Stila In The Garden Eyeshadow Palette: Review

Tuesday, 11 August 2015







Eyeshadow palettes and foundations are my two major weaknesses, as soon as I spot a pretty palette or hear the unbelievable claims of a foundation, they're in my basket and on their way to me. It's something I really need to control, as honestly I rarely use them up and have loads of 'back ups' sitting in my dressing table drawer, however this certainly wasn't a thought that was running through my mind when I saw the Stila 'In The Garden' palette in my local TK Maxx for the bargain price of £9.99. 

Firstly, let's talk about the packaging. The packaging is pretty basic being a simple cardboard palette (don't worry - it's still very sturdy) with a magnetic close. The palette is also quite thin which I like as bulky palettes, as pretty as they are, are a complete nightmare to store. The palette also comes with a little booklet containing a couple of looks which you could create using the palette. I personally love it when brands do this as sometimes palettes contain the odd colour that I just do not know how to make work, and the little booklets always offer some inspiration. 

The palette contains ten shades, mostly with a green undertone, and also a Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray. The eyeliner is a gorgeous khaki colour with green-gold flecks of glitter which is just so pretty if you're creating a more dramatic or 'night out' look. I'm not normally an eyeliner person, as I prefer just using a black eyeshadow and angled brush, however I tried this out on a night out at the weekend and I actually loved it. The eyeliner was super easy to use and glided across my lid without pulling, the pigmentation was great, plus it lasted all night, which is no mean feat in a sticky club. 

As the palette is called 'In The Garden', it's no surprise that all of the colours are earth toned and contain a lot of green/khaki colours. The palette contains Chinois which is a matte cream colour perfect for highlighting, Nectar which is a slightly darker cream/beige colour that I like to use as a base colour or to blend out my crease, Breeze which is a gorgeous khaki-golden colour and my personal favourite, Honey which is a deep gold, Bark which is a metallic brown with green undertones, Sage which is a gorgeous metallic sage green colour, Freesia which is a beautiful navy colour and extremely pigmented, Moss which is a dark khaki brown colour, Rosette which is a lovely metallic plum colour, and Juniper which is a dark green shade.





All of the shades are buttery smooth, extremely pigmented, and I think the khaki and green tones within the shades are extremely flattering, especially for the summer months when more of us are rocking a tan. My only gripe is that the shades do create a lot of fall out and kick up a lot of powder when you swirl your brush, so you do have to do your eye makeup first and make sure you tap off your brush. I find this quite annoying as I hate doing my eyes first, but it's definitely something I can put up with as the colours are just too beautiful. 

Lots of Love,

Becky xo


42 comments:

  1. Love the look of the left hand side of this palette
    Summer / summersbeautyonabudget.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. The 6 shades on the left are definitely my favourite as I sometimes find that darker colours just don't suit me, no matter how pretty they are! xx

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  2. I love the look of this palette! I haven't tried any products from Stila but I'd love to try this. Bark looks stunning xx
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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    1. I haven't tried too much from Stila, but everything I have tried has been amazing - you definitely need to try this and their Lip Glazes! xx

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  3. I have the Stila In The Light palette and it's brilliant. I'd like to try a couple more of their palettes and this one looks super pretty for autumn.

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. In The Light is the final one I need to add to my collection! I thought I would try the others first though as I really can't justify another neutral palette! xx

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  4. These colours are beautiful! And what a bargain!
    Www.tamlovestea.co.uk

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    1. I couldn't believe it when I saw the price, definitely too good to leave it on the shelf! xx

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  5. Such a beautiful palette with stunning colours x

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It really is, and it's something a bit different while still being wearable :) xx

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  6. Oh these shades are just beautiful!!

    Lauren x | www.laurenselwood.com

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    1. Thank you Lauren, I love the 6 on the left...they're perfect for everyday looks when you don't want a standard neutral eye! xx

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  7. I've been thinking about buying this palette ever since I bought the In The Light palette and loved the texture of Stila eyeshadows. You got it for such a great price, I might have to look in my local TK Maxx and see if they have it too! Sage & Bark look gorgeous xx

    kizzyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely look in your local TK Maxx, they have such great bargains! xx

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  8. I have been wanting to get my hands on a couple of these palettes from Stila, they all look so beautiful especially this one :-) x

    Makeup, Beauty & Fashion

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    1. I have this one and 'In The Moment' (the purple one) and love them both, you should definitely treat yourself to one! xx

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  9. Such a pretty palette and the shades are really pigmented! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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    1. They're definitely amazing quality and so worth the price! xx

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  10. This is a gorgeous palette and one that I have on my list :) Even though I hardly need any new palettes having already around 30! But, just like you, palettes are my biggest weakness :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Haha I know how you feel...I don't need any more but I can't help myself! xx

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  11. I regret not getting a stila palette from TK Maxx now, I will have to treat myself on payday if they have any in store as they are beautiful and a great price xx

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    1. Definitely check your local store, they have such amazing bargains! xx

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  12. Shame about the fall out but the pigmentation and colours do look lovely. xx

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. Apart from the fall out, these shadows are amazing quality and the pigmentation is amazing! xx

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  13. This is a lovely palette, love the pastel shades, they look really pigmented too.

    Just Little Things xo

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    1. All of the shades are so pigmented, even the really light ones which surprised me as I always struggle to build lighter colours up! xx

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  14. Beautiful colours! Breeze is my absolute favourite and the pigmentation look amazing!

    http://writtenbymexoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Breeze is my favourite too, it's so pretty and you can wear it on it's own for a fuss-free look! xx

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  15. beautiful shades! Love Freesia, perfect blue shade. Too bad it falls out too much.

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. The fall out is a little annoying, but if I was doing a look with Freesia I'd definitely do my eyes first then clean up the fall out! xx

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  16. Such a pretty palette, I love the 6 shadows on the left, not sure how I would use the others.

    Tasha xxx
    sincereblonde.com

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    1. The 6 shades on the left are definitely my most used from this palette, but I do think its nice to have the others for night time looks or for using as liner! xx

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  17. Such pretty colours! I love Jupiter!

    Clare | www.clare-without-an-i.com

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    1. They're stunning and a little different too! xx

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  18. I'm the same as you! Eye shadow palettes, foundations and highlighters/illuminators are a huge weakness right about now. I cannot believe this Stila palette was so affordable, by the way. I absolutely adore these shades so much, especially how beautifully satin and metallic they are (your swatches are brilliant!). I can't wait to see you create some looks with it!

    www.lioninthewild.com

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  19. These colors are beautiful you can go for a very natural look to a night out. So want to get my hands on this palette!

    Awkwardgirlx

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  20. I've never tried a Stila palette before but this sounds great! Honey and Moss look lovely x

    TR's Thoughts

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  21. ever since having the Stila In The Light; i've been wanting this one. it seems perfect for autumn. i seem to have an addiction to eyeshadow palette, i think it's my favourite thing to buy at sephora :) xx

    www.sparklethiscity.blogspot.com

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  22. It looks like a nice palette and pigmented but to me it just looks like a lot of other palettes that are out right now

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  23. This is so pretty and such a bargain. I've been meaning to look into Stilla.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  24. That's incredible that you managed to pick this up for £9.99! I'm pretty jealous. It looks a lovely palette and the colours are so pigmented!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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