Gem or Junk

Fiona Stiles Shadow Quads: The Eyes Have It?

There’s nothing more fun than finding a product you absolutely love. A good shadow is a game changer. The best part? A good shadow at a good price. Now, instead of going over a few quick facts about this brand, I’ll refer you to my soft cheek veil review here.

Now let’s get down to business. I snagged this quad for $7.00. It’s currently on sale, and the full price is $28.00. I have it in ‘Electra’. It’s described as a purple/burgundy palette.

The quad is absolutely gorgeous. I really love the color range.

 *For this post I did things a little different. I’ve done swatches both with And without primer so that you guys can really get a feel for the quality of the shadows. I thought this way would be pretty good because while some wear primer, others don’t. It’s important to see both so you know what you’re getting in to. If you guys prefer me to swatch With and Without primer, let me know!* 

*Here are the shadows without primer. They’re very pigmented and the color range is well thought out.  

*Here are the shadows with primer. They definitely have more of a punch this way.

Honestly? The shadows are fantastic! My favorite part is that there’s virtually no fall out! I didn’t even have to tap my brush once! I think this is because of the texture of the shadows. They’re pressed but the powder is so finely milled that the shadows stick in the brush instead of falling you onto your cheeks or anywhere else.

I’ve gotta admit. I have Never wanted to own all of Any beauty product before in my life. Yet, I’ve ordered the other five of these quads. I wholeheartedly want to own every last one of these. Fiona Stiles is making some big changes for her brand, so I suggest you snag one before they go back to full price.
Either way, keep your eyes on the prize.

Until Next We Meet,

Gem or Junk

Fiona Stiles Soft Cheek Veil: Making Us Blush?

This is a blush I’ve been eyeing for a while. We’d always see each other in Ulta, make a little polite chit chat and go our separate ways. Each time I walked away, I wound up regretting it more than the last time. Finally, I had to go for it. No more holding back. Before we find out if I made a love connection let’s go over a few quick facts about the brand:

  1. The brand is the brainchild of celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles, hence the name.
  2. The brand is currently doing some “housekeeping”. Seems Ulta isn’t what they expected it to be. 
  3. The brand is currently exclusive to Ulta.

Now let’s get blushing like brides. I picked this up for $5.00. The regular price is $20.00.  Now the packaging is what first caught my eye. It may not look like much but it’s brilliant. It’s a deep navy chrome with a nice metal feel. There’s a magnetic latch making opening and closing it a breeze. 

I picked it up in the shade ‘Pomander Walk’ which is described as a bright peony. 

This is honestly the pinkest shade I have Ever attempetes to wear on my cheeks. It’s a beautifully bright pink.

*The Pink Print πŸ˜‚

It has a very nice feel to it. It feels very finely milled. It reminds me of a loose pigment somehow. 

I figured this wouldn’t be for me. I thought my skin tone and a pink this bright would not be friends at all. Luckily, it was love at first sight. This added a beautiful flush of color to my cheeks. Even though it seems really pigmented, it’s actually quite soft. It looks really natural.

*I hope this picture didn’t freak you outπŸ™ƒ

I’m super happy with the outcome. It looks like I’ve found a new makeup soul mate. 

Take a look at my hand. Do I have a royal blush? πŸƒ

Until Next We Meet