Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New! Stila In The Light palette - photos, swatches and much love

As much as I love packing on the colour when it comes to my eyeshadow, I tend to reserve that for my weekend shenanigans!  During the work week, I'm a neutral shadow lover and Stila's In the Light palette is a must have for the Neutral Nancys among us.  I was given this when I met up with the Stila team last week and may or may not have given it a little hug and a squeeze when I saw it.

Stila In The Light Palette

In The Light has ten shades, four matte and six shimmery.  All are buttery, soft, wearable and suitable for most skin tones.  It also comes with a full size smudge stick waterproof eye liner in Damsel, a matte chocolate brown.  Nice.

Stila In The Light palette

The top row has the lighter shades and contains one of my all time favourite shadows, Kitten.  I'm kind of in the love with Bliss too, that's the middle one.  I go through phases of using mattes, then switch it up with the shimmers and this palette allows me to do that.  The mattes are pigmented and not dry, the way some mattes can be, but these are really blendable and will change your mind if you're a bit scared of them.
Left - Right: Bare, Kitten, Bliss, Sunset, Sandstone

The bottom row contains the darker shades and I can't wait to get stuck into them!  Luster and Night Sky have my name all over them and I already want to do some smokey eyes with them.  You can use all of the shadows wet or dry.
Left - Right: Bubbly, Gilded Gold, Luster, Night Sky, Ebony

I've been meaning to try out the smudge sticks for ages now and Damsel is the perfect accompaniment to In The Light.  It's a dark matte chocolate shade and can be used either as an eyeliner, or as a base for the shadows.  I'll have some eye make up looks with this palette coming up so stay tuned.
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner - Damsel

Lads, this is a must have.  It's on the Stila website at £25 which is about €34.  I have the Naked palette from Urban Decay (what beauty blogger doesn't at this stage) and I use maybe half of the shadows.  With this one, I know I'll be using every single one.  The only gripe I have is that it doesn't have a mirror in the lid, but that's it.  Otherwise, it's perfect for me.

Get yourself down to the Stila counter at Harvey Nichols Dundrum to either a) get one for yourself or b) point it out to someone to buy for you in the near future!



  1. Ooh, stunning! Some gorgeous shades there - really love the look of Luster xo

  2. I know you won't be Suprised by this but I love this palette - in fact once Stila shadows came back into my life I stopped using anything else

  3. I love the look of this palette and some of the shades, but some of them look a bit red based on me, which I'm not sure about in the eye area

  4. I may have just picked up this palette after months of being undecided as I already have both Naked palette, but I love it and the packaging makes it easier for travelling :-)


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