Stila “Eyes are the Window” to the BODY Review
Friday, 10 Oct 2014
As most of you know Stila launched a stunning 20th anniversary collection, which included a stunning collection of palettes, glosses and a mascara. You can read more about the entire collection here.
I was sent the “Body” palette, as well as one of the “Magnificent Metal Glosses” in the famous Kitten shade. My review of the gloss will be up soon.
Now let’s get to this stunning palette full of amazing highly pigmented colours.
Stila is known for its high quality butter soft eyeshadows, and this palette is no different.
First off the packaging is out of this world, housed in a rose gold compact, with an extremely good mirror. The compact firmly clicks closed, so there is no chance of it opening in a bag and making a mess.
The palette contains neutral and bright colours. I have swatched all the colours below. The shadows can be used wet or dry, although I personally wouldn’t want to use a damp brush on these shadows.
There are a few matte shadows which I felt weren’t as pigmented as the rest, but the shimmer shades are highly pigmented as you can see below. The Midnight Quartz and Tanzanite shades were the most disappointing, as they hardly showed up (second from the right and fourth from the left). My absolute favourites are black diamond and emerald (first and third from the right), as well as all the neutral shades which make a great base shadow. Black diamond and Emerald are musts for a smokey eye, which is my go to eye look. Aquamarine which is the baby blue shade is a bit intimidating to me, but I will try it in the near future.
I love the look book that comes with Stila palettes, which has interesting looks you can do with the palette. I don’t think mine will ever look as good as the look book, but a girl can dream, right?
All in all I love this palette. The shadows are soft and apply well, without much fallout. I don’t usually where bright colours, but this palette has pushed me out of my comfort zone, and I am quite enjoying it, especially for summer.
The palettes and lipglosses are currently in store, and the mascara should be in store sometime this month. You can find Stila at Stuttafords and Woolworths. Online stores such as Rubybox, Spree and Kalahari also sell Stila, although I am not sure if they are stocking this collection.
Hi There! My name is Azraa. I am a South African Beauty Blogging, Shoe-Loving, Yoga-Doing, Shopaholic Economist from Johannesburg, South Africa. Welcome to Prettiful Blog- A South African Makeup and Beauty Blog