Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Stila In the Moment Eye Shadow Palette

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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This past December, 2013, I went to the Stila Warehouse Sale. If you live in Los Angeles or close, they have a warehouse sale twice a year in June and December.

This was my haul. For this post, I'm actually going to the focus on the In the Moment Eye Shadow Palette.
Product Review: Stila In the Moment Eye Shadow Palette

Where to purchase: Sephora, ULTA, department stores and online at stilacosmetics.com
Price: $39 for 0.49 oz/ 14 g

Made in USA

Description from the website: The In the Moment eye shadow palette is a stunning collection of Stila's award-winning eye shadows, featuring a mix of pretty purples and ultra-wearable, neural shades that flatter every skin tone and can be worn wet or dry.

The palette also includes an exclusive Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Tetra, a deep shimmery purple.

Also included: An eight page look book with comprehensive application tips and tricks.

Shades include:
* Instinct - light baby pink with pink & white shimmer
* Desire - soft, creamy mid-tone pink
* Impulse - pale lavender with lavender shimmer
* Wonder - mid-tone flesh pink with shimmer
* Glance - intense violet with shimmer
* Spontaneous - soft beige-gold with shimmer
* Improvise - deep plum with pink sparkle
* Whim - soft warm reddish-brown with shimmer
* Catalyst - black with pink sparkle
* Captivate - mid-tone purple-brown with golden pearl
Ingredients:
Click on the picture to see the original size.
Thoughts: In all honesty, I did not buy this palette. The first 25 people in line received a gift and we got this palette. It was well worth waking up early to wait in the cold.
Here's how the palette looks. It's one of those cardboard boxes. I know some people are not fans but I actually don't mind. Plus, aren't the hearts on the front cute!?!?
Here's how it looks when you open the palette.
It comes with 10 eyeshadows and 1 eyeliner. I'm not planning on talking about the eyeliner. I'm going to review it in a future post.
Here's a closer look at one of the eyeshadows. Isn't the color gorgeous!?!? It's so my color.
The palette also came with a "how-to lookbook."
Here's a picture of one of the looks. Most of the looks are on the purple side.

Now for the swatches of the palette...
Here's the first 3 colors from the first row from left to right; Instinct, Impulse, and Glance.
The last 2 colors from the first row from left to right; Improvise and Catalyst.
The first 3 colors from the second row from left to right; Desire, Wonder, Spontaneous.
The last 2 colors from the second row from left to right; Whim and Captivate.

Now for looks I did with this palette...
Look #1:
I wore Wonder on the lids and blended it out with Captivate and Whim on the outer V and crease.
Here's an overall look with NYX Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie in Pink Bikini.

Look #2:
I wore Spontaneous on the lids and blended it out with Whim on the outer V and crease.
Here's an overall look.

Look #3:
I wore Instinct on the lids, blended it out with Whim on the outer V and crease, and added a touch of Impulse on the outer half lid.
Here's an overall look. I usually don't wear purple but this is as much purple I'll add onto my eye look. I'm also wearing NYX Butter Lipstick in Pops.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, I'm not a big fan of purple like I said above but I still like this palette. It's very gorgeous! I definitely love the colors in the second row. Those are my typical colors I wear in daily basis. With that said, the eyeshadows are pigmented and last all day long. They do not crease and it stays vibrant. Secondly, most of the eyeshadows in the palette are shimmery either with or without sparkles. The sparkles are not that noticeable on the eyes or at least to me. It also comes with two matte eyeshadows. It's a very versatile palette and you can create non-stop looks. Finally, they're easy to apply and it goes on smoothly. I also found them easy to blend. What more can you ask from a palette!

Pros:
* Comes with 10 eyeshadows; matte, shimmery, and with sparkles.
* Travel-friendly.
* Easy to apply and blend.
* Pigmented.
* Does not crease.
* Lasts all day long.

Cons:
* Half of the palette has purple eyeshadows (this is my con not anyone else).

Would repurchase: Yes, actually I want the other palettes in the same line.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws


Other Stila eyeshadow palettes reviewed/swatch:

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

8 comments:

Denysia Yu said...

Please do a review on the single mineral eyeshadows. I have a couple of them in my Stila palette, but I'm looking to purchase a couple more! :)

Lena L said...

The palette has a lot of pretty colors!
Those purples caught my eyes, of course. ;D

Lucie said...

The colors are very lovely! I'm not a fan of purple color either but I find that it suits you very well!

Ahleessa said...

I didn't purchase any single mineral eyeshadows, but I've heard great things about them. You should definitely purchase them.

Ahleessa said...

I can see you wearing the purple colors. ;)

Ahleessa said...

Thank you! I cannot pull off purple that well unless their on the darker side. What colors do you normally wear?

Lucie said...

I normally wear brown colors. I love neutral looks!

Ahleessa said...

Ahhh~ You're like me *hi-5*!... hehe~

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