After falling in love with the Stila In The Know Eyeshadow Palette, I knew I had to get my hands on another of the Stila palettes and I opted for the Stila In The Garden Eyeshadow Palette as the shades were so unique to any other palette I own. The Stila In The Garden Eyeshadow Palette is £25 and it contains ten eyeshadows and a full size Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in the shade Starfish which is worth £13 alone, making the palette amazing value. I’ve read on a few forums that Stila are phasing their ‘In the…’ series of palettes which I really hope isn’t true as they’re such stunning palettes, and I plan on snapping up their In The Moment Palette soon just incase they do discontinue them. The In The Garden Palette really stood out to me as it contains such gorgeous jewel toned shades as well as some more wearable shades so you can create a multitude of looks.
The Stila Stingray Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner is such a stunning shade.. it’s a dark khaki green with green shimmers, and for a green liner, I think it’s really wearable. If you’ve never tried the Stila Smudge Sticks before, I really recommend them as they’re such amazing liners with a super creamy formula that stays put all day, even when worn in the waterline. This liner really does compliment the shades within the palette, and I love it.
Chinois: matte cream.
Breeze: metallic light gold.
Bark: metallic brown.
Freesia: metallic electric blue.
Rosette: metallic plum purple.
Nectar: matte beige.
Honey: metallic golden bronze.
Sage: metallic sage green.
Moss: metallic golden khaki.
Juniper: metallic forest green.
All of the ten shades within the palette are buttery soft and smooth, with fantastic pigmentation; these swatches are one swipe of shadow. I said the same with the In The Know Palette, but I’ve never seen such amazing matte shadows as those from Stila, they’re just as pigmented and impressive as the shimmer shadows, which never happens with other brands. I think this is such a lovely palette, and I love how affordable it is because it does contain shades that I perhaps wouldn’t wear on a daily basis, but it’s such good value and quality especially with the eyeliner included. I really like how green shadows compliment my green eyes, and I particularly love the Moss shade for creating a smokey eye with the Stingray Liner. There’s isn’t one that I could criticise about the Stila In The Garden Eyeshadow Palette, although others seem to dislike the card packaging, but personally I really like it as they’re so compact and lightweight, yet they’re sturdy enough to product the shadows inside.