Stila Eyes Are the Window Palette in Soul | Review & Swatches


It's hard to find something that adds something new to your collection when you're a certified neutral eyeshadow hoarded, however I think I have in the Stila Eyes Are the Window Palette in Soul (£30).

Stila isn't the most accessible brand and I actually haven't seen these palettes in-store anywhere, however after some careful Googling of the different palettes in this line I decided to spend some of my birthday money on Soul. How would I describe the colour theme? I'm really unsure! Maybe copper and taupe? Either way I don't own anything quite like these and there are some lighter, cooler shades I don't usually go for. The sturdy packaging is just wonderful and I love the copper and gold finish. It does tend to get full of fingerprints but for something this pretty I can forgive that.

You have 5 matte shades: Light (your standard cream base shade), Individual (a warm caramel brown crease colour), Being (a chocolate brown outer crease shade), Heart (a slightly pink taupe crease colour) and Essence (a smoky black). There are 6 shimmers: Kitten (a champagne highlight), Affection (a copper), Thought (a cool brown-bronze), Peace (a rustier copper tone), Vitality (a light gold) and Substance (a blue-grey). Finally there is 1 glitter colour which is Character (a dark brown base with deep red glitter).


1 - Light            2 - Individual         3 - Being
       4 - Kitten           5 - Affection          6 - Character
7 - Thought        8 - Heart               9 - Peace
 10 - Vitality        11 - Substance      12 - Essence 

The texture, pigmentation and quality of the shades overall is fantastic. I also think you get a really good spread of mattes and shimmers. The formula is very smooth and buttery with the shimmer shades being particularly lovely. The only ones that have shortcomings are Essence, which I find a little hard to work with (as I do with most matte blacks) and Character, which I find comes out a little under-pigmented. However overall I find these pretty effortless. In terms of personal taste, I don't really go for Substance just because I prefer the warmer shades in this palette. The staying power is fairly good overall. They tend to stay on the lids throughout the day however I do find that after the 8-hour mark it all tends to blur into one on my oily eyelids.

My favourite look to go for is Kitten in the inner corner, Thought across the lid, Affection on the outer part of the lid and Individual in the crease. However this week I haven't worn anything other than this palette so I've trialled all of them. I do find that you tend to get the same couple of looks out of this palette however it's a look I adore; that classic, effortless everyday neutral eye.


Do you own or have your eye on any of the Stila Eyes Are the Window Palettes?

 


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74 comments

  1. Gorgeous swatches! Affection and Vitality look beautiful. I love Stila eyeshadows - they really are great quality, and Kitten makes such a lovely brightening inner corner highlight :)

    Amy | Lilac Lemon

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  2. This looks like an amazing palette and one I've had my eye on for a while now. I think you may be able to get this from Asos :)

    Blushhx

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    1. Ooh you definitely should then, especially if the do a discount code ;) xx

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  3. This is a lovely palette. Kitten is a stunning shade, and I really like the look of Affection too. I'm always really impressed with Stila palettes - I might have to treat myself to this one too!

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. They're both lovely and I certainly wouldn't mind picking up another in the line...xx

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  4. This palette is gorgeous. Full of everyday colours

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    1. I think that's why I've been getting so much use of it! xx

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  5. This is a beautiful palette! I have the Spirit and I adore it :) And the packaging is gorgeous! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  6. This looks lovely! Love the rose gold packaging too and neutrals are right up my street. I haven't seen this before though, going to have a look for it next time I'm out x

    www.throughneweyesx.com

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  7. Oh my! I instantly fell in love with this palette as soon as I saw it, but after seeing it swatched i'm just smitten! I will definitely be adding this to the top of my shopping list!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  8. Wow the shades are just stunning, I love them all. I've never tried anything from Stila before but that needs to change soon x

    Beauty with charm

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  9. omg wow this is such a beautiful palette! I'm such a sucker for neutral shades, they look so perfect! I think I need this palette now haha beautiful photos! xx

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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    1. Thank you lovely :) and it's full of great everyday neutrals! xx

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  10. I've had my eye on this for a while! I definitely don't need another palette but I want it! xx

    Beautylymin

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  11. Omg, you got all the swatches to fit on your arm, that's talent! LOL

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. Haha thanks - I got halfway through and just decided to go for it...xx

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  12. Oooh wow they swatch so pretty!
    I really love these kind of brown shades!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  13. Wow the swatches from this palette is insane, I've been debating about purchasing the one with some purple shades as that's something different but was unsure because of the mixed reviews. I'm now back to thinking I need to invest haha. Great review.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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    1. Yeah I did see that one but I don't think I'd have got much wear out of it! xx

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  14. This palette looks sooo pretty! I have the Stila In The Light palette and I love that one A LOT!

    X Marjolein
    http://misscocoblue.blogspot.com

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    1. I did debate over that one too, it's really pretty! xx

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  15. Oh my goodness this is so beautiful I need it in my life x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

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  16. Oh wow this is absolutely gorgeous, I really don't need anymore eyeshadows but this is a winner for me! x

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

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  17. I have tons of neutral palettes but none quite like this one. Your swatches are always perfect and I can clearly see how pigmented and creamy each shade is. I'll need to see where I can get this.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I'm exactly the same! And I'm glad they were helpful :) xx

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  18. This is such a pretty palette :)

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  19. This is such a gorgeous palette, I really think I need it! Haha x

    A Girl Called Eleanor

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  20. This palette looks amazing. The packaging is stunning and the colours would work for any occasion, it definitely looks worth the money!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  21. What a gorgeous palette!! BEAUTIFUL SHADES!!! xx

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  22. I don't normally come across a palette with every shade appealing to me, but I have now! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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    1. I'm exactly the same haha but these are so wearable! xx

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  23. This looks beautiful!! Like I need another neutral eye shadow palette though hahaha! :)

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  24. I was babbling on about this palette yesterday on Twitter. I defiantly want to give this palette a go - You can't have too many palettes right? x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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    1. Haha that's what I keep telling myself...xx

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  25. This palette has been on my wish list for ages, it just looks so perfect!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It really is that perfect everyday palette! xx

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  26. oooh it looks so pretty! I think if I'm going to buy a high end palette, this will be the one I'm going to get (or maybe the Lorac Pro Palette).

    lemmeswatchit.blogspot.com

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    1. They're both full of wearable shades :) xx

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  27. This is such a beautiful palette - I've never actually seen it before! Those swatches are so gorgeous too! Great post Jasmine x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. Aw thank you :) I'm loving it at the moment! xx

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  28. I've had my eye on this pallet for ages... it's just gorgeous... what else can I say?
    Aleeha xXx
    www.halesaaw.com

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    1. You won't be disappointed if you get it! xx

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  29. Jasmine, your blog is absolutely on fire at the moment... seriously loving it and this post is no different. You are my biggest enabler, this palette needs to be mine :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com / https://goo.gl/X5P4ru
    xx

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  30. Ah, this is such a gorgeous palette - how beautiful are all these colours!!!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  31. I need this in my life, the packaging is beautiful and I love the colours in it, might have to treat myself to this soon :)

    Pams Stuff and Things | Acne Ultra Clear Giveaway

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  32. I love the look of this palette and the shades are simply beautiful.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. They're really lovely for everyday :) xx

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  33. Your blog is lovely dear! So gorgeous colors and swatches!!! Want it so badly now!! :)

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  34. This is such a gorgeous palette and one that I would totally gravitate towards...need to have a look around for some Stila palettes :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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    1. Yeah I'd never considered their palettes before! xx

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  35. This palette looks stunning. Seems a bit like a mixture of the best tones / shades from Naked 1 and Naked 2. Look very pigmented too. Have not tried anything from Stila yet but must do at some point. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I hadn't thought of that before but you're right! xx

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  36. Such a beautiful palette! :)

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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  37. This palette sounds absolutely amazing! I was supposed to buy it while I was in the US but my "local" Sephora didn't have Stila at all :(. I hope I can find this palette somewhere! You should do a post where you create different eye looks using this palette only ;) xx

    Anu | My life as Anu | bloglovin

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    1. Aw what a shame! And I think that's something better left to someone with more skills than I haha xx

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