I joined Brand Alley* a while ago, because I noticed that Stila was on sale there. I bought this Stila Talking Eye Palette in Smoky – I have wanted it for a while but it retailed for about £30-£40 I think. I got it for about £8 from Brand Alley…
I like Stila but I don’t love it. I do adore the Convertible Colours but that’s about it. Still a bargain is a bargain:
The smoky eye palette comes with four complimentary colours and it talks! It has a holographic front! What more do you need!
In this palette you get a base colour, a lid and crease colour and a liner. They are all grey/black shades – probably the most obvious colours for a smoky eye.
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So you press the button in the lid and the lady talks to you, telling you how to apply a smoky eye. A gimmick of course, but some people may find it useful.
The four shades are beautiful in the pan – the perfect graduation from light to dark….
Hmmm. The pigmentation is not all that. As you can see from my swatch, they aren’t as gorgeously buttery as they normally are:
I pretty much followed the eye and did a really quick smokey eye. It applies much better than it swatches (esp the crease colour) and the overall effect is what I wanted. I didn’t exactly collapse and have a happy fit though:
The palette is ok. Its not essential – you could go to nearly any counter and get three or four shades to do a smokey eye for around the same (retail) price of this palette but its a cute palette to own anyway.
Do you have/like this palette?
Very briefly, Brand Alley is a discount shopping site that you join for free. The brands and what they stock change from week to week – so far I’ve had an ok experience with them although they takes an age to dispatch (the product comes direct from the manufacturer).