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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Stila | In the Light Palette

Stila | 'In the Light' Palette | £25.00 | Link

I know what you're thinking. Beth - how late on the bandwagon do you want to be?! In fact, I can't even see the bandwagon anymore I'm that late.  Stila's 'In the Light' palette was a firm favourite on many a blog a few moons ago, wasn't it?  Being the controlled, sensible blogger I am (haha, whatevs...) I resisted temptation and made do with the collection of palettes I already own.  I'm quite fussy when it comes to palettes - I only ever buy them if I know for a fact i'll use them (I'm not one for impulse palette purchasing!) and I usually stick to my trusty Urban Decay varieties.  However, Christmas rolled around. Motherbear began digging for hints regarding beauty goods...  I stumbled upon a pin on Pinterest of an eye makeup look someone had created using this Stila palette and all of those lustful feelings returned.  Needless to say, on Christmas morning - I was a happy girl when I unwrapped this little beauty. It wasn't an easy task to track one down before Christmas - I really struggled finding one anywhere and my mum was lucky enough to be able to have one sent to our local department store from London where there was only 1 available. Eek! But was it worth all that trouble of hunting it down...?


Well... YES! Of course it was! I adore this palette. I mean, just look at it?! There's something in there for everyone - from barely there neutrals, to pretty champagne toned shimmers and bronzes to full on smokey eye shades.  I really love the addition of 'Night Sky' - a beautiful gunmetal blue shade - it looks lovely against the warm, bronze tone of 'Sunset' - which happens to be my favourite shade out of the entire palette.  It seems to really set off the green tones in my eyes and I've been wearing it non-stop just recently.  I has a reddish undertone to it when worn on the eyelids and it really does look stunning.  Another favourite has to be Stila's ever-famous 'Kitten'.  I can see why this is such a raved about shade. It's perfect for everyday wear and looks lovely when worn in the inner corners of the eye to brighten and open up your peepers.  'Bliss' is also a beautiful shade - I love using this in the crease of the eye to bring some definition and warmth and it also makes for a lovely blending shade. 

Stila's eye shadows seem to vary in texture. The majority of shades in here are buttery soft and really pigmented - just what I look for in an eyeshadow.  They transfer amazingly well and show up pretty much true to pan.  The only one I was a bit unsure of  is 'Gilded Gold' - it doesn't seem as buttery as the rest and transfers much lighter on the skin than in the pan. But it's still a lovely antique copper shade and one that I will get a lot of wear from - I'm such a neutrals girl...  'Bubbly' is also a favourite of mine.  I love gold shades - and this one is lovely and creamy in consistency and transfers perfectly onto the lid.  The Stila Smudge Stick is also a lovely little addition to the palette. It compliments the tones in the palette really well and is perfect for adding definition to the eyes. Oh - and how cute is the quote on top of the mirror?! As a self-confessed Pinterest quote addict, it's a nice little girly addition and finishes off the whole palette perfectly. Never one to say no to a quote, me...



I'm so glad I finally got my bloggery mitts on this palette.  It really is a stunner.  I love the mix of shades and it's perfect for a neutrals girl like me! Aside from their cream blushes, this has been my first experience with Stila and I will certainly be looking into more of their eyeshadow offerings in future.  I love how all of their palettes have names and themes too! For £25.00 - it isn't the cheapest of eyeshadow palettes. But when you consider the fact you're getting 10 extremely wearable shades plus the addition of the smudge stick - it's really quite reasonable and it's one that's become a firm favourite in my collection.  You can find the Stila 'In the Light' palette on Feel Unique (link) and also on Beauty Bay.

Have you tried the 'In the Light' palette? What's your favourite Stila shade?

46 comments:

  1. such a beautiful palette!

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  2. I've wanted this for so long but have been trying to convince myself I don't need another neutral palette...The swatches look so pretty though I think I may have to put it on my 'to buy' list!

    Sally xx
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  3. I've always been a fan of Stila's eye palettes.
    The package and the colors are amazing!

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  4. I have this palette and I love it! I rarely ever use night sky though--I never would have thought to pair it with sunset! (I'll definitely be trying it this week).
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  5. Such a gorgeous palette!! I want it so bad!

    Adele-Marie xx

    One Girls Obsession With Makeup

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  6. It maybe was worth waiting the older ones (mine) don't have a mirror.

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  7. this palette is so beautiful... i want! xo

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  8. I want this palette! Bliss, Sandstone and Gilded Gold are so gorgeous!!

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  9. I'm so late on the bandwagon I still haven't even got this yet and I'm a sucker for palettes! It looks gorgeous, maybe next payday..

    Great post..

    Ash xx

    ashleedel.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Beautiful palette! I love the night sky shade.

    xoxo Chelsey / thecreativebelle.blogspot.com

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  11. I love this palette. It's a great collection of colors and so easy for travel.

    Lindsey| fairmaquillage.blogspot.com

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  12. I just got this palette for Valentine's Day and i could not be more excited!

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  13. Such a gorgeous little palette! Stunning colours x

    Georgina | headintheclouds

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  14. I've wanted this palette for so long, I just need to take the plunge and buy it! <3
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  15. i have been wanting to get this palette for a such a long time! it looks so pretty!!! the swatch pictures you took look great too! xx

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    ~Amy

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  16. This is one of my first palettes and I still like it! I love all the shades in it, especially Kitten and Bubbly. They're perfect for layering over the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  17. This Pallet looks amazing, I love the colours. I really want to get my hands on the naked 3 though so this may be a next year purchase . x

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  18. These colours are all so gorgeous! Love the look of 'kitten' and 'bubbly', some Stila eyeshadows have been added to the wishlist, and after looking at the range I also like the look of the 'In the Moment' palette!

    Bella x

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  19. gorgeous photography! trying to resist buying this still..

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  20. Gorgeous colours, don't worry about being late I literally pass so many products it's mad xxx


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  21. Oh this pallette is lovely and one I've been resisting for so long! Do I need another neutral pallette? No. Am I going to get one? Almost certainly yes!

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    Katy xx

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  22. I have walked past this palette so many times and just need it in my life, it's so gorgeous!
    Casualllyawkward

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  23. I STILL haven't got this either....I think it might be my next palette buy. I keep meaning to pick one up then I get distracted and buy something else, but I love the look of 'sunset' I can see why that's you're favourite shade!

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    xxx

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  24. I've wanted is for so long, it looks like the prettiest palette ever! X

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD



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  25. I still want this palette so bad but I am never able tog et my hands on it :( keep your fingers crossed for me!

    Emily xx
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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  26. I really want to try this but i just cant justify another nude palette aha :)!

    BerrieBlogs - Beauty Blog x

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  27. Kitten is a shade I have heard about for years but never tired and looking at your swatches it would certainly be the shad out of all of those which I would wear.
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  28. have always loved this palette, really want to try it out now!

    heypip.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  30. I've been lusting after this recently and I think your review has pushed me to buy it! Looks gorgeous :) x

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  31. How did I miss this one!!! Gorgeous colours, may have to hunt this down x
    Deborah
    moonstoneandmay.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. I need this just for night sky - bloomin' gorgeous!
    xoxo

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  33. I've been holding out on buying this palette for a long time too, but you may have convinced me... I may have to add it to my birthday wish list!
    emiloue.blogspot.com

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  34. I have been loving this palette this month! I have been wearing kitten nearly every day for the past week with wedge from my MAC palette in the crease! Defiantly a great palette at such a reasonable price!

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  35. It's so gorgeous. This one will definitely be the next palette I'm getting since it's been on my WL for way too long :)

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  36. I absolutely LOVE the look of this palette - such gorgeous shades for every occasion!

    Amy xo
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  37. I've been wanting to try this palette for so long, but won't order it unless I can have a little play & swatch in a store!
    The Smashbox full exposure palette is also on my list, but at £11 more I might have to try this one instead.

    Jen - [www.specsandsparkles.blogspot.co.uk] x x

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  39. Such a gorgeous palette! I definitely think palettes are so much better than buying individual eye shadows. love the little quote on the inside of the lid too X

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  40. Beautiful palette :) Stila make up is on my list to try at some point, I might put this on a Christmas list!
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  41. This is such a beautiful palette, I'm seriously debating buying it despite I own all 3 Naked palettes haha, its just so pretty x x

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  42. I am a firm believer that you can review any product at any time. It does not have too be within the "hype. I adore "Nigh Sky" and "Kitten". I was unsure if this palette was worth the money but you have definitely convinced me.

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