Review: Stila Cosmetics 'Eyes Are The Window – Spirit' Eyeshadow Palette

Hi guys! It feels like ages since I did a beauty post or review, the last eyeshadow review being the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, and now I’ve popped out two in a row for you. The product I’m going to be showing you today is one of the ‘Eyes Are The Window‘ eyeshadow palettes from Stila.
There are three different palettes in this collection; Spirit, Soul, and Mind. It was a hard choice for me between Spirit and Soul, but in the end it was the copper packaging that made the basic bitch in me decide to go for Spirit. (For a bargain in the Boxing Day sale, may I add).
Stila eyeshadow palette spirit makeup beauty eyes are the window luxury
There are twelve shades in this palette, and for me there’s a great mix of matte and shimmer, although I do sometimes refer back to my Naked palettes if I want to go full matte. It has all the shades you’d need for a subtle nude day look, a warm holiday glow, and for a smoky evening eye. This is probably one of the most versatile palettes I’ve ever had because you can create so many different looks with it. The colour pigmentation is great and lasts all day, and the shades blend together so easily and they’re also very buildable if you want a more intense look. There are maybe two of the shades that would work better for blending and highlighting, but all in all I’m really happy with this palette.
Stila eyeshadow palette spirit makeup beauty eyes are the window luxury

1st Column: Kitten, Oasis, Wheat, Chinois | 2nd Column: Puppy, Jezebel, Golightly, Slate | 3rd Column: Pigalle, Barefoot, Espresso, Pewter

Here are some swatches of the shades. I stood in-between the bedroom light and the window to try and show what they’d be like in a mixture of both, because I always find with swatches it’s so hard to tell one way or the other what the shades will actually be like. So, I tried to get the best of both worlds!
Stila Spirit Eyeshadow Swatches Eyes are the window makeup beauty luxury
Stila Spirit Eyeshadow Swatches Eyes are the window makeup beauty luxuryStila Spirit Eyeshadow Swatches Eyes are the window makeup beauty luxury
There are so many different colour combinations and looks you can achieve with this palette because even though some of them aren’t that similar, all the colours work really well together. I’m going camping in a few months time and I feel that this palette has everything I could possibly need, so it will definitely be coming with me!
Another thing I love about this palette is that it’s got literally the best mirror ever. You can actually see your entire face in it. This is the first time EVER that I’ve preferred using a mirror on an actual product rather than my actual vanity mirror.
Below are some of the looks you can achieve with this palette.
(CAN WE JUST IGNORE HOW SEXY IT LOOKS WHEN MY EYELIDS ARE TWO DIFFERENT COLOURS. I WAS LAZY AND COULDN’T BE ARSED TO DO BOTH THE SAME THEN HAVE TO TAKE IT OFF AGAIN TO DO THE NEXT ONE ETC. I also hadn’t done my hair and I just generally look a bit gormless. You understand.) I tried to get photos under all different lighting – some of them looked awful, some looked alright, so there’s a bit of a mishmash for you to enjoy!
So first, on my right eye I went for a warm toned summer eye. I used chinois, jezebel, pigalle, and barefoot.
Then for more of a day look on the left. Send nudes plz. I used chinois, kitten, wheat, oasis, puppy, and golightly.
Finally I went for a smoky evening eye. I used chinois, slate, espresso, and pewter. I actually did this over the nude look on my left eye, so it’s great for going from a day to night look.
Well played, Stila. Well played.



  1. February 6, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    I really love the shade names in this palette.
    Can we just talk about Oasis, Kitten and Wheat?! Oh my god,they’re such beautiful shades!
    I know if I owned this palette I’d be drawn to Jezebel the most.
    Great post x
    Louisa |

  2. February 8, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    I’m so drawn to Oasis & Golightly! Aside from the fact they’re beaut, I think Golightly speaks to me because Breakfast at Tiffany’s <3 I'M SOLD. xx

  3. February 9, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Oh wow, this palette is gorgeous and all the shades seem so pigmented X

  4. March 2, 2018 / 9:10 am

    So beautiful, I need this palette! Also have you still not watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s because we need to rectify this if so??? xx

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