Stila Kaleidoscope Eye Shadow Quad Heaven’s Vault
Hello beautiful humans! Today I wanted to share this with you earlier because I think it’s perfect for gifting. I purchased this from Ulta not too long ago. As you know, I’ve had a thing for smaller palettes this year, so when I saw this pretty quad I was intrigued.
$28 for 0.17 oz./5 g
About Stila Cosmetics
Stila Cosmetics is a cruelty-free makeup brand. They are PETA certified.
Kaleidoscope Eye Shadow Quad Heaven’s Vault
- Galactic Rose (Soft iridescent pink)
- Amber Sun (Metallic amber)(this one appears red to my eyes)
- Purple Rain (Rich metallic dark plum)
- Ginger Idol (Light tangerine-orange)
Stila Kaleidoscope Eye Shadow Quad Heaven’s Vault Swatches
As far as I know, I do not have a match in Stila foundation. My current best foundation matches are Milk Makeup Flex Stick Foundation in Porcelain, Supergoop CC Screen 105N, and Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Foundation in Pale. The swatches below are on Urban Decay Original Primer Potion.
Swatched from left to right we have Galactic Rose, Purple Rain, Ginger Idol, and Amber Sun. Galactic Rose is a mulidimensional pink. Ginger Idol is a stunning light golden hue with pinky-red iridescence. Purple Rain is a beautiful multidimensional cool-toned purple. Amber Sun is a warm-toned red on my skin.
Kaleidoscope Eye Shadow Quad Heaven’s Vault Thoughts
The Stila Kaleidoscope Eye Shadow Quad Heaven’s Vault is a very fragile eyeshadow formula. My first quad arrived shattered, but I contacted Ulta and they immediately replaced it. It might be best to use Ulta’s curbside pickup if you want to purchase this palette online but not risk it breaking in shipping.
The packaging is very thin cardboard and feels cheap, to be honest. The swatches on Stila’s website look photoshopped on deeper skin, which is disappointing. I don’t care that it lacks a mirror, but I wish that the lid on the palette was magnetized to keep it shut. Because it is so fragile, I do not think it is ideal for travel, despite the fact that the size is perfect to fit in any makeup bag.
Stila claims this quad is an ethereal blend of multi-chromatic jewel tones that are ultra-soft, multi-dimensional and pigmented without glitter fall-out. I personally love this non-glitter, highly-reflective formula. They also claim no fall out, but I did have just a tiny bit of fall-out while swatching. None when worn.
In my opinion the Stila Kaleidoscope Eye Shadow Quad Heaven’s Vault is a palette I have to pair with a companion mattes palette. I love the shimmery shades but because I have hooded eyes, I don’t normally feel comfortable wearing an all shimmer look. I recommend using Galactic Rose or Ginger Idol on the lid with matte burgundy or plum hues. I’ve created a dark shimmery smokey eye with Purple Rain on the lid and Black Moon Wolf, too. These are perfect to pair with the Stila Suede Shade Liquid Eyeshadows.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one quad, this isn’t it if you have hooded eyes like me. If you’re looking for a pretty palette that contains 4 shades that should be the star of your looks, this might be the palette for you. I like the price point, too. Finally, I love how shimmery this is without any glitter that could possibly irritate my eyes.