Today I visited SOHO for the first time! 🙂 Although it was my first visit to this south-west part of Manhattan, my friend and I were wandering around aimlessly haha.
I managed to find Jill Stuart around 11:07am? and the door was still locked at the time so we moved on. Around lunchtime, we stopped by Sanctuary Tea and reveled in the joy of fellow Americans (in nearby restaurants) as USA scored a goal against Algeria! Wow, what an experience. I have never shared the excitement of a goal with so many people (particularly with the older crowd of 20s-40s, some drinking away but importantly, cheering)!
Regardless, as I had hoped, I purchased my first Jill Stuart product! :D♥
Sorry about the color of the packaging! In real life it is almost a rose-pink rather than this borderline-nude pink.
The material of the case surprised me. I expected a more luxe, cool-to-the-touch, metal packaging, but was rewarded with a metal-plastic casing. Compared to a tube of Chanel Rouge Coco, I expected this palette to be somewhat heavy, but was happy that it was not as big of a burden to carry.
Besides having the Jill Stuart protective film here, I used my camera’s Sunny white balance.
Here is the camera’s Cloudy white balance setting.
Hopefully these last two pictures did not totally confuse anyone, but I’ll say that the 2nd picture produces better color for all the shades in the palette except for the gold. The gold is a lot lighter in real life, not that tan-bronzey? gold color that is shown.
Here are swatches of my first Jill Stuart palette! 🙂
The texture is DIVINE as countless others before me have said, and the shimmer has such a maturity to it that it is really pleasing, haha. Overall, I am extremely ecstatic about my purchase and I am eager to get my hands on a Jill Stuart dress sometime soon!
P.S. Girls’ Generation (SNSD) also loves Jill Stuart dresses, specifically Tiffany. During Factory Girl, a reality-TV type of show that had the girls working or interning? at Elle Girl Korea. Four of them, Tiffany, Jessica, Sooyoung and Yuri flew to NYC and visited Clinique Headquarters and Jill Stuart herself! 😀 Tiffany proceeded to gush to Jill Stuart about how she (they?) LOVED Jill Stuart LOL!
BTW, there were two girls at Jill Stuart, but sometime after my friend and I approached the Jill Stuart makeup, the other employee left… Anyway, she wrapped my purchase in Jill Stuart tissue paper and sealed it with a sticker.