|Would buy this product again.||86%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
(Was a discontinued item for a while, but it's back again!)
Sturdy, refillable compact in matte silver, with full size mirror under the lid, 8 wells for pans, and a brush well. The included #16 brush has a stiff flat squared-tip push-liner brush on one end, and a soft medium-sized rounded eyeshadow brush on the other. The wells each have a recessed magnet to hold the pans in. Perfect for gals who like to depot and/or mix and match colors. Personally I don't care for cardboard packaging, so I depot all my Stila items and put them into refillable Stila palettes. I like to depot two quads and put them together in an 8-pan - really increases combination possibilities. A shorter 6-pan version is also available.
Holds pans up to 35mm, which means only Stila pans will fit... but beware, I have read that the newer Stila eyeshadow duos are a tad too big to fit! I really wish Stila had not chosen a non-standard size for their pans...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I like the sleek silver of this and the large mirror. It's very durable, in my experience. I've had it for years--I've hauled it with me everywhere, I've dropped it, and it's come through with just a few assorted scratches. I don't think it's even ever broken an eyeshadow--they've popped out, but I don't think they've broken. The only drawback to this is that I do not really need so much space. I chose this palette mostly because it had room for a brush, but then it turns out that I don't ever use that brush anyway. So, I think it's a great buy for someone who likes to have a lot of variety. For me, I think I could get by with a 4 pan (and maybe still have room to spare).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
An essential for anyone with Stila shadows and blushes (I've got 3 of these). It's really sturdy and I love being able to have so many shadows in the one palette.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
This palette is great for having all your favourite Stila shadows in the one place.
The palette has a bit of weight to it, which is good as it will happily sit open without any fear of being knocked over. It also has the added advantage of being able to hold Bloom eyeshadows, as they are the exact same size as Stila pans.
The palette comes with the #16 brush, which is a flat liner on one end, and a small rounded eyeshadow brush on the other. The liner has quite hard bristles, and I find it too difficult to use for lining, but it's perfect for filling in brows or depositing shadow in my eye crease. The eyeshadow brush on the other end is a good all-rounder, but it's not great for blending.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I like this palette but like everyone else said it is sooo expensive. I got mine on ebay but still overly priced for basically a container to put e/s in. But on the other hand I love how my Stila e/s all fit nicely in it. It has a huge mirror and the brush is a nice plus also. Overall I like it a lot but I think the next time I might try a smaller one, this one is very big and I don't have a lot of counter space. Pretty good case though!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
These palettes are great. Large mirror and good quality double end brush. I love that you can poke the pans out through the holes in the back. No damages pans! My only gripe...mine seals really tight and everytime I open it the brush goes sailing. Compared to other palettes this is the best!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Durable, heavy-duty palette that's of excellent quality. Yes, I'm sold on Stila's magnetized compacts, which are a must for any obsessive collector of Stila eyeshadows. It's very simple to move eyeshadows from palette to palette using the pinholes in the back of the palettes and a thumbtack. I've changed the placement of my shadows more times than I can count, and have never had any damage to my shadows occur. The double-ended brush that comes with the compact is supposed to be the equivalent of the #13 eyeliner and the #7 crease brushes, but frankly, the quality isn't the same. It's a good brush for travel, though. I've two of these palettes now, and shall probably acquire more at some point. Fun and addictive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Price: $53.00 (CDN), almost $61 including sales tax in Ontario from Holt Renfrew
For $61 I canít help but think that I could have purchased 4 empty MAC palettes. This palette is ridiculously overpriced for what it is. When I opened mine one of the little magnet squares was loose! I do like the full sized mirror, but I donít like that it is so difficult to reposition pans once you have placed them into the palette. MAC palettes have a little ďfinger dentĒ so that you can take a palette out easily, but with the Stila one Iím very scared that Iíll scratch the eyeshadow. The brush that comes with the palette is impractical for me. It looks like a smaller version of the MAC 213 on one end and the MAC 212 on the other. I donít like the flat eyelining end of the brush at all. I have a few Stila shadows and I wanted a palette to put them in. If I make any Stila purchases in the future it will be from Sephora.com and not Holts.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
v.v.expensive palette, but i love the way it 'compacts' my stila eyeshadows! unlike other palettes, this is VERY durable! i accidentally dropped it on the floor once n looked in horror expecting my eyeshadows to be smashed and e mirror cracked, BUT to my surprise, everything was still in perfect condition! =D e palette was NOT even scratched!!! hwever, i won't purchase this again..would prefer to get the 4pan as e 8pan is a tad heavy to bring along when travelling.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This a great product for someone who travels a lot, or for anyone who wants to declutter their Stila eyeshadows, blushes, and eyebrow powders. I love how I can pick and choose the different products to put in the palette when I am traveling or if I just need to take along a little more makeup in my daily makeup bag. Initally it may seem like a lot of money to shell out for an empty palette, but keep in mind you save $2.00 USD if you buy the stila eyeshadows, blushes, etc. in just the palette "insert" form. If you opt to buy only the palette and not the additional cardboard container you will save money in the long run. I highly recommend the 4 and 6 palettes as well. Very versatile and a definite must-have for any Stila afficionado.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a very expensive compact, but it is very nice. It has a large mirror. The eye shadow pans are held in place by magnets, so don't drop this on the floor! You get a double-ended brush with a flat brush on one side and regular eye shadow brush on the other. The flat side is great for applying the shadows as an eyeliner. I like to wet the flat brush to apply the shadow as an eyeliner.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
As far as durability and ease of use goes, this gets great ratings from me. Comes with great mirror and very nice brush. My only complaint is that it's such a tight squeeze in the bottom of my stila train case. In retrospect, I would've just gotten two 4-pans instead, as that'd be easier for traveling as well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This a great palette to get organized. I find it very sturdy and cute at the same time! The mirror is large enough, and the brush comes in handy. It's a great idea that the blushes can fit the same palette, although I've run out of room. The only problem is that it does get scratched easily. You have to baby this one!!! Gotta get another one, this one's full already!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this palette - it's cute and I actually really like the brushes. And I like the fact that Stila sells pans pretty widely, so you don't have the pain of depotting. The finish on the palette scuffs pretty easily, however.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
i agree with the other reviews about the useless brush. i love the way all my shadows look in this pan. so sleek and organized. a little heavy and bulky but great for home use.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love how it is sleek, compact, and that it came with a dual ended brush. Great big mirror and ability to put any and all e/s and blushes is great! Love it!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is so great, I had 8 homeless stila eyeshadow pans but when I pressed them down into my beautiful metal magnetic 8 pan palette it was home sweet home! Now I have the problem of about 6 more homeless pans....I need another compact!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I used to own three of these, but I got rid of them all. Here is why:
I don't think it is worth it to spend $38 on an EMPTY palette- it's money that could have been spent on more makeup! Granted, this palette did come with a brush, but for $38 I could buy a much better quality brush from Trish Mcevoy. Speaking of the brush, I think only the e/s end is of any use. The eyeliner end of this brush is a total piece of crap (excuse my language!). It was very scratchy, and difficult to make precise lines. The last complaint I have is the cover art. Why is it that the 4 & 6 pan comes with the Stila girls but the 8 pan must have an ugly "stila" writing on it? I am easily beguiled by cute packaging and may have kept my Stila 8 pans if they looked prettier!
My final verdit on this palette is that it is a big rip off and I will never buy it again. If you are a die hard Stila fan, this palette may not be a bad idea though. My Stila e/s did look very elegant in this palette and the huge mirror is not a bad idea. If you travel frequently, this palette may also spare you the hassel of bringing another brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love this palette...I love the fact that I can house 8 of my favorite e/s, or blushes without lugging arounda zillion little pots. I do not love the fact that this palette costs so much. Stila needs to take a clue from MAC in the pricing of these babies that's for sure.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I just got my 8 pan in the mail a few weeks ago and I am in LOVE! This palette is absolutely adorable and very sturdy. It really snaps shut. I love the mirror and you can poke the shadows out at the bottom.
I definitely prefer the 8 pan to two 4 pans simply because I don't have a million small palettes around. If you don't travel much and have LOT of eye shadows palettes, I'd recommend the bigger one although it is more expensive.