Review: Stila In The Light Palette

I’ve had my baby, and by baby I mean the Stila In The Light Palette, for a good six months now. What a wonderful six months that has been. After eyeing it off for a while I finally caved and purchased the palette off www.beautybay.com for around $44. The palette consists of 10 gorgeous neutrals, featuring the famous kitten shadow. Also included with the palette is the Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Damsel, which is a matte chocolate brown colour.

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The packaging is compact, light and perfect for travelling. It’s a rose gold colour so it fits in nicely with the neutral theme. The palette has a magnetic lid and inside there is a nice sized mirror, which is an added bonus.

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As you can see, this palette is well used and well loved, especially kitten.

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At first I wasn’t that impressed with the pigmentation of the shadows, particularly bare and bliss. After playing around with it I have found the colours that work best for me which means I don’t tend to use every colour in the palette. My favourites are kitten, bubbly, sunset and sandstone. If I’m doing a smoky eye then ebony is perfect for a slight touch of black in the crease. What first drew me to this palette were the beautiful shimmery golden colours that are perfect for a neutral eye.

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Kitten all over the lid, bliss in the crease, Sunset & Sandstone in the outer corners, Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Black on the upper lashline, Stila Smudge Stick in Damsel as an eyeliner in the waterline

When applying the shadows you will find that the shimmery/lighter colours are more opaque and the darker matte shadows need to be built up, which makes for a very full proof look.

My final thoughts on Stila In The Light are that it is worth the money if you’re looking for a go to neutral palette. The kitten shadow alone is around $18, so for an extra $26 you get 9 more eyeshadows and a brown eyeliner. If you’re into extremely opaque, bright colours then this isn’t the palette for you but if you’re a neutral girl like me you need this in your life. Currently on beautybay the palette is on sale for $38.10AUD, so what are you waiting for!

I’d love to hear your thoughts below if you’ve tried it, or if you’ve chosen to pass on it.

Sarah x

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