Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Stila 'in the light' Palette

Gives Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette a run for its money.

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. 

10 comments:

Gauri said...

Hmm..I was just thinking I should treat myself to a new palette to chase away the blues. And this is definitely in my price range!

Star Vogue said...

beautiful colors :)
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Ruby Morar said...

Thats gorgeous!!!!

Ana QueenBee said...

This palette looks beautiful, I was looking for a more toned down version of the urban decay naked palette as I find it' not really wearable for the day. Thank you for letting me know about this. Is this palette available in the UK?

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x natasha x said...

the pigmentation looks lovely, and the look you did is oh so pretty :)
http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/
xx

Get Gawjus! said...

@Ana QueenBeen - Yes it is actually on quite a few websites such as feelunique, Asos, BeautyBay and the Stila Uk website. Not sure it it's available to swatch in departmental stores to be honest!

Melissa said...

That's a beautiful look. How do you like the liner?

Get Gawjus! said...

@Melissa - The liner is pretty good actually. I have always loved Stila's Liners as they are so smooth and pigmented and last until you remove them! This one's a nice browny-black, quite easy to wear as a crisp line or even smudged out for a smokey look.

Melissa said...

Hey! Thanks for the info - I really need a liner that lasts all day. I'm going to try these :) my local Boots has only just started stocking Stila (it vanished completely from my area for a long time) but I am going to check these out. Who knows, that eyeshadow palette may accidentally end up being bought as well....:)

Sharlynn said...

It looks amazing! I've only ever tried tried lipglosses,the twist pen type but found them too sticky for my liking. Havent tried any shadows from them but I definitely want to in the future and their glitter liquid liners too!! :)