Stila

Smudge Pots

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A unique gel eyeliner and shadow in one. The verdict is in, and smudge pots take the prize for sexy eyes. The innovative and spunky alternative to traditional powder and liquid formulas, this clever little gel has an inky intensity that leaves powder shadows in the dust. The glass jar and airtight lid keeps the gel soft and pliable.
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Pamela K.
Pamela K.
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Eyes: Green

Skin: Fair-Medium; Dry, Sensitive

Hair: Brown; Normal

Doesn't smudge

I bought this and was terribly afraid I wasted my money. But this stuff stays and you can even tight line your eyes with it! I use this as my go to for any liquid liner and the effects are always great, and there's so much product!

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Kristen L.
Kristen L.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Medium; Oily, Combination, Normal

Hair: Black; Normal

Favorite Gel Liner

I've been using this for the past few months and I will definitely purchase again. I have not used as an eye shadow though. I use this mainly on other clients and it glides on easily with angle brush. I also love being able to just scoop some out when using on different clients. Very practical and helps speed things up.

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Nadia N.
Nadia N.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Fair-Medium; Sensitive, Oily

Hair: Red; Coarse, Oily

so far so good

I got thsi recently and using it as a gel liner its seems good. The only thing I am noticing its not as creamy as my Fluidline was. I had to one time to put mixing medium on my brush then dip to get a bit creamier. It does take practice with this since its not the creamiest gel liner out there in my opinion but once you get it warmed up to go it makes a pretty nice line.

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Huma N.
Huma N.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Tan; Combination

Hair: Brown; Normal

Fantastic!

I have yet to use this as an eyeshadow base, but I have been using this as an eyeliner so far. I absolutely love the way it works! You can use around any brush with it - I use an angled brush, and it's super easy to create a quick line on the lids. Creating a winged cat eye is super easy with this product. It's not too liquidy, nor too dry.
Just make sure you ensure you close the cap quickly after you use it. I wouldn't want to risk drying this up. I remember the second day I had this, I got scared that it dried a little. That's only the surface of the eyeliner, but just move it arounda bit and it's great.
I love it so much that I suggested it to my friends and cousins. :)

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Julianne J.
Julianne J.
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Eyes: Green

Skin: Fair-Medium; Dry, Sensitive, Normal

Hair: Brown; Normal

Great Multi- Use Product

I got this on my first trip to Sephora when I was first really getting into makeup and all the brands that were new to me. I knew I wanted to start with Stila products. I liked my smudgepot but it annoyed me how fast it dried out and how It caused such difficulty when I used it with my different eyeliner brushes. Even with an angled eyeliner or smudge eyeliner brush, the product was hard to manage because of its dryness. It can be resurrected and now I use this as an eyeshadow base instead of a liner. (I also think that the first layer of the pot tends to dry out quickly, but the bottom and middle layers just need to be exposed in order to use the product successfully). The edges of the product have more moisture so I just press my index finger into the pot and with one press into the squishy product I can pick up a lot of black pigment. Just dab and smoke out on the lids, set with a shadow of your choice, and you have a simple smokey eye. Once I got the product up and running again, I loved using one of my short, flat eye brushes that is perfect for applying shadow close to the lash lines, this was perfect for creating a nice line and some structure with the black smudge pot. This brush is great for creating structured lines when applying shadow- not as crisp as tape, but not rounded, or messy, either, on your shadow's outer edge. I think I'm going to try to liquify the pot further at some point, but the firmness of the product has helped it turn into a great black eyeshadow base, with the pigment of a NYX shadow pencil, and perhaps without some of that slickness (Still need to try the jumbo eye pencils, though). My word of advice is try to reconstitute any dry gel liners- and there are tons of vids showing how to do that, as you gals probably know, because with a little effort, great products won't go to waste. Some products are crappy and need to be thrown out, but some can be surprisingly multi-tasking. This smudgepot works better as a black eye shadow base than a liner for me, and thankfully I have a few other gel liners that I really enjoy and work better for eyelining (and of course want more!). I'm glad I gave this product a second try and realized how versatile it really is.

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Evalynn P.
Evalynn P.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Medium; Combination

Hair: Brown; Dry, Normal

This is the very first gel liner I ever used. I bought it in black and brown. I loved it because I use to just use pencil eye liners and this was perfect for cats eye. The only thing I didn't like about it was how fast it dried out.

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Anneka F.
Anneka F.
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Eyes: Hazel

Skin: Fair; Normal

Hair: Brown; Oily

These are great - go on beautifully and stay all day. Ofcourse, like any potted gel liner, they dry out, but I find these last a lot longer before that happens - but these are the only ones I've found that you can reactivate. Great for doing a winged look.

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Amber E.
Amber E.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Olive; Dry, Sensitive

Hair: Brown; Fine

Creamy & Smooth

I typically use this as a liner and they work so well. They are creamy and apply smoothly too. I have the black, grey, and brown shades and love them all! The brown is great for day looks!

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Pyxie C.
Pyxie C.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Fair-Medium; Dry, Sensitive

Hair: Black; Normal

Long lasting and intense pigmentation

I haven't tried the bobbi brown gel liner, because the Stila smudge pot in black works so well! If you want to use it as a shadow be quick, it dries quickly and it stays put! I love to do a cat-eye with an angled line brush. It has withstood plenty of rock concerts with just Urban Decay's EPP as a base.

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Elysia K.
Elysia K.
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Eyes: Hazel

Skin: Fair-Medium; Sensitive, Combination

Hair: Brown; Fine, Normal

I LOVE IT !

I adore these smudge pots! They work so good , they work so good for a base ! and I would recommend them ! :) you can also use this as a liner it would be great for that too

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