Stila In The Light Eye Shadow Palette – Review + Swatches

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From left to right: bare, kitten, bliss, sunset, sandstone, bubbly, gilded gold, luster, night sky, ebony

The In The Light palette is a beautiful collection of Stila’s award-winning eye shadows in wearable, neutral shades for every skintone that can be worn wet or dry.

The palette also includes an exclusive Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Damsel, a matte chocolate brown, and a 6-page lookbook with detailed how-to tips and tricks.

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Natasha’s Review: 
I’ve been using this eye shadow palette for the past week, trying out different colour combinations and am really liking it so far. My favorite colours are bare, kitten and night sky. I prefer to wear more natural, neutral eye shadow colours so bare and kitten were my favorites. (Kitten is one of Stila’s bestselling colours). I absolutely love the colour night sky as well. It’s a gorgeous blueish/purple with a hint of shimmer, and is perfect for a smokey eye look. I was really impressed with the colour pigments.. they go on smooth, and blend super easily. This palette reminds me of the ‘Naked’ Eye Shadow Palette by Urban Decay as they have similar colours. If you are looking for a neutral (but not too neutral!) eye shadow palette, I’d definitely recommend this one!

Laura’s Review: I have used most of Stila’s eye shadows on my clients in the past years and it always remains one of my all time favourite brands. I absolutely love, love, love the colours which are very pigmented. I use many combinations but one of my favourite everyday looks that I personally wear is the trio combination of bare, kitten (all time best seller) and bliss. I use bare over the entire eye lid up to the brow bone, blend kitten over the lid and into the inside corners of the eyes to highlight, then a light sweep of bliss in the crease. Use the damsel smudge stick waterproof eye liner along the upper lash line and in the upper lid water line (aka the tight line) this makes the lashes look longer and the liner more intense. Finish with mascara and voila! Beautiful 5 minute day time eye makeup look.

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Laura & Natasha Xo

Primer Reviews

Primer Reviews

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1. LISE WATIER 3-IN-1 MIRACLE PRIMER – $35

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Laura’s Review:

A dual pump bottle that instantly matifies and corrects your skin by minimizing pores and fine lines. The bronze colour base illuminates skin and adds a beautiful glow.

I love the feel of this formula. Smooth and silky, non greasy or sticky. The bronze formula is gorgeous. I found the only issue I have (and its small and won’t deter me from using this base) is the duo pumps. It’s easier to pump one formula base at a time then to mix them on your hand before applying. Or you could use one at a time.

2. LANCOME PARIS LA BASE PRO – $42
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Laura’s Review:

This silky smooth, oil free primer has an Elasto-Smooth technology which refines skin’s texture and diffuses light to visibly reduce imperfections with a satiny smooth finish.

I love this primer, glides on smooth, makeup colour is truer, has an airbrushed look and lasts until I wash it off.

3. STILA ONE STEP BRONZE PRIMER – $36
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Natasha’s Review:

Stila’s One Step Bronze Primer is designed to give you the perfect bronze colour in one step! It’s oil-free and contains three illuminating bronzers to give you the perfect sunkissed glow. There’s a few different ways you could use this primer…

1. Wear it alone without foundation, for smoother skin with a hint of bronze (perfect for summer when heavy foundation is a no-no!)

2. You can also mix the primer with your foundation which deepens the pigment and adds a sun-kissed look to the foundation.

3. Apply primer before putting on your foundation.

I just started using this primer and am really liking it so far. Besides the fact that the bottle/product is super cute with it’s golden swirls, it really is the perfect primer for the summertime. It does give you a nice dewy colour, and isn’t greasy at all which is a huge plus! I can’t stand primers that leave you looking greasy within an hour. I like mixing the primer in with my usual foundation, because I do prefer to have more coverage. I think this primer is perfect for the summertime, but I’ll most likely retire it in the Fall/Winter and go back to my favorite (Smashbox Photo Finish Primer).

4. SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH OIL-FREE PRIMER – $44
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Natasha’s Review:

Designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin. Smoothes and perfects skin, delivers flawless skin with or without makeup, & extends makeup wear.

This has been my go-to primer for years now. I have combination skin.. sometimes it’s dry, other times oily, and this primer is perfect for my skin. It’s extremely hydrating and my face feels SUPER soft after applying. I kid you not, your skin will feel like a baybay. I’ve had a few people make comments about how soft my cheeks are (not in that way! get your mind out of the gutter people! haha). But seriously, I swear by this foundation.
Non-greasy, hydrating, and makes your skin sooo soft! I can’t say enough good things about this primer.