Stila Mind Palette Looks


Stila’s Mind Palette is an all matte eyeshadow palette (yahooooo!) with a great range of soft neutrals to choose from. I didn’t know what to expect from this new range of palettes from Stila, but this particular one left me pleasantly surprised. The eyeshadows are buttery, very smooth, rich in pigmentation, easy to apply and even easier to blend. If you apply too much, no worries! The formula makes small mistakes effortless to correct. I also found these to last very well throughout the day with no fading. I really like the new packaging that Stila has come up with for this palettes, too; they’re small, compact, great for storage purposes and travel.

Overall, if you’re looking for an all matte eyeshadow palette, this is an excellent choice!

I’m excited to try more of these newer palettes from Stila! Have you tried any of them? Which has been your favorite out of the newest ones?


(1st Row, L to R) Brilliance, Instinct, Reason (2nd Row, L to R) Imagination, Observation, Thinker (3rd Row, L to R) Genius, Wit, Creativity (4th Row, L to R) Understanding, Perception, Intellect

 Look #1

Eyeshadows used:

  • Genius (inner half of lid)
  • Intellect (outer half of lid)
  • Understanding (crease)
  • Brilliance (blend out edges of crease)
  • Inglot #89 gel liner to line

27 thoughts on “Stila Mind Palette Looks

      1. What do you think of it? I didn’t buy it because in my opinion when I see swatches or swatch a palette myself the neutrals tend to all look the same, or at least not enough of a difference to make it worth buying. I only tend to buy them when there is a lot of color variations within the same palette. Should I be giving palettes with a lot of neutral colors a chance? I too would like to see Z review some Tarte eyeshadows.

  1. How would you rate this palette in comparison to Stila’s In the Know? This looks very similar and, though I’m pretty sure I’ll end up buying this one as well, I’m just curious!

    1. Hmmm, I feel like this palette has a mixture of dusty roses and grays that the In the Know palette doesn’t have but the eyeshadows Perception and Wit in this palette are nearly identical to a couple in the In the Know palette! As far as formula goes, this one is identical to the In the Know palette in ease of use, so if you liked that palette, you’d be real happy with this one! 🙂 I don’t think by getting this one you’re getting a dupe of the In the Know palette, either. Hope that helps a little more!

      1. I’m glad that this question was asked. I have the stila in the know palette and I have yet to buy this one because they do look every similar. Thanks for answering!

  2. I can’t see myself ever buying an all matte palette – I like a variety of finishes in a palette which is why I liked the In the Garden and In the Light ones and never got the In the Know one (I think that’s the one that was all matte). These new palettes are really pricey in Canada (the price increase it ridiculous) and the one that interested me didn’t get good reviews at all at Temptalia. I do keep looking at these in-store but I walk away every time…. Having said that, I do like Looks 2 and 3 that you’ve done.

    1. Thank you! 🙂 Yes, I saw there were a couple of these newer palettes that got bad reviews. 🙁 Wish they were a little more affordable here, too – I don’t even want to think about the markup in Canada – ow!

      1. Staci, I think it’s the Body one that I was most interested in getting at first and the poor review put me off. Your experience just confirms that. I did get the Spirit palette a week or so back and it is really good so there seems to be a lot of inconsistency in the quality of these, which is a shame. There were several shadows in the Body palette that looked so appealing to me but I knew there were also some really, REALLY poor performers.

  3. I have this pallet and love it, I was pleased to see posted looks that I can now try with this pallet. The pigmentation is great and I love the colors

  4. Beautiful combinations as always Z!

    I bought the Tartlette palette and I love it! It was easy to use and I feel like I can still get a variety of matte looks out of it even though it is all matte. I have shimmer shadows from wet n’ wild, stila, mac, etc. and incorporating then makes it versatile. I think I’m going to skip this palette because it reminds me so much of the Tartelette palette and I can get similar looks to these with that palette with the exception of the color Perception in the Mind palette. That one seems to stand out as the major difference between the two. (FYI- I have not seen these palettes side by side, but based on pictures only from what I am seeing here on the site, that is what I am basing my judgement on if anyone is interested- thought it might be helpful IDK).

    1. That is exactly what I thought as well…I have the Tartelette and really enjoy it so it would be great to see Zabrena work her magic with it as well. I’m going to pass on this one since I have the Tartelette at least for now. If Zabrena reviews and maybe compares the two and says something different then I can always change my mind 🙂

  5. Michelle Katz Wasserman


    How would you say that this palette compares to the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty palette? Clearly you like this one a lot more, but I’d like to hear your thoughts on how they compare… Thank you!

    1. Hi Michelle!
      I’d say the quality is the real difference between the two. With the IT Cosmetics palette, the eyeshadows are almost too soft and I felt they faded by the end of the day. It was also hard to tell them apart when applying different colors onto the eyes. I feel like the Tarte palette has better quality matte shades, they last all day, won’t fade and you can see where all the colors are after application. Just my $0.02! 🙂 Hope that helps a little more!

      1. Michelle Katz Wasserman


        That does help, thank you Zabrena! What about this Stila palette vs. the Tartelette palette? I like the mixture of colous in the IT Cosmetics palette, which I feel neither the Stila nor the Tarte have to the same extent. I tend more toward purples/mauves than warmer colours, but Stila and Tarte palettes both have mainly neutrals…What are you thoughts between the two?

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