Monday, May 14, 2012

❧❦ Stila In The Light Eye Shadow Palette ❦❧

Stila In The Light Palette

Stila In The Light Palette
I've been a Stila girl for years.  Even though I do love many of their products, I'm really a big fan of their eye shadows.

If you have never experienced them before, Stila eye shadows are finely milled and velvety.  Because they are so soft (especially the shimmer colors), they are more delicate and prone to breakage.  But this also means that you can use less product, and you don't have to dig into the product with your brush.   And if you aren't careful, you can expect a little fallout with the darker colors like Night Sky and Ebony.

But I simply adore this palette - the colors, textures, application, everything - just works for me.  I've used this palette for weeks at a time, and I've never grown tired of it.

For a comparison, as much as I love my Urban Decay Naked 1 and 2 palettes, I have used my Stila palette more often and have hit pan on several of the colors.

Stila In The Light Palette
The palette includes a Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Damsel, a matte chocolate brown, and an 6-page booklet with detailed how-to tips.

  • Bare - matte ivory
  • Kitten - a shimmery nude pink
  • Bliss - matte beige pink
  • Sunset - shimmery canyon pink
  • Sandstone - matte light coco
  • Bubbly - shimmery pale gold
  • Gilded Gold - golden brown with shimmer
  • Luster - dark aubergine with gold shimmer
  • Night Sky - blue with shimmer
  • Ebony - black

  • Total eye shadow weight: .49oz/14g, made in USA.

    The Smudge Stick is full-sized .01oz/.28g, made in Germany.
    Stila In The Light Palette
    Stila In The Light Palette

    Stila eye shadows in Bare, Kitten, Champagne and Gilded Gold
    Stila eye shadows in Bliss, Luster
    Stila eye shadows in Sunset, Sandstone, Night Sky, Ebony
    Stila In The Light Palette Swatches
    Stila In The Light Palette Swatches

    • Versatile colors can create a multitude of looks from neutral to smokey.
    • Can be easily layered and blended.
    • Soft eye shadows - you don't need a lot of product to create a beautiful effect.
    • Can be used wet or dry.
    • Will compliment any skin tone.
    • Long lasting.
    • Highly pigmented.
    • Smooth application.
    • Unbeatable value of $39 for a palette of 10 Stila eye shadows! An individual Stila eye shadow is $18 for 0.09 oz.
    • Includes a really good waterproof eyeliner.
    • Not tested on animals.


    • Because some of the eye shadows are very soft (like Kitten), by the time you hit pan they have a tendency to break.
    • Some of the eye shadows can flake.
    • No mirror - I don't mind but for others it's essential in a palette like this.
    • A strange cardboard packaging that looks okay initially, but it dents easily and looks scuffed after several months of use making it look cheap.
    • There is no clasp or magnet on the palette, and this makes it rather inconvenient to carry around in your purse or travel with because the lid can come open, causing obvious problems and exposing the makeup to bacteria.
    I really love the looks that I can create from this palette, and I would repurchase it.

    Available here!

    - The Sassi Wench