila eyeshadows are known for not creasing! No longer will half of your eyeshadow be on and half of your eyeshadow be off because of that crease in the eyelid. Choose exquisite brushes to make sure that the application is just perfect. In addition to working well on at all different stages of the makeup process, Stila eyeshadows can be worn either wet or dry. Add a little bit of water to the brush for a more dramatic look that will really make you stand out in the crowd.

Stila eyeshadows are very easily accessible to the general public. They are available in Sephora shops and most department stores that sell high end makeup. Of course, these products can be purchased online as well, and delivered right to your very own door step.

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Urban Decay Vice Palette Review

I first became hooked on Urban Decay products after receiving one of their palettes as a gift. I quickly became hooked on the quality of the products. I have tried many luxury and department store-quality eye shadow palettes in the past, but none have given me the high impact color and staying power that Urban Decay eyeshadows have to offer. I really fell in love with the Urban Decay products, however, after I purchased the Vice palette.

Urban Decay Vice Palette

Urban Decay’s Vice palette features 20 of the hottest shades, from the glittering copper tones of “Penny Lane” to the tranquil turquoise of “Unhinged” and the soft glittery peach of “Provocateur.” The shades can compliment each other or stand alone in a sweep of color.

Each of the shades delivers saturated color that blends easily with the other eyeshadows, making professional-quality eye effects a snap. Whether you prefer bold and bright effects or a soft accent of color, the Urban Decay Vice palette can offer what you need. Sweep on a lot of color for dramatic effects or add a soft layer for a subtle look.
Best of all, even those who tend to be heavy-handed with their eyeshadow will find that a little of the Urban Decay eyeshadow goes a long way. You do not need to load this eyeshadow onto your eyelids to achieve a bold effect. As a result, the Vice palette will last you for months or even years if you care to keep eye makeup for that long.

The Vice Palette is housed in a durable plum-colored plastic casing with a jewel-like “UD” logo on the front. The casing features a push-button closure so it will not snap open when handled or even when dropped. The lid contains a large, sturdy polished metal mirror so you can fix your makeup even on the go.

A soft-bristled, double-ended brush is included in the case. The brush is useful for adding a high-intensity burst of color but because the bristles are very soft and not angles, I found it difficult to create shading or contour effects with it. If your brushes are an important part of your makeup application or if you prefer a softer look, you may want to use your own brush rather than this one.
If you appreciate bold and metallic colors, the Vice palette may be all that you need. The twenty colors can be used to create countless effects and looks. However, the colors also blend well with shades from other Urban Decay palettes, such as the Smoked palette, or either of the Naked palettes.

The Urban Decay Vice palette is not inexpensive. You will not find this palette for drug store prices. However, the quality of the product and the uniqueness of the colors will more than make up for the cost.

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Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio Review

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio is a high quality eyeshadow palette that promises to deliver gorgeous eyes on the fly.

Smashbox Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio

Richly Pigmented

Smashbox is known for beautiful hues, and this product is no exception. These finely milled eyeshadows deliver high color payoff with even just a small amount of product.

Smooth Formula

This eyeshadow goes on like silk and never, ever creases, even after a long day or night. If you’ve been looking for an eyeshadow that won’t crease, your search is over!

Long Wearing

Even the best eyeshadows typically require a primer to last from morning to evening, but not so for this trio. These eyeshadows last and last when applied to bare eyelids.

Broad Range of Colors

These shadows are meant to complement and enhance eye color, and there are many different color palettes to choose from ranging from subtle to striking. Smashbox has done an excellent job with all of their palettes, but their finest ones are the lightest. Pinks and neutrals can easily look flat and lifeless, but these shadows are luminous and multifaceted.

Long Lasting

Each of these trios will stand up to months of daily use thanks to their quality and pigmentation. This isn’t a product that needs to be repurchased often.

Darkest Shadow Pulls Double Duty

The darkest shade in these trios works beautifully as a smoky eyeliner. Simply apply a generous amount to the lash line for smoking hot results.


Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio is a guaranteed winner for anyone looking for fantastic eyeshadow. It blends well, resists fade and brightens up the eye area, making your eyes the center of attention.

Tip: Do not select your own eye color when choosing a trio. The idea is to add contrast in order to make the eyes sparkle and pop!

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