|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Cool Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
Got this a while back at sephora for $10. It's ok. I really like the 2 colors at the top. When used with the base, the colors really pop. However, the glitter is a bit much and gets on your face. I try to put on shadow first so my foundation and powder will get lessen the glitter.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've had this palette for a while now, and while I use it, I don't reach for it often. This is because, out of all my Stila eyeshadows, these have the absolute worst fallout. I end up with glittery specs under my eyes whenever I use this even if I'm quite careful. Just too much of a pain.
The colors are pigmented and pretty though, so I give it a 3.5 out of 5, if I could. Not quite good enough to be a 4!
I picked it up for $10 like everyone else, so not much to complain about there.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've only had this a few days but REALLY like it! I got it on clearance in a set with 3 lipgloss tubes from Stila. I think it was $24 for all, so very affordable. These shadows are highly pigmented and go on easy. I don't have a problem with any type of shadow fading or disapearing on me so the staying power is what I had expected. I marked the packing a 4 because I would like this have a little better closing mechanism. But other than that, I love this pallet and would purchase it again if I had the need!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got this palette for $15 at Urban Outfitters. All of the shadows are highly pigmented and apply very smoothly. However, I find it hard using only the colors in this palette to create a look. I like mixing this palette with other eyeshadows I have that compliment each other better. I really like using the dark purple color in the crease/outer corner. It's a great palette for the price.
The only thing I don't like about this palette is that the packaging is really cheap. I feel like the flimsy plastic cover over the eyeshadow won't do enough to protect them. It's already been dented a few times by being in my makeup drawer. The bindis have also fallen off.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
The dark shade in this is wonderful -- a dark, bronzy plum. The teal is gorgeous, bright and highly pigmented. The gold is orangey, almost like Stila's Ray shadow, but lightly applied, it's very pretty. However, as far as I'm concerned, the fourth shade is pinkeye in a pan. $10 is a great price for two fantastic shadows and one decent one, and if you're more able to wear pink shadows than I am, so much the better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Like others, I got this for only $10 at sephora... so I only paid $2.50 each for these shadows that are still Stila quality.
QUALITY: The shadows themselves are EXTREMELY pigmented and all (even the gold) show up well on tan (NC42 to NC45) skin. The colors last 8+ hours and smudge easily when desired (also blendable). I hate glitter and the gold sparkle is just that - sparkle, not glitter. Also, the shimmer/sparkle has very little fall out. The sparkle also does not get into and irritate the eye.
the pink and gold/bronze are dupeable, but not at such a good quality for less than $2.50
The teal is not dupeable because of the gold, and
the purple-ish can be created (I learned this by accident) with black liner, and pink e/s + gold e/s... but convenience also plays a factor here.
PACKAGING: Avveptably cute (not flashy/tacky) but not ready to handle a toss in an empty makeup bag. The packaging is cardboard, but fairly sturdy, and has a plastic window, and a magnetized closure. I have traveled with this (in cheked luggage from the US to germany) and experienced no breakage. HOWEVER, it was packed in a makeup bag that allowed for some wiggle room, but not enough to be tossed 'to and fro'.
OVERALL: I would buy this again, 10 times over. I love stila quality & was releived to find they didn't skimp on this palette (like some other brands' palettes do).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
I got this little quad for $10 this summer at Sephora. I love the pigmentation and buttery blend-ability of these e/s. However, for some reason, my eyes watered like crazy when I'd wear these. A problem I've NEVER had with Stila e/s.
So I gave this cutie to my mom and she LOVES it. This might actually open my mom's eyes a bit to how great Stila e/s is. :D The dark burgandy/purple color is her favorite of all time.
I took of a lippie for the cheap cardboard packaging. Really? I understand that it did help me save $$ when purchasing it, but I'd honestly be willing to pay more for better packaging.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
i love the shadows in this. very wearable, and different from most of the shadows i already own. soft, blendable, and pigmented, the shadows get an A. unfortunately the packaging gets a C. cheapy cardboard with a thin plastic window. there is no way to travel with this without it being damaged and i worry about it even in my e/s drawer. i can tell that if the corner of another shadow hit it it could pop that little window right out. whats up stila? better packaging or drop the price!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm so glad I bought this palette. It's a great addition to my eyeshadow collection which are mostly browns and beiges. The colors in this palette are very wearable. Perhaps it's the gold in them that make it blend easily with my skin tone. I don't mix the colors but use each on it's own with eyeliner. Every single color in the palette was a success. Love this palette.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The shadows in the quad are BEAUTIFUL! very Indian like (I'm half) so I was very excited to see this theme :) The consistancy of the shadows are amazingly soft but not messy at all! I experienced little to no fall out and the color pay off was great. I bought this palette on promo at Sephora for only $10! I was in my glory :) LOVE LOVE LOVE this palette.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Green
My favorite shadow is Stila, hands down. And the Charmed palette delivers on qualtity and blendability but I can't give this one a five because I'm not impressed with the color choices. Stand alone, the colors are beautiful but together, the selection doesn't scream summer to me, even though I appreciate and understand the Indian influence. Packaging is beautiful. But I could do without the flimsly see-thru plastic window. The shadow combo, in my opinion has a bit too much shimmer and the colors do not harmonize.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
this palette is lovely. it contains four shimmery shadows which, though powder, possess an almost creamy consistency. the shimmer is very fine and not at all glittery or crusty.
my favorite is the red which shows up as kindof a rust/pink hybrid. its a great everyday color that doesnt require extreme application precision, yet really brightens up my face.
the copper is also a winner. it is very intense and best used with a light hand. i primarily use it to highlight though i dont reach for it all that often because i already have a bunch of similar gold-type shadows...its not particularly unique.
the turquise was a surprise favorite, as i typically stay within the bronze/purple/darker colors family. but this one complements brown eyes beautifully.
alas, while i do like this palette, i probably wont purchase it again simply due to the fact that it contains a black sheep. the purple is basically unwearable for me--on the lid it appears as as a washed out black. based on the other reviews it seems that a lot of people have found this for $10. if you happen to stumble upon it at that price, i definitely recommend it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
The packaging is cheap but the colors are marvelous. And highly pigmented. Love to put some water on my brush and use these shadows as an eye liner!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I managed to snag the very last one at my Sephora store during their $10 promotion. Yay! Really great value. My favorite colors are the pink and copper, they are super pigmented and go very well together. I like to pair that with some black eyeliner on the water line, then some brown on my crease, and my eyes just pop! The blue is also a beautiful color, but I don't typically wear blue and have only tried it once. The purple looks more black on my skin, and doesn't blend as well. Another reviewer said she uses it as a liner, which I just might try. Some of complained the packaging looks cheap, but like I just said, the palette was $10! What did you expect? The bindis are a great addition as well!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
i love this!!! for ten bucks i couldn't turn it down even though i'm trying not to spend more money on makeup. with a tan and petticoat on my cheeks the turquoise really is a beautiful eyeshadow for a low key summer look. also the bronze on the inner eye and the pink on the outter eye is soo pretty. the only color i'm not sure about is the purple. i can't figure out how to make it work with the other colors. the other day i tried it and rimmed my eyes with it and looked like a heroin addict. i wish i could find some youtube vidoes on different looks with this pallette because the colors are feakin amazing :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm so sad :( I want this palette to work for me so bad. The reviews were great and when I got the palette the texture and quality of the shadows is amazing, but I just can't make the colours work for me. I'm fair-medium with cool skintone, and dark brown hair. The colours just don't work. However, I'm giving it a 5 because they're great shadows. I wish it came in the metal compact like the Montmartre and Marrakesh, the cardboard is so cheap in comparison.
Edit: FYI, I found a dupe of the teal, it's mac Talent Pool (Starflash). Exact same colour, but the Stila is possibly better :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Gonna have to jump on the bandwagon here and say just how much I love this palette. I also bought this when it was $10, but i think this is one of those few things where I'm now completely willing to spend the full $28 for. It is THAT gorgeous.
For reference I'm NC20-25/Stila 30watt/Dior Forever 120 or 123, asian monolid. I can guarantee that right now, at the very least two colors works PERFECT on me: the red and the purple.
I've been on the hunt for the perfect red for a long time that doesn't look cheap and doesn't require me to dig through any Hot Topic or punk stores. What i wanted was a classy red that makes me think of Geishas, NOT punk/gothic red! that said, the red color in this palette is PERFECT. on my skin it shows as pretty much a true red with just a HINT of orange, possibl ydue to the sheen. In the palette it looks glittery, but whe it's on it's not at all over the top. It is very pigmented and spreads and blends incredibly easily, even for a more or less makeup n00b, it was very easy to use.
I used the purple as a thick eyeshadow/liner closer to my eye (as I'm a monolid) and the outer corners. It gave a smokier appearance, and like the red, very easy to blend and apply, very pigmented as well. I used it today alone as an eyeshadow, and it looks much better than any gray e/s i've used. it's dark enough to be almost considered a gray/black, but when looked closer, you can tell it's meant to be purple. but VERY gorgeous color and very easy to use.
I've only used these two colors so far, but I'm already in love. I would say this palette is more pigmented than their regular e/s (at least more pigmented than Mystic, which is my other love).
Right now my only regret is not buying two of these when I had the chance! *sigh*
EDIT: tried the copper, gorgeous! highly pigmented as usual, and gives a gorgeous orange-gold-copper color. it looks a bit more orangey on my skin tone though (NC25 yellow undertone). I can tell that the red, copper, and dark purple would look great together. the blue's a bit of an oddball, but it works well enough alone or with the purple and it's a very pretty shade anyway.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
this palette is so gorgeous. the colors are so pigmented and goes on very smooth. looks great during summer but i'm sure these colors would look great in any season. i like to wear the peach bronzy color on my lid..the maroon to contour just above my lid...the dark plum to line my upper lid and the turquoise to line my bottom lid. very pretty colors and just looks great w/ my dark brown eyes. i really feel it makes my eyes pop. only downside for some i think is that it doesn't have a highlighter color but that doesn't matter to me because i already have a ton of highlighters. so i'm glad there's 4 gorgeous, pigmented vibrant colors instead of a wasted spot for another boring highlighter. awesome quality..lasts all day on me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Beautiful palette from stila. All the colors are very smooth and very pigmented. The only thing I didn't like about this was the flimsy plastic window, but I got this at Sephora for only $10, so I really can't complain.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is by far, my favorite palette of all I own. I got this during the Sephora sale for $10, but even if it wasn't on sale, I would have definitely still gotten this! For reference, I am around NC45 with yellow undertones and dark hair and eyes. These colors are amazing and "pop" against my skin tone. The copper color shows up beautifully and compliments my skintone. The pinkish color shows up a bit darker than I expected but not too dark. It's still distinguishably pink and is amazing blended with the copper. I love the dark purple in my crease. It's a very unique color and I haven't seen anything to compare it to. I love this in the crease with the copper on my inner lid and pink blended on the outer lid and up to the brow bone. That's a truly stunning look and I get compliments every time I wear this combination. I have yet to try the teal color but it is just as pigmented, soft, and blendable as the others. In my opinion, these shadows are perfect in every way. Even at the retail price of $28, this palette is a great investment, as you are getting truly unique shadows. In addition, these are wet/dry shadows, meaning you can get 2 completely different looks from one shadow, depending on your method. I love the fact that they're wet dry and allow me some more freedom with my colors, which is something that most shadows from other popular lines do not allow me.
I absolutely adore this palette! It's truly beautiful to look at, as well as useful. I can see myself hitting pan on these shadows for sure! The packaging is elegant and the bindi details are a nice touch. As others have mentioned, the plastic "window covering" doesn't seem like the most durable. However, as I don't plan on carrying this in my purse, it's not such a problem. When I travel, however, I have kept the original box, so I would just tuck that back into the box so I won't have a problem. I would rather not have to do this though, so that aspect of the packaging is this palette's one minor flaw.
I don't think this is available for the crazed $10 selling price, but like I said, it's even worth the $28 so don't feel as though you're overpaying. Even better-- if you can swap for it, go for it! Don't hesitate!