Stila Eyes Are The Window - Mind Palette

Besides a couple of eye pencils from Stila, I've never ventured too much into the brand. I do prefer when shopping high end to be able to go into a store and have look, so I've never bothered too much. When I was offered to have the opportunity to try the Eyes Are The Window palette, I thought why not. 4 different palettes ( each with 12 shadows )care available, I was sent the Mind palette. Spoiler : Which I love.

Stila says "Inspired by the spiritual idea that true beauty comes from within, each one has 12 luxurious eye shadows to enhance your inner beauty."

-The mind quote within the palette.
The Palette
The packaging, shades, swatches.

It comes in a reflective mirror, gold finished casing with a large mirror in the inside lid. Which makes it suitable if you're on the go or just when you're applying your eye or face wherever, it's a generous size. The name of the shades you'll find on the bottom of the outer casing. It can look a little untidy once finger marks get over it but hey, can't be that lazy to not wipe them off it's a bother.
Top Row
Reason. Instinct. Brilliance.
Second Row
Thinker. Observation. Imagination.
Third Row
Creativity. Wit. Genius.
Fourth Row
Intellect. Perception. Understanding.

First Impressions
For those who prefer matte finishes, you'll like this also if you prefer shades that are quite earthy, nude, slate tones and purples. This is perfect for you. What I loved about this palette was the fact that not only is it purely matte, the colours felt very 90s.

The formula may be an issue for some mainly due to how or what type of primer you may use. Primer wise I use MAC paint in Untitled, the primer has to be not too creamy because I've found the formula with the shadows are very firm, so if your primer is very creamy and sticking on your eyes once you pat or sweep the eyeshadow across it'll just stick. It won't be easy to blend. Unless that's your thing, I prefer to make sure I blend my primer in and then apply a little shadow onto my brush and pat it on and build as I need too. Sometimes I prefer to use a blending brush to move it across the lid as it gives a softer appearance. Out of the colours I use Perception, Wit, Understanding, Intellect and Creativity a lot.

Overall, I always reach for it for a daily look. The colours work for me for a wash of colour on the lid when I want a neutral lid to go with a strong lip or anything else. I can't fault it!

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