Okay, so that said, let's start with the new Stila products I picked up
the purrfect cat eye - talking palette
The whole talking part of the talking palette I find to be completely pointless. But as for the palette itself, I LOVE it!!
The colors are great, very springy and subtle while still having plenty of dimension: some matte, some sparkle. The base color is really, really close to my skin tone, but it does have a bit of a shimmer which I like. The lid/highlight is a really great shimmery pink. The crease color is a rosy pink, but I do wish it was a bit darker so it would be more of a contrast with the base and lid colors.
It also comes with a liquid liner, which I haven't tried *cringe*. I will. Liquid liner is an absolute must for me. I have a couple of the Stila smudge sticks and while I think they're fabulous for a pencil liner, they really don't compare to a liquid. So yes, I'm very excited to try the liquid liner and as soon as I do, I will update on that. I also haven't tried the black eyeshadow in the palette as a liner/accent as suggested. I have tried it just as a dark eyeshadow and I quite like it. It's pretty matte with only the hint of a shimmer.
I picked up the palette at my local Sephora and while it wasn't cheap, it has been well worth the money.
Excellent product: 8/10
In addition to the palette, I also picked up:
prime pot waterproof eye shadow primer
I've been on the lookout for a good primer for quite a while. (Admittedly, I haven't tried out MAC's primer or paint pot which seem to be two of the mostly highly recommended primers out there.)
I picked up the Stila Prime Pot in Taffy. Like the palette, I LOVE it! It goes on soooo smooth. The coverage is great - I'm paler than pale. In addition to using it on my eyelids, I also use it under my eyes as a base for my concealer. It works fabulously well. My makeup stays put!
I only have to use the smallest amount.
Excellent product: 10/10