Stila • Eyeshadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I can't believe these have so many good reviews. I find Stila eyeshadows have horrible fallout & don't last as long as other brands such as MAC & Urban Decay, EVEN with primer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have a Luxe Eyeshadow Palette (which was a gift as Stila is not readily available in Scotland where I live) that has 9 Stila eyeshadows (matte and sparkly) so I would say that it is a good range to be able to form an opinion about the eyeshadows from this brand.
It is my first foray into Stila as a brand and on one hand I am quite impressed (eye shadows are buttery, not too shimmery and decently pigmented) and on the other a bit disappointed - these eyeshadows do not work well with my Nars Smoodge proof eyeshadow base (which so far worked fine with MAC, Guerlain, Inglot and L'Oreal e/s) and my MAC eye brushes.
Surprisingly these work well applied with small Shu Uemura sponge applicators (which might be because of the eyeshadows being cream-to-powder formula) or fingers. Brushes seem to simply wipe off the colour leaving the eyeshadow as a patchy layer on my lids.
However, when applied these hold on for the whole day, w/o fading or creasing (though I would need to try them on sans Nars base) with a minute drop off of darker colours during application.
Although the packaging is really beautiful I am a bit worried about the eyeshadows drying out (I stuck a transparent plastic sheet separator with a bit of a sticky tape to keep them protected) so it is not ideal. It is also not very travel friendly imho.
I am just wondering if these would fit into a MAC palette?
BTW - The palette contains also a smudge proof waterproof eyeliner which I need to mention here - I use an eyeliner (Laura Mercier, Mac or Bobbi Brown) to tight line my upper eyelid as a finishing touch of my eyemakeup before applying mascara. This one was a bit of a failure in my books - it smeared all over my contact lenses within minutes from application! I had to take them out twice to wipe them off (luckily it did not set!) to get rid of blurriness. What a nuisance!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I find that the Stila line is typically hit or miss, but the quality of their shadows are great. They are pigmented, soft, and work with any brush. I will repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
My favorite eyeshadow. They make wonderful colors in a super-blendable formula. I think they make the perfect shimmers: not too glittery or sparkly, just luminescent. The colors look true to their pan form and don't crease easily. The team that makes these has a unrivaled eye for wearable, beautiful colors. The classic Kitten is a favorite, and the discontinued Viola. The packaging has changed over the years, some have been better than others. It currently comes in a plastic clamshell, which is fine. Love to get these in the sets Stila comes out with. A great value.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Black
I have just got into Stila eyeshadows, & am blown away with the quality,colors, and finish of these shadows.
These apply like butter! they have dreamy velvet texture. They are never uneven in application like getting patchy spots on some areas/ skin showing through).
Excellent pigmentation one swipe & I get sufficient color (not like I keep rubbing my fingers over & over again to get any glimpse of color).
Limited colors vs Mac but alot of them are worth picking up. Gorgeous single eyeshadows, the trio's are a little expensive but they are beautiful!, Jewel eyeshadow: Explode with shimmer like a billion stars! I just tried black diamond next I will try some others shades
(I did not see any chunks of glitter though).
Some favorites: Kitten, Golightly(like this alot), Diamond lil (excellent by itself or for smokey eyes my favorite), Cloud (great! shimmering silver/taupe/grey) Grace (shimmering nude), Starlight (shimmering champagne), Sun (gold/peach), Wheat (beige light brown),Sparkle (golden bronze), La douce (metallice olive green)..
Trio that I liked alot! - Ethereal, Champagne Glow, Bronze Glow
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Stila eyeshadow (specifically the espresso shade) is my new favourite! I got it from ebeauty.ca for around $25, which is a fair amount more than my usual brand but I love the colour and it had lasted quite awhile. A little bit really does go a long way, and it blends really easily. The espresso shade is perfect for a neutral look that's just a tad dramatic. Love!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have one of the older shadows from when you had to buy the little pot separately to put it in and that packaging is absolutely horrible for travelling because they always open and I end up with divits in my shadow and shadow smeared across all of my other make up. That being said, even when they don't open in your makeup bag, there are still piles and piles of fallout which is really annoying but the colors are gorgeous and a little product goes a long way so I'll deal with a little fallout in exchange for great shadows. I don't know how well the new packaging stays closed but I will say that from what I have seen just from checking them out online and in stores (I don't really need any new shadows at the moment) the packaging is rather plane and somewhat ugly in my opinion so that is something to consider.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Great colors that stay, love these. I have Cassis and Cloud. Love the texture and how you can make them more vivid by wetting the brush you're using. Will probably repurchase these once I run out. I only got a paler shade and a deep purple, so I could blend them for special occasions, but I might get some more neutral shades for everyday use if I ever have extra cash to burn, because I checked the price at Sephora and these are pretty expensive.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I used to be Stila girl. I LOVE the eye shadow compacts they have! Still do, actually. I think that's what got me start using them.
I liked these shadows for a while, but that was before I was REALLY into make-up. Once I got hooked on other brands like MAC and MUFE, I realized that Stila shadows were pretty average, especially for the cost. The pans are larger than most other brands, but I find these to fade very quickly (even with a good primer), and I don't think the colors are all that pigmented, actually. They're beautiful everyday colors for natural looks, but for going out or for special occasions, this is not the brand I'd pick. I also don't like the limited color selection. I always found them to be pretty boring (lots of natural colors, plus a few plums and greens) and not very diverse or interesting.
I still have my compacts for six shadows and I use them from time to time. I do like to refill Kitten. That's been a tried and true highlight color for me that I love. It's even great on the lid! I also have a few everyday plum colors that I like, but that's about it. I find their browns to be too dull for me, which is weird because browns are kind of muted as it is. Hmm?
Overall, I'd repurchase a few colors, but mostly, I find myself using MAC shadows more regularly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have been collecting a few Stila eyeshadows lately. I love how blendable and pigmented these are. I got to say, Stila makes some of the best quality eyeshadows I've ever used. Accompanied with a good shadow primer, these are fantastic.
They are on the pricey side here in Australia, but I think there worth if.
I love their neutral and dark shades.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
like others have stated, these eyshadows crease and fade for me. some are better than others and there are many nice colors but overall i find these average in quality. stila does not test on animals but i am not overly impressed with these.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love Stila shadows. Great color selection, quality product, blendable, buildable, with decent staying power. My only complaint is that they break apart too easily, which makes them messy and more difficult to use, otherwise I would have given them five stars.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Stila is my #1 brand and since finding them I have been smitten! I have only been disappointed by a few of the colors so far due to poor pigmentation. A few other colors haven't worked for me, but I don't think you should downgrade the lippies because a color looks bad on you. Overall, I like Stila e/s because they are buttery soft, pigmented, easily blendable and long lasting over a primer. I have 12 or so in regular rotation, along with several trios and other palettes. Some people don't like Stila because they are powdery but that's what I love about brands like Stila and LORAC. It's what makes them almost creamy in texture.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Stila eyeshadows crease and fade horribly on me because they are TOO creamy. I love love love buttery eyeshadow so I never thought I would consider an eyeshadow too creamy, but this is too creamy. With or without primer, it fades away and pools in my crease after very little time. The color range is gorgeous but the texture is just awful. 0 staying power. Also, these eyeshadows are super fragile so be very careful handling them. Usually, pville is right, but this was a huge disappointment. UD and NYX are superior in my opinion. I havent yet tried LORAC so I cant make a comparison there.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Dusty fallout. What a mess !! I don't get all the hype. Much prefer my Wet 'N' Wild E/S palettes.
Update. Love it over a base coat, like NYX jumbo pencils. Pat it on, no fallout mess. Looks great all day. Vibrant shimmer
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
As far as single shadows go, i truly believe these are the probably best shadows out there for building custom palettes. the quality is far more impressive for me than mac, inglot and urban decay. they are smooth, so easy to blend, the colour payoff is gorgeous. i have found no problem with any of their formulas, matte or shimmer they have performed beautifully. i have created 4 of my own palettes and they have been so affordable as well! i've picked up great deals on genuine stila on ebay (thankfully it's one of those brands that haven't been heavily counterfeited). the size of the pans is alot larger, which is even more fabulous. the colour range is fabulous too, so many fresh, natural and sophisticated shades. no over the top and loud colours, everything just seems so wearable!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I think I've used enough Stila eyeshadows to have a publishable opinion about them: I have a 2010 Pretty in Paris palette, some singles such as Diamond Lil (lovely texture, great warm-grey colour, hope it's never ever discontinued), a neutral eye colour trio, and I have tried some of the duos. The texture, pigment, and staying power of these eyeshadows are really good. They are soft and creamy and easy to blend, and they do not crease in the way that Bobbi Brown eyeshadows crease. I am also less sensitive to Stila eyeshadows than MAC eyeshadows (MAC sometimes makes my eyes itch or give me milia). Stila eyeshadows can be used wet or dry.
The only cons are: sometimes in the holiday release palettes there are one or two shades that have inferior pigment (they are very faint and chalky), some of the eyeshadows are overly glittery (Kitten, for example, which was fine when I was in my twenties but now that my eyes are more hooded and I am older, it looks silly), and the packaging is less than sophisticated, gimicky and easy to destroy; while I do like the idea of refillable single containers, I would also prefer if Stila had a recycling program like MAC where if you don't want a container anymore, you can turn it in for something else. I feel as if I have so many empty containers lying around that I can't toss because they can be refilled (the refillable 3-pan and 6-pan containers are the only ones I like... and the brush that comes with the 6-pan is really good).
If I had to compare Stila eyeshadows to those of any other brand, I would say they are like a slightly down-market version of Christian Dior (Dior's eyeshadows are also nicely textured and sometimes too sparkly, but the packaging is sturdier). Stila also makes blushes of excellent quality -- I remember that Tutu was my only blush for about five years; I also had MAC Angel but I never used that because in comparison to Tutu, Angel was chalky, ocassionally made me break out, and didn't look as natural (no peach tones).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I swear by this eyeshadow. If I could give it a hundred stars I would! I use the kitten on my eyelids (amazing peachy color) and I use the starlight (its a new color, a little lighter than kitten) under my eyes instead of concealer. Everyone asks me how I get my eyes to look so bright (keep in mind I have very large eyes and they are "sunken" in a little bit so this works so well because it reflects shadows, which I have since my eyes are a bit sunken in ). If they discontinued this, I would be beside myself. Better than any other brand I have ever tried (and that is a lot!)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Dare I say it? Stila eyeshadows are better than MAC eyeshadows.
There. I feel better, just typing that.
While I adore MAC, I find their eyeshadows to be a little uneven; many are absolutely fantastic, some are mediocre, and a few are really poor.
However, the one and only Stila shadow in which I've been disappointed is Diamond Lil, and that's *only* because it looks too green on me; the quality is fine.
I love Cloud, Viola, Grace, Slate, Onyx, Tone, and Cassis unreservedly.
I love the smooth texture, the dense pigmentation, the blendability. The only things I would change are the price(though it's a huge pan), and the fact that the containers must be purchased separately.
I only wish there were a wider shade selection, especially in the mattes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Well, what to say about this? I do like it, the colours are really pretty. I actually purchased a trio of Kitten, Stone and Smog. The case it great, (I love when they come in the professional looking cases, they are handy and it makes me feel professional...lol). The price is great. However, I find them to be a little on the shear side and really really powdery. Because they are so powdery it makes them a little hard to work with. They work well as like highlight or maybe like an overall lid colour but if you were going for a smoky eye or something I would first use a really good eyeshadow, to get the definition you want, then sweep this over top, as it is nice and shimmery. Just something to think about. *wink* ;)