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Monday, July 4, 2011

Product Review: Stila Cotouring Trio

I have tried a few bronzers and mainly used them to contour the cheekbones and make it appear more defined. But I wanted something matte because most of what's locally available have shimmers and it won't look natural if shimmers are obvious on areas that have been contoured. So I was really thrilled when I saw this product for sale - the Stila Contouring Trio - because it has a matte contouring powder. I have used it several times enough to give it a review.



It has 3 shades - Light, Dark, and Flash

It lights up when opened.

What I like:
- It has a mirror. :D
- It has three shades - Dark for contouring; Light for highlighting; and Flash as a shimmery highlighter (I guess)
- A bit powdery but nonetheless easy to blend.
- Unscented.
- The light powder, when applied just right above dark, accentuates and highlights the contoured area even more.
- Dark is a matte brown shade that is quite pigmented. But you have to be extra careful because if too much is applied, it has the tendency to have a bit of orange in it.
- Looks natural if the right amount is applied.
- Does not break me out and neither does it cause any allergic reaction.
- Staying power is acceptable, lasts for about 4 hours or so on my combi-oily skin.
- Has a shelf life of 24 months or two years.
- Locally available at Rustan's, I think.

What I don't like:
- The light annoys me so I used a sticky tape to keep it from lighting up.
- I don't get to use Flash. The palette could've gotten away without it. Just me, though.
- The packaging is bulky and takes a lot of space in my train case. Plus it is made of cardboard, though sturdy. But still...

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Will I buy again? Yes, unless I find a matte bronzer that is great for contouring and won't turn orange on me.

Tip: There is a video on YouTube with a Stila makeup artist demonstrating how to use this palette. You may want to check it out because I think it works even on other contouring and highlighting products.


Swatches

On me

Have you tried this product?

Happy Monday evening, super awesome peeps. Have a great week ahead of you. :)

28 comments:

  1. looks nice!
    i'm pretty it's handy on a night out but then i don't think you would want to do contouring if you will just dance the night away,ne?

    love how natural it looks on you!
    ^_^

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  2. @~tHiAmErE~ Thank you, dear. But I don't want to bring it along since packaging is made of cardboard. Haha!

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  3. It looks cute but I am not liking the cardboard packaging and the lights.

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  4. me likey this palette, i will use it for highlight/contouring and blush maybe? :D
    http://amz88.blogspot.com/

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  5. very pretty! :)

    i don't really know how to contour and just use my bronzer for contouring hihi! :p been lemming for the P&J bronzer but they don't have a tester for it yet so I haven't bought it.


    Pammycakes, why you no like shimmery sparkly lights? :p LOL!

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  6. I think the packaging is cute. But the lights seem kind of annoying nga. I like it on you, looks really natural. :)

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  7. yes! I've tried and loved this product :) Same as you the mirror and lights doesn't do anything for me! I'd rather NOT have them!

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  8. Ang cute nung umiilaw. Hahaha pero as if naman may magagawa 'yung ilaw pag madilim at gusto mo mag-contour. Hahahaha

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  10. @aMz88 Yup! Maybe Flash can be used as a neutral blush too? :P

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  11. @sugar sugar I was looking for P&J at SM Makati and I couldn't find it. I just know it's at the cosmetics section. Haha! Go get it! :P

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  12. @Catmare Yeah, I find it really annoying. It lights up every time I open it even if it's day time. Thank you. :P

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  13. @Askmewhats Agree! They could've saved us a few bucks if the mirror and lights aren't there. :D

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  14. @Aya Haha! I tried it with the lights off and the mirror and lights freaked me out, somewhat reminded me of a particular horror flick. :P

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  15. Pretty! Contouring is another skill I have yet to learn.

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  16. @Jackie Keep practicing, you'll eventually get the hang of it. :) My contouring before was tabingi. :P

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  17. gawgus shades sis! perfect everyday palette!

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  18. hi thanks to follow in my blog pammy. I am glad and added you too as your followers. Nice to know that your Filipina. honestly your my first followers and readers Hope I can find a friend in here.. nice to meet you...TC. Arceli :-)

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  19. looks great on you ;-) Stila products are love ^_^

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