Stila • In the Garden Palette • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
So, here's the story. I have maybe half a dozen Stila shadows that I love. They make great eye shadow. But I really wasn't interested in the palettes UNTIL I saw In the Garden featured on a beauty blog and suddenly, I needed to check it out. I swatched all the colours I really liked and then headed home to compare them to my pretty extensive stash, figuring I'd have dupes for them all. WRONG! So a few days later, back to the store I went and came home clutching this beautiful assortment of neutrals (and a wee pop of colour).
I am CRAZY IN LOVE this palette (and for an old dame like me to be talking this way says a lot). Initially, I got it specifically for the shades Bark, Sage and Moss but every single colour in this palette (with the exception of Rosette) is a colour I wear (and though I've only had this for 4 days, I've worn a different colour combination every day and so have tried all the other shadows at least once). Juniper, which looks a bit too "spruce green" in the palette, looks so much prettier and more subtle on the lid - the colour becomes far more flattering (still intense but less harsh looking). Chinois is a perfect matte highlight or lid shade or an all-over base for neutralizing any lid discolourations. Breeze is a great lid colour and looks fantastic worn all on its own for a quick and easy look. To my surprise, Nectar works well for me too. The 3 shades I loved initially are every bit as wonderful as they seemed when I first swatched them. The twist up liner pencil in the colour Starfish is also gorgeous. The only downside is that it's not available individually so I think I'll have to be careful not to waste it (it says put very well and doesn't need sharpening - BONUS). The instruction booklet included is a REALLY nice addition (I know UD has done this recently with one of their palettes also and I think it's a great idea). The palette is well put together and although I'm not a huge fan of cardboard, this seems less "cardboard-y" than some other palettes I have. Indeed, a mirror would have been a nice addition bit it's not a deal-breaker.
SO....the long and short of it is that this is a FABULOUS palette - great colours put together in a very co-ordinated way and great quality and value - in Canada, this is an annoying $50 (as compared to $39 US) but even so, 10 great shadows (well, 9 if you don't count Rosette) and a terrific eye lining pencil for 50 bucks is still a good value.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I love this palette it is perfect for spring and transitioning into summer
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Only 4 reviews? This palette deserves better. I got this as a Christmas gift from a friend and have been using it regularly. The colours are very wearable even though they are not neutral and work appropriate giving my eyes that pop of colour. I love all the colours in the palette but my favourite has to be chinosis, nectar, moss and Jupiter. Chinosis and nectar are the best highlight I have used better than MAC shroom or rice paper they are very buttery and highlight wonderfully. Moss and Jupiter makes very good liner colours. I also love that it comes with a look book with examples on how to create eye looks with the palette. I have tried some of the looks and gotten many compliments. Great for beginners who need help with makeup!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This was one of the worst palettes I've ever purchased. The shadows look beautiful in the pan and even swatched heavily, but on the eyes, they are sheer and fade away to nothingness in a matter of a few hours (and yes, I wear primer). The eyeliner pencil that I got with my palette broke upon first use (couldn't twist up anymore). I wanted to love this but it was just a big, fat NO for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Good colour selection and minimal fall out. The packaging is kinda crappy but it is very compact which is nice. All the colours work on my NW15 complexion & blue eyes.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I am a fair, warm skin toned blonde with eyes that are a combo of blue, green and gold. The colors in this palette are very flattering to my eye color,. If you have similar coloring I think this would work for you. I also think fair, green-eyed redheads could easily wear these colors, as well as women with hazel eyes.
The previous reviewer gave a good description of the individual colors in the palette.
I like that they included two colors in the palette that contrast with the four muted greens -- the Rosette and the Freesia (violet)color. The Juniper shade is a great liner. The two pale mattes, Chinois and Nectar, are excellent base shadows.
Also included is a smudge stick pencil liner in Starfish, a muted mossy green with subtle gold shimmer.
The quality of the shadows is excellent with a soft texture, blends easily and very true to tone over a primer.
The palette comes with a little booklet that shows six different eye shadow combinations from understated to glamorous.
It comes in a hard cardboard type container. Some people prefer a plastic container, but I like this because it's fairly light weight if I want to carry it in my bag.
Overall I think this is a very good quality palette and reasonably priced as compared to similar high-end palettes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
In the Garden is one of the four "IN THE..." palettes released by Stila. I have In the Light and will be receiving In the Know from Sephora any day now (I ordered it a couple of days ago - will review it once I've tried it out a bit). In the Garden consists of the following eyeshadows (I copied it from the website because I transferred my eyeshadows to a YABY freestyle palette and tossed the cardboard box).
•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
Palette also includes an exclusive Smudge Stick shade in Starfish (black with gold)
The colors are really buttery and pigmented. One swipe with your finger and the color you get on your tip is the color you see in the pan. On me, they last for about 8 hours with primer and less without. The two mattes are the lightest shades so they are great for highlighting under the brows or to accent any part of the eyes.
Even though four out of the ten colours lean green, they are very wearable and flattering because they tonal greens - imagine taupe or beige with a tint of green. Even the deepest green looks like a greener version of teal. There isn't a single eyeshadow with glitter in it. The smudgestick does have some but it is not very visible. The palette retails for $39 but Skinstore is selling it at 30% off right now! (I got mine at 20% off).