Just a quick note before I get into this post, yesterday I decided to not post a Blogmas Day 15 post. As you may or may not know I live in Sydney, Australia and yesterday the entire city/country experienced a terrifying and horrific event that ended tragically early this morning. I felt it wasn’t the right thing to sit on here and do a blog post which in the scheme of things is so meaningless. My thoughts go out to all of those involved and the families and friends who lost a loved one.
Onto the post for today –
I’ve had my eye on the Stila Eyes Are The Window palettes for quite some time, and when Black Friday rolled around BeautyBay had an unmissable sale which ended with me picking up these 2 items for a pineapple ($50 if you’re not in Australia 🙂 ).
I ended up purchasing the Anatasia Brow Wiz in Taupe, which FYI lives up to the hype and then some. I also chose the Soul palette from the Eyes Are The Window range, mainly because it contains my favourite eyeshadow shade of all time “Kitten”. It also has a mix of matte and shimmer shades, where the other palettes looked they were either exclusively matte or shimmer. I’ve never tried Stila’s matte shades so i’ll be keen to see how they perform. Again, I was drawn to the packaging it is absolutely stunning cased in a 2 toned gold and rose gold compact with a huge mirror; it’s one of those compacts you want to get out in front of people because it is so beautiful.
The shades from the top are Light, Individual, Being, Kitten, Affection, Character, Thought, Heart, Peace, Vitality, Substance & Essence.
I haven’t had a chance to do any makeup looks with the palette yet so I can’t really comment on the wear of the shadows but I have used Stila shadows in the past and loved the formula. I noticed when I watched that the shade “Character” is a little sheer and has quite chunky glitter. I also thought “Thought” lol swatched beautifully and can see this as one of those all over the lid, blend out, done shades. I did take a photo of my not great swatches for you as well.
Anastasia Brow Wiz retails in Australia for $34.00AUD @ Sephora or again from BeautyBay for $19.50AUD (at time of posting).