When it comes to everyday makeup we all have favorite shades. I’m referring to the colors you hit pan on before even breaking the surface of the surrounding shadows and the flattering tones that effortlessly enhance the eyes to create signature looks. If you haven’t tried the pigments from Stila yet, you are missing out on some serious gorgeousness! Since receiving the Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Collection I’ve been using it on a weekly basis and I’ve recently been playing around with the Eyes Are The Window Palette - designed to illuminate your inner beauty.
The shadows are encased within a beautiful jewel inspired rose gold compact with magnetic closure and a large mirror that fills the entire lid. The box also includes a lookbook designed by Stila’s Executive Director of Creative Artistry should you need a little inspiration or guidance.
What I love most about the pigments is the intensity I can achieve without much effort or layering and the superb quality! The collection I have called Spirit includes 12 of Stila’s iconic shades and if you get your hands on these silky, shimmers they will probably become your newest obsession! Each shade is very wearable with an array of dazzling every day hues and a row of deep contrasting colors to offset, balance and create depth. You can go light and fresh, mid tone or even smokey and the shadows mix, match and pair well in almost any combination!
Every time I open a new Stila palette and run my finger across the smooth, rich pigment there is a wave of excitement and anticipation. Before the swatch even slides across the back of my hand I know it’s going to be good and truth be told, it always is! These amazing colors have saturated, pure color pay-off so you don’t even need a primer or base to enhance them. The shadows apply effortlessly and smooth with no creasing or flaking and they stay bold and in place all day without the slightest hint fading.
The color range includes some of my all-time favorites and the array of rose and yellow gold tones mixed with vibrant cranberry, bronze, silver, taupe and cream compliments every complexion from light to dark. The deepest hue is a soft black that pairs well with every shadow to contour and shape the crease. The addition of a deep red-brown would have been handy to have but I get by just fine without it. Most of the shadows have a degree of shimmer (some more than others) but there are also two mattes - taupe/beige and cream.