I know you all probably wont believe me, but I really do try and restrict myself when it comes to my cosmetic purchases. I buy much less than I want too, I promise!
For the last month I have been going crazy over the New Private Affair Palette from Lorac and the New Stila Backstage Palette. I have wanted them but refused to buy them. Last week I came across the Stila palette on eBay and convinced myself if I am able to get it at a discount I will be completely justified in purchasing it. I lost 2 auctions and then finally won 1! So I was able to get Stila’s Backstage palette shipped for $16.00! )a great savings from Sephoras $28.00 plus $9.25 California’s sales tax). Honestly I always have a hard time paying full retail for this brand anyway because as soon as I do I always seem to find it deeply discounted on some random site.
With the proper disclosure made- Lets get on to my prize!
The palette comes nicely packaged in a pretty small purple almost embossed case.
The Stila Backstage Eyeshadow palette comes with 6 gorgeous colors which are Chiffon, Flamingo, pacific, luster, poetic and coal. The colors are not really original. But again I am a sucker for appealing combinations. Flamingo reminds me of MAC Pink pearl pigment or Stars and Rockets shadow. Luster makes me think of Mark Tiki or MAC Woodwinked shadow. Poetic is similar to Urban Decays Last call. My favorite shadow from the palette is Coal. However I wish the name was different. Its completely deceiving. When I think of coal, I expect to see dark black. This shadow is a gorgeous blackened teal green, similar to MAC pigment in Deep Blue Green.
See for your self in the swatches below.
The shadows are all super smooth, soft and apply easily. I have always been a fan of Stila shadows and these don’t disappoint. So I’m really excited I was able to pick this up for a steal. I hope I can grab the Lorac Private Affair for a discount as well… fingers crossed for me!
How do you justify your uncessary purchases?