I recently purchased Stila's "the perfect face kit", mainly because I am a sucker for their convertible color and smudge pots. I figured with the savings, I could have all the products for a bargain price!
Overall, I would rate this product an 8, on a scale of 1-10. I would recommend this product for someone who is looking for the dramatic liquid liner look, but has yet to master the application technique. This creamy, gel-like product is easy to use, goes on smoothly, and dries instantly for a semi-liquid liner look (minus the clean line of a liquid liner.)
Some reviewers have said that this product tends to bleed mid-day. After years of usage, including many 20 hours day wear, I have yet to experience that problem. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Urban Decay's Primer Potion really does the trick when it comes to preventing migration of eye makeup, and I credit it for helping my smudge pot stay on all day! The smudge pot blends easily, or smudge, my upper lash line for dramatic, smoky eyes!
I have been using this product for years and would recommend people who want to try it out to purchase it whenever Stila's has one of these promotional offers because the smudge pot comes in a smaller size. Some of my smudge pots in the past have dried up, while some lasted until close to the very end, so I always jump at the opportunity to buy it in smaller quantity! When it does dry out, I usually mix it with a wee bit of eye cream, any would do!
The only thing I would recommend against, is using this product for tightlining because of how the texture is. And if you think black is too dark, give brown a shot!
But it now at Sephora for $18, Stila's Smudge Pot.
Or buy the smaller version as part of the Perfect Face Kit, $45.
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