Friday, October 7, 2016

Stila Holiday 2016 Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette: Review and Swatches

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Stila Holiday 2016 Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
The highlighting trend is still going strong and what better time to pack on the shine than the holidays. So for Holiday 2016, Stila has a beautiful new highlighter trio called the Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette ($51 CAD). Featuring a super fine powder formulation that melts right into the skin, the palette promises a natural, lit-from-within effect. To see some swatches and my thoughts on the formulation, click......
Stila Holiday 2016 Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
Packaging:
The Star Light, Star Bright palette comes in a simple matte gold compact with a large rectangular mirror on the underside of the lid. The compact is quite thick due to the powders being dome-shaped but the design is pretty functional and sleek, albeit a tad plain. You get a total of three highlighters, each weighing at 4.7 grams.
Stila Holiday 2016 Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
Formulation:
With a slightly bouncy texture, the three powders in the Stila Star Light, Star Bright palette are incredibly silky and lightweight. I've used "lightweight" to describe other powder products in the past but these truly feel weightless. All three colors give off a really fine shimmer; the pigmentation is decent but it's definitely on the sheerer side. With that said, none of the shades feel chalky or patchy and if you want a more intense strobing effect, I would recommend applying the highlighters directly with your fingertips instead of a powder brush.

Transcendence: A cool baby pink shimmer. This one is definitely on the sheerer side, providing more of an iridescent sheen as opposed to a full-on shimmer.
Kitten: Soft peach champagne that's flattering on every skin tone.
Bronze: A soft gold shimmer with a very nice color payoff.
Stila Holiday 2016 Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette
Availability:
The Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette will be available in October 2016 at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, beautyBOUTIQUE.ca, Sephora, and Sephora.ca.
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