I recently purchased the Stila Written in the Stars holiday eyeshadow palette online. While I have been on the hunt for brightly-colored palettes versus neutral ones, I happened to stumble upon this at a really great sale price and envisioned using it for primarily blending purposes.
When I saw this 12-shade Stila palette, it appeared as though most of the colors were warm, matte colors, perfect for blending out my crease or creating a barely-there eyeshadow look.
When I received this in the mail, I was primarily impressed with two main things. First, the size. It turned out to be much larger than I thought it would be. And second, the variety of pink-toned colors. I was immediately drawn to the dark maroon color, named Pigalle, which is one of my favorite eyeshadow shades to bring out blue eyes.
I applied that to my crease and outer corner, and using some of the other pink colors including Heaven and Ariel, I ended up with an ombre-like maroon eye. I lined my bottom lashes with Pigalle as well, and while I usually strongly blend out any sharp edges, I decided to leave the harsh lines in the outer corner to make for an ultra-defined yet sightly smokey sultry eye.