Hi guys! If you enjoyed my Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, you’re in for a treat because now I’ve popped out two in a row. 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 eyeshadow 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).
There are twelve shades in this eyeshadow palette. There’s a great mix of matte and shimmer, although I do refer back to my Naked palettes if I want 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. You can create so many different looks with it and the pigmentation is great and lasts all day. The shades blend together so easily and they’re also very buildable for a more intense look. There are maybe two shades that would work better for blending and highlighting, but overall I’m really happy with this eyeshadow palette.
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 show what they’d be like in a mixture of both. I always find with swatches it’s hard to tell in either light what the shades will actually be like. So, I tried to get the best of both worlds!
There are so many different colour combinations and looks you can achieve with this palette. 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!
Warm, summery eye
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. 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.