On Wednesday, Nicoletta blogged that M and M Direct were selling Stila eyeshadows (And a few other products) for just 98p each (They're normally £10 something). I didn't need or want any but still found myself buying six? I don't know how! I guess I just wanted to try some Stila products.
I wish I'd actually known about the offer earlier because some gorgeous shades were sold out.
Without further ado, here are the six I purchased:
Left to right: Espresso, Nanda Devi, Barefoot Contessa, Twig, Jezebel, Chinchina.
The pigmentation varies; Espresso and Twig are particularly pigmented whereas Nanda Devi and Chinchina (The two matte shades) need building up.
I've never owned single pan eye shadows so now I get to start my own palette! I actually don't wear eye shadow on my lids that often (I wear it on my lower lash line) but I'm trying to wear it more.
I find cheaper brand eye shadows more pigmented. For example, Sleek and MUA have great pigmentation whereas MAC doesn't (In my opinion from the shades I've tried. Don't shoot me MAC fans!). Urban Decay is a hit and miss (YDK, Half Baked and Twice Baked are very pigmented whereas Flipside, Flash and Kiddie Pool take a lot of building up).
Pigmentation, to me, is a quality that you expect to find in higher brand eye shadows but from what I've experienced, isn't the case. Maybe the cheaper ones are more loosely packed?
Stila eye shadows are in the middle; not as pigmented as Sleek but still quite pigmented.