It’s the first time I use a Stila product and this Color Outside the Lines Smudge Stick Set is a very nice and fun introduction to the brand. I was sent this set for consideration and was eager to try it. It comes in a cute tin pencil case with five colors: some are classic and some are a bit more daring. Here are the colors included in the set:
- Stingray (black)
- Lionfish (brown)
- Aubergine (burgundy)
- Navy (blue)
- Emerald (green)
These five eyeliners go on smoothly and are really pigmented, especially the black, navy and emerald. The emerald really pops on my dark skin but I have yet to find an occasion to wear it as it is pretty flashy color. As for the burgundy and brown the colors do not really pop on my skin tone so I would not really use them as eyeliners but more so as bases. I’m pretty sure they can greatly improve the wear of any powder eyeshadow applied on top. See the swatches below:
They last a long time (over 10 hours) on my eyelids but I wasn’t impressed with them on my waterline as I noticed that 4 hours in they had almost totally faded.
I think that this set is a really nice gift for any makeup lover and it’s pretty affordable at 39$ for 5 smudge sticks. The packaging is nice and the eyeliners perform quite well.
I am looking forward to trying more products from the brand. You can check out other sets released just for the holidays:
- The Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set 34$
- The Masterpiece Series Eye and Cheek Palettes 49$
- The Portrait of a Perfect…Sets 19$ Neutral Lips | Vibrant Lips | Blush | Eyes
All these products are available in Shoppers Drugmart and Murale stores across Canada.