Why: Stila eye shadow in Kitten is like the jeans in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: it flatters everyone, in every situation. The pinky-gold hue pretty much bends to my will: if I want it to work for the daytime, I wear it dry and with no liner. The brightness of the gold makes my blue eyes look bluer, but the sparkle isnâ€™t overpowering. If I want a more dramatic look, I add a drop or two of water (or â€” secret beauty tip! â€” a squeeze of Visine) for a velvety, lasts-through-a-party look. I donâ€™t know what kind of crazy science makes Stila shadow last without clumping or creasing, but it doesnâ€™t have either of those bad habits. The color is like my skin tone magnified, and I know tons of people of all skin tones who say the same thing about Kitten. Dress it up, dress it down, pair it with dark, shimmery coffee hues for a smoky look, or use a thin brush to line the inside corners of your eyes to make the whites look whiter and the irises more intense. Itâ€™s the miracle product I donâ€™t know what I did without.
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