i have a confession for you, i am loving cult brands at the moment, seriously i just can't get enough of them. this time its stila, i popped into nordstrom rack again (deadly i know) but after my luck with my bargains from urban decay i couldn't resist and boy i wasn't disappointed :) this time my hidden treasures were from stila and even though i don't think that they are actually from this fall collection they couldn't be more perfect, so for this week these are my current crushes for the link up bought to us by the lovely danielle over at framed frosting hosted this month by kristen at the wright stuff :)
first up is a santa monica boulevard eye shadow set with the shades coy (light beige with slight gold shimmer), mystic (deep shimmery green/teal) and poise (a shimery plum). these kind of colours just scream fall to me; its all about purples and greens with a little burgundy and brown thrown in to the mix. the pigmentation on these eyeshadows is great and a little really goes a long way. now i wouldn't normally wear the green on my eyes but when i started playing around with it adding hints of it in the crease it really brought out the chocolate colour of my eyes so i will definitely be experimenting with this a bit more. the cream and purple colours together makes a very nice look too with lots of blending :)
the other bits i found were in a set, the stila forever your curl curl memory mascara and two smugde stick waterproof eyeliners. now i haven't tried the mascara properly yet as i am still loving my nxy doll eye long lash mascara but i am intrigued by the name and cannot wait to see if it lives up to it. the smudge sticks came in stargazer (black with slight silver shimmer) and oscar fish (brown with slight gold shimmer). these both look amazing, they go on really creamy, last ages and as the name states as really easy to make a smokey eye look with. normally a black eye liner girl, i was surprised when i actually liked the brown better. maybe its because its a very fall colour but i cannot get enough. its natural enough that it just emphasises my natural eye shape but the shimmer just sets it off beautifully.