Monday, October 29, 2012

stila In the Garden Palette: Review and Swatches

stila's In the Garden palette is a nice mixture of neutrals with a few pops of color, making it versatile and wearable for my needs.  There are 2 matte and 8 shimmer shades in In the Garden, making it a nice complement to the all matte In the Know palette I reviewed not long ago. Also included is a smudge stick waterproof eye liner in starfish.
For the swatches, we have:
  • chinois:  a bone matte
  • breeze:  a silvery oyster shimmer
  • bark:  a neutral medium brown shimmer
  • freesia:  a blue shimmer with purple undertones
  • rosette:  dark reddish pink shimmer
  • nectar:  beige matte
  • honey:  golden topaz shimmer
  • sage:  name pretty much nails it, a sage green shimmer
  • moss:  dark brownish green with gold shimmer
  • juniper: blackened blue-green shimmer
The starfish smudge stick is a pretty brownish green with gold shimmers, actually quite close in color to the moss shadow.  It can apply a bit patchy, so more than one pass is sometimes required to build up color.  The smudge sticks do have good staying power and I like them.

The consistency of the shadows is nice, nor were there any really problematic colors.  A look booklet is also included, and below is "simply romantic". 
Here is a similar look but using honey to warm things up a bit.
I think In the Garden will gets lots of use by me - I'm a fan!  It retails for $39 and I got mine from beauty.com.

Disclosure:  I purchased this.

1 comment:

  1. OOOH! I love stila, I desperately need some of their lip stains! This palette looks awesome!

    Found you via the #YOLOMondays blog hop!