This review will be on the Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette.
The In The Light palette is a beautiful collection of Stila’s award-winning eye shadows in wearable, neutral shades for every skin tone that can be worn wet or dry. The palette also includes an exclusive Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Damsel, a matte chocolate brown, and a 6-page look book with detailed how-to tips and tricks. The palette also includes an exclusive Smudge Stick shade in Damsel.
$39. I got it on sale for $20
My Experience with Stila In the Light Eyeshadow Palette:
I have always been a fan of Stila eyeshadows. Their products have rarely disappointed me. In my not-so-recent haul, I got the “In the Light” palette along with “In the Know” palette and I love both of them. Though I do prefer “In the Know” palette more than this one because of the former being completely matte hence versatile. This “In the Light” palette is a perfect palette for party wear due to a bunch of shimmery shades in it.
Packaging: Comes in a sturdy cardboard packaging with a decent-sized mirror inside.
Texture: These shadows are very smooth. They are powdery and the shimmery shades are prone to fallout hence it is best to always tap off the excess from the brush before application. The shimmer in the shimmery shades are fine and do not look chunky on the eyes. They have excellent blend-ability without becoming muddy.
Pigmentation: All the shades in this palette. even the lighter ones are beautifully pigmented, and show up with full intensity even without a primer.
Shades: This palette has an equal mix of matte and shimmers. There are 5 matte and 5 shimmers. You can create a lot of looks with the shade range provided. There are a lot neutral shades like brown ,beige and light pinks which can be used to create daytime looks as well as dashes of deep shades like grey and black for creating night time smokey eyes.
- Bare – described as matte ivory shade – perfect to use all over the lid to set primer or to use as a matte highlight shade.
- Kitten – described as a pale gold shimmer – best-selling shadow in the Stila eyeshadow range. This is a beautiful inner corner highlight. The shimmer and glow it imparts is just heavenly.
- Bliss – described as a matte beige pink- A good transition shade or shade to blend out harsh edges, can also be used in the crease area.
- Sunset – described as a shimmery canyon pink. This shade is a gorgeous gorgeous fiery copper. My favorite shade in the palette. I love using this as a lid shade.
- Sandstone – described as matte light coco – a versatile brown shade, can be used for the crease or the outer V.
- Bubbly – described as a pale gold shimmer – very similar to Kitten, but with a more bright golden undertone. Can be used as a shimmery highlight or all over the lid. This type of gold shade would look great for Indian weddings and parties.
- Gilded Gold – described as a golden brown with shimmer. This shade is light copper with just a hint of shimmer. The shimmer is not too apparent on the eyes and it mostly looks matte with a slight sheen. A good transition or crease shade.
- Luster – described as a dark aubergine with gold shimmer – this shade in the pan looks like a very deep khakhi / olive green with hint of shimmer. It does not translate as olive on the eyes, instead looks almost on the verge of greyish black.
- Night Sky – described as blue with shimmer. This one is a very unique silvery grey with a hint of navy undertone. Looks very good as an all over lid shade.
- Ebony – described as black – a must-have in every palette. Very versatile and can be used to create smokey eye or to smoke out kohl or put in outer V
Staying Power: All these shadows have pretty good staying power. They last all day on my lid with minimal fading. The shimmer shades retain their vibrancy for about 6 hours.
Smudge Stick: This palette comes with a full-size Stila smudge stick in the shade “Damsel,” which on its own retails for $20. This smudge stick is described as a deep brown, but it translates as deep black on my eyes. It applies so creamy and effortlessly even on the waterline. It does not run down my face and has a pretty good staying power of about 5-6 hours.
Overall, yes, this is a fantastic palette and for the price, this is a deal worth snatching. I will recommend this.
In the EOTD:
Used Sunset in the out V and crease .
Used a mix of bubbly and kitten on the lid.
Used Bliss as a transition shade
Used Bare as a highlight.
Used Smudge stick in Damsel on my waterline.
Used Urban decay liquid Eye liner in the shade Smog as eyeliner.
Pros of Stila In the Light Eyeshadow Palette:
- Smooth soft shadows.
- Very good pigmentation.
- Beautiful shades, perfect for party wear.
- Very affordable.
- Free full-size smudge stick.
- Good mix of matte and shimmer shades.
- Good shade range.
Cons of Stila In the Light Eyeshadow Palette:
- My palette came with a mirror, but the old packaging does not have a mirror.
- The shimmer shades do give some fall out, but that can be avoided with some tricks.
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