May 10, 2012

My Favorite Stila Eye Shadow Has A Cheaper Twin

One of my top 3 favorite eye shadow colors of all time, happens to be Stila's "kitten" shadow pan, which is the most perfect champagne shade.  I use it on myself at least 4 out of 7 days, and probably on half of all of my clients.  It's such a good neutral shade that works on most skin tones for highlighting the eyes with just the right amount of shimmer.  And it costs $18.  And I just happened upon it's cheaper twin...

 {Stila "kitten" on left.  Cheap twin, L'Oreal Infallible "iced latte" on right.}

This is a huge deal for me, as I've bought a bunch of these 18 buck pans in my life.  The L'Oreal "iced latte" cost me $7.  And the color is EXACTLY the same!  Not to mention the wonderful staying power it has - hours and hours of wear!!

 {Swatch comparison.  Stila on top, L'Oreal on bottom.}

{"Iced Latte" shown in my tear duct area and from lash to crease. 
Crease color is "woodwinked" by MAC}

Now there is one slight difference between the two, and that is how finely milled the Stila one is compared to the L'Oreal.  I only need to swipe the Stila one or two times to get the right amount of color deposited onto my eye bed.  Whereas with the L'Oreal, I have to swipe about 3 to 4 times to get a comparable amount of coverage.  Not a huge deal in my book though.  

{L'Oreal stayed a complete 8 hours without needing to reapply!}

{Plump lip trick ::
 I dabbed a bit of the new "iced latte" right in the center of my lips on top of my lip gloss!  
Love the effect!}

All in all, this L'Oreal version of my usual Stila shade is going to be a new must have.  I do love finding a true low cost version of a beauty favorite!! 

Have you found any drugstore gems that rival a more expensive beauty product fave?? Please share!!  


Amanda B. said...

Thanks so much Jenny! This is great. I also found that the Sephora brand mono eyeshadow in Peach Beige #13 is very similiar to Kitten and comes in right about $7.

Amy D said...

I just googled Kitten dupes yesterday and couldn't find one that I thought looked exactly the same- though this one does. Great timing- thank you:)

vanaja said...

Hi....!Jenny... Thanks a lot. I like that eye shadow colors. :)

Alecita said...

Hi, your Makeup is great. what's the name of your lipgloss? thanks so much. Ale.