Saturday, May 15, 2010
Review: Stila Loves Barbie Smudge Pots
Here's a bargain for you! Stilacosmetics.com is selling these Barbie smudge pots at a bargain basement price of $20 for all 3, with free shipping. Since they usually retail for $20 EACH, it is a deal that I couldn't pass up. Read on for swatches and thoughts. :D
Smudge Pots, in case you don't know, are like MAC's paint pots. These are very versatile, and can be used as a base, as shadow, or as liner. The intensity of these colors really excited me. I think there are so many looks that can be done with these.
The packaging is really fun. The box is detailed, even in the inside:
Cobalt Clutch is a vibrant royal blue.
The site says it has "intense shimmer", though I didn't see any shimmer on mine. It is more a flat, creamy blue. But maybe I need to take a bit more layer off the top? I don't know of anything similar from another line, it's a cool color!
Purple Pumps is purple with pink shimmer.
On the surface, this also looks like just a flat purple, but after removing the top layer, it's clear that there is some good shimmer in this. It is another unique color that I haven't seen from anything similar from any one else.
Little Black Dress is black with pink shimmer.
I love this color! Think Young Punk. In a mad stupor I sold my Young Punk, so I can't compare them side-by-side but it is the same idea. I think this is a really fun color, very chic and in style!
Overall, these are really fun smudge pots. If nothing else, they will make great liners. At $20 I couldn't resist!
Have you tried Stila's smudge pots? What do you think?