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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Current Beauty Favourites

Hello everyone! Welcome to my new blog ‘Blushing About Beauty’. To kick it off I thought I would share with you my current beauty favourites.

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Recently I went on a trip to Europe and managed to pick up some new additions that have been on my list of products to get (very big list I might add), and there are also some of my favourites that I just can’t seem to live without. So let’s get into it!

First things first, Bioderma. Now if you haven’t heard of Bioderma before you must be living under a rock, it is talked about constantly in the beauty world as it’s renown for being a holy grail makeup remover. After trying it for myself, I can now confirm that it is definitely worth the hype. When it first became available in Australia at Priceline I checked out the price tag ($29.99 for a 250mL bottle) and thought I would hold off until my trip overseas. When my stash runs out I will definitely have to splurge on a couple more bottles as I don’t think any other makeup remover can compare. It’s very gentle on the skin, doesn’t irritate the eyes and is great for removing eye makeup.

When i’m having a bad skin day, Effacular Duo is my best friend. It’s from the French skincare brand La Roche-Posay and is the perfect spot treatment. I apply it around twice a week, mainly at night, and in the morning I am able to notice a difference. The La Roche-Posay range is available from Priceline, I also recommend the cleanser and toner as they are amazing.

High on my list was the Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot, which is a translucent powder. Although this is mainly meant for oily skin, I have dry skin and still love it – I can only imagine how great it would be for you oily skinned girls out there! It’s the perfect powder for setting foundation and lasts all day.

Over the last few years I have tried many, many concealers but I can’t seem to stay away from the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer. It’s great for under the eyes as it is light-weight and blends easily. There are three shades; Ivory, Classic Beige and Soft Beige so there’s something for everyone.

If you’re looking for a good, inexpensive blush then the Nyx Powder Blushes are for you. My favourite colour is mocha, as it’s a natural, dusty pink colour and is perfect for everyday wear.

Another cult favourite are the Maybelline Colour Tattoos, I have 6 shades (yes, ridiculous I know) but my two favourites are Bad to the Bronze and Barely Branded. They look amazing together – Barely Branded in the inner corner and Bad to the Bronze in the crease. Very quick and easy to apply, just use your fingertips and 10 seconds later you’re done! Ideal for those days you have to leave the house quickly.

Last but not least, the Maybelline Colour Sensational Shine Glosses. I have 420 Glorious Grapefruit, it’s a beautiful light coral colour and I love to wear it alone to add a touch of colour without needing to wear a lipstick. I’ll definitely have to pick up some other shades on my next shopping spree.

And there we have it, my first post. Hope you enjoyed and I look forward to many more.

Sarah x