Stila • In the Moment Palette • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love this palette. Love. I hesitated to buy it at first because of the second row of shadows-- neutrals of any stripe, shimmery or not, are not my style at all. However, it swatched well, so I gave it a try because I loved the purple shadows.
Instinct is a great, frosty bright white I use sparingly for highlights or to blend with other shades to lighten them. Key word: Sparingly! It's intense!
Impulse is a pretty pale lavender-- almost too pale for most of my looks, but I enjoy using it as a light point if I'm doing a gradient.
Glance-- I LOVE this color in the pan, love the duochrome element of it, but it's so hard to wear because it's so intense and bright! It makes a statement, and you have to be careful that it doesn't read as being too much. I tone it down by mixing it with Improvise.
Improvise: I love this dark plummy shade as a liner-- there's no fallout that I Can detect from the glitter, and it pairs with the pencil (Tetra) so beautifully. I love it for smudgy purple eyes.
Catalyst is a fantastic dark, cool black. The glitter doesn't seem to show up how I apply it (wet, as a liner) but it's such a great intense black I still love having it.
Desire is a peachy light color-- too peachy to be a natural color to even out my skin around my eyes. it's also very matte-- almost chalky.
Wonder is a blushy peach shade, and works great for blending into Wonder for a neutral toned shimmery eye.
Spontaneous is the strangest color-- I always think it's rose gold, emphasis on the gold, in the pan, and I put it on and it becomes a peach copper shade much darker. I'm not sure if it's just the undertones in my skin or what, but it makes for some interesting effects. It paired with wonder makes a nice outer eye accent color, with Whim as a crease.
Whim is a nice warm brown-- and unlike most browns, doesn't make my very fair (MUFE115) and neutral skin look dirty or irritated. I use it as a crease color and to darken up Spontaneous in gradients.
Captivate is a great, dark brown lining color-- my skin seems to bring out the cooler tones in it. It also blends out very well.
Almost all the shades are shimmery in some regard, but I've had no trouble with fallout or with the shadows staying put with UD Primer Potion.
The Pencil Tetra is my favorite thing about this palette-- I love it. Adore it I layer it with my black liner for a wash of color, I layer it with the browns to give it a dash of purple and break up the monotony, I use it as a stand alone liner for a less elaborate eye-- I LOVE this pencil. I'd buy it all over again just for the pencil and Catalyst! it smudges decently, but I wouldn't suggest it if you want a heavy ring of smudgy liner from this tiny pencil alone.
The packaging is okay-- I'm not a huge fan of cardboard and prefer plastic or metal, but considering it's just hanging out in my make up case, it's fine. I would very much recommend this palette, but would definitely swatch it first-- the colors have undertones that are not obvious on first glance that can make or break your experience with this palette.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I once had a lavender Stila pot of shadow that performed better than any lavender. I was happy to see a similar shade in this palette, so I reached out for it as soon as I noticed it. I wear shades of purples, shades of nudes & shimmers & shades of browns exclusively. This shadow palette has ALL of those, so I'm winning around the clock with this set up. It also comes with a dark plum/purple liner. As a bonus, there's a super sheer shimmery color that i've been using as a highlighter on brow arch, cheekbones & bridge of nose.
Price? Fantastic; at $39 I can't expect to beat it. Pigment? Full & easily adjusted with light, or heavy hand. Blends well, stays put & I only use a powder as base to set. Its been lasting me quite awhile, and I use it a great deal. Not too worried, as I clean my brushes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I returned this and Kat Von D's Saint palette to get Naked. In the Moment wasn't at all flattering like I'd thought it'd be on my very light, yellow skin. When I saw it, I loved it. When I swatched it, I loved it even more. I had a hard time choosing between ITM and Saint but in the end I chose Saint, but after a month the number of shades I was using didn't warrant the price, and that happened with ITM too. I pretty much loved only the bottom 5 colors on me. I could use Wonder, Desire, and Whim on a daily basis. I tried to find them separately, but they didn't exist.
If you're interested, buy it from a place you can return it. I've personally learned that I cannot do cool purples as much I like them, and the pencil is crap. Though it smudges good, it broke the night I was trying it. Good quality of shades, they feel kind of powdery but there's never any fallout. Good price if you use the whole palette. No mirror inside, that was a big letdown for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I love the colours in this palette but unfortunately I discovered I had an allergy towards them. At first, my eyelids were itchy and I ignored it and continued using the palette. By the third day, my eyelids were so swollen when I woke up in the morning and I discontinue using the palette. It was itchy and almost burning sensation on my skin. I passed it on to my friend and she had no problems with it so maybe it was just an ingredient that I was allergic to.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
AMAZING!!!!! The ONLY problem is there's no mirror in the case and the magnet is weak. Don't really like the packaging, but the love the name (I'm an actress) and love the staying power. I used this palette for a big concert and it was PERFECT.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I like this product, but I find that I don't use most of the colours. The quality is good, but the purple shadows are not that useful. I would have preferred another shade, maybe green or grey. I would buy the set again but in different colours.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I really like most of these colours - the bright purple is far too sheer though it does work excellently over light eyeliner. I do not notice any fallout and most colours look excellent on my NC15 skin. With proper primer I think these colours apply very well - it is a great pallette for beginners.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
this has 10 shades, only half of which are pigmented and has a good color pay off. i got this for the purple shades as i can find the more neutral ones in UD, theBalm and wet 'n' wild. unfortunately, the purple ones are the worse colors of this palette. it looks good in the pan but it looks completely different when you swatch it. even worse when you apply on your lids. they're chalky and not blendable at all. it ends up looking all muddy. at first i thought it was my technique but when i tried an elf eye shadow of a similar color, it looked way better.
the palette comes with a smudgestick which i like for its color and that it truly doesn't smudge. however, mine was broken. i could no longer twist it up and i've heard many people have had this problem with the stila palettes.
the packaging looks a bit cheap but that's how it is for most stila products so that really doesn't bother me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love the texture of Stila shadows. I like the buttery feeling of them. I own the In The Light Palette which is designed like this one but in neutral shades and I love that palette becaue all shades are very pigmented. Well, this In The Moment palette consists of mostly poor pigmented shades. Shades are: Top Row: Instinct, Impulse, Glance, Improvise, Catalyst, Bottom Row: Desire, Wonder, Spontaneous, Whim, and Captivate. All shades swatch decent on my finger but once applied to the lid, most appear very sheer and muddy looking. For instance, the dark beautiful plum shimmer shade (Catalyst) looks stunning in the pan but on the lid it shows up as a grey dull muddy faded color. The bright purple shade (Glance) is very very sheer once applied on the lid. In fact, I applied it on top of primer and NYX jumbo pencil in milk and I still needed 4 layers to get any pigment. The 2nd darkest shade (Improvise) again looks nice in the pan but turns out to be a ugly dull grey on the lid. In fact, I would say the whole top row is very sheer and poor quality. I do like some shades a lot in the bottom row such as (Spontaneous), (Desire), and (Whim) which all have nice pigmentation. This palette also comes with a smudge Stick Waterproof liner in Tetra, a plum shimmery shade. The liner formula is nice but the color is sheer. Overall, I was disapointed with this palette.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The colors are very versatile, and are nicely pigmented with little fallout. Many of the shades have a nice shimmery quality. I've only used this pallet with primer, so unsure of its staying power.
The packaging feels kind of cheap - it's cardboard-y and flimsy feeling. Perfect candidate for repotting to a homemade pallet.
My only real gripe is that I got a defective smudge stick in my pallet :(