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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Stila Smudge Pot in Violet

Today I am going to review a quarter of my Smudge Pot collection. This Stila Smudge Pot in Violet is a mini Smudge Pot and it has 2 grams in the jar. I know it seems awfully small but these are pretty pigmented and a little goes a long way and I am having problems finishing up full sized make-up products. This is also a part of the Holiday Smudge Pot Collection.

Stila describes Violet as pretty purple with shimmer. (I agree!)

Stila Smudge Pot in Violet Swatch

First, with regards to the packaging I have the same qualms again. Maybe I have to say this again- Packaging wise Stila could improve with the cap by making it thicker and coat it with ceramic to help prevent the smudge pot from drying out.

I love the violet hue of this Smudge Pot! It creates a pop of color to your eyes since the hue of violet is pretty bold. I have been looking for this shade of violet since forever! I was trying to find a violet that has a right mixture of blue; not enough to overpower the violet shade but it just a perfect blend of blue in it that makes this a pretty electrifying shade of violet.

Another thing to love about this is that it is long lasting and crease resistant- more crease resistant than my HG pencil liners! Stila Smudge Pots would not budge as long as you want them to be but when it is time to take it all off it slides off easily with the use of cleansing oil and a bit of rubbing.

Stila Smudge Pot in Violet close up
Notice the shimmer?

One con though is the glitter in it. I love the iridescent glitter that creates more dimension and sparkle to your eyes but since the Smudge Pot dries quickly and tends to become drier as you go through your day, the iridescent sparkle transfers to the surrounding; if you like the pretty shimmery look it is okay because it won't make you look like a disco ball but I am very particular with glitters so I am trying to solve this problem until now. Another con about the glitter that you will feel it is quite gritty and coarse when you remove this by rubbing your finger with a bit of cleansing oil. However I am not alarmed by this because it does not feel coarse or harsh on my lids anyway.

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