A neutral eyeshadow palette! Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Stila was such a huge brand crush for me all those years ago when it first launched in the UK.  I remember going to Selfridges with my friend and worshipping over the lip glazes – since we were both students then there as no way we could afford £20 for a lip gloss.

Now that Stila has been relaunched in the UK I till feel nostalgia when I see a convertible colour or a lip glaze. They recently released 3 palettes, In The Light (neutrals), In the Garden (pretty pastels) and In The Moment (purples). I was sent In The Light to try:

Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette SwatchesYou know I hate cardboard packaging! Deep breath…

Shades from left to right are: Bare, Kitten, Bliss, Sunset, Sandstone (bottom row) bubbly, glided gold, luster, night sky, ebony and you also get a smudge stick waterproof eyeliner in Damsel which is a super dark brown.

As an neutral palette goes, it’s pretty self explanatory! There are a mixture of fine shimmers and neutral base colours.  As to how it compares to Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 I would say the UD palettes are more comprehensive in shades and cover more bases such as providing a glittery shade and a deep black. 

Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette Swatches 1

Even so, the Stila palette is lightweight palette with all the shades you need to do a really neutral to smokey eye.  The cardboard in this instance doesn’t bother me so much because it isn’t unnecessarily bulky.  The waterproof eyeliner that comes with this is really lovely; pigmented, creamy and long lasting (but not totally smudgeproof – I found it moved from the waterline during the day). 

I’ve been using 2-3 shades max during the week for work and it works really well. I think it actually applies better on the eyes than how it swatches because some of the colours feel hard but look nice on the eyes.


Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette Swatches 2

If you haven’t got a Urban Decay naked palette yet you may prefer to try this rather nice Stila Palette which is quite compact in comparison.

Stila In The Light costs £25 and is available at Beautybay.com, Asos.com and other Stila stockists.

*PR Sample

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