It uses a good mix of warm and cool shades to create a universally flattering palette of neutral, wearable subtle hues of shades that one cannot find fault with. Now that's what I call clever colour coordination.
Don't get me wrong, I love my Urban Decay Naked palette, the first one of course, but I don't seem to get much use of it as the shades although neutral, are simply too metallic and striking in texture and finish for my liking.
Stila 'in the light' on the other hand boasts of a similar shade palette but tends to keep the texture of the shades understated and airy, which makes it easy to pop it one regardless of the occasion. You know the ones you tend to hit pan on, yeah just that.
The textures are not typically metallic, shimmery or matte really. They have a good depth to them and vary individually. Only the highlighters are overtly striking, including the uber popular 'Kitten'.
Some of my favourite shades from the palette...
It comes along with a lookbook containing a few eye looks that can be done using the palette. I always find them a bit of a gimmick but the looks here seems stunning albeit photoshopped ever so heavily.
This is the result I achieved following the instructions of the 'Basic Beauty' look.
Overall, it's a palette I shall get a lot more use out of as compared to the rest.
Have you tried any Stila palettes before? Any favourites, do let me know!
Available from Stila UK website at £25. They also have free shipping at the moment.