Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Summer Inspired FOTD - Using My New Stila Shadows

Evening lovelies :)

The sun once again had it's hat on and most defiantely came out to play today, which in my case meant; A summery dress, ice cream and less makeup! 

I recently purchased some Stila eyeshadows after reading a post by Hannah over at Baby Blonde

The site Cheap Smells are currently selling the shadow pans from as little as £3.45. 

Having previously not tried any of the products at all, I thought it would be rude to pass up the chance, at this price too it was a fab offer! - I ended up ordering; Espresso (Matte Brown), Twig (Shimmery Coppery Brown), Lemon (Shimmering Yellow) & also Pointille (Shimmery Pale Pink)

I also ordered the Quad Palette to hold the pans, as they're bigger than MAC's and would not fit in a Pro Palette

So to get down to business, I thought I'd create a more summer friendly look using, in the end, 3 of the shadows :) 

*Hello Frecklesss....*

So here's what I used to achieve this look...

- Dior Skin Pure Light Foundation in 100
- MAC Studio Fix Concealer NC15
- MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
- Benefit Eye Bright on Brow Bone and Inner Corners
- Stila Lemon all over Lid
- Stila Pointille on Brow Bone/Inner Corners 
- Stila Espresso to fill in Brows and also a tiny bit in outer corner, blended into the crease
- Rimmel 3 Looks Mascara (Used on number 2 for not such a dramatic look)
- Topshop Creme Blush in Flush
- Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 022 Sun Bronze
- Carmex to moisturise Lips
- MAC Myself Lipstick

I really hope you all like this look and I really recommend the Stila shadows, they're really incredibly pigmented, colour pay off is great and they're so easy to work with and blend! 

How have you all been wearing your makeup now the warmer weather is upon us?

Hope you're all fabulousss

Love Moi! Xxx

P.S: If you haven't already, check out my 100+ Followers Giveaway to win some lovely useful Summery Goodies!


  1. You're stunning & your make up looks lovely. The top picture is beautiful! x

  2. Such gorgeous colours - those shadows look amazing with your red hair. I love bronze-y shades in the summer, they make me feel tanned even though I'm not! x

  3. @ Annabella - You're such a sweetie, thanks princess!

    @ Lily - Hehe tell me about it, i've actually got my trust St moriz on in these photos, but still am wearing the lightest shade of Dior! That's how naturally pale I am! - Thank the lord for a bit of bronzer :)

  4. Ahhh you gorgeous thing!
    Love this look, and your brows they look so prety and arched haha, do you do them yourself?
    Also, what do you think of the Rimmel mascara, i had a play with it in the shop but I didn't get how the brush could change haha
    Great post lovely!
    x x x

  5. @ Darling heart - Thanks missy! Yes, I do, do them myself - They're quite fair/sparse naturally so I always have to fill them in, it's taken me a while to get them like this, but i'm eventually *almost* 100% happy with them!

    I got sent the Rimmel Mascara, some competition on their website I must have signed up to.. When I got it I was thinking ahh it'll be no good etc, but it's actually amazing! You twist the tube which alters the 'hole' which the brush is pulled through - This in turn controls how much mascara is left on the brush once it's all the way out of the tube. The brush is quite small, smallest i've ever used, but i've found it fab for seperating and making them look really long. The number 3 setting leaves them looking really dramatic!

    I'd def recommend hun! :)

    Ohhh and what's your first name just so when I write you a reply or a comment it's not so impersonal! heh


  6. Ahh they're gorge! I have a thing about brows, and sometimes I start random convos with complete strangers about their brows and how they do them haha

    Oo yay for winning something! Ahh I understand now, thats so clever! sounds like my cup of tea, I love massive thick lashes! Ahh thanks for the massive comment about this!

    Haha it's Jess, totally get what you mean about comments being impersonal though!
    x x x

  7. @ Jess :) - No probs sweetie, i'd give it a try if you were after a new one .. and I know what you mean about the brow thing, they just totally frame a persons face and can totally transform them, def worth investing time/money in :)


  8. I am your newest follower!:D Can I just say, aside from the flawless makeup, you've got beautiful hair!:D
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  9. I love your hair its such a beautiful colour! Love the eyeshadow look as well, looks great on you xxx

  10. wow you hair has so much volume what products do you use???xoxo

  11. @ BrittanyJoy - Thanks, I used to hate it when I was younger!

    @ Sarah - Thanks for the compliment, I love big hair so the bigger the better for me! I'd used Tresemme Thermal Creations Volumising Mousse and some VO5 Surf Style spray for some texture.. a little back combing and voila!

  12. Wow, just found you blog and its amazing :) !Looking amazing in the fotd also .
    Enter me hun
    Eloise xoxo

  13. I'm a new follower, and you're unbelievably gorgeous. Love the look and your cute blog. xx

  14. Your hair is stunning! I'm so jealous! xxxxxxxx