Sunday, June 23, 2013

EOTD - Stila 'Instinct', 'Impulse', 'Glance' & 'Improvise' Eye Shadows ♥

I felt like doing something different on the blog today so I decided on an 'Eye of the Day' post. I've never done one of these before but anyone who knows me knows that I love eye shadows, the brighter the better! I'm not generally a fan of nude shades but having said that I do love my MUA 'Undressed' palette. Today I used my favourite colours from an eye shadow palette I've been raving about on Twitter, Stila's 'In the Moment' palette. I love this palette as the colours are diverse ranging from light highlighting shades, purples, golds and charcoal colours. I also love the fact that these shadows are stay proof and don't seem to crease, amazing! You can read my first impressions of the palette and see my swatches here - Stila 'In the Moment' Palette.

I used my four favourite shades to create this look - 'Instinct' a very pale champagne coloured shadow which I used to cover my whole eyelid, bringing the shadow all the way up to the brow bone to highlight the eye area. 'Impulse', probably my favourite shade from the whole palette, a beautiful lilac colour which I used on the inner and middle lid area. 'Glance' a vibrant purple colour which I used on the crease fold of my lid and blended it into the 'Instinct' shade. Finally I used 'Improvise' a very dark purple shade which I used on the upper lash and lower lash line to frame the eye. I prefer to use shadow instead of eyeliner, I think it's better to incorporate the shadow you use into the whole eye area rather than just the lid, it creates for a more dramatic look. I then finished the eye with Maxfactor 'Lash Silks' mascara which really elongates my lashes as you can see.

I must say the colours of this eye look are far more noticeably in person. When trying to photograph these shades the camera wasn't too good in picking up the different shades. I think this may be because the shadows have a shimmer effect which is hard to show up in light, it's easier to photograph matte shadows. Nevertheless I love the look and am loving this Stila palette! More EOTD posts to come in the future for sure!

Stay pretty people!


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