Brilliant Summer; Brilliant Color; Brilliant By Stila

Summer is a fun time for make-up. It’s all about playing with color and showing off your features to their best advantage with a rainbow of hues and you can vary the hue and intensity daily through the products you choose and the techniques you use to apply them.  Think of it as grown-up finger paints and it’s very close to the truth and a heck of a lot more fun.

I love palettes for summer and you will find me talking about them a lot in the coming days and weeks.  I have a collected a slew of palettes for you that will give you make-up options that are easy, pretty and definitely portable for fast touch-ups when you are on the run. simply grab a palette and a lipcolor or two  and drop them into the handbag or tote and off you go.

Stila has some fab palettes that are sure to show off your cosmetic brillance!
The BRILLIANT COMPACTS come in Warm and Cool shades for effortless application and if you can’t decide the prices aren’t going to kill you if you buy both! These limited edition palettes provide 2 shadows  and one blush color in a black three pan compact complete with mirror and decorated wiht crystal details:
a circle of crystals for WARM and a trio of crystals for COOL.

For those who love warm tones, the Brilliant Compact in WARM is sure to heat things up.  Whether you wear this for summer parties or just heading off for work, it’s a versatile trio of  hues that are sure to please. The  shimmer shadows go on sheerly and can be layered for greater intensity or used wet for even greater depth of tone.
the shades in the warm palette include a golden champagne base shade to be used as a wash, a coppery nude shadw for the crease (or smudged at the lash line) and a warm apricot blush.

For COOL girls ( not to be confused with "kewl"), your BRILLIANT COMPACT of cool hues, is full of luscious pinks and plums. Featuring shimmers of rose shadow as a wash and a golden plum shadow as a crease ( or smudged at the lash line) it’s a great  look for summer fashions. the warm rose cheek color will set off your summer tan  and make you glow.

Stila gives you easy application tips too. Using a #9 bursh, dust the base shade (the lighter of the two in the  palette) from lashes to brows. Then using the #15 brush, apply the darker shade from lash to crease  and blend well. If you want to use it just as a smoky eye, try dampening a fine tipped brush or angled brush and  get a small corner of the shadow wet and blend into your lash line.  finish the look with a blush brush (#24) to pop some of the cheek color onto the apples of the cheeks and blend toward the hairline/temples.

Jeanine Lobell always presents you with a complete face so take a look at the BRILLIANT LIP GLAZE DOUBLES. these super little double-ended lip wands include 2 colors: Vanilla/Apricot is a warm double with a slight sparkle in each color (shown above) and Passionfruit/Watermelon is cooler in hue with the  watermelon being more creamy in tone and the passionfruit features a bit of sparkle ( shown below). Layer them over lip pencil for more intensity, particularly the Stila Glaze Lip Liner in Pink for the cool double and Nude for the warm double.

Compacts are $32.00 and limited edition. The Lip Glaze Doubles are $10.00 and limited as well.  Find them at, Sephora, Nordstrom and


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