Friday, 19 April 2013

Stila in the light review and eyes of the day

I was never an eyeshadow fan until I saw this Stila eyeshadow palette. This palette is called "In the light" and contains a mixture of matte and shimmery eyeshadows as well as an eyeliner in a dark brown shade called "Damsel". This palette also contains the very famous Stila eyeshadow, Kitten (which I have abused as you can see in the picture below).
The palette contains 5 matte shadows (Bare, Bliss, Sandstone, Luster and Ebony) and 5 shimmer shadows ( Kitten, Sunset, Bubbly, Gilded Gold and Night Sky). The eyeliner I received in this palette works wonderfully but I found that once you push the eyeliner up, you cannot push it down again. I am not too sure if mine was faulty or if this eyeliner has a design flaw.





The shimmery shadows are more pigmented than the matte shadows which works in my advantage because I tend to wear matte shadows daily. Its easier to do an everyday look with matte shadows that are build able so that you do not end up with a dramatic look during the day time. They are also incredible soft and easy to blend. It is also long lasting and does not crease. I have worn this without an eyeshadow primer and it still looked good by the end of the day.
I decided to do a look with these shadows today and I only used the matte shadows and Kitten in the corner of my eye just to add a little bit of sparkle.


I placed Bliss all over the lid as a base, Sandstone over that to give it some color, Ebony in the crease and outer corner of my eye and Kitten in the inner corner of my eye.



I then added a coat of my favorite mascara, Mac's Opulash Optimum Black and I used the eyeliner that came with this palette on my lower lash line.

A very big thank you to everyone who read and commented on my blog this week. Your support is highly appreciated. I hope everyone has a good and fun filled weekend. 




19 comments:

  1. I've been after this palette for AGES!

    I absolutely love how you did your eyes!

    Really enjoying your blog so far btw.. Keep up the super work :)

    Zaakira (@LadyZaa)

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    1. I have been on the lookout for a good palette for ages and this definitely was the one!

      Thank you so much :)

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  2. I want it!! Love the mattes :) Your make-up looks stunning x

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    1. It is a beautiful palette :) Thank you!

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  3. Hey hun great review 2 questions where did you purchase it and how much was it ?

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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    1. I actually won this palette but I know for a fact that it is R395 and sold at selected Woolworths and Truworths stores. You can have a look at their stockiest on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/StilaSA/info

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  4. Those colours look fab on you! I saw this palette in woolies and was wondering how the quality was so I'm very glad you did the review. The sunset and kitten look lovely.

    Great review
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much! Kitten is one of my favorites in this palette. Its definitely a good buy if you want to try out Stila's eyeshadows :)

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  5. I really want this but have SO many eyeshadows. These shadows look more wearable than the UD Naked Palette. You have such amazing eyes btw!

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    1. I have wanted to Naked palette for so long but this one seems to be the perfect picture of neutral colors. Thank you for your kind words :)

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  6. Love your eye shadow collection, your eyes look gorgeous :) I've started writing a blog post about eye shadows so I'll let you know when I'm done if you like? :)

    Now following you on GFC. Your blog layout is so lovely :)
    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much :) Yes please do. I would love to have a look. I have followed you too x

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  7. This palette has such lovely colours! I like how you did your eyes too. :)

    Kathryn x

    http://enclosedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. That looks like such a great palette!
    Maybe you might consider following each other on GFC and Bloglovin? I will wait for you on my blog!
    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  9. I love this palette!
    The MAC mascara also looks gorgeous on you!

    I'd love it if you took a look at my blog here!: RebeccaRuby - A lifestyle blog

    Becca x

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  10. That looks like an amazing palette!

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