Stila ‘in the light’ palette

I do love a nude palette – if you read this blog regularly, you will know that nude eyeshadow shades really are my favourites and it’s fairly rare for me to branch outside of nudes for an make-up look I try. This new Stila ‘in the light’ palette is an interesting set of nudes – mixing in both matte and shimmer shades, plus a mixture of warm and cool shades. All housed in a slim and light weight palette – without a mirror, but that doesn’t bother me. I’d rather have a light palette than one with a chunky mirror.
So here are a few snaps to take a closer look at the palette and the shades.
Top line L-R: Bare, Kitten, Bliss, Sunset, Sandstone
Bottom Line L-R: Bubbly, Gilded Gold, Luster, Night Sky, Ebony
Smudge Stick in Damsel
Smudge Stick in Damsel

I’ve actually surprised myself with my favourite shades – on first look I thought my most-loved would be kitten. But I’m actually loving Bare – the pale, matte shade. Really simple, I’ve been wearing this as part of a no make-up, make-up look – so it looks like I’m not wearing any. But the pale shade manages to brighten up the lid, leaving it looking fresh and me wide awake.
I am also loving Kitten of course – and Sunset – a gorgeous warm shimmering bronzey/brown that I find really compliments by blue eyes. Luster, Night Sky and Ebony are also gorgeous cooler shades for dramatic smokey eye.
The other thing I’m loving about this palette is the smudge stick liner in ‘Damsel’ – a very deep brown, almost black shade. It’s gorgeous for making an eye more smokey and dramatic.
Let me know what you’re thinking of this palette… I might just have a special little surprise for you later this week!

The Stila ‘in the light’ palette is available for £25 (free delivery)

PR sample.


  1. Florence
    May 29, 2012 / 8:00 am

    This palette is gorgeous! I love neutral eyeshadows so I think I’ll definitely have to pick this up at some point x

  2. May 29, 2012 / 7:50 am

    I bought this as an attempt to wear more eye shadows when ASOS had 20% off beauty the other day, I really love it! My favourite part of it is the smudge stick, I’m definitely going to invest in some more by Stila.
    Kirstie x

  3. May 29, 2012 / 9:32 am

    I don’t currently own any Stila goodies, but having seen this I think I may invest. Urban Decay’s Naked Palette is my everyday go to palette so I may spice it up and try something new.

    Lauren xo

  4. May 29, 2012 / 11:22 am

    the sunset colour looks gorgeous!

  5. May 29, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    Never heard of it but it’s really pretty!

  6. Lily Pebbles - WHAT I HEART TODAY
    May 29, 2012 / 9:10 pm

    This looks so lovely! x

  7. Christy
    May 30, 2012 / 1:42 am

    That looks lovely… I have the more purple based version called In The Moment, which I’m really liking.

  8. May 31, 2012 / 7:27 am

    Just spotted this post in my emails. I like this! I love nude shades as I find them easier to wear and great for work. I may have to invest in this one!

  9. August 11, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    mimi koukash– that was exactly what i thought too! all shades in this, except for bare seems like they could be dupes for naked

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