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.
I was honestly a bit underwhelmed by this palette.
PROS: Decent size. I love the fact that these are all matte, warm, neutral shadows. The orange shade "fire" looks really nice and brightens my eyes.
CONS: The packaging was a cheapish cardboard, and the smudge stick that came with it didn't even work. For the $39 retail price, I was expecting so much more. The colors, in my opinion, weren't very pigmented on my skin tone and almost look bare even after applying primer.
I was overall disappointed with this palette and I've seen much better pigmentation and color in palettes that are 1/4th the price.
I purchased this from Ulta as the colors reminded me of the Grand Canyon. The colors go so well together & the liner (sort of a charcoal grey/light black) complements the palette well. I have always liked Stila pencil eyeliners as well because they don't budge & are easy o apply. It's a very versatile every day palette, appropriate for work. Matte shadows,no glitter, easy to blend, powdery consistency with minimal fall out although there is some fallout. I'd recommend it. It's my go to work palette these days.
I too am a fan of Naked I and Naked II, but lately, I have really wanted matte shadows, and there are only a few of those in UD's palettes. Went looking, found this from Stila and I am in love. Don't be afraid of the orange shadow...place above the iris in blue, brown or hazel eyes to open up your eye area, but keep away from the lash line. These colors are highly pigmented, long wearing with a primer, and best of all, sophisticated and timeless. A great value as well, with the waterproof grey liner pencil. I have worn all shadows so far, and find them extremely versatile.
The two eyeshadow palettes I have and use constantly are UD's Naked2 and Too Faced Naked eye palette. I'm a fan of neutrals. I had the fortunate opportunity to have my makeup done at a Stila event over the weekend. The make up person used this "In The Know" palette by Stila on my eyes--and I made another palette purchase. UD and Too-Faced--move over because there is a new palette in town.
I love this palette. It is basically a neutral with the colors ranging from a very light flesh color that can be used as a primer to a black for a liner. (the palette also comes with a black pencil liner). This is a MATTE palette! Great for "mature" eyes. I love it. No glitter. No shine. Just nice color and subtle. Very good purchase. Will definitely buy again--because I KNOW that I will hit pan before long!