With the exception of the Stila Smudge Pots, I don’t believe I’ve ever owned any Stila eye shadows before. I don’t think I’d ever tried the famed shade, Kitten, before purchasing this palette. I saw this chic palette, the Artist’s Inspiration Palette, on Sephora’s site during their Friends and Family Sale. I figured for $15, it would be worth it to try it out. You may remember that I mentioned it in my Holiday Gift Guide Part 2.
The palette says on the back that it contains 5 eye shadows and one cheek color, Electric Pink, while the Sephora website states it contains 6 eye shadows. I’d be hesitant to use Electric Pink on my eyes because of this conflicting information between the palette and the Sephora site. I couldn’t find this palette on the Stila website at all. Regardless of that, I mostly wanted it for Fluorescent Green, Electric Pink and Kitten.
The colors are all swatched on Aromaleigh Light Primer and the pictures were taken with no flash and a daybulb unless marked otherwise.
The colors are as follows:
Fluorescent Green – shimmery neon green
Ebony – matte black
Electric Pink – shimmery hot pink (cheek color)
GoLightly – shimmery metallic bronze
Dapple – shimmery taupe
Kitten – shimmery nude pink
I believe Kitten, GoLightly and Ebony are from Stila’s core eye shadow color collection and that Dapple, Fluorescent Green and Electric Pink are unique to this palette.
As far as palettes go, I like the colors in it. While I think it would probably be a bit of a pain to use a blush brush on Electric Pink, the rest of the colors are a good size for a palette. The colors also work well together. Ebony is like a little black dress, everyone needs a black matte. The texture is pretty good on it, and it can be combined with any of the colors in multiple ways. You could do a smoky eye with it, Dapple and Kitten. I was surprised that I found GoLightly pretty, but it would also work well with Kitten. Fluorescent Green and Ebony are an inevitable combination.
I felt like the shadows were nicely pigmented. They have a silky, satiny, shimmery texture and seem very smooth when applied. I definitely feel this palette was worth its price!
Have you tried Stila? What do you think of the brand? What do you think of this palette? I hear it’s a very bold and unusual color combination for the company, which is probably why I was attracted to it!
Edited to add: I contacted Stila & Sephora, and heard back from Stila that the pink should only be used on cheeks and lips.
Product was purchased by me because I got distracted by the bright and shiny colors!