Review | Stila in the Light Palette


Hi Guys! I hope you are all well. I was meant to write this post last night but I had potentially the most unlucky night of my LIFE! I thought I'd tell you what happened as it makes for quite an amusing little story looking back.

So, last night I finished work at 5.00pm as normal and waited for my taxi that I'd booked half an hour in advance for 5.05pm. Now the reason I'd ordered a taxi is because I was due to have my first counselling session last night (for my anxiety if you didn't already know) at 5.30pm and was in a mad rush. Well, it got to 5.15 and there was still no sign of my taxi, great, I was going to be late. When it eventually turned up at 5.20, we got stuck in the most horrendous traffic and in the end my taxi driver said 'your going to have to get out here or you'll be late'. Fair enough he was trying to help me out but we were in the middle of a MAIN road - not cool. So after dodging several cars getting across the road, I'd made it to my appointment just in the nick of time. However, after telling them my name at reception they kindly informed me I'd been double booked and couldn't be seen until 7.30pm. Baring in mind it was 5.30, was I really going to hang around for two hours? No. I was so angry but also quite amused as it was only the night before they had called me to say 'we need to change your appointment from 6.30 till 5.30 as we've double booked you'. Okay so you double booked me twice in the space of 24 hours? Its safe to say I won't be going back there again.

Anyway, as if my night couldn't get any worse, I then had to walk home in the pouring rain only to discover I'd not put my keys in my bag before work in the morning. My boyfriend had locked up as we were leaving and I didn't even think twice about having my keys as we usually walk home together from work and only need one set. However, last night my  boyfriend was out at a seminar after work which meant I couldn't get in to my flat. Great, I was locked out. So there I was stood outside my flat for two hours like a complete lemon bursting for the loo and listening to my next door neighbours cooking their tea - not my idea of fun when I'm tierd, starving and have a full bladder 8)! Thankfully, my friend Sophie came to the rescue and the night ended with a glass of wine, a ham and cheese panini and girly chat. So if you're reading this, thanks Soph ;).

So after that humongous intro (I hope you enjoyed hearing about the trials and tribulations of my life yesterday haha), I will move on to the actual purpose of this post - a review of the ever so lovely Stila 'In the Light' Palette. I have to be honest, I've missed doing product reviews lately. I've done what seems like a lot of posts but none of them have been individual product reviews so I'm excited to get back into the swing of things and share my thoughts on a few gems I've accumulated over the past few weeks, this palette being one of them.


I received it as a Christmas gift from my boyfriends mum and dad after they asked me what I would like. It had been on my wish list for quite some time after reading Zoella's review on it so I was very excited to finally be able to give it a try. To be honest, I usually want most things Zoe raves about as we have very similar taste in beauty products but this one in particular stood out to me as it looked like the most perfectly pigmented and creamy neutral eyeshadow palette. I have to say - it is all of those things and more. As soon as I opened it on Christmas morning I just had to swatch each shade instantly. Not only was I blown away by how buttery soft each of the eyeshadows are but also by the amazing amount of pigmentation each of them provides with the lightest touch. I love how there is a variety of shades and almost every colour you would ever need for a variety of different eye looks. I'm a sucker for a neutral smokey eye and this palette ticks all of those boxes featuring pale champagne, copper, metallic golden brown and deep crease colours. It also has a couple of super smokey shades perfect for a dramatic look if thats what you prefer. Another thing I love about this palette is the cute names. I don't know why but I love products I own to have a name. Is that weird? A few of the nicely named shades featured in this palette include Kitten and Gilded Gold, how lovely?

When it comes to price, it is fairly reasonable. It costs 25.00 and contains 10 eyeshadows. If you split that up per eyeshadow, you can't grumble at £2.50 a pop. It also comes with one of Stila's Smudge Stick waterproof eyeliners in the shade 'Damsel' (a deep brown) which alone retails at £13.00 meaning it even better value for money. I ordered mine from the Feel Unique website here as they offer free worldwide delivery and let's face it, no pesky delivery fees is always a bonus when shopping online.I haven't had chance to wear this palette as much as I'd of liked to yet, purely because I haven't been anywhere nice enough (I might start rocking a smokey eye at work?) but as soon as I have a proper experiment I'll be sure to update you with a tutorial or different looks I've created. However, what I will say for now is the quality is exceptional and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for some everyday eyeshadows in a handy little gold palette. What's not to love?


Have you ever tried this palette or does it look like something you'd like to try?

Lots of Love,

63 comments

  1. Gorgeous palette , bare and kitten look lovelyxxx

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  2. It makes me so mad I can't get stila products here in Croatia and I'm just too incapable of buying anything online. It looks absolutely amazing! I can't wait to see some of your makeup looks :)x

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  3. I love the lighter shades in this palette, really need to buy it already, ive wanted it for ages!
    Zoe | zozeze.com
    x

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  4. Since I got hold of the 'In the Garden' Palette from Stila last year I've wanted to try this one next! The shades all look right up my street and as you say, it's a palette which is great value for money.

    Louise x

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  5. This looks amazing! I love stila make up ever since a lady did my make up using there products, I was sold!
    + I really need an eye shadow palette in my life, still can't believe I down own one! Xxxx

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  6. i've been wanting to try this palette for a while now, your review makes me want to get it even more xx

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  7. I'm ashamed to admit that since I got this palette for Christmas I HAVE been dolling up with a smokey eye during the day... I just think to myself if the olsen twins can do it, so can I! Try it one day, it makes you feel empowered! :) I especially use the champagne shade & the dark brown and blend like a crazy person :) Your reviews are fab, please do more this year!! xxx

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  8. Aw your friend sounds cute, naughty double booking you twice! I love that palette, especially the kitten shade :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  9. It looks gorgeous, think I'll be buying this after I've finished my MUA Undressed palette, it has similar colours and isn't as pricey as the Naked palette! Xx

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  10. This looks gorgeous! I have had it up on my laptop wanting to buy it since I read Zoe's post too but never got round to it! I definitely want it now! :) xxx

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  11. the colours look lovely! hope the counselling goes well for you!
    x

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  12. It looks so nice! I really need to get this xx

    xoxo elín
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  13. the swatches look great!!
    I love the kitten colour :)

    still loving your blog, and sorry to hear about your shitty day yesterday.
    positives were definitely wine!! everything happens for a reason xo

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  14. How frustrating that they double booked you twice! At least your evening ending on a happy note! That's what friends are for! I have been lusting after this palette for so long but I just cant justify it while I am trying to condense down my makeup collection. I already have plenty of eyeshadows, I dont need more....Even though they are some beautiful shades!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

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  15. Oh god your day yesterday sounds horrific!!! I've had many a locked out of home experiences and they truly are awful!! This palette looks soo so nice! Can't believe how pigmented the shade Bare is for such a light colour. I love the shades Sunset and Gilded Gold too :)

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  16. What a crazy day!:O Such bad service too! I'd definitely complain lovely, that's so careless that they'd treat you like that!:O Such a gorgeous pallet..Can one ever have too many neutrals? haha xxxx

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  17. lovely!!! i love stila eye shadows. i love the mix of shimmer and matte textures! :D kitten has to be my fave eye shadow of all time! :D

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  18. this palette looks so pretty! Im getting more and more attracted to Stila eyeshadows and their other products...their eyeliners are amazing!!

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  19. Been eyeing up this palette for ages, looks gorgeous!

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  20. This looks lovely, I've been thinking about getting one of the naked palettes for a while but this one's caught my attention a few times so I might have to change my plan :)
    Rosalie x

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  21. I would love to try this, wonderful colours!! x

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  22. Glad your night ended okay in the end!
    Wow, this palette is lovely!! Might have to treat myself :)

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  23. This is gorgeous! I bought this a couple months ago and I really think its better than the naked palette!
    Bad things always happen in threes! :) xxx

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  24. I've hit pan on a lot of my Naked Palette shades and this seems like a brilliant dupe for it. Especially as I'm at uni now, it's much more budget friendly!

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  25. colours look lovely & good price x

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  26. I seen this palette at the Stila counter in Boots just before christmas, i was so close to buying it, & i regret not getting it now. Zoe was the first to rave about this, as it's ideal for wearing during the day to night :)

    I wonder if my bank balance could do with a minus £25 hmmm...

    It's so lovely & i love a good eyeshadow full of pigmentation :)

    xxx
    chloeh1192.blogspot.co.uk
    p.s at least your day went from worse to better :), can't beat a glass of wine :D

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  27. Love the look of this palette, great review! Sounds like you had a disastrous night though, oh dear! xo

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  28. i LOVE this palette, i also got it for Christmas off my boyfriend :) It's gorgeous!
    xxx

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  29. I saw Zoe rave about this too, and now I want it even more because of your review! The swatches look super pretty, it's totally on my wishlist :) xo

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  30. I don't use much eyeshadow but this looks like a lovely pallet!

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  31. Great post! Bliss is so pretty!! (:

    V
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  32. Love this post! I need to get my hands on that palette! :) x

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  33. Sorry you had a rough night. Bet you felt relief when it ended.

    The Stila palette has beautiful colors. Your boyfriend sure knows his stuff.

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  34. that sounds like quite a night!

    The palette looks lovely. I've never used anything from Stila before but this looks so pretty. Could totally pull a look off with this at work :)

    xxx

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  35. I have seen so many reviews on this palette :) it's so great I definitely need to buy it soon!!

    xo Vivi
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  36. Oh dear sounds like you had a rite night! what a nightmare! This pallet looks lovely, very similar to the naked one x

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  37. Wow this is such a gorgeous palette I love it! xxx

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  38. The palette looks great, good luck with the counselling xxx

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  39. That seems like a lovely palette and the shades are so pretty and I kind want that palette now and since it is free shipping makes it even better. And I hate days like that I'm glad you got through it though.

    Jackie @ http://fashionxfairytale.blogspot.com

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  40. Oh no, sounds like a nightmare, I wouldn't go back either. The palette looks lovely, I really like the colours and not a bad price really once you break them down :) x

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  41. I bought this palette a few months ago. I absolutely love it. It's actually probably my favourite. I find all the shades are so wearable and last well. Love love love it x

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  42. Oh how awful! I wouldn't go back there. If it was me I would have given them a few angry words too! I hope that you are able to book somewhere else.

    I'd love to try this pallete out, I also saw that Zoe had it. Such lovely colours! I can't wait to see a few looks with it :) x

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  43. good product!

    xx
    Kate

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  44. I think £25 is a really good price for this palette, but I just don't get the urge to buy it. Possibly because I don't get enough use out of my Naked palettes as it is, so beautiful as the In The Light palette looks I think I'll sit this one out x

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  45. That's so annoying that you were double booked twice - yay for your friend coming to the rescue and saving your evening though :)

    This palette looks gorgeous, I might give this a try once I use up one of my other palettes I have, the shade kitten is really stunning! xx

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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  46. What are gorgeous pallet! so pretty.

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  47. so tempted by this! sorry to hear about your counsilling fiasco, not the best thing when you're already anxious about counsilling for anxiety! x

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  49. this palette looks gorgeous! sunset is beautiful!!

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  51. I think this is going to be the next palette I get. I am currently using the Naked palette but I like the look of this one. Maybe when my spending ban is finished this will be my beauty treat :)

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  52. It's such a beautiful palette isn't it? I have been so impressed with Stila since buying this. Their smudgesticks rock! They last for ages too!
    Gem x | MissMakeupMagpie.com

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  53. Awww asif you waited that long!! I'm holding a giveaway on my blog, I'd LOVE you to check it out!! :) xoxo

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  54. What a gorgeous palette, I love th look of champagne :)

    X

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  55. Oh gosh, I really really want this now. I'm not very adventurous when it comes to eyeshadows and I want to start branching out slowly. I love the metallic colours in this palette.

    xo

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  56. Such a gorgeous palette, definitely going to save up for this :) Beautiful pictures too xx

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  57. Ahhh I have such a love/hate relationship with palettes! I love the fact they're so easy to create a multi-dementional look BUT hate carting them around as I often touch up at the office before an evening out! I find a few single MAC pots far easier to use.. Can you recommend any small, easy to fit in my makeup bag palettes?

    Its now Monday morning and its fair to say that your trials and tribulations of Friday evening have made me chuckle! Hope that doesnt put you off going to councelling though, there are loads of reputable companies and charities in Newcastle to help!

    Thanks for your twitter recommendation too last night, @RachelleBlog with the brushes, I fancy the buffing one but the super poor foundation one has put me off..

    Sorry for rambling.. Have a good week!
    Rachelle xo
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  58. What a gorgeous palette ive been waiting to get this for a LONG time and its so nice to read such a lovely positive post on it :) the colours looks so pretty LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

    Hope that everything gets sorted out for your councelling absolutely HATE taxis first off and secondly going to the place to be told they have double booked and to wait grrrr it made me very angry to read about it i would of been fuming :(

    Ive been having a nosey through some of your other posts and i have to say you have gorgeous style and i will look forward to more of your posts :)

    Love Emily xx

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  59. this looks so much like Urban Decay's Naked!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!! :O :O :O :) Fab post! xpxp

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  60. Ah poor you, that sounds horrendous! D:
    I cannot wait to buy this palette, it looks gorgeous for a neutral lover like myself! X

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