4 ways I use Stila Smudge Pots

Hi everyone,

Today I'm going to show you 4 ways I use my Stila Smudge Pots.

According to Stila, the main purpose of this product is as an eye liner.
But as you will see there's much more than that.

This is such a versatile product with an extremely creamy and soft texture. 
I love it!

The colour I'm going to use is Cobalt which is a gorgeous blue with some tiny bit of shine to it:



Let's start right now as it will be a long post.

-First application-
Eye liner:


I find the Smudge Pot so creamy and soft and it slides on the lead so easily that it's incredibly easy to use.
It's completely fuss free. 
I also used it (on other occasions) on the water line and it was fine! 
Once it sets it won't move.

-Second application-
Colour base:


I don't see these Smudge Pots to be any different from any other colour bases such as the MAC Paint Pots.
You can apply it all over the lid and leave it to set. This will work as a primer for your eyeshadow or it will help with the colour pay off.
You can apply powder eyeshadows on top: a blue for an intense colour or even a black to make an interesting black/blue shade.

Just for fun, I gathered what I had in my collection in the same colour to do a little comparison for you:

-Rimmel vs Estee Lauder vs Stila...
let's see!



And the swatches:
(click to enlarge)
Left to right- Rimmel, Estee Lauder, Stila

The Rimmel one is the most similar to the Stila Smudge Pot in colour (only) but I hate this product. It's such a let down.
You can see the rubbishy texture it has: it separates horribly. I find it extremely hard to work with. I don't use it at all. It was a waste of money.

The Estee Lauder one is a bit darker in colour but it sets much quicker than the other two. It's not as soft or creamy as the Stila one. I still love it anyway but I like the Stila colour much more as it makes my eyes pop way more than this one.

The Stila Smudge Pot is creamy, you can smudge it very easily and you can totally build up the colour.

-Third application-
All over the lid as a finished look:



You can really achieve a Rock Star make up style by making it grungy. I applied it with my fingers to get the finished look.
The idea is not to make the make up look neat.

-Fourth application (and the most unusual by far)-
Mascara!!!!

You will need:
 An eyelash primer. 

I used the white end of this Double Extension mascara by L'oreal:

A disposable mascara brush and your Smudge Pots:

First step: 
prime your eyelashes:


Then with the disposable brush pick up a bit of the Smudge Pots and apply it as you would a mascara.
The result: a gorgeoussss navy blue mascara!





This is a clever way of customising your own mascara.
Also, as mascaras are only supposed to last only 6 months due to bacteria population you will no longer need to waste a whole blue mascara tube: you could create your own on demand!

For a long time I've been trying to get my hands on some Stila products. 
Unfortunately, as you all know Stila decided to leave the UK for good so some of us are still desperate to get some of their products.

But panic no longer!
Beauty21 is here to help us!
They are an online boutique with a very good selection of Stila products and they are based in the UK!
Their shipping cost is only £1.50 and £4 WW!

They also specialise on hard to get and/or discontinued mascaras, self tanners, skin care, fragrances, nails, eyelashes and much more.

Some of the make up brands they carry include:
  So go ahead and check them out.

Their delivery service, especially their packaging is excellent.

For you to get an idea, this is how I received my products:

I've never seen this level of care when delivering make up. I was impressed.

I hope this post was useful.

See you soon.

XXX

Mercedes

Don't miss out on my make up storage giveaway! See details here.

Disclaimer: This Smudge Pots was kindly sent by Beauty21 for review purposes. I was not paid or compensated in any way and I truly like this product. This is my honest opinion about it and I'm just sharing my thoughts with you.

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  1. Chic Geek (Devs)

    Chic Geek (Devs) on 08/03/2010 5:53 p.m. #

    That stila smudge pot color is so pretty! I love the smudge pots, they are so versatile!<br /><br />http://chicgeekwrites.blogspot.com/

  2. Bon Vivant Clique

    Bon Vivant Clique on 08/03/2010 7:50 p.m. #

    Oh my gosh you are amazing, I have been wondering where I can get my hands on Stilla since I have been savouring the last of my smudge pots!!<br />I got them as a gift and have been trying to find a reliable site to buy from!!<br />Thankyouuuuuu!!<br /><br />Love J.<br />http://bon-vivant-clique.blogspot.com/

  3. 3ate4

    3ate4 on 08/03/2010 8:27 p.m. #

    Shall have to get myself some!

  4. FunnyFaceBeauty

    FunnyFaceBeauty on 08/04/2010 6:26 a.m. #

    OMG awesome....especially the mascara! Great Post<br />Thanks!!!<br />xo <br />Alicia

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