1st March 2012

Stila Jewel Eye Shadow New Launch and Swatches

 

The crown jewel of the Stila spring collection is the brand new Stila Jewel Eye Shadow. Its collection of innovative sequin-like shades have the perfect blend of pigment, binder and pearl that creates a weightless high shine finish. An infusion of transparent talc ensures even colour distribution, while lightweight binding oils ensure longevity.

I put the intensely shimmering Aquamarine eye colour to the test, and I was able to achieve four distinct finishes from one pan of high shine colour…

The intensely shimmering finish of the Stila Jewel Eye Shadow in Aquamarine

Aquamarine is a beautiful mid bright blue packed full of silver shimmer. In the pan it leans a little more toward the bright end of the spectrum, but when swatched it’s a touch softer. The creaminess of the formulation is really surprising given the amount of glitter and shimmer. It’s really smooth to the touch and blends like a dream.

Dabbed on dry with the Stila #34 Jewel Eye Shadow Brush, no primer

I began by dabbing on the colour straight from the pan with the special designed Stila #34 Jewel Eye Shadow Brush. The densely packed bristles pick up a good amount of product, and the versatile crescent shaped brush head can cover a large area, or can be used in more targeted areas.

Blended dry with the Stila #34 Jewel Eye Shadow Brush, no primer

I buffed the swatch out to see how the glitter would fare when worked into the skin. It creates a subtle wash of colour with more distinct flecks of silver glitter. Not a lot of product was used here, but the buttery soft texture of the shadow was worked over a large area very easily.

Dabbed on wet with the Stila #34 Jewel Eye Shadow Brush, no primer

This is my favourite way to wear the shadow – wet, bright and multi-reflective with a metallic finish. I usually use the tapered tip of the Stila #34 Jewel Eye Shadow and create a line of shimmering colour for a refreshing take on a cat eye.

Blended wet with the Stila #34 Jewel Eye Shadow Brush, no primer

For a glossy finish blend the wet shadow out. The glimmer is amplified but the colour is not as intense, which makes for beautiful shimmering finish.

Discover the Stila Jewel Eye Colour right here at Escentual.com

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