Stila has created quite a following amongst celebrities and make up artists since the cosmetics company burst on to the scene in 1994. The brand prides itself on creating products which are innovative and boast multi-tasking formulas and if you havent tried Stila before then where have you been? Stila's goal is "To help every woman celebrate her own unique beauty, to look and feel like the best version of herself, and to have fun doing it."
I recently purchased the Stila In The Light Natural Eye Shadow Palette which is a gorgeous little palette of ten natural looking eye shadows including the best-selling shade Kitten and a full-sized limited edition waterproof Smudge Stick in Damsel, a matte dark brown, at the moment if you purchase this palette online in the UK you will also receive a complimentary sample(1.5ml) of Stila's amazing award winning lip glaze.
The eye shadow packaging is minimalist and natural hinting at the contents inside and the palette is constructed out of hard wearing cardboard which makes it really nice and light - perfect for popping in your handbag. Inside of the lid there is a lovely quote from the Global Director of Education for Stila and professional make up artist Sarah Lucero - "Believe in the beauty of the future"
This palette contains eye shadows from both the cool and warm colour spectrums which is fantastic as this means it will suit any skintone meaning you cant really go wrong if you invest in this palette for yourself or for someone else. The eye shadows come in a range of finishes from Matte to frost and a little bit of glitter so this palette will literally take you from day to evening, the shadows can also be used dry or wet so you can really build up the intensity of each shade. The shadows are long wearing - I got a full days wear (with primer) and the pigmentation is fantastic, each shade is true to pan with great colour pay off except Bare which I find is a little chalky, the rest of the shades are creamy and butter soft which makes them easy to blend with little fall out.
Colours bottom to top : Bare (matte ivory), Kitten (shimmering nude pink), Bliss (matte nude), Sunset (copper shimmer) & Sandstone (matte neutral brown)
Colours bottom to top :- Ebony (matte black), Night Sky (slate blue with silver shimmer) Luster (deep gray with gold shimmer),Gilded Gold (bronze with gold shimmer), Champagne (pale gold shimmer) & Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Damsel (matte chocolate brown)
The waterproof Smudge Stick in Damsel is a godsend because its retractable - a fantastic addition to any girls make up bag or handbag because it doesnt need sharpened so will always be ready to use - the formula is great, nice and soft which means you can precision apply or blend it and you can also use it on your waterline.
Overall I think this is an amazing palette which would suit anyone and has quickly become my most favourite eye shadow palette - EVER !!! Also included is a Stila Lookbook to help you creat six different looks from your palette - keep a look out on my blog for some looks coming soon.
The lipglaze which came with the palette was a great little treat - I love it, cant fault it, great formulation, lovely to wear, gorgeous smell - absolute thumbs up !!!
Stila In the Light can be purchased from StilaUK for £25 or Stila.com for $39 - you will not be disappointed !!
Lots of Love