Not too long ago I bought the Stila Matte n’ Metal Eye Palette. Stila says this is a modern matte and metallic palette with shades of pink, rose golds, cool-toned pewters and golden bronzes to flatter all skintones.
$49 for 12 eyeshadows 0.42 oz./ 12 g (.035 each)
Mica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Isopentyldiol. (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), BLACK 2 (CI 77266), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREEN (CI 77288), TIN OXIDE (CI 77861).
Stila Matte n’ Metal Eye Palette Swatches
All eyeshadows swatched on Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Matte Pale Neutral Pink
Vintage is a pale pinked beige matte.
Matte Pale Pink
Velvet is a light warm pink matte.
Matte Pale Sand
Feathered is a light neutral beige matte.
Matte Light Taupe
Fringe is a light neutral brown taupe with a hint of pink matte.
Matte Mid-Tone Mauve Pink
Suede is a neutral mauve pink nude matte.
Matte Mid-Tone Warm Tan
Velour is a warm orange-toned brown matte.
Metallic Light Pewter
Bohemian is a light cool champagne metallic.
Metallic Rose Gold
Retro is a warm rosy copper metallic.
Sequin is a light neutral champagne gold.
Metallic Smoky Gunmetal
Smolder is a cool dirty brown with silver shimmer metallic.
Metallic Rosy Copper
Sizzle is a warm copper with rosy pink metallic.
Metallic Cool Bronze
Flare looks like a warm brown metallic to me.
Top Row – Sizzle – Sequin – Bohemian – Suede – Feathered – Vintage
Bottom Row – Flare – Smolder – Retro – Velour – Fringe – Velvet
Stila Matte n’ Metal Eye Palette Review
The Stila Matte n’ Metal Eye Palette is $49 for 12 eyeshadows, which breaks down to about $4.09 per eyeshadow. Each eyeshadow is .035 oz. So they’re not full size but not super tiny either.
The palette itself is a gold color and made from sturdy plastic. It’s very travel-friendly because of its compact design. While I do like the no frills size and palette design, I’m sad that the shade names are not below each color. It does bug me to have to flip the palette over to find the color name.
The Stila Matte n’ Metal Eye Palette is the first eyeshadow palette I’ve used by Stila in a long time. In the past, I know that I’ve loved the Countless Color Pigments and more recently I adored the Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadows. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this palette too.
Stila says that this is a modern matte and metallic palette with shades of pink, rose golds, cool-toned pewters, and golden bronzes. I feel like the pinks and rose golds are good. The golden bronzes not so much. And the pewters? I guess those are Smolder and Bohemian. One thing I’ve noticed is that these colors seem to pull more orange on my skintone than on other people. I’m starting to feel like I’m cursed with orange.
The array of colors in the Stila Matte n’ Metal Eye Palette are excellent for a wide variety of light to medium skintones. You have mattes, which are great for hooded eyes, as well as for office appropriate looks. You have metallics which can be fun for a night out. I thought this palette would be more cool-toned than it is, but it still leans pretty heavily warm. If you look at the columns from top to bottom, you can just stick to a single column of color for an easy to put together look.
Feathered is a nice base shade for pale skin like mine. Vintage and Velvet are excellent matte lid colors. They’re also great to blend out the edges of other colors. Fringe and Suede are fantastic transition shades on me. Sequin, Bohemian, and Retro are beautiful metallic lid colors. Smolder makes for an interesting smoky eye. It also works well paired with Bohemian.
Three of the colors are not my favorite – Sizzle, Flare and Velour. They’re orange/brown shades. If I blend Velour with Feathered, Fringe or Velvet I can make it more flattering on me. I can’t really wear Flare at all. Sizzle might be workable.
Who Needs The Stila Matte n’ Metal Eye Palette
- People who want a modern neutrals palette with pink tones
- People who like a mix of warm, cool, and neutral tones
- People who want easy-to-wear eyeshadows for work
- People who want easy-to-wear metallics for play
- People who like palettes that pair colors for you
You Should Avoid This Palette If
- You prefer to wear brights all the time
- You already own 2 or 3 neutral palettes
- You don’t like pink and metallic tones
I bought the Stila Matte n’ Metal Eye Palette thinking it would be mostly cool-toned. I feel like I can wear 9 of the 12 shades pretty easily. I like that it’s a ‘neutral’ palette with pinks and mauves, as I find those shades very easy to wear on neutral and neutral/cool skin. You can easily create a lot of office safe daytime appropriate looks within this palette. For nighttime, you’ll have to add some liner and perhaps a dark taupe shade to deepen the crease.
What do you think of the Stila Matte n’ Metal Eye Palette?
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