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I have quite a few palettes from Stila Cosmetics so I thought I would review a few for you starting with Living the Life in Laguna. Living the Life in Laguna is a limited edition palette that came out a few years ago. I don’t recall the exact date but it’s at least been three years since it was released.
Stila Cosmetics Living the Life in Laguna
This is a small palette that measures about 3″x5″. It has 4 eye shadows, a blush and a bronzer. It’s marketed as a collectible beach palette so think summer bronzes and tan colors. The palette also contains a small mirror and directions for applying the shades included. My palette isn’t new since I’ve had it for a few years but you can see the colors from the photographs.
The eye shadows are Sand Dollar, Sunset, Cove and Bonfire. The blush is Seashell and the bronzer is Pacific Coast Highway. The colors on the back of the palette don’t really match the actual colors included in the palette all that well. On the back, Sand Dollar looks almost off white but it’s really more of a pink. Sunset looks like a brown but is really more of a rust. Cove and Bonfire are fairly accurate. Seashell (the blush) looks more pink on the cover than it really is. It’s actually much more of a pinkish lilac to me.
That said, these colors work well for those that get tanned in the summer. I tend to stay white year round unless I burn and then peel. I love the the Sand Dollar shade and I use Cove in my crease as an accent but the other eye shadow colors I just cannot pull off with my pale complexion. The Seashell works as a nice blush for me but the Pacific Coast Highway is too orange for my skin even as a bronzer.
I do love the cute illustration on the cover and that’s the main reason I picked it up. It’s a fun palette, just not necessarily the right choice for me. Since it’s limited edition, I’m not sure it’s something you can still purchase although you can probably find it on eBay.
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