Review | Stila ‘Golden Noir’ Smudge Pot – Swatches + Pics + Smokey Eye
This May, Stila will be releasing a new limited edition Smudge Pot in ‘Golden Noir’ as part of their Indian Summer collection. For those who are unfamiliar with Smudge Pots, they are a creamy, smooth, gel eye liner that is highly pigmented. They have fantastic staying power. Better than MAC’s Fluidlines, in my opinion.
For futher info, swatches and a smokey EOTD, click “Read More” below….
In my experience, the Smudge Pots do tend to keep their creamy consistency a bit better than MAC’s Fluidlines, which is a good thing, as Smudge Pots do provide more product so they hang around your traincase a bit longer. Fluidlines contain 3oz per container and Smudge Pots contain 4oz.
One of the things I appreciate about Smudge Pots is their ability to stay viable for a bit, so they can be perfectly smudged out. On the other hand, if you draw on a cat-eye with a fine-edged brush, you get a precise line.
Colour-wise, ‘Golden Noir’ is very similar to MAC’s ‘Blitz & Glitz’ fluidline, exept that ‘Golden Noir’ is a touch more black than ‘Blitz & Glitz’ (which appears more dark brown, IMO). Additionally, the gold shimmer particles in ‘Golden Noir’ are much more apparent than in ‘Blitz & Glitz’. In fact, the ‘Golden Noir’ Smudge Pot actually contains genuine 24 karat gold flakes, which are really striking against the matte black base.
Like Fluidlines, they work superbly as a cream shadow (zero creasing) and as a base for powder shadows. The first thing I thought of when I saw ‘Golden Noir’ is how perfectly it would work as a smokey eye base. I gave it a shot and was quite pleased with the results, but….as usual, I totally failed to capture the beauty of the product with my crap photography! Sorry guys!
For those of you who have MAC’s Mont Black eye shadow from Chill, try patting it on over a base of Stila’s Golden Noir Smudge Pot. It really picks up the gold particles in Mont Black.
+Highlight: MAC’s Brule and Nylon
+Lid Base: Golden Noir Smudge Pot
+Shadow: MAC’s Mont Black ES (from the Chill collection and still available at Nordstrom.com)
+Blended with Mont Black at the crease: MAC’s Shale
+Tear duct: MAC’s Nylon
+Liner: Top – MAC Liquid Liner in Boot Black / Bottom – MAC’s Powersurge Eye Kohl (waterline) and Stila’s Gold Noir Smudgepot (lash line)
Stila’s ‘Golden Noir’ Smudge Pot is available in May at Sephora and Sephora.com. It will retail for $20.00USD.