Stila Naturaleyes eye shadow paletteIf there's one thing I don't need it's yet another nude eye shadow palette but whilst I was doing my Christmas shopping this Stila Naturaleyes palette actually jumped right into my basket and forced me to buy it. There were threats, my arm was twisted and there was just no way I could say no
The packaging won me over cos it's so natural and simple looking. Who knew cardboard could look this good?
I'd swatched the colours in the shop and fell in love with them straight away but suffered a little twinge of buyers remorse when I used this the next morning. There was a lot of fall-out when I applied some of these shadows (Kitten and Champagne are the worst offenders, they also happen to be my two favourite shades) so this can be really annoying to use. Nothing gets on my nerves more than my under-eye area getting covered in loose eye shadow cos it's so hard to tidy up. Some of the shades are like loosely packed talcum powder and others are dense, rich and seriously pigmented. The extent to which the textures differed really surprised - and slightly annoyed - me
The range of colours is awesome, for a relatively small palette they've squeezed in a great mix of light, medium and dark shades so it's easy to create a pretty daytime look or a serious smokey evening look. Oh and there are matte and shimmery shades! I'm a sucker for shimmery, glittery, shiny things but I like the option of nice matte shades too... Even if I'll only use them once in a blue moon
I love the little Glimmersticks by Stila and this one is no exception! The colour is great as it gives real definition to my eyes but doesn't leave them looking too dark… I prefer a relatively subtle look for during the day so this works a treat. There aren’t enough eye liners that stay in place all day long so this is pretty high up in my list of favourites because it doesn't budge till you tell it to (with eye makeup remover)
Overall I'd give this palette a respectable 7 outta 10; the loose, lightly packed shadows let it down but the colours make it worth having
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