Stila are one of my favourite eyeshadow brands, so I when I read about the new Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette over on Antonia’s blog, I knew I needed to try one of them. The Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palettes are available in a total of four shade options to reflect skintone; Fair/Light, Light/Medium, Medium/Tan and Tan/Deep with each palette costing £28 and containing a mixture of eyeshadows and blushes. From the four shade options available, I have the Medium/Tan palette which I assumed wouldn’t match my porcelain skintone but I wouldn’t let the shade names put you off as I think they’re actually rather versatile and I’m very pleasantly surprised.
The palette contains four eyeshadows, a base and two blushes according to the bottom of the palette where there’s an handy guide labelling where each shade can be used but obviously you can use the shades wherever you want to. Alongside the four eyeshadows (swatched below) there is Curious which is labelled as a Base shade but I think it would work as an highlighter on medium/tan skintones, and on me it’s actually a pretty dusky pink blusher with a slight cool undertone, which could almost be used as a contour except it’s a little shimmery.
The two blushes within the palette; Inspiring and Mysterious are both intensely pigmented with Inspiring being a burnt copper with a golden shimmer shift, and Mysterious being a deep pinky brown matte. The pigmentation of the blushes is pretty intense so I have to be very sparing when it comes to application or it’s clown cheek central but deeper skintones won’t need to be so careful. All three shades are very pretty, and I would use Curious and Mysterious on both my eyes and cheeks and I like that this palette offers such versatility.
For me, the stars within the palette are most definitely the eyeshadows; they are beyond beautiful. The palest in the quad is Captivating which is the highlight shade and is a beigey champagne shade with a satin finish, then Feisty is a dark chocolate brown matte which is the crease shade. The bottom shades within the quad are Daring which is the most beautiful rose gold shimmer for the lid shade, and Magnetic a deep matte purple for the liner shade. The shadows are amazingly pigmented; even the mattes, and the shimmers are very soft but not too soft that they crumble all over your cheeks during application. My particular favourites would have to be Daring and Magnetic as they’re both so pretty but there isn’t a shade in the whole palette that’s disappointing or one I wouldn’t use.
I think the Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palettes are really great value for £28 when you consider you have your shadows, highlight, liner and blushes all covered in the one palette with an handy mirror within the lid. The packaging alone is stunning just like all Stila products with a gold plastic casing with a subtle leopard print on the lid and the palette itself is nice and compact making it the perfect travel companion. Like Antonia alluded to within her review, I think the Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palettes are a much better option in terms of quality, quantity and versatility than the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette which is £49 and contains a lot less product.
What do you think of the new Stila palettes?