When it comes to eyeshadow palettes I can’t deny that it is often just two or three colours that catch my attention and the rest I just contend with or never use. Needless to say I have a fair few palettes like this so when I do find one where I use every single colour (not all at once I might add), then it is going to be at the top of my stash and this is exactly the case with the Stila Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette in Soul.
The inspiration behind this palette is that true beauty comes from within and there are four colour-ways available, Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit. I was instantly drawn to Soul, not just because it is has a lovely selection of warm, neutral shades but also because I love the concept of the eyes being the window of the soul and luckily this eyeshadow palette does not disappoint.
With 12 gorgeous shades encapsulated in a sleek gold-coloured compact which comes equipped with a mirror, this palette is quite literally what I would call “an all you need” palette and ideal for when you want to travel. At £30 I think this is really good value for money, especially as the mix of mattes, shimmers and crease shades makes the transition from day-to night effortless. Below is a breakdown of the shades by row:
Light – A matte cream, ideal as a base or to highlight the brow bone.
Individual – My go to crease shade as it’s a matte, light chocolate-brown.
Being – Matte dark brown and another crease shade. I sometimes mix Individual and Being together.
Kitten – a champagne shimmer with pink undertones. My favourite and great as an inner corner highlight as well as all over the lids.
Affection – rose gold shimmer.
Character – charcoal-toned dark brown with a rose gold shimmer running through it.
Thought – a greyish taupe which is a shimmer. This reminds me of Mac’s Satin Taupe but with less of a purple undertone.
Heart – a matte, dusty lilac-grey. Great for a crease shade and pairs nicely with Thought.
Peace – a shimmery bronze and copper toned brown.
Vitality – pale gold shimmer.
Substance -shimmery silver with a dark grey undertone.
Essence – a staple matte black.
I’m happy with the pigmentation of all the eyeshadows and you can easily mix and layer the colours on top of each other – they just complement each other so well. My favourite day time look is Kitten on the lids, Light on the brow bone and Individual blended into the crease. To glam things up I love Vitality on the lids, Affection and Peace to smoke things out with a mix of Individual and Being blended into the crease, Essence applied as an eyeliner and Kitten as an inner corner highlight – simple!
Have you tried this before and do you have any palettes where you use all the colours? I’d love to know. x