Friday, July 12, 2013

Product Review- Stila Countless Color Pigments

Stila Countless Color Pressed Pigments

Stila Countless Color Pressed Pigments

Stila Countless Color Pressed Pigments

Stila Countless Color Pressed Pigments

Stila Countless Color Pressed Pigments

Stila Countless Color Pressed Pigments

Stila Countless Color Pressed Pigments

Stila Countless Color Pressed Pigments

 

 
Stila Countless Color Pigments

From the Brand:  Introducing Stila’s NEW innovative Countless Color pigments in a beautiful and exclusive, first-to-market formula. Each pan is a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind piece of art, created with vibrant pigments and handmade using a proprietary pressing and baking process. Use your creativity and let your imagination run wild.



There are endless ways to apply… use each of the three shades individually, blend two shades that are side by side for custom colors, swirl a brush in a circular motion to create one pop shade or swipe the brush across the product to create a unique multi-shade streaked effect.



Use fingers or a foam tip applicator for intense payoff. It is not recommended to use this product wet.



Features and Benefits:

  • Endless color combinations in each pan
  • No two Countless Color Pigments are alike
  • Full coverage, pearl formula
  • Long-wearing
  • Vibrant, color-matched compact



Retails for: $22.00

 

 

Where to Buy: Stila Cosmetics, Sephora stores and online, Ulta stores and online

 

Originally available in 10 shades, you have to check different retailers to find who has what in stock.  Here's what I've found (online only, you might be able to find shades in stores that differ from the online listings):
  • Lyric- Ulta
  • Finale- Ulta
  • Indie- Sephora and Stila
  • Tie Dye- Ulta
  • Light Show- Ulta and Stila
  • Acoustic- Ulta and Stila
  • Groupie- Sephora
  • Center Stage- Ulta and Stila
  • Melody- Ulta and Stila
  • Encore- Stila

 

 

My Thoughts:  I love the concept of the pressed pigments, especially the multiple colors available in a single pan.  They are a gorgeous tie-dye pattern that is very visually pleasing in the packaging.  I purchased two of them, Acoustic (with a blend of neutrals and a vibrant coral red) and Center Stage (with a blend of pink, blue, and purple with a hint of peach at the outer edge of one side).  If you want a new color with each dip of the brush, use a larger fluffier brush to swirl the colors together.  If you want a precise application of a particular color, use a smaller more dense brush to pick up colors on their own.

 

These are a little tricky to use if you're going for a specific color, but the color payout is well worth it.  My favorite is the Acoustic one, since I'm a big fan of neutrals, but the bright coral red with hints of hot pink gives my eye look an unexpected pop of color that's really fun for summer.  Center Stage is a little less easy to wear all on its own, but you can use any of it's pigment colors in conjunction with a neutral eyeshadow color to add some fun to your look.  For a more watercolor look, you can use multiples blended for a soft smokey eye. 

 

You only need a little bit of product for a lot of color.  These are definitely pressed pigments rather than a traditional eyeshadow.  I recommend layering thin layers rather than trying to pack it all on at once and ending up with a lot of wasted product to fallout.  They are very long wearing as well! 

 

Final Verdict: Great to toss in your makeup bag for a versatile eye look any time.  My favorite feature is that no two pans are alike!  They are like mini works of art in an of themselves and were so much fun to photograph!

 

**Disclaimer: As with all my product reviews, I was not paid by the cosmetic company to provide feedback or review/promote their products.  All the opinions expressed in this article are my own.  These items were purchased with my own money.  This article contains affiliate links.


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2 comments:

  1. Those palettes look just beautiful! I would love to try them!
    xo
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  2. Hi. I had a request... could you do an eye look using these or maybe swatch the pigments? I would really be interested in seeing how these apply.

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