Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and great start to the New Year! I know I have literally been M.I.A for a long time now! Life just really got in the way, but now is the time to get back into blogging regularly again!
Today I wanted to share with you one of my favourite eye shadow palettes of all time; the Stila In The Light palette. This was probably my very first high end eye shadow palette that I ever owned. I say high end because Stila is quite expensive here in Australia. The palette was gifted to me by a relative a couple of years ago and I instantly fell in love with it! This is such a great, versatile palette with 10 different shades ranging from shimmery to matte shades. I find that the shimmery shades in this palette are a lot more pigmented and softer in comparison with the matte shades. Sorry my palette has become a little dirty over the years!
Bare: This is a matte ivory shade which isn’t too chalky and easy to apply. I like to use this as a matte highlight under the brow bone when I’m opting for a super shimmery eye shadow look because it helps to even out the look
Kitten: Stila’s cult shade! This is probably one of my favourite shades in the whole palette. It is a beautiful nude/champagne colour which is extremely buttery and pigmented. This shade is so easy to apply as it literally glides on your lids. I love to use this as a highlight in the inner corner of my eyes. It can get a little messy at times so it’s best to use a light hand.
Bliss: Although this shade doesn’t look like anything special, it shouldn’t be underestimated; because it is such a great neutral shade to use in the crease for blending out eye shadow with a nice gradient.
Sunset: Clearly from the pan you can see this is my most favourite shade. A beautiful coppery shimmery eye shadow which is very warm toned.
Sandstone: A matte neutral brown shade which isn’t as pigmented.
Bubbly: A beautiful shimmery gold which is extremely buttery. Similar to Kitten but not as pink, it is more golden.
Glided Gold: A dark matte brown shade with lots of golden glitter through it. This is an interesting shade because although it is VERY matte, the golden flecks make it unique.
Luster: A highly pigmented, cool toned brown shade with a little bit of golden shimmer that is not as overpowering.
Night Sky: I would describe this as in between a blue and grey shade with some silver shimmer throughout. It isn’t as pigmented and I don’t reach for this shade much.
Ebony: A matte black shade which is a little chalky in my opinion and not as pigmented.
The palette also comes with a Smudge Stick eyeliner in the shade Damsel which is a matte chocolate brown.
I would definitely say that I prefer the shimmery shades over the matte shades in this palette. As you can see, I have definitely reached for the shimmery shades more often over the years. However, this is a great palette if you are looking for a neutral, versatile palette that is easy to blend. They last a long time on my lids with a primer on average about 8 hours.
I would highly recommend this palette. It was because of this palette that I became introduced to Stila products and they are now definitely one of my favourtie brands. In Australia it is a little on the pricey side ($52 AUD from Mecca) so the best bet would be to have a look around online for some good deals (I do know a few Australian gals ordered this palette from Beauty Bay for a lot cheaper).
Have you tried this palette? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments!