Stila In The Garden Palette Swatches + FOTD

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Are you glad the weekend is here? I sure am and it’s going to be an activity-filled one for me because Mr BB’s mum is in town and we’ll be celebrating the finale of Mr BB’s 40th Birthday parties around the world (if you don’t know what I’m talk about, you should hop over to my Instagram – luiyuming is my handle – or my personal blog here).

One of my latest additions to my collection is the Stila In The Garden eyeshadow palette and I’m just loving this more and more, especially for this spring. I have been wanting to get some green eyeshadows (but was quite fussy about the shades – am fussy!) and my brain just went, “Dingdingdingding!” when I spotted this palette at IMATS.

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Aren’t these colours gorgeous? I love the fact that there are a few neutrals, a blue, and a purple are included as well. The quality of these shadows are soft, quite buttery with minimal fallout, and has good pigmentation. When you glide your brush on the shadows, you might kick up some fallout but application is absolutely fine.

The finish of the shadows are mostly satin and shimmer with only one matte, which is Chinois. On the eyes, these are subtle and not glittery at all that is something I appreciate.

Finally, the other bonus of this palette is a black smudge stick/eye liner which I have yet to use so I won’t say more on that. I’ve got quite a few eye liners going on at the moment so will break this out later.

The only gripe I have is the quality of the palette itself. The paper style format is a little flimsy and I have already stained it. It’s not as solid as the Too Faced palettes but understand that paper palettes would get stained very easily so that is a moot point almost. However, the reason why this palette is way cheaper than say the Naked palette, it’s probably due to the cheaper packaging.

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From left to right (first row): Chinois, Breeze, Bark, Freesia, Rosette
From left to right (second row): Nectar, Honey, Sage, Moss, Juniper

At the end of the day, it’s the goods inside that matter, right? And I’m totally in love with all these green shadows, especially Breeze, Sage, and Juniper. Those are my top three faves in this palette. I like Bark and Moss as well. Honey is a gorgeous gold colour which i cannot wait to do a look with.

This is a palette I could travel with for a long period of time but I would tote along my MAC Espresso matte eyeshadow to add a neutral colour to the mix. With the Urban Decay Palette, I do the same simply because there is no deep brown matte shade to add non-shimmery depth to a look.

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Here is my Stila In The Garden FOTD where I used Breeze all over the lid, Juniper on the crease, and Moss to smoke the edges out a little.

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Makeup I’m wearing:
Hada Labo UV Whitening Sunscreen
Hada Labo Whitening BB Cream Natural Ochre
Stila In The Garden Palette
K-Palette Brown Eye Liner
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Mascara
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Jill Stuart Mixed Blush Compact Little Bouquet
MAC Tendertone Tread Gently
Revlon Lip Butter Cotton Candy

Have you tried this palette or any of the new Stila ones, like In The Light and In The Moment?

Psst…have you entered my mini giveaway of the moment?

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12 comments

  1. im quite surprised stila products were a disappointment for me in the past but looking now at how great they seem makes me want to try their products again

  2. looks like a versatile palette – Stila is one of the brands I have yet to venture probably – when it comes to their eye makeup!

  3. @kimby: I think Stila hasn’t been consistent because their brand was bought over a few times so they changed management and direction…but I like these new eyeshadow palettes (“In the…” series)…

    @Kai: thanks for commenting! I really wish I got the other palettes!

    @nic nic: Do try Stila…I was surprised by the quality. I wasn’t expecting much since Stila is quite middle-of-the-road.

  4. OOO this palette has some lovely colours! Very pigmented too! I suppose the paper packaging could easily be disposed of if you depotted the shadows into an empty palette? :)

    Love the look on you! Gorgeous!!

  5. Thank you Jian! I didn’t think of depotting them but good idea when the paper case gets yucky…

  6. @NAtalye: It’s like the ultimate green palette with beautiful shades. I would recommend it but I’ve to say I don’t wear green eyeshadow very often.

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