Stila Fall 2010 Color of Innovation Collection Reviews and Swatches

Finally saw part of the new Stila Fall 2010 Color of Innovation Collection at Ulta today. Just as expected, the Stila Backstage Eye Shadow Palette ($28) is GORGEOUS!

Stila Backstage Eyeshadow Palette

The palette comes in a thin cardboard compact with 6 super rich, wearable colors that are perfect for Fall. The eyeshadows are all very nicely pigmented with a smooth, blendable texture.

Stila Backstage Eyeshadow Palette

From top left (clockwise):

* Poetic is a shimmery pale mauve.
* Luster is a metallic taupe similar to MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow.
* Flamingo is a shimmery fuchsia that reminds me of MAC Pink Pearl pigment.
* Chiffon is a shimmery light peach.
* Pacific is metallic denim blue.
* Coal is a shimmery dark teal.

Overall, it is a great palette and a really good deal. I will totally get it if I didn’t own similar colors.

The Long Wear Liquid Lip Colors ($22) that I had my eyes on turned out to be pretty awesome as well. They go on semi-opaque and very moisturizing without feeling tacky at all. They also tend to leave behind a stained look even after they wear off. I will go back for Caprice for sure.

Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Coral, Patina, Caprice and Fiery

I was slightly disappointed at the One Step Correct ($36) that a lot of you are interested in. While the product looks super cute with the 3 color-correctors (green, lavender and peach) all mixed together, I did not notice any color correction on my skin. The primer did however, make my skin really smooth and hydrated without feeling heavy and I do like that it spreads very easily so you only need a teeny bit (literally what you see below).

Stila One Step Correct

So what do you think so far? Will you be getting anything?

The Stila Fall 2010 Color of Innovation Collection is now available at Sephora.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Is it just me or the palette resembles Urban Decay’s Book of Shadows?

    Do you have any tips on pulling off Fuchsia lips? I can wear red well, but Fuchsia looks too weird on me. Thanks in advance!

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