I am SO excited to be writing my first makeup review for you! I recently purchased the Stila Park Avenue Matte and Shimmer Eye Collection from Sephora, which is just a set of eight individual eyeshalows by Stila in various colors. I have to say, I LOVE this set of colors, and I have always loved Stila’s eyeshadows. I don’t think you can buy these eyeshadows as a set from Sephora any more, but I’m sure you can track down the individual colors, so read on to learn more!
Here are swatches of all the colors!
Left to Right: moonlight, shell, copper, jade, poise, dahlia, coco, black cat
As you can see, some colors are more pigmented than others, and while many of them can be worn everyday, a few colors I can only wear to special events.
Moonlight is hands down my favorite color in this set. It is a very shimmery, moderately pigmented white, almost silver color. I like to use this color on the inner corners of my eyes, and as a brow highlight. I wear this color every day, and can pair it with pretty much any color combination. I find that it really makes my eyes pop and look farther apart when applied to the inner corner.
The next color, shell, is a sheer pink shimmery color. I use this color mostly as a brow highlight, but sometimes use it as a highlight on my cheekbones. It’s sheerness and lack of heavy pigmentation makes it great for a highlight, but I never use it as a lid color because it only shows up as a light shimmer.
The third color in is copper. This eyeshadow is a highly pigmented, shiny and shimmery amber color. While absolutely gorgeous, I have not found many uses for this color. I’ve used it on my lid when I want a dramatic look, paired with dark browns in the crease and black liner set with black eyeshadow (comment below if you want a tutorial on this look!). Overall though, I rarely use this color and do not recommend its purchase.
Next is jade, which is a really pretty medium green with shimmer. With my brown eyes, I’ve found that this color looks stunning layered with other darker greens in my crease, paired with a neutral lid and brown eyeliner (comment if you want a tutorial on this look). It has the perfect amount of pigment to blend well into your eye look.
Following this is poise, a shimmery medium purple color that goes on more as a dark lavender. It is light enough to look natural on your eyelid and blends really well into your other colors. I’ve found uses for it in a few different purple eye looks (comment if you want a tutorial on a fun purple eye) and have found that it even works for an everyday purple eye. I use this color very frequently and will definitely be repurchasing it when I run out.
Following poise is dahlia, a matte purple that is much darker. I’ve used this as a crease color in a purple eye, and in purple smokey eyes. I have also used it over purple cream eyeliner to get a really rich purple. I love purple with brown eyes and will definitely repurchase this color.
Following this is coco, a matte medium brown color. I love this color and use it every day as a lid color in my brown neural eye. While fairly sheer when applied straight onto skin, it builds up to a brilliant chestnut color. While this is a great color, matte medium browns are not hard to come by and you most likely already have a few very similar shades in your makeup bag. If I already had a similar shade, I would rather invest in a more exciting yet wearable color like moonlight or poise.
Finally, the color on the far right of the swatches is black cat. This black has small silver glimmer to it, which makes it more difficult to find uses for than a matte black. I find it perfect for my silver smokey eye (comment if you want a tutorial!) or as a liner when I want to glitz up any of my more dramatic looks. If you have no other shimmery black eyeshadows, I would suggest purchasing this color, however a matte black would be more usable.
Here is a picture of all the colors lined up. They’re so cute!
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my review! If there are any products you want me to review for you, chances are I probably already have it (the number of makeup bags I’ve filled should be embarassing….) and would love to point out the pros and cons for you! Also, I love coming up with new makeup looks (what better excuse to procrastinate schoolwork than invent that perfect night out look, right?) and cannot wait to share them with you, so if you have any requests for looks that you’d like tutorials for, leave me a comment!
Until next time, xo xo, Kayla