I remember the day like yesterday when I first saw someone using Stila’s eyeshadow in the shade Kitten. I was mesmerised. Literally mesmerised. It looked so pretty, shimmery and it was just the perfect shade of champagne. Everything about it was exactly right, exactly what I was looking for. Soon after discovering it I bought my first Stila palette that included this beauty, the Eyes Are The Window Palette. Obviously I started using Kitten everyday and not much later I hit pan in the shade Kitten. Because of that I decided to purchase a compact shadow filled with just Kitten. In today’s review I’m going to tell you all the details about it. So if you want to read about, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Stila Compact Eyeshadows come in these golden compacts. I have to say that it does all feel pretty light and cheap and I’m not sure how much I love the fact that the compact is golden these days. I do have one from the old collection which came in a black compact and it felt much sturdier and looked much more well-made. I’m a much bigger fan of that one. But well, let’s be real, the gold isn’t that bad. It does look nice and shiny and it is pretty cute. It’s not super camera friendly when the sun is hitting your set-up the wrong way, but let’s ignore that.
What I like about the packaging is the fact that the middle part of the compact is clear. Because of that you can tell through the lid which shade you are dealing with. Now I only have one Stila eyeshadow in this kind of packaging so for me it doesn’t really help or something, but if you have multiple shadows in the same kind of packaging this can be a very helpful feature.
All in all I’m not in love with the packaging on this Stila Eyeshadow Compact, but I don’t hate it either. I think that the black packaging it used to have was better and more sleek, but it could’ve been way worse.
Stila Eye Shadow Compact in Kitten – €13,95
Okay, let’s start talking about the shade. Kitten is a very special shade for me, one that’s dear to my heart. It’s one of the first shades I really fell in love with. Of course I love lot’s of shadows, but it doesn’t happen often that I get this crazy about one particular shade in a way I even buy a single of it. But now I did it. Kitten is a very pretty light champagne colour with a lot of shimmer to it. It’s supers shiny and gorgeous. It’s also quite a light shade. Back in the day I used to love putting super light shades like this one all over the lid, but it looks really pretty as a brow bone or inner corner highlight as well. But you can also use it on the centre of the eyelid to really brighten the look too. There are so many purposes for this beauty!
According to Stila these eyeshadow compacts are known for their high quality formulas, their long staying power and for how easy they are to apply. They can be applied both wet and dry and they will never crease. They will keep you looking fabulous all day and into the night. These compact shadows can be used as a base for other colours, on the lid, in the crease and as a liner.
All in all it sounds like a pretty nice quality eyeshadow. I do love it when shadows are easy to apply and especially when they are longlasting. I think that’s something that sets an eyeshadow apart from more poor-quality eyeshadows.
In terms of pigment I think anyone can tell this is looking really good. It’s a very full pigmented shadow that is evenly pigmented along the whole swatch. I also think that it really is easy to apply, just like Stila claims it is. Some shadows really need work in order to cover the eyelid fully and this one doesn’t. It’s just a simple sweep across the lid and all is good with the world. It’s so effortless. Whether you’re applying it on top of a sticky base or not, it’s just very quick and easy.
One thing I think is very important when it comes to eyeshadow is the way it blends. I feel like most brands get the pigmentation right these days. That isn’t the way to tell whether a shadow is high quality or not anymore. The way to tell is by looking at the blending. A shadow should fade around the edges, but it should still be clear that it’s a different shade than the shade you have used next to it. In other words: it shouldn’t blend ‘away’. I think that most makeup lovers get what I mean with that, but if you don’t: it basically means that the shadow disappears and either has to be reapplied or that it blends into a wash of colours along with the other shadows you have used. Okay that was a very lengthy way of telling you guys that this shadow blends perfectly and does stay true to itself. It doesn’t take much effort to get the edges right and you don’t have to be scared of it blending away.
The last thing I want to talk about is the longlasting thing they are claiming this shadow has. It’s always hard to tell whether a shadow is longlasting or not, until you have worn some that aren’t. I feel like, with the right base, this shadow does last all day long. If you’re not using a base at all I don’t think it will fade or crease either, but I do think it won’t be as resistant to touching and stuff if you’re not giving it anything to hold on to. But in the most likely scenario of you wearing it with a base it’s a super longlasting shadow.
All in all this Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten has not disappointed me. I already knew that it was going to be amazing since I love this shade so dearly, but I’m still relieved that this compact version wasn’t a disappointment. I really think that this is a perfect shade for everyone and it’s definitely a musthave if you ask me. Quality wise it’s just great. It has tons of pigment, it’s easy to apply and it stays in place all day long. All in all this is amazing and you should get it!
With that being said I think it’s time to end today’s post. Thank you so much for reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this stunning eyeshadow!