Whilst everyone was lusting over the new Naked 3 palette, I was cozying up to my Stila. Their eyeshadow palettes have really impressed me and I took advantage of the Cyber Monday sale at Sephora to complete my collection with the stunning In the Garden eyeshadow palette.
As a fan of their work, In the Garden has been on my radar for quite some time and no way could I turn from such a great price tag. Now it’s in my clasp and I’m never letting go! This palette is probably the most diverse of the four. In the Light (full review) is a lovely neutrals palette where In the Moment (full review) is a lovely purple palette. In the Know is also great, with bold matte shades for a more dramatic look. In the Garden, though, is a little across the board, showcasing shades that flatter a neutral eye with browns and golds, but then it spices things up with bolder colors such as the gorgeous purples and greens (the true star of the palette).
So if you’re new to the Stila eyeshadow palettes, you might be asking yourself what’s the deal with these palettes?
Quite simply, these are my favorite eyeshadow palettes. Sorry, Urban Decay I love you and have several of your palettes that I use all the time…but as a whole Stila takes the prize to me for well-rounded palettes. They have such a way of putting together colors that would flatter a unique color scheme as well as neutrals. With any of their palettes, you can create countless looks! The shadows are also extremely pigmented, don’t crease and blend extremely well. And they last all day! These also have a great mixture of finishes, never too shimmery or too matte. They’re universally flattering to everyone and I’ve yet to be disappointed by any of these palettes.
Additionally, each palette includes a full-sized waterproof smudge stick. Stila is famous for the quality of their smudge sticks, and they retail at $26 a piece, so to receive a full-sized atop 10 great shadows is a great gift.
Here is a breakdown of all the colors within ‘In the Garden’
A satin-shimmer finish of a light gold/brown tone.
Satin brown, that is more cool-toned. This works great all over the lid or to add dimension in the crease. I also use this a lot along my lower lash line.
A deep-purple with a satin finish with soft shimmer. This pairs gorgeously with Breeze and Bark.
A beautiful pink, rose shade with a slight shimmer. I love using this with Bark and am excited about this color for spring.
Matte neutral. This is a little bit more warm than Chinois.
That said, I really adore this palette and have had so much fun using it. Even in writing this I concocted so many new pairings that I’m excited to try! There are just so many variations you can create with these shades and with my hazel eyes and auburn hair, these colors are really flattering on me…I must say 😉 😉 haha
Please do yourself a favor and look into this and the other Stila palettes. I’m not trying to say the Naked palettes aren’t worth the hype…but I am trying to say these palettes deserve more hype! They’re phenomenal!
Let me know in the comments if there are any specific eye tutorials you’d like to see me create with these colors 🙂
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