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My dad came home from Manila a few days ago with a bag of goodies. You see, my family has been away for most of the summer. My parents, along with my aunts, uncles and a few of their good friends, spent my mirrored time in Singapore in Thailand. Before that trip, my dad's older brother and his wife spent a few months in the US. Not to be outdone, my grandmother did some retail therapy in Manila. It's no great wonder that we were showered with presents!
One of the gifts my dad lifted from his bag was the Stila Dream in Full Color Palette. My eyes grew round the moment I set them on the box. Even unopened I could tell it was going to be amazing.
"Inspired by fanstasy, whimsy and dreams, our limited edition palette contains an array of beautiful colors where the possibilities are endless to create countless looks for day and night."
The palette itself reminded me of a view through a kaleidoscope; 36 different colors (29 eyeshadows and 7 cheek colors) arranged to form a dreamcatcher on a large circular pan. Apart from its unique design, the different textures of the eyeshadows (i.e. shimmer, matte and semi-matte) also add to the palette's beauty.
The Stila Dream in Full Color Palette also comes with a 12-page artistry lookbook. The lookbook holds step-by-step instructions for 7 looks that be recreated using the palette. The colors are assigned numbers so application almost feels like the paint by number sessions I used to do as a little girl. The book also contains photos of the completed looks as well as Stila pro artist tips and tricks.
Lastly, the Stila Dream in Full Color Palette comes with a Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Stingray. The eyeliner, according to the packaging, is one of Stila's topselling products. With the palette, you get the eyeliner absolutely free.
The Stila Dream in Full Color Palette goes for US$39, US$366 value (CAN $50, $469 value).
'til next time,