What's your favorite ice cream flavor? Mine would be salted caramel! I also love that Bono Gelato flavor with garlic-flavored potato chips in it. Droooool. It's so weird when you think about it but I swear, it works! I shouldn't but I am definitely overdue for a cup of that. You should try it out if you haven't yet. ^_^
Ehem. Anyway. Let's remember that we're on a proper beauty blog haha. I got to thinking about ice cream because one of Stila's latest collections is inspired by the world's favorite dessert. The brand is commemorating its 20th anniversary by bringing back their vintage paper-wrapped palettes and putting in some delectable eye colors for us to wear!
Here's the Stila Rocky Road Eye Shadow Trio (~P600) to ogle at. The packaging is just too cute, while the actual eyeshadows are a treat to wear. I've reviewed a couple of palettes in the past so I won't go into a lot of detail. It would suffice to say that the quality of the eyeshadows are superb, as usual.
Here are the swatches. The cream one is a bit on the translucent side at first swatch, but I don't think it's meant to be your typical lid wash - it's quite sparkly and twinkly with it's fine shimmer. I think it's designed to be patted on top of whatever eyshadow you're wearing to add dimension! The taupe and chocolate brown have excellent pay-off and this wonderful smooth texture that leaves minimal fall out.
In this look, I wore the NARS Pro Prime under the colors to further intensify them. The beige went into the inner third of my lids and brow bone, the taupe on the outer third and crease, while the chocolate brown intensified the outer corner of my eyes. Love the dramz!
These colors are a bit too shimmery than I would like for a typical day time look, but you can definitely mix them with your other matte or satin eyeshadows so as not to look too sparkly. I'm all for sparkle at night, but during the day it's better to have it in measured doses.
Nonetheless, I quite like the Stila Rocky Road Eye Shadow Trio and had fun doing a few looks with it. I'll keep it around, if only because of the cute packaging! <3 You can check out the other available trios + blush duos at Stila counters inside Rustan's Essences.