Brilliant Beauty Idea: Stila's Talking Palette

05/03/2007 at 03:00 PM ET

If you’ve ever wondered how to recreate the perfect smoky eye that you’ve seen on stars like Jennifer Lopez, you’re not alone. The much-loved makeup brand Stila discovered that “how do you create a smoky eye” was the number one question among Sephora shoppers, so they created an ingenious solution! Not only does their new Smoky Eye Palette have four wearable shades needed for a dramatic eye along with illustrated instructions, but the shadow set actually talks to you. Press a button, and a makeup artist will talk you through the process, even telling you when to switch brushes. Get your own for a limited time at for $40.

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faith on

that is so cool! but alas, that is not in my budget!

Julie on

Neat idea!! I hope the next innovation is a makeup artist stepping out of the compact and doing it for you :)

Brenda G. on

What will they think of next?! Talking make-up—it’s sooo science fiction! ( On the other hand, I like nothing better than to stroll through the aisles at Sephora so I’ll be sure to check out Stila’s talking palette.)

j on

great idea for those of us (like me) who are inept at makeup application, but i’d still find some way to screw it up! :(

h on

What a fabulous idea! I’ve always loved the smokey eyed look, but I tend to end up looking more like a raccoon than JLo.

Just wish it were a little cheaper…

kim on

hey if u go to the website u can listen to the tips, so u can buy cheaper makeup and listen to it over the internet haha

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