The smokey eye trend that started towards the end of the 1990s doesn’t seem to be waning but in fact seems to be picking up pace. Almost every makeup brand has a palette that is “perfect for a smokey eye”. I already have two! One by Guerlain which I will be reviewing soon (I love it!) and another by Stila which is the Stila Smokey Eye Quad in Original.

Stila Smokey Eye Quad

I said before that I really like Stila eyeshadows but I did gripe a little about how its hard to find a truly dark colour in the single eyeshadows. Well, the Smokey Eye Quad takes care of that! The quad comes with 4 eyeshadows that are perfect for creating a smokey eye. Continue Reading ►


A year ago, Bobbi Brown whipped up  lott of hype with the Stonewashed Nudes collection. Personally, I was not super impressed with the collection after viewing it online and even after I tested it in person. 7 brown toned shades of eye colour does not excite me.

Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nudes Eyeshadow palette

For 2008 Bobbi Brown is taking the neutral theme a step further with the Shimmering Nudes collection – 6 beige colours and 1 dark eyeliner. Continue Reading ►


make up for ever mufe star powder

If you enjoy using loose powder eyeshadows, you would be no stranger to Make Up For Ever Star Powders. I was introduced to these gems by Jojoba the MUFE Star Powder queen. I swear she knows every colour ever made at the tip of her fingers! Useful for me when I am at a loss as to what I should get ;)

Anyway, Make Up For Ever Star Powder fall into the category of loose powder eyeshadows. They come in little tubs with a sifter and a clear cover so you know what the colour is. It is useful, but depending on how you store it, you risk spillage. I store mine on the side – there are too many to stack, so the powder does collect and spill if I’m not careful. So, what I do is tap them on the cover to settle the powder before opening the cover. This way I don’t spill any or spill little. Continue Reading ►


I have a phobia of cream blushes.

There I’ve said it. I first tried cream blushes with Becca Turkish Rose. It was gorgeous but I could never get the hang of blending and applying it naturally. So, much as I’m tempted by all the lovely pictures and uses of Benefit Cosmetic’s Benetint and Posietint (See Kahani, Tine and Geekchic) I can’t see myself getting or using them as I’m such a klutz with cream/liquid blushes.

Stila Convertible Color Lillium

Enter Stila Convertible Color Dual Cheek and Lip. A cream cheek and lip product. It acts as a cream blush or as a lip colour. Personally I think it works better as a cheek color and I’ll explain why below.

The packaging is pretty as are all Stila products. The case is sturdy and there is a largish mirror inside the top cover. The compact is quite slim which makes it easy to tote around if you like to touch up. The cream colour itself is large and the colour of the case represents the colour of the product which makes it easy to find in your drawer.

The colour I have is Lillium which is a peachy toned colour with slight brownish undertones and no shimmer. Continue Reading ►


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