I have a love/hate relationship with eye shadow palettes really. On the one hand there’s usually a beautifully designed product, almost an art form in many cases, filled with amazing colours and stunningly gorgeous product. On the other hand, most palettes have several colours you love and at least one or two you don’t so I hate that wasted pan.
The Stila palette is a piece of art I reckon. Its copper coloured casing is shiny and bright (I’m a sucker for shiny) and it has a good size mirror in it. It’s heavy and solid and oozes quality. Almost all the colours in it are nothing short of breathtaking and when you put all that together, it really is a glorious piece of cosmetic heaven.
I bought the ‘Body’ colour option which is primarily warm lavenders with some delicate creams and a couple of other complimentary colours. I paid $78 for it from Mecca so it’s not a cheap option. With that said though, you do get 12 colour pans so that makes each shadow only $6.50. You cant complain about that especially when you get such a gorgeous palette and mirror for that price too.
While I love 10 of these colours, there are 2 colours in it that don’t blow my whistles. The bright green is a little too glary for my liking. I tend to like subtle and pretty colours, but this green seems a bit too ‘in your face’ for such a sweet and delicate palette colour range. The other colour that doesn’t do it for me is the dark gun metal grey. It’s a bit too dark, a bit too heavy for my liking and again, doesn’t seem to fit with the subtle delicacy of the other colours in this otherwise gorgeous palette.
That aside, this palette is nothing short of heaven on a stick! I’ve never ventured into the lavender, purple eye shadow colours so this was a new experience for me. The powders themselves are buttery and creamy with a level of pigment you’d expect from a high end product. They blend like a dream and there’s virtually not fall out either. The colour lasts all day and didn’t need touching up at all.
I have to say, this palette has quickly become my total current obsession. I’d really like to buy one of the other 3 palettes in this range (heck what am I saying, maybe all of them!) Stila has one titled ‘Mind’, one called ‘Spirit’ and the last one is ‘Soul’. Each palette has a lovely range of complimentary shades and the compacts are silver, copper or gold depending on which one you get. They each come with a great little pamphlet with ideas for different looks you can get from the same palette and I found that a great inspiration to out different shade combinations.
All in all, even though in my current palette, there’s 2 colours I probably wont ever use, I love, love, love this product. Definitely a thumbs up from me.
What’s your fav eye shadow palette? Please comment below with the product you love best.
Smiles and hugs,