stila "in the light" eyeshadow palette - RRP R395
I have to start off by saying that I have been LOVING my "In The Moment" palette. (You can read that review over here.) I think I've used it practically every single day since I first swept a brush over the untouched pigments. So, when I saw the famous "In The Light" palette on sale on Style 36, I figured it was the perfect time to add another Stila palette to my collection. When I first unwrapped it, I was heartbroken to see that the one shade was cracked (Because I over-react to everything I may or may not have had a small cry session alone in the lab...), but after I realized that the crack wasn't too bad (the pigment stayed put even when the palette was inverted) I calmed down. (These things happen.)
When I started swatching, I was excited to see the beautiful neutral shades come to life. I also liked that the darker shades are slightly less pigmented, which means they are easier to work with. All the shades go on smoothly, can be used either wet or dry and are perfect for creating a multitude of looks. The palette also comes with a waterproof smudge stick in a creamy black shade called "damsel", which I know I'll be getting lots of use out of.
Based on both of my Stila palettes, I have no reservation in giving them my highest recommendations. The shade selection is outstanding, the quality unbelievable and they are worth every cent!