A while ago, I mentioned that Stila had a new eyeshadow palette for summer – the Kitten Palette. Well, last weekend I finally remembered it and got a chance to check it out!
The first thing I noticed is that the Stila palettes have gone up in price. They are now retailing for RM190 each (6 colours) instead of the RM128 it was previously. Boo! So, even if I have good things to say about the Stila palette, I will balk at paying the terribly high price for what is a tiny little palette. Maybe I’ll try to source it from eleswhere.
The colours are lovely though. I found the texture soft and pigmented, just how Stila eyeshadows are. 4 of the colours are neutral tones and the last 2 stick out a bit in my opinion. Here are some swatches I took:-
All the colours are shimmery and slightly on the sheer side. You can see that 4 of the colours look very light, while Mystic and Ray are much darker. These last 2 colours threw me for a loop. I know for a fact I’d never be able to pull Ray off as it is way too warm for my skin tone. So, that means if I get this palette, I’d only have 5 workable colours.
Secondly, I already have a previous neutral Stila palette with Sun, Wheat and Kitten. That’s 3 out of 6 colours, 50% that I already own. So, paying for only 3 more new colours (1 of which doesn’t work for me) makes it a very expensive investment indeed!
I guess this tells you that I’m passing on the Stila Kitten palette. Not because I dislike it, but simply because its too expensive for me to justify getting it. Now, if I could get it at a discount, I might change my mind altogether!
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