This is my first Stila purchase! How exciting, right? I even splurged on a palette! What sold me on this particular palette is that they are all matte. Finally! I just wanted a palette with no useless silver shimmer in it, and here it is! Check out my video tutorial using this lovely palette!
Not only does this palette not include a useless shimmer I will never wear, it includes an eyeliner that I will actually use! Score! The eyeliner is a creamy deep smoky grey which I am actually loving. It really ties the whole palette together, and it’s not a thoughtless black that they just threw in. Cheers to that!
The shade of this “smudge stick” is “Honeymoon”. It is very lovely and creamy! Not a huge fan of the twisty pencils, though…
I must apologize for how sickly my skin looks in the swatches pictured above. Not sure what’s going on there. Anyway. These shadows have a nice, creamy texture that blend surprisingly well. I am really loving every single shade. “Air” and “Wind” are perfect for highlighting under the brow or brightening up the lid. “Wind” is just a tad more beige than “Air” is. I love variety! “Clay” and “Desert” are some seriously magical blending shades! I would also use them if I was doing a really soft look in my crease with minimal eyeliner. I believe that the previous sentence is a fragment and grammatically incorrect, but it’s too hard to fix. You know what I mean.
Now, THESE colors are no joke!! SO pigmented and so gorgeous. What really caught my eye about this palette was “Fire”. It is a beautiful burnt orange. It reminds me of “Persia” from Nars. I wasn’t quite ready to drop $30 on a single orange shadow from Nars, so I figured this $36 palette would curb my craving. The Nars shade is more red than “Fire” is. I love sweeping it on my bottom lash line. “Driftwood” and “Rain” are SO pretty! Neutral-y cool taupe shades. When I first looked at “Smoke”, I honestly didn’t think I would wear it. Until I swatched it! I had no idea it had some deep blue in it. “Ebony” is pretty much a muted standard black, nothing that special about it, but I’ll take it.
For $36, Stila really created a lovely, versatile palette. I don’t love it’s packaging. I feel like I lose a lot of product between the cracks of the different colors. I know that sounds anal and absurd, but I wish it looked a little bit more form-fitting (for a lack of better term). Other than that, I would actually repurchase this thing! I rarely say that about palettes. Nice one, Stila!