Friday, June 21, 2013

Stila Turquoise Smudge Stick review, photos, make up looks

As a self confessed beauty junkie, I use many forms of justification when making a purchase.  There's the old "Oh I love it".  "I need it" is another tried and tested justification.  For us junkies "I've nothing like it in my stash" means you're going to get it because your stash obviously needs to be completed some day.  But at the Stila counter in Harvey Nichols recently, I came across a justification, the likes of which I haven't used before:  "I don't want to remove the swatch on the back of my hand".

This is what made me say those words.

Stila Turquoise Smudge Stick
We're talking about a Smudge Stick from from Stila in the shade turquoise.  But it's not just any turquoise liner.  No, this is the most pigmented liner ever to adorn my eyelids and the fact that it's matte, makes it all the more interesting to me.  You'll certainly be making a statement when wearing this and sure when better to make a make up statement than the summer when everyone is in good form and high on sunshine, so won't judge your makeup bravery.

In the summer, one of my go to looks is a bronze eye with coloured liner underneath the lower lashes.  Well, this is an aul beaut for under the lashes and yes, I'm going to say it, it adds a pop of colour to your eyes!

I love wearing coloured liner along the upper lashline too and on a sunny day, it looks amazing.  Stila's smudge stick applies so easily along the upper eyelid, not pulling or dragging the delicate skin.  All you need are thick black lashes and you're good to go.

Or are you?....  For a more dramatic look, I like to thicken up the turquoise liner and then apply some black liner close to the lash line.

I love the Smudge Sticks from Stila and have a little collection of them since picking up a set in New York last year.  They're all darker shades with shimmer and perfect for autumn and winter, but this turquoise one was exactly what the doctor ordered and I love it!

This will set you back €15 and is available in Harvey Nichols or on  If you want to add a bit of colour to your eyes this summer, then this is one to check out!


  1. Not only is this the perfect shade of turquoise, but it looks gorgeous too (:

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  2. That's a pretty colour indeed! I like how you paired it with the black eyeliner, really makes the colour pop. <3

  3. Love the combo with the black eyeliner! Very pretty :)

  4. I'm in love with this liner ;)

  5. It is gorgeous! Lovely with the bronze eye shadow.

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  7. Ah! I love this on you! Still haven't tried one Stila product, you and Mags are killing me.


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