First off – apologies for going AWOL for a bit – I’ve recently started my first job as a journalist at a local newspaper and to stay it has been kicking my butt would be putting it lightly. But anyway – let’s get into my review…
When I first came across this palette it was love at first sight- and that was before I had even looked at the eyeshadows! The Stila Eyes are the Window palettes are just gorgeous – a sturdy rose gold package with their embossed logo on the front. It’s glamorous and classy and I feel so chic whenever I pull it out of my makeup bag.
It’s not the most affordable palette, at R495,00 it was way out of my budget but luckily for me my mom loves beautiful makeup just as much as I do! She purchased it and I immediately began playing around with it.
The shade range in this palette is so beautiful and diverse that it’s so easy to great so many different looks. The shadows are so smooth and buttery with very little kick-up. The shadows very definitely feel high quality.
Kitten, Puppy and Jezebel are such beautiful transition shades and I find that I’m always searching for this palette in my drawer, even if it’s just to use one shade. They blend beautifully and I would happily pay money for these shades over and over again.
The maroon shade,Pigalle, is one of my absolute favourites. The colour payoff is exactly what I desire in a red shade and I think this is a shade I will most definitely hit pan on.
Not a Favourite
I do however have a couple of gripes with this palette. For me, the darker shades are nowhere near as pigmented as I had expected and I often find myself disappointed with the colour payoff. Espresso and Pewter I found particularly difficult to work with as they just look so wishy-washy on my lids (primer and all). If I’m looking for a deep brown shade I’d much rather reach for my #SlaysForDays palette from Swiitch beauty ( you can check out my review here)
Overall, I think this is a divine palette to add to your collection but it’s not an absolute essential palette to me. I love it for travelling because it’s so versatile and it’s a perfect palette to keep in your bag for an on-the-go look. For R495 I do think it’s a bit pricey for something that I’m not dying to use every single day but if you have a bit of cash to spend on some beautiful makeup I’d definitely recommend this!