Review: Stila “It Girl” Eyeshadow Palette

By Voxy  

Stila’s summer deal prices are so low they’re virtually giving stuff away, so if you’ve been itching to try some of their products, you can probably pick up some good bargans. Case in point: the $10 Stila “It Girl” Eyeshadow Palette.

This palette contains three almost-full-size eyeshadows: Kitten (a sparkly white-gold color that is their most ubiquitous shade; it seems like you can hardly buy anything from Stila without tripping over Kitten*), plus two limited-edition shades that are exclusive to this palette: Lamé (gold) and Chloe (brown). The palette is larger than I expected, and I wonder if they could have gotten away with less packaging as it seems slightly bulky. I don’t mind that the shadows are slightly less than full-sized; I think that most of the time products are too large anyway, and besides, $10 is less than you would pay for a single full-size Stila shadow, which retails for $18 and doesn’t even come in any sort of container that closes. (They sell them in pans with the idea that you’re also going to buy an empty Stila palette and make your own.)

As I’ve mentioned before, in general I like the quality of Stila’s eyeshadows a lot, and if you’re a fan of shimmer and sparkle, this palette won’t disappoint. For me, Kitten is too shimmery (almost metallic) to be used over the full lid, but it works beautifully as an accent or (when applied very lightly) as a highlighter. Lamé is too yellow to work on my pink-toned skin except as part of a bronze-and-copper look, but Chloe is a warm golden brown that’s very attractive.

Close-ups and swatches!

Kitten

Lamé (top), Chloe (bottom)

L-R: Lamé, Chloe, Kitten

*No actual Kittens were harmed in the writing of this post.

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Stila “It Girl” Palette: $10

Provenance: Purchased.

Price/Value Ratio (high-end: poor/fair/good/excellent): Excellent! Would love a version with cool neutrals as well (and no Kitten!).

Purchase again? Probably.

(Have you used this product? Love it? Hate it? Want it? Give a holler in the comments!)

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6 Comments

  1. Posted July 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This palette looks great thanks for the review and excellent picture. Hope to get these in Europe soon.

    Jayne xx

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  2. avatar ab_grp
    Posted July 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I just ordered this and hope that it will hold me until I can get my hands on the UD palette.

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  3. avatar prof_gnu
    Posted July 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Out of curiousity, how does the lame compare to half baked? If you have the one (and we’ve already established that I do), could you foresee any reason to “need” the other?

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    • avatar Voxy
      Posted July 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I have to say I don’t really see the need for both, unless your skin has a lot of yellow tones and Half Baked is too cool/pink for you. Lamé is a very yellow gold — almost mustard-y, whereas I think Half Baked is less out-and-out yellow.

      Texture-wise, they’re also about equal.

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  4. avatar marigolds
    Posted July 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    STILL WANT. I think these are all so pretty.

    (Also, I just got a shipping notice for both my Fyrinnae order [can. not. WAIT.] and my ELF order, and also for a couple of shadows I ordered from the other Aromaleigh site from the Lost in Faerie collection [that super bright lime green, drool pant pant!].) I will send you a long, long email full of pictures when they arrive, and would be happy to do a guest post on the Fyrinnae if you want!) (No shipping notice for the big Aromaleigh-proper sale order with the foundations, though. Impatient doesn’t cover it.)

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    • avatar Voxy
      Posted July 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Yes please on the Fyrinnae review!

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