Eyes Are The Window Palette in Body: Swatches and First Impressions.

Hey, friends! In my last post I reviewed Stila's Pretty in Pink blush, which I nabbed on a recent trip to Mecca Maxima, aka the Mothership. Stila was really doing it for me on that visit, let me tell you. I had about three other items from the brand in tow before I remembered that I do have bills to pay; I still managed to convince myself that I needed one of the infamous Eyes Are The Window palettes in my life (because all of the other kids are doing it, please!!!). I picked up the 'Body' Palette, this is the colour scheme I've seen people discussing the least, which surprises me because it is the only palette with vibrant pops of colour. Nevertheless, I forked out for this little beauty and wanted to share my first impressions and some swatches with you!

Eyes Are The Window to the Body palette

Each of the Eyes Are The Window palettes contain 12, well-sized shadows (two of which I discovered were broken once returning home, the horror!), which is my first plus. There's nothing more annoying than lusting after a high-end palette that you know isn't worth it because the product:price ratio is just plain unfair. Each palette also has a cohesive colour scheme, so you're not finding yourself using only a few colours before having to supplement with other palettes; the downside to this, however, is that all four colour schemes are beautiful and I want to buy every one of them. I see what you're doing, Stila.

Eyes Are The Window to the Body palette

I also just need to take a moment for the packaging. This little baby is god damn gorgeous - from the sleek, rose gold outside to the large mirror and radiant shadows, this thing is just lovely to look at it. Which I've been doing, often.

Eyes Are The Window to the Body palette

I have so many neutral palettes that I decided Body was the one for me, the stunning turquoise and lavender colours drew me in big time; I've also heard that Stila's paler shimmer shades make gorgeous highlights and I was uber excited to try that out. Because nothing convinces me to buy a product more than the prospect of it being multi-use.

Eyes Are The Window to the Body swatches
Midnight Quartz, Moonstone, Aquamarine.

I would assume that most of you share my feelings when I say that my priorities regarding shadows are colour pay off and blendability. A sheer eye look is great, but if you can't build up your colour to something more intense, you're not really getting value for your money. It's like buying a sandwich and not getting a drink and chips too - just not worth it. To be honest, this isn't the most pigmented palette I've ever encountered, and as luck would have it, the colours I was most excited for (pink diamond, aquamarine and amethyst) have the least pay off. Sad face. On a brighter note, after doing these swatches I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like a lot of the other colours, specifically black diamond. I do love a good underdog.

Eyes Are The Window to the Body swatches
Amethyst, Emerald, Aquamarine, Rose Quartz, Garnet, Topaz, Pink Diamond.

Eyes Are The Window to the Body swatches
Black Diamond, Sapphire, Moonstone, Midnight Quartz, Tanzanite.

After my dubious feelings regarding pigmentation, I went ahead and assumed blending would be about as easy as getting that last little bit of toothpaste out of the tube, without opposable thumbs. I'm happy to report that I was wrong! These blend nicely, probably due to the fact that they are pretty sheer when using a light-hand. There's also no fall out, which is the most brilliant of all bonuses.

Eyes Are The Window to the Body swatches
Pink Diamond - Black Diamond.

So, all in all my first impression is that I really enjoy this palette. It would be a great way to introduce colour for someone who is usually strictly neutral, given how easy to manipulate the shadows are. Life's too short for boring make up, give it a go! (Also, eat that cake).

Has anyone had a similar or very different experiences with this palette? Or any of the other Eyes Are The Window palettes? I'd love to know!

Sophia ♡

Price List:
Stila Eyes Are The Window Palette in Body $68 (I'm not crying its just an expensive shadow in my eye)


Thank you so much for reading, have a beautiful day!

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