Saturday, October 12, 2013

Stila In the Moment Palette: Review + Swatches

Hi guys!  Today I'll be reviewing the Stila "In the Moment" palette. This bad boy was on sale at Ulta earlier this year for 50% off. It's still available at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, and the Stila website if this palette interests you some more!

It comes in a beautiful purple palette, in the same design as the rest of the Stila "In the..." palettes.  Every palette in this line has the same sort of design, but with a different color scheme.  I've noticed that a lot of the other palettes have mirrors, but for some reason this one doesn't!  That makes me disappointed, because there's a good amount of cover space for a really large, workable mirror.

As cheesy as it is, I really like the quote on the top. It says, "Cherish the beauty of the moment." -Sarah Lucero.  If there's not going to be a mirror, at least this is cute.

It also comes with one of their smudge sticks.  This one is a purple in "tetra," great for layering eyeshadows on top of.  As you can see, the top row is mostly purple and the bottom is full of warm-toned neutrals.

Top row:  Instinct, Impulse, Glance, Improvise, Catalyst
Bottom Row:  Desire, Wonder, Spontaneous, Whim, Captivate
Eyeliner:  Stila smudge stick waterproof eye liner in "tetra."

Pros:  These are some amazing, pigmented shadows.  You can easily use the top row of shadows for a fun going out look, a sultry smoldering look, or any sort of fun event.  Purple shadow looks good on almost everyone in my opinion!  The bottom row is full of colors that are great for every day, but can certainly be smoked out for a nighttime look too.

Cons:  Two underwhelming shades in the palette are Improvise and Catalyst.  As beautiful as it is, the cardboard packaging is also very flimsy and cheap feeling, which is very unfortunate.

Overall, I give this palette a 6.5/10, with points taken off for the terrible packaging.  The shadows themselves are buttery and wonderful, so I suggest depotting this if you purchase it!

The Stila In the Moment palette retails for $39.  Will you be picking it up?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks you for this review! I'll definitely be picking it up!