After being thoroughly impressed with Stila's "In The Light" Neutral eyeshadow palette (review here), and seeing there was a little sale on ASOS, I decided to pick up the "In The Garden" palette. As you can see, I have no self control what so ever, every time pay day comes around, my money magically disappears... but what can I say, I'M OBSESSED! Haha.
Much like my review on the 'In the Light' palette - my thoughts are exactly the same. The colours are amazingly pigmented and soft, which makes it extremely easy to apply and blend. The "In the Garden" palette has 10 botanical inspired shades to suit every skin tone and perfect for those lazy, crazy, hazy spring days. This amazing palette also includes Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in 'Starfish' (which is a black with gold and green pearl shade), and an 8-page look book that details some how-to tips and tricks.
The 10 shades included in this palette are: (taken from the Stila website)
- Chinois - matte creamy white
- Breeze - shimmery beige
- Bark - shimmery taupe
- Freesia - shimmery violet blue
- Rosette - metallic pink violet
- Nectar - matte creamy beige
- Honey - metallic bronze gold
- Sage - shimmery translucent green
- Moss - dark olive green with shimmer
- Juniper - deep shimmery forest green
Words cannot describe how much I am in love with this palette - each eye shadow is amazingly formulated. They are very long-lasting, highly pigmented without having a heavyweight texture and can be worn wet or dry to create countless of different looks. All the shades in this palette are also quite dainty and soft - which is perfect for everyday use! The smudgestick in Starfish is a gorgeous colour, but I did find that it wasn't as pigmented as the smudgestick provided in the "In the Light" palette which is in the shade 'Damsel'. It is however, still an amazing colour, you just need apply it two or three times to make the colour more opaque.
As much as I love the Stila "In the Light" palette, I think i may love this palette more. It's not a secret that I tend to wear neutrals more than any other eyeshadows, but I also like to shake it up a little with some colour - so this palette has best of both worlds. Also, in my other review about the "In the Light" palette, my only complaint was that the name of the eyeshadows were not displayed underneath them, instead they were only listed at the back. Luckily enough, the "In the Garden" palette does list the name underneath each eyeshadow, which is another reason why I like this palette more.
After trying out another gorgeous palette from Stila, I'm thinking of trying out the Stila "In the Moment" palette, haha! But I think I should stop spending for a while, seeing as I've been purchasing cosmetics more often than I should lately. If you're interested in picking up this beautiful palette, it is available from ASOS, BeautyBay, HqHair and possibly eBay. I bought mine from ASOS for $28 AUD, which is a little bit cheaper than what it originally is. Let me know what you lovelies think!