|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Other
I'm a long-time Stila fan and collector & have bought many of their palettes over the years. To be perfectly honest, very few of them really "work". Most have at least one color that doesn't work with the rest, so the palette is a dud on the whole, even though some colors might be pretty. This is one of those few instances where Stila really hits it out of the park.
I have neutral light skin (I usually wear the 2nd or 3rd lightest color in a foundation range) and grey-ish eyes that can look green or blue depending on what I'm wearing. I can't do makeup that's too heavily cool-colored or too heavily warm - somewhere in between is what works best.
The lightest color in this trio is a nude -- not quite, but almost matte -- that has peachy and pink undertones. It's basically the same color as my bare skin so it works well as an all-over shade to kind of prime the whole lid and highlight the browbone.
The middle shade is a gorgeous coppery color - similar to the color of a well-used penny. It brings out the green in my eyes and is a perfect everyday neutral. It's a bit like Golightly but more understated. It's kinda gold, kinda bronze, but not orange-y, and more cool than warm -- which is hard to find in the bronze/copper range. The two lighter shades work really nicely together for casual makeup days when I want to look put-together but not done-up. It's shimmery, but low-shimmer.
The darkest is a beautiful russet-y brown with purplish undertones. This is another color that I often can't pull off - anything with reddish undertones will make me look ruddy and sick. It's definitely a brown, but really different from any other browns in the Stila range -- I almost want to call it burgundy but that might be overstating the purple undertone. Anyway, it's gorgeous and looks great with the other 2 shades to pull off a more dramatic look and it really makes my eyes pop.
What's great about this palette is that it works for any situation -- toned-down for a barely-there jeans and sweater day, or dressed-up and smoked out for evenings.
Like lots of Stila LE products, these can still be found at various etailers. I got mine at beautycrunch for $15 or so. Great purchase; highly recommended.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this collection! First off the colors in the palette are highly wearable. The lightest pinky kinda nude e/s is super pigmented and very easy to apply. It's shade is somewhat close to Bouquet but more pigmented. I wore this earlier and forgot to apply my eye concealer and it worked great! Did a good job hiding my lid veins :) the middle shimmery-sheer light brown e/s is less pigmented and would be just a good lid highlighter. The darkest plummy deep brown e/s has a matte finish and is a lovely crease or outer-v color. I'm wearing all three today and my hubby likes it a lot! haha The liner is just okay.
Overall if this is not a limited ed palette I'd buy again since the packaging is really elegant and the brooch-like florette is super cute! Can be worn as an accessory!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
It's good and bad. The lightest color is similar to yogurt, but slightly less chalky. The middle color isn't very pigmented, and takes a lot to show up. The dark color is very similar to Nanda Devi, just with a little more warm/red tones. But once blended into everything, you couldn't really tell the difference. Overall, it's alright, good for an everyday look. If I don't want to pull out a bunch of colors and make decisions, then this is nice to have those colors to stick with. But I honestly don't use it much because I have other colors that are so similar. I guess I'm kinda disappointed that the middle color wasn't more pigmented, and the last color wasn't more reddish/purple.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
This is my go to palette for day and night look. These 3 shadows are very very very versatile and works so well with other colors. It comes with a flower that I like to tie on my wrist for an evening look. The taupe shadow in the middle is so unique, I'm trying to find an alternative in case I run out but no luck so far. This palette creates an amazing smokey look that is softer than the regular black smokey and still makes a statement.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this palette, the colours are great (I have pale oriental skin, dark brown eyes). I use the palette almost all the time, whether its by itself or mixing with other colours. The eyeshadows have really good pigmentation and blend well. The eyeliner is a bit of a let down though, too soft and gives me panda eyes and if it weren't for the eyeliner I would give it a 5.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Wow, I love this look. I have dark brown eyes and hair and the colors give a nice brownish wine look. Not too shimmery. I see myself using this palette a lot. The eyeliner is great too. I like to smudge it with the darkest eye shadow shade.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was surprised that this Runway palette gets a really good review. It is a good one but not too impressive to me. Especially when comparing with the other Stila Barbie love Stila FOXY paint can eyeshadow palette. The Foxy has more shimmer and more pigment than the Runway look. But it is still a good basic everyday use palette. The color works good and easy to makeup beginners. The liner pencil is very pigment and soft. Also I like the leather rose but not yet find the way to use it. (necklace?) The packaging of this eyeshadow was just ok. It does not look that delicate as on the photos.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Green
One of the best palettes I've found. All colors work well and are beautiful, great pigmentation, long lasting, and can be worn year round. Although I've only had it a short time, it's become my fave "go-to" palette. I actually think if I had to choose only one palette to keep, this would be it, and that's saying a WHOLE lot...LOL...and best of all, I got it free when I purchased some Barbie palettes for Christmas gifts :). Finally, the packaging is adorable with the detachable flower, which I have worn as a choker necklace and bracelet. I can't speak to the eyeliner since I gave it to my daughter but she seems happy with it...:)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Loved this, and was bummed to find that they were giving it away after I bought it for full price!
The lightest colour, pale matte pink, is pretty dupable, MAC's Yogurt comes to mind.
The second - probably one of the most flattering colours . A plummy,bronzy/gold mix, if anyone has seen a dupe for this PLEASE CONTACT ME :)
The darkest is a deep brown, shimmery with copper-red undertones.
They all go very well together.
However, the kajal liner in Smokey Quartz is horrendous. It breaks and smudges, and just snaps when you sharpen it.
Packaging is faux black leather with a mirror. Comes with the small sized kajal liner and a leather rose with tie. Cute, but not really worth the price.
- the two darker e/s shades
- colour combination
- overall quality
- you can't buy the e/s colours otherwise
- pretty dupable
- quality is good, but not great
- kajal liner was terrible
- you can't buy the e/s colours otherwise - if you want to repurchase singly
- the colours aren't named
I find with Stila, the LE e/s palettes aren't as good as their usual range. The quality is still good, but not as good as say, their single pans like Kitten etc.
I find that their dark colours,and the mattes are not as good as their lighter, sparkly ones, such as Oasis and Kitten, for instance. The matte ones and the darker shades, especially the browns, are easily dupable (but then again most shades of brown are!) and the matte ones are a bit crumbly (well, matte shadows are hard to perfect anyway) But yes, given a choice I'd stick with buying the light, shimmery, goldtoned ones that also double as a highlighter and last for ages.
Also what erks me is that they don't name the colours (probably cos they aren't planning to reproduce them) and the very fact in the brackets - that they don't reproduce them and sell them separately!
Lastly: please, if anyone knows a dupe for the middle colour, please leave me a message! I was thinking MAC's Style Snob or possible EL's Cinnamon, but have only seen swatches of them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this palette. I remember seeing this originally in Sephora but I didn't want to pay that much fro it. I think it was 38 dollars at the time. I forgot about it. Then last week I was in my CCO, looking around and imagine my surprise. I was sooooooooooooooooooo excited. And it was the last one they had. I snatched it up so fast. It was only 8.99!!!! I absolutely love the colors. This palette can be used for day and night. Just depends on ho you apply the color. Very pigmented shadows. Im in love. This is def like one of my faves in my growing collection <3
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Gorgeous little palette! It is so easy to throw in the purse, and looks so shnazzy! The packaging is flawless, with a nice little mirror and the lovely faux leather. The sizes of the shadows are generous- typical for Stila. I love these shadow colors because they are on the neutral side, and yet you can get a high drama look if you like. Today I did a subtle, light smoky eye- using the #15 stila brush, I placed the midshade on my lid, used the pointy side to place the liner in the crease, along the bottom lash line, and in the outer v, and then blended it out with the stila #9 brush. Then with the stila #5, I placed the base as a highlight under the brow bone. Easy daytime smoke, but also easy to intensify for night. The 2 darker shades are a bit shimmery and the base is matte, so you don't look like you got whacked with the glitter stick. The price is right- it's available on BeautyCrunch for $15 right now.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got this off Beautycrunch for $15USD so I can't complain about price. It came with a flower for your hair and a stila kajal liner. The packaging is a fake leather case which has a magnet opening. Very sleek, classy looking. It has a plastic insert over the top which is nice because it keeps the mirror from getting covered in powder from the eyeshadows. On the insert it says "Makeup can brighten your face and your mood. Anonymous"
This review compairs stila runway look to stila blanc.
Now that I've swatched these side by side I would say that personally I like runway look better. Runway look is cooler. The Lightest shade is a pin/cream. It is the must buttery in texture out of the three. The middle color is a bronzey/plum..it has tiny bit of red undertone but very slight, more of a bronze color. This one is the hardest of the three and though it is a beautiful color, it requires more application effort and I have to apply it a couple times for it to show up. It is really pretty however. The last color is a plum/brown. This color is between the other two in texture but it is very pigmented. More brown than plum. The lighest color is matte, the middle is shimmery, the darkest does have some sparkle but not as shimmery and the sparkles are fine as opposed to chunkey.
Blanc is definately warmer and more gold like. The lighest color is a shimmery cream/beige with some gold undertone. The middle color is like a rich shimmery gold as opposed to a pale yellow gold. The darkest color is more sparkley as oppose to shimmery and is a deep chocolate color. The sparkle is more green/gold where as the darkest color of Runway look has red/gold sparkle. Of these the middle color is the smoothest/buttery texture, followed by the darkest color and then the lighest color.
Over all I like Runway colors better than Blanc colors however I like the texture of Blanc better than Runway
In the picture, Runway is on the left and Blanc is on the right"
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have the Stila Front Row set and was eager to try Runway, though I did worry that the colors would be duplicates of other Stila shades I already have.
It seems like the lightest shade is Bouquet (a matte pinkish fleshy color), but I don't mind having a backup since it's an everyday eye-brightening shade.
The medium shade is a real winner and appears to be a new Stila shade. It's something between Puck and Coin, but just a teensy bit warmer and is a soft, shimmering plummy, bronzish gold. I think it would work well for both warm and cool toned skin types.
These two first colors are great for a daytime look with the eyeliner. (The product info says this comes with Onxy, but mine came with the gray color instead) The eyeliners are very soft and, even though I like that, they're a bit too easy to accidentally smudge.
The third shade is a dark almost chocolaty plum color with a very slight shimmer. I probably won't use it very much bc it is so dark, but for nighttime, it's a great way to add a little more dimension.
I hope that's a helpful description. I've noticed some eBayers call these shades brown, taupe and plum, which I don't think adequately describes these lovely shades.
As a set, I think this is a winner. Thank you Stila!