Now it wouldn’t be a blogger review without talking about the packaging now, would it? I have to give a round of applause to Stila here because the Soul palette is perfection. The gold/rose gold case houses 12 generously sized shadows. It can get a bit smudgy with finger marks but it’s a world away from the nasty faux velvet of the Naked palette. It really is dreamy.
What I love about the Soul palette is that it runs warmer than most palettes (making it an entirely justified purchase, amiright?) It contains shimmery champagnes, rusty hues and chocolate browns, there’s even a matte black to shake things up a bit. The mix of shimmer and matte shadows make it easy to achieve so many different looks, both day and night. All the shades are buttery soft, apply with no fall out and with a slick of primer hang around for daaaaaaayz despite my super oily eyelids. My favourite daytime look to date uses Kitten all over the lid (second row on the left and hands down my favourite shade in the palette) with a combination of Heart (third row, middle) and Individual (top row, middle) blended out in the crease with Being (top right) as a liner. Adventurous, I am not. I can’t wait to bust this out for an evening look soon and get some more use from the browny, coppery shades.
As far as price goes, it’s another win from Stila. At £30 it’s pretty standard (for reference the Naked palette is £38) for the same amount of shades. My only negative is that it isn’t widely available to try and swatch the shades so it’s a bit of guesswork but hopefully it’ll be easier to get hold of soon. It may be too soon to say but the Soul palette may just be my favourite neutral palette yet. It’s slotted in perfectly to my collection and excelled where others have fallen short.
Have you tried any of the Stila Eyes Are The Window palettes?