Available for $14, from sephora. Stila eyeshadows normally sell for 20$ per pan. The pans are pretty big(Maybe a little smaller than Sugarpill or MUFE pans) This trio includes Kitten(Pale sparkly nude pink), Eve(Tawny matte neutral) and Americano(deep bronze with a faint gold sparkle). Kitten is the only shade sold separately, at least according to Sephoras selection.
I’ve been buying a disgusting amount of neutral makeup for the last month, and couldn’t resist this. I’ve lost track of all of the raves I’ve seen for Kitten.
That said, Kitten was disappointing. It’s SO very shimmery—use a FLUFFY brush to diffuse it, unless you want to look like a disco ball. It’s decently pigmented, but it doesn’t have the buttery application of, say, Urban Decay Sellout.
Eve is BEAUTIFUL. The color reminds me a lot of MAC Kid, or Urban Decay Naked(from the naked palette). It has a hint of a dusky pink that isn’t present in those shades, that makes it UTTERLY gorgeous on cooler undertones. The pigmentation and ease of blending is LOVELY. It doesn’t look chalky or harsh on the skin, and matches a variety of skin tones. I tried it on myself( fair NC 15 skin), and found myself using it on a model with considerably deeper skin a few days later(I don’t use MAC Foundations on clients, but I’d guess that she’s a NC 35-40. It was PERFECT for softening her crease, and could probably work on the inner corner, or brow bone of a user with truly deep skin).
Americano doesn’t seem to adhere to brush or skin as nicely as Eve or even Kitten, so the dark color is deceptive. The gold shimmer isn’t really noticeable.
I’d say this palette is ABSOLUTELY worth it, for eve and kitten, and americano is a nice bonus. It’s not the best eyeshadow I’ve touched, but it works with the others. All told, it’s a great value, and the shades can look GORGEOUS, if Kitten is applied with a light hand, and you don’t expect to get a dark smoky eye with Americano. All of the shades wear well, though. No creasing or fading, over standard primers.
I consider it a steal, given the eyeshadows normal price, and the versatility of the shades. That said, you can get similar, with a (slightly) better texture in UD’s Naked Palette(if you are lucky enough to have it!). I LOVE Eve,but it suits the cool undertone of the whole palette, and olive or warm skin tones may want to skip this.