Why aren't there more reviews for this?
Anyway. This is the perfect. neutral. matte. palette. ever. I am not kidding. I have been looking a lot into matte palettes before I bought this one - Meet Matt(e) did not appeal to me, Too Faced's Matte Palette looked super dull. I settled on this one. It had such perfect colours for everyday and such earthy tones - in fact, even the names are earthy!
I reach for this more that I reach for my Naked 1. I have just been into matte eye looks lately.
Let me just say that that one orange shade - Fire - is so freaking versatile? You don't even need to use it as an overall lid colour. Add a tiny tiny smidgen of it on a blending brush if you feel like your shadows are too cool or looking a little blah - and I promise you, this shade will brighten and warm up any look instantly. Fire is such a fitting name. It's such a standout shade.
Only downside (not for me though) is that this palette is predominantly very, very neutral except for the orange If you love colour, this is not for you. The colours here are basically shades of white, cream, shades of brown, black, grey and an orange.
Oh. Staying power. I can't comment on it since my eyelids DO NOT FORGIVE ANYTHING! I always wear a combo of UDPP + Soft Ochre paint pot as soon as I found out it stopped the crazy shadow creasing. But these are my lids' fault.
Anyway, if you're looking for an all-matte, neutral, everyday palette - this is it. Look no further.
great for day- night. sophisticated matte colors, cant go wrong. perfect for creasings. i'd say this is better for day time/office/ school or lunch...might want to go for naked palette for night time as naked is more pigmented. stila is not as pigmented (when one takes a picture, it is not as wow bam as naked shows up on camera). packaging isnt very luxurious/high end...almost juvenile looking..but it stays at home/travel. great price for all the colors. slim packaging which is a plus just cheap cardboard. overall, would purchase again as it is a staple and goes on beautifully and the results are polished.
I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this palette. It's an all-matte earthy eyeshadow palette. The names of the eyeshadows are Earth, Wind, Fire.. etc. On the palette, the colors range from beige to dark browns. On the eyes, these colors create the most natural, smokey look. There's a hint of warm undertones in these shadows, bringing out the color on my Asian skin.
The scary brick red color turned out to be absolutely gorgeous and easy-to-wear! I put it all over on my small Asian-eye crease, and the bright orange brick color brings out my skin. AND YEP, I wore this to work!
This is my HG palette. For that, I'd be totally open to ALL Stila palettes!!
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this palette yet! This is a fantastic neutrals palette- and definitely one of my favorites! Perfect for taking on vacation- because everything you need is included in one palette. There are light colors for lids & brow bone, and medium colors for crease, and darker colors for lining. Perfection in one palette! I love that the colors are matte and satin and not sparkly & glittery. Perfect for mature eyelids! The colors apply and blend beautifully, too. If this is still available (I bought mine last summer) and you are a fan of neutral eyeshadows, I highly recommend it!
LOVE love love this palette. It is so nice to have such a wide variety of matte colours, they are so hard to come by!
The texture of these are top notch. Not a single colour is chalky and they are well pigmented. There is not a single shadow that I haven't used and there is a nice selection of warm and cool tones. The colours work well together but are versatile enough that they can be used with other items from your stash.
I have had mine for 2 months or so and haven't used the smudgestick that comes with it but that is more personal preference than anything. It is a gorgeous smooth grey and I am sure I will make good use of it one day.
Some are turned off by the cardboard packaging but I actually think it's great. It would be great for travelling because it is nice and light and has such variety. If you ever drop it, the impact would be absorbed by the cardboard and would be less likely to shatter. It is fairly sturdy as cardboard goes and I also have had the In The Garden palette for over a year and it had held up great.
The value is fantastic. $50 CAD for 10 shadows which retail here for $26 and a full size liner that retails at $26 as well.
I can see this being a great buy for someone who needs more matte shadows or who needs office-friendly makeup.
I doubt I will ever need to replace mine but I would if I ever lost it or used it up.
I've been on a quest for the perfect neutral shadow palette for a couple of years now, ever since I lost my beloved Senna Hot Chocolates palette (probably left it at a hotel somewhere, stupid me). And I probably will still keep buying matte neutrals, but the In the Know palette has served me quite well over the past few months as I travel. The rather large magnet-closing compact includes ten completely matte shadows in fairly generous pans, as well as a Smudgestick in Halfmoon, a dark neutral gray. No brush is included, but that will not bother any serious MUAer with her own assortment of brushes. A decent-sized mirror is under the lid.
The colors, left to right, top to bottom, are:
Air (pale pale beige, almost but not quite white)
Wind (pale pale apricot; this and Air are your highlighters)
Desert (light teddy bear brown)
Clay (light rosy terra cotta, my favorite of the ten)
Earth (dark chocolate brown)
Driftwood (medium cool brown)
Fire (University of Texas burnt orange--I won't be using this one)
Rain (slightly darker rose brown, great in the crease with Clay or Desert)
Smoke (dark slightly warm gray, warmer than the Halfmoon smudgestick)
Ebony (flat black; this and Earth are your liners)
The colors are buttery soft and smooth and blend very nicely. The Smudgestick is also quite soft and easy to draw with. I tend not to smudge the Smudgestick, ironically enough, but it does what I want it to do on both uppers and lowers, which is go on without pulling my eye skin and then staying put all day.
The only negatives I have about this palette are: a) it's too big for my makeup bag, which is not Stila's fault; and b) the slot holding the Smudgestick should have a pull-up ribbon on it, as it's difficult sometimes getting the liner out of the slot. I guess after carrying around Meet Matt(e) by the Balm, with its Chiclet-sized pans set too close together, I should be happy this is such a spacious, generous palette.
If the makeup goddesses told me I could never buy another shadow palette again, I would be okay with that.
I'm surprised there aren't more reviews for this!
This is a great palette, especially if you were like me and had NO matte eyeshadows pretty much. My main palette was the UD Naked which is mostly sparkles so this is a good companion to that (better than the NAKED BASICS IMO). Matte eyeshadows are one of those things that you can't really find good ones in the drugstore. Worth the money, 35$ on amazon (for 10 decent sized high end shadows)
These are super buttery and pigmented and aren't chalky like most mattes. I wear them with UDPP. I also LOVE the smell oddly enough.. The shadows are named after elements and things in nature (air, wind, rain, fire, earth, etc.) and they smell like this light incense-y scent that's often in "new age" stores. Can't be a coincidence.
I would definitely buy this again if it got used up.
Looooooooove this palette!! Beautiful colors, pigmented, soft and a lot of product. It comes with a matte grey smudge stick that really compliments the colors in this palette. If you're looking for a good matte neutral eyeshadow palette with a tiny twist, look no further!
My fav pallet!!!!!! Beautiful colours and go on amazing !!! ❤❤❤❤
I was looking for something like this for a while now. I love matte shadows very much as I have naturally oily skin. So I find that matte shadow wear better as the day goes because shimmer and glitter when your entire face is already the shiny star anyway. They are versatile colors and work well together and I feel if I could have one shadow palette this would be it. The package you may find to be a bit cheap considering it is the cardboard packaging.