One of Stila’s best-sellers is the Smudge Stick, a sleek waterproof eyeliner pencil, known for its long-wearing abilities. For holiday 2012, Stila offers up a gift set of these famous pencils—the Seeing Stars Smudge Stick Set. Let’s take a closer look!
Stila ‘Seeing Stars’ Smudge Stick Gift Set
- stargazer — black with gold and silver pearl
- angelfish — metallic champagne beige
- tetra — deep shimmery purple
- moray — golden olive shimmer
- oscar fish — warm brown with gold pearl
Smudge Sticks are housed in twist-up propel pencils, and have an easy-glide formula which makes them a cinch to apply. I have noticed however, that some shades aren’t as smooth as others. For instance, Moray and Angelfish both glide on super easily for me, but Oscar Fish tugs just a little. As far as length of wear goes, these are long-wearing and last all-day for me—but they’re not as long-wearing or as vibrant as the original Smudge Pots, which I highly recommend!
While these shades are indeed pretty, I would have liked to see the inclusion of brighter pigmentation for a holiday gift set. I also noticed that the bases of shades Oscar Fish and Stargazer weren’t as intense as I would like. On the plus side—shades Moray (olive), and Angelfish (champagne) are real stunners, so I wouldn’t pass them up. Since a single Smudge Stick retails for $20, the $32 price tag on this set of five is pretty wallet-friendly!
Moray, Angelfish, Oscar Fish, Stargazer, Tetra
OH! I can’t forget! There an exclusive Stila promo code, just for Beauty Junkies Unite readers to save 25% off items from the holiday collection until 12/15. Just use code BEAUTY25 at checkout on stilacosmetics.com. (I don’t make any commission on this, I just want you to save some cash!) Happy shopping!
While not flawless, I do like Stila’s Smudge Stick formula for its easy application and long-wearing abilities. I would have liked to see Stila take some chances here! Where are the really fun colors? It’s the holidays!
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