Perhaps i am just a sucker for pretty packaging, but every now and then Jill Stuart release a collection I can’t ignore. Overall I find their products good wish some duds – one of the duds for me is actually their eyeshadow palettes which I find too sheer and wishy washy to be exciting.
Here were my two hauls from the newest Autumn 2014 collection, Crystal Black:
I bought a Lip Blossom lipstick in Mocha Beige and eyeshadow palette (the product that turned my head!) in 102 Midnight Feline, because it has a gorgeous teal in the palette and I do love me some teal eyeshadow!
First off, this is Jill Stuart so the packaging is princess-y, over the top and gorgeous. The lipstick is a lightweight cheap plastic which is somewhat disappointing – for the price I think it should be more solid.
Here is Midnight Feline – the shades are;
A pale white shimmer for highlighting. A cream beige colour. A teal that is not actually so shimmer in real life and a black.
Swatches – the texture is smooth and the pigmentation is very good, better than previous Jill Stuart eyeshadows I have tested. I had no problem building up colour on my eyes at all. The shimmer is also extremely fine and leaves a delicate iridescence to the eyes,
The Lipstick (I reviewed the formula here) is very nice – the main colour from this collection is actually a very dead neutral beige. I decided to go for Mocha Beige which is deeper in colour and I felt would bring a bit more life to my face than a really skin toned based beige.
Here is the lipstick – very pretty to look at.
Mocha Beige has a hint of brown with beige and looks really pretty on – not an ugly brown base at all, it’s a warm honey type lip colour instead that doesn’t deaden the face or give you the dreaded ‘foundation lips’ look. The texture is super smooth and the lipstick is creamy and melts immediately on your lips on application. It’s glossy and pretty, and makes anyones lips look healthier and plump. The downside? It doesn’t last, like many other glossy featured colours.
Here is the look I did with the lipstick and eyeshadow palette.
The teal is a deader teal than I like – it think in an ideal world I’d love it to have more blue, and something a bit more vibrant overall. It’s more of a ‘dead’ teal. Still, I like the overall look even if the colour I bought the palette for didn’t quite look the same as what I expected.
The lipstick is very glossy and creamy as you can see – Jill Stuart lipsticks really are so so so so comfortable to wear:
Back to the eyes again! I managed to use all 4 shades. The black is not really shimmer but not really matte either. The beige shimmer is a lovely shade, it’s so good for blending with (I have it on on my inner lid here!):