A Review: Stila's In The Light Palette

Hey y'all, so today is going to be a little bit different in terms of posting. Recently I've become more and more obsessed with makeup, and I've been wanting to use a lot more, and learn a lot more about it. So the other day I was browsing BirchBox's website and saw that I had a ton of credits. 

You see, I love Birchbox. Some people do, some people don't, but personally for me it works. You see, for $10 a month, I can get samples of a couple different products, most I'd never heard of before. After you get each box, you can go in and rate/review the products that you got in your box. Each time after you rate a product, you get 10 points. Whenever you get 100 points, you get a $10 credit to your account.

Well, somehow I had amassed about 400 points, which equals to $40. See, I like to save up my points, so I can "buy" something big with them. So I was browsing on BirchBox's website and came across this Stila Palette. I had heard great things about Stila before, but never really checked out any of their products.

It was $36, without shipping, but since I had so many points I decided to just bite the bullet and buy the palette. I've sometimes heard it described as being very similar to the Urban Decay Naked Palette, though I'm not sure if it was Naked or Naked2. I've been lusting after the Naked Palettes, even the Basics Palette, and thought that this would be a good introduction to the world of makeup palettes.

When it came in the mail, I instantly opened it. I wanted to see how the colors would look on my skin tone, because I've got yellow pigmenting and I'm insanely pale which can sometimes be tricky to wear some of these colors. But I've got to admit, I'm in love with it. The first two colors on the top row, left side are about  my skin color, so a lot of the time I'm using the white one as a highlighter and the one next to it as the base for whatever look I'm trying to create.

The left hand side is under natural light, and the right hand side is under my bedroom lights
The pictures are a smidge blurry, sorry about that! I was so excited to open it and start playing with it that I forgot to double check everything, and by the time I had put everything away/cleaned everything off I realized that they were blurry. It's my first time trying to photograph swatches though, I'll get better! All in all I have to say that this product was definitely worth using my points at BirchBox for. Once I get back from Italy and off my spending freeze I'll be checking out a lot more products from their line!

What kind of make up have you been obsessed with lately? Any suggestions on makeup you think is worth using? 

1 comment

  1. I love splurging birchbox points on something fun!


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