Oh hello, another beautiful neutral palette! Did I really need another palette with a mixture of matte and shimmer shades? Well, no but I really wanted this beautiful palette filled with a mix of matte and shimmer shades. Look at it, its so beautiful. There has been a lot of love surrounding the Stila In The Light Palette, so it was natural that it would be coming to live at Anoushkas house.
The shades within the Stila In The Light Palette are just heavenly. Within the ten shades, you could create several daytime looks, darker evening looks and several different combinations of the classic smokey eye using the dark browns or even the sultry blue-grey.
Bare – matte ivory shade
Kitten – the iconic Stila shade
Bliss – matte beige pink
Sunset – shimmery canyon pink
Sandstone – matte light coco
Bubbly – pale gold shimmer
Gilded Gold – golden brown with shimmer
Luster – dark aubergine with gold shimmer
Night Sky – blue with shimmer
Ebony – black
The palette also contains a full size smudge stick in Damsel, which retails for £14 when purchased alone. Damsel is a warm matte brown, which is my favourite eyeliner shade of the moment. It glides on like a dream and stays on all day. It can be smudged into a sexy disheveled line or a perfect wing can be created with a steady hand.
The shadows are well pigmented and wear time is good. Although well pigmented, I find that the darker colours don’t have as much oomph when being being applied and that I need to add a tad more shadow to get the desired colour. I always apply the shadows over a primer or MAC Paint Pot. The paint pot certainly holds the shadows in place all day without creasing and smudging. Without using a primer, wear time is a lot less. Not a bad thing, but when colours are this beautiful, you want to see them all day long!
My only bad point about this palette is that the cardboard packaging isn’t holding up very well. Yes, my palette has probably clocked up more air miles lately than the average person, however 4 weeks after buying it, itis now showing signs of wear and tear and looks dirty and scuffed. I would have preferred to see it in a tin casing a la Naked palette, but that’s really just for my own personal travelling needs.
Overall, I’m in love. I’ve been reaching for it daily with no second thought to using any other palette. Why not pick up your own Stila In The Light Palette, £25. Its worth every penny!