Friday, October 21, 2011

Stila Naturaleyes/In the Light Eyeshadow Palette

I just discovered the new Stila Naturaleyes shadow palette when visiting my local Sephora (Sephora.com has this palette listed as the In the Light Palette for some reason) and decided to pick it up because the colors looked very wearable, while still offering options to create a dramatic smoky eye. The Stila Naturaleyes palette comes with 10 eyeshadows and 1 waterproof eyeliner all in a neat little package. When I got this palette home and started playing around with the colors, I started noticing how the shadow colors were in the same color family as the Urban Decay Naked Palette (swatches soon to come) Eyeshadows. Check out the pics and review below:


Top Row: Damsel Liner,  Bare, Kitten, Bliss, Sunset, Sandstone Bottom Row: Champagne, Gilded Gold, Luster, Night Sky, Ebony

Left Column: Champagne, Gilded Gold, Luster, Night Sky, Ebony Right Column: Bare, Kitten, Bliss, Sunset, Sandstone

Damsel eyeliner


The colors in the top row of swatches were a little lackluster and didn't have much pigmentation with the exceptions of Sunset and Kitten. The entire bottom row was pretty good in the color payoff department. The bottom row also fared well to blending. My only problem is that these shadows, especially the shimmery ones have MAJOR fall out issues. The problem was so bad that some of the shimmer shadow got in my sister's eyes (and caused some eye irritation) when she used this palette. The texture on a few of these shadows was not the creamiest either (kind of chalky actually), which deducted lots of points from this palette. The eyeliner in Damsel, was just your typical matte brown liner, nothing special here folks.

I would say PASS on this palette if you already own the UD Naked Palette & if you don't already own the Naked Palette PASS on the Naturaleyes palette and buy the UD Naked Palette. Honestly, the colors in the Naked Palette are much better quality, apply much better, and actually stay put compared to the Stila shadows. The cost of this palette is $39, however for $9 more you can pick up the UD Naked Palette which includes 12 eyeshadows, eyeshadow brush, travel size primer potion, and a much sturdier/luxurious mirrored velvet case.

2 comments:

  1. Oh dear, hope your sister is okie now. The UD Naked Palette has a few colors with fallout, but I guess it's not as bad as the Stila one. The UD one is definitely the better deal.

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  2. Thanks Bun Bun, my sister's eye got better by the next day :) I definitely agree, the issues with the UD palette aren't nearly as bad as Stila's issues and by far a much better deal.

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