It’s a difficult leap from high end to budget and budget to high end. The new Stila 10 Pan Eye Shadow Palettes tries to gain some footing on the ladder of high end.
But is it missing the mark?
Stila had some trouble a few years ago and things looked a little bleak for the brand. But thankfully enough Lynn Tilton swooped in and saved the day.
In that time, Stila has created some really fun budget picks. How unheard of to have Stila offering $10 palettes! It was a time for rejoicing. Stila had always had some higher end pricing….they weren’t really mid-range and they weren’t really fully high end but they seemed to fit right smack in the middle somewhere.
To suddenly be confronted with some very inexpensive and cute palettes from the brand really floored fans like myself. It started a little bit of a craze and race as well to collect all these cheap little palettes that Stila was introducing.
Fast forward a year or two and the endless “budget” picks were getting a little too repetitive.
Now Stila seems to want to grab on to the ladder and make it’s way back up to possibly where it was at some point in the past. But is it possible to go from offering $10-$15 palettes back to offering $75 dollar ones in the blink of an eye?
Their new 10 Pan Eye Shadow Palette features ten eyeshadows in what I hope is full size.
- 14k (bright gold shimmer)
- Copper (copper shimmer)
- Mystic (shimmery blue-green)
- Terracotta (orange-red shimmer)
- Wisteria (shimmery lilac)
- Rain (matte dark taupe)
- Cassis (shimmery deep purple)
- Azure (deep blue)
- Jade (shimmery jade green)
- Dahlia (matte purple-blue)
It’s a beautiful selection isn’t it? But when you have brands like Urban Decay offering twelve full size eyeshadows in a single palette for $50 I think perhaps Stila’s $75 price tag could miss the mark by a few miles.
In such a competitive market I’m unsure why they think anyone would want to pay that much? They’ve killed their own market by offering inexpensive palettes for such a long time one has to question if anyone is willing to dish out more?
As gorgeous as this palette is I’m unsure if I’m ready to shell out nearly $100 for it.
P.S. Finally watched the last two Dexter episodes. How the hell are they going to get out of this one??!