If you are into makeup, you likely have more neutral eyeshadow palettes than you can possibly use up in your entire life. However, one important makeup product missing from my collection is a great eye AND cheek palette! Stila introduced the Perfect Me Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette ($51) for Summer 2016 and I'm obsessed!
The palette contains 5 eyeshadow shades and 2 blush shades for a total of 14g of product. There are four palettes in total and they are each created based on a skin tone!
Packaging: Stila has gone through a couple phases of packaging changes, but they've settled on this beautiful champagne color scheme for all their products now. It's very elegant although difficult for bloggers to photograph! The palette is housed in a heavy duty plastic case with a full size mirror inside and the palette closes with a very satisfying click.
Here you can see, each of the shades is given a specific purpose. This can help beginners with placing the product and provides a guideline for a no thinking needed flawless face. The base, crease and liner shades are mattes. The lid shade is a shimmer and the highlighter is a matte with glitter. The two blush shades are both of a satin finish.
I love Ambitious so much as it's the perfect one shadow shade. The blush on the bottom right is also exactly my jam! My cheeks are naturally red so I always prefer a blush that's deeper in color and can double as a contour and I'm so in love with Angelic!
Formulation: The formula of all of the shades are A+! Every shade was smooth, pigmented, easy to blend, and provides true to pan color. Although the shades are not the most unique, you'll be wanting to reach for these over and over again.
Here is the eye look I created by following their instructions!
1) Apply base all over the lid.
2) Sweep the lid shade just above the crease
3) Use the crease shade just in the outer corner
4) Connect the top and bottom lashlines with the liner shade. Smudge it out with the crease shade.
The crease shade looks very red in the pan and swatch but it is such a perfect match for my skin when applied! It creates the most natural contours even though I don't a traditional crease. I can just imagine how good it would look if you had a deeper eye socket!
On a day to day basis, I would just use the lid shade and then the liner shade but skip all the other steps! To create a more dramatic look, I would sweep the liner shade all across the lid and then gradually blend out with lighter shades.
To finish off the look I used:
-Stila Poreless Putty Perfector with the Stila Wonder Brush
-Stila Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner in Smoky Quartz Ink
I can see this palette being a staple in any beginner's bag! The quality of every shade is amazing and you can tell a lot of thought went into creating the perfect combination. Although the color is not very unique, it is meant to be an easy to use palette that creates the perfect natural flawless look.
For us beauty lovers, I think this is an absolute essential as well! I know the shades look very standard, but quality over quantity or trend or uniqueness in this case. If I were to travel, I would definitely grab this as it includes my eye AND cheek needs! Or if you are the type of person that likes to touch up, this would find a comfortable spot in your purse or desk. I highly highly recommend this palette!
On a side note, the Stila Stay All Day foundation has been repackaged! It now comes in a tube that you press down and the product dispenses up! Super cool. I was sent the shade Fair so unfortunately it was too light for me to test.
What are your favorite Stila products? How many neutral eye shadow palettes do you have?
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and beautyBOUTIQUE.ca starting May 2016
Stila Modern Goddess Collection- Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector, Huge Extreme Mascara