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Monday, 23 November 2015

Stila In The Garden Palette Review

Stila In The Garden Palette Review
Coincidence or not but I recently did a post listing some of the beauty bargains that can be picked up online, and this Stila palette was included for £10 from TKMaxx. However, by the next morning it was already all sold out! I was even more gutted when a lot of people said they had seen it in their local TKMaxx, but the only thing in my TKMaxx was some smudged lipsticks. However, my luck all changed when I found two of these the following week. Again, they were both missing the eyeliner that was supposed to come with it (why do people do that) and so they were for £6, rather than the £7 they were being sold at. However, as silly as this might sound, I still wasn't sure about it as I had no idea what Stila's quality generally is concerning eyeshadows, and there's only so much you can learn by doing a quick swatch. I was wondering whether I would be better off trying a drugstore palette instead, like MUR, however I decided I might as well try it for blog purposes (the amount of times I've used that excuse already!).

Stila In The Garden Palette Review

I really struggled with finding a theme for this palette at first, according to the Stila website it's a garden inspired palette, and so I can see where they get the shades such as nectar, and the freesia pink and even the moss from. However, it's still one of those palettes that are quite diverse. It is personal preference but I think I quite like the range of shades as it's allowed me to try shades that I would never have picked up individually.

Stila In The Garden Palette Review

The first thing you notice about this palette, or any product for that matter, is the packaging. I'm afraid to say the packaging is a bit grim, it's a standard cardboard case that's prone to ripping (as you can see above) and breakage. It also picks up dust and fall out from the eyeshadows on the inside like there's no tomorrow! This palette is still available for £25 from Stila and other retailers and if I paid that much for it I would be a bit disappointed at the packaging. The outside of the packaging however is not as bad as the inside, it looks more sleeker and it has a magnetic close. The rear of the packaging also has the shade names listed again.

Stila In The Garden Palette Review

THE SHADES:

Chinois: A creamy off white that does look a bit powdery initially but blends in well.
Breeze: A lovely, iridiscent golden beige. This shade is very pigmented and by right too as it's stunning.
Bark: A shimmery taupe brown.
Nectar: A warm neutral beige with very slight golden flecks.
Honey: An iridiscent deep gold, borders on a slight burnt orange shade. A beautiful shade and highly pigmented again.
Sage: A metallic pale green.

Stila In The Garden Palette Review

Freesia: A metallic violet, with almost unnoticeable golden flecks. The pigmentation of this shade is slightly disappointing.
Rosette: A metallic purple pink. This eyeshadow is the least pigmented out of the bunch, which is a shade as it would have been a beautiful muted down mauvey purple.
Moss: A stunning deep olive green with golden flecks running through it (although it does come up as a deep brown in pictures). Very pigmented as well!
Juniper: A metallic electric green, very foresty and Autumnal. The pigmentation was also a bit disappointing however it really pops when you build it up.

Stila In The Garden Palette Review

Stila In The Garden Palette Review

Overall, this palette has a few shades which are a bit of a let down, such as Freesia and Rosette, they had the potential to be amazing but they were let down by the lack of pigment. However, the stand out shades in this palette, such as Breeze, Honey, Sage and Moss do not disappoint with the quality and I'm quite pleased with them. It's also worth noting that most shades have some aspects of shimmer, even if it isn't as noticeable with the metallic shades, I think Chinois is the only matte shade.

Out of these shades, I can see myself using the middle shades the most as they are the best in terms of quality and pigment. I don't think I'll get much use out of Chinois or Nectar as I find these shades can wash me out a bit, and they might be too powdering for an inner corner highlight. Freesia, Rosette and Juniper will probably be more wearable layered over a eyeshadow cream/liquid.

So is this palette worth it? At £6 yes I think you get some beautiful shades in there that look amazing as a lid colour, however at £25 there wouldn't be a chance of me recommending this palette as 4 out of the 10 shades just aren't up to scratch.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
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117 comments:

  1. I feel the same way about Stila products. Their shades are often gorgeous but the pigmentation is usually quite disappointing. I'm glad that some of the shades worked out for you, though. :) <3

    Kay
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    1. Thank you! I did expect more in the way of pigmentation too but oh well :)

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  2. I do not think this is up to the mark, for the price there are better options available.
    GlamupGirls

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    1. Completely agree! I have drugstore palettes where there aren't any shades lacking pigmentation :)

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  3. I saw it at my local TKmaxx but I decided not to pick it because the shades were really pale and I am more into darker colours. I think it's definitely a bargain at that price and usually Stila is good quality. Xx

    Ally | www.glamoclock.com

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    1. I didn't actually find the shades that pale, apart from the first two. Perhaps the darker shades were more pigmented though. I'm glad that I got it at a good price :)

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  4. Those are lovely colours, you should create a holiday look with it :P

    Kisses,
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    1. Haha thank you! That's a great idea, although because it's so cold now I feel like it's too late ;)

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  5. You got a great price for it! I have the In the Light palette and although everyone raves about it, it's probably the palette I reach for least! I would agree they aren't worth their £25 price tag so it's great TK Maxx do them for cheaper if you can find them!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Same here! I don't think I'll wear it that often apart from occasions where a bit of glitter is needed. It's always nice picking up a bargain from TKMaxx ;)

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  6. The colours are really pretty but I can't see myself using that palette day in and day out!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. I would say the shades are more for a occasion where you want to add a bit sparkle :)

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  7. I actually don't mind cardboard packaging as my Zoeva cocoa blend palette and the balm one has it too BUT I agree with you on the price front and would only be happy to have picked it up reduced but it still looks very pretty xxx

    BlondeOfCarbs

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    1. For some reason the packaging on this just didn't feel sturdy at all! Haha it will look nice with my other palettes :)

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  8. I love the colors in this pallet! :)

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM

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  9. I don't usually buy palettes since I only wear a few shades, but I could see this being a fun purchase to try out some new colors. Thanks for the in depth review! I'll definitely be following your blog to keep up with these great posts!

    Sartorial Diner

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    1. I don't wear much eyeshadow on a regular basis but I think palettes work out cheaper for the eyeshadows you get in them :) Thank you :)

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  10. Oh wow, I would be pissed off if I bought this at full priced because the pigmentation is honestly crap. I must say I don't have any Stila eyeshadows so I have no idea how the quality is but have read some decent reviews on other blogs.

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    1. Haha I would have probably been as equally annoyed! I think it's a mixed case really :)

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  11. ahh, I am so glad that I have ran into your review! I was looking into buying this palette (or into the light) and after the review of the pigmentation I don't think I will any more. (or at least I will look into it a bit more first).
    Great review though! :D
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

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    1. If you can get it for a similar price you might enjoy trying out some of the shades, but for full price you might find it a bit disappointing too :)

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  12. That's good that you didn't actually have to pay full price for it -- for that palette, I don't think that I would either! The colors are beautiful, but the quality of the palette looks so flimsy.
    Ha ha I love TJ Maxx. I honestly do all of my shopping there!

    -Alex
    A Northern Light

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    1. That's the main good point I think! That sounds great, half the time I really struggle to find anything decent and other times they have lot's in :)

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  13. The sage shade is just stunning! :) It's a shame the packaging was so fragile as these colors look lovely

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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    1. Sage is definitely one of the nicest shades in the palette :)

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  14. I have never owned a Stila palette and I'm so tempted to get this one. I've had my eye on it for awhile. Good to know about those two shades that were a let down since they were the reasons I wanted this one on the 1st place but the others don't look to bad.

    Joyce // Joycentricity

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    1. I really wanted to try Stila products for a while and that's why I decided just to go for it :) Thanks for reading

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  15. Shame about the packaging and hit and miss pigmentation, but for that price I'd say its worth it for the gorgeous brown/olive tones which look absolutely gorgeous!
    Great spot

    What Raj Wants

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    1. Sage and Moss are two of the nicer shades in the palette and for £6 I'm glad I got to try them, although I probably wouldn't have been very happy if it cost a lot more :)

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  16. I have the In the Light Palette and I am obsessed!!!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. I think the shades in that one might be nicer :)

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  17. i have reservations on this one but ohh so lovely to look at in the case.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. It's a decent palette to try out for £6 but then again drugstore brands like Sleek or even MUA have products that offer better pigmentation and a more vast shade range :)

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  18. This palette looks gorgeous! Honey and Nectar are may fave shades, they're so pretty.

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    1. Thank you! Nectar is one of my favourites from this palette too :)

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  19. Bark and Honey look amazing! This seems like a great palette! Thanks for sharing! x

    clumsyagenda.blogspot.com

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  20. A while ago TK Maxx was selling some Nars products, but they were so damaged. They were quite cheap, but I won`t spend 5 £ on a broken eye shadow. I will check my local store tomorrow, maybe I`ll spot this palette in a good condition.

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

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    1. That's quite annoying but it does happen fairly often! They should package things so they can't be broken as easily :)

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  21. Thanks for the review! Love the shades♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  22. All these shades are stunning! Especially breeze---its too pretty for its own good <3
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    She Will Be

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  23. I love some of the shades in this palette, but I'd have to agree, that amount of money for something of such poor quality is not good at all!

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    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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    1. I do feel like you can get something as equally good in the drugstore :)

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  24. I've never really tried any Stila products, I agree with you for £25 it would be a disappointment to see that type of packaging! However, I'm with you on Breeze and Moss such beautiful colours! I hateeeeeee shopping at TK Maxx sometimes, people put their fingers in all the beauty products and steal things from the makeup sets! it's so unbelievable!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    1. I hadn't before this palette either and that's one of the main reasons I went for it really :) Haha it's like when magazines have gifts in there, I have no idea why people do that either! x

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  25. I've never really tried any Stila products, I agree with you for £25 it would be a disappointment to see that type of packaging! However, I'm with you on Breeze and Moss such beautiful colours! I hateeeeeee shopping at TK Maxx sometimes, people put their fingers in all the beauty products and steal things from the makeup sets! it's so unbelievable!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  26. I've recently picked up the In The Moment palette and I really like it. Such a shame you didn't think most of the eyeshadows were that good. The one I got is lovely, with exception of the bright purple shade which is sheer, but I actually like that it is, because it means I won't overdo it. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Aww seems like I picked up the wrong palette! Glad you're enjoying yours though :)

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  27. This palette looks so pretty! Recently I've been playing with colors and I'm definitely no expert...but I like using the less-pigmented shades on the inner corners of my eyes. It adds something (not sure what) and gets me using the colors I was bummed on! :)
    www.streetmadonna.com

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    1. Thank you! Don't worry most of us aren't experts either, it's just learning as we go along :) Thank you for the tip!

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  28. I love Stila! Their shades are beautiful :)

    STYLE VANITY

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    1. I haven't tried many Stila items before but I did like the mix of shades :)

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  29. Freesia looks so nice. So sad that the pigmentation is not that good.
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    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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    1. In the palette Freesia is really eye popping but it didn't translate too well :)

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  30. This is so pretty, I really want to try some more Stila products, I've had one of their primers and I loved it!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. I haven't tried their primers before but I heard a lot about the colour correcting primer :)

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  31. Love the look of this palette. Gemma xx
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  32. I'm yet to try any products from Stila but some of these eyeshadows look lovely, especially honey and breeze. I agree with you though and don't think I would be happy to pay £25 for this palette. x

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    1. Snap, those are my two favourite shades too! Haha at £25 I could have gotten a few good quality palettes instead :)

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  33. I never tried anything Stila before, so I have no comparison, but I can understand you´d be disappointed if you had payed full price.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Definitely! Although I'm still glad that I got to try it at this price so I have a better idea of the quality now :)

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  34. What a bargain! It's a shame it's not worth the full retail price though. I have the Stila Soul palette and really love it so maybe they've changed their formula since xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. That's a good point actually! That's probably why they're selling off their old palettes then :)

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  35. What a bargain! Some of these shades are so pretty however shame that pigmentation wise it isn't great. See the bright side, you didn't pay the full price :) x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Thank you, yes I'm glad that this way I've got some left over to try something else!

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  36. I had this a few years back and wasn't crazy on it!

    Makeup Monster

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  37. £25 does sound a lot for a palette, so this is a great bargain find! I love that some of the shades push you to be a bit more daring/experimental :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. It was actually some of the neutrals which I enjoyed the most, even though they aren't the usual shades I go for :)

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  38. I've often looked at Stila in M&S and considered buying some but I can see why you wouldn't pay £25 for this palette. Its also such a shame that the liner was missing! x

    Viva Epernay

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    1. I didn't realise they sold much Stila at M&S! Yeah I might not have been so disappointed if I got to try the liner :)

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  39. For £6 this is an absolute steal but I do agree that Stila eyeshadows quality can be a bit of a hit or miss. Love the two purple toned shades here x

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    1. I was gutted when some of the shades I had hoped would be great didn't turn out so well, but you live and learn :)

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  40. Lovely - the colours all look beautiful! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk
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  41. sounds like a hit and miss kinda product! i like the look of the shades though :) x

    Hannah x hannatalks

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    1. The neutral shades are quite nice, most of the issues were with the darker shades but atleast I got to try a few new ones :)

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  42. What a great review! I've been thinking about picking up this palette and it truly has some lovely shades. I'd love to try out the olive green! :)
    You have a lovely blog!
    Emma xxx

    www.wellemma.com

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    1. The olive green is beautiful, thank you!

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  43. This looks lovely! I love the range of shades, it has a great number of neutrals and brights. Great review!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. Thank you! That's what attracted me to try this out :)

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  44. Ooh love all the colors and shades! Its perfect
    Have a wonderful week!

    xx Girl in the Bunny Ears
    girlinthebunnyears.com

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  45. Do pretty. Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin? Let me know.

    Kiss
    www.selmaalidini.com

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  46. Oh I need this palette! I'm really into the color juniper! such a pretty grayish green♥
    xx
    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

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  47. This is such a great review. For £6, I would be remiss to not purchase it, but for the original price, I would walk away too.
    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Sometimes when you see something that's on offer it's so hard to resist it! Thank you :)

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  48. The palette is everything!! The shades are so lovely.

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  49. Wow, too many colors to choose from. I love this palette. Perfect gift for the holidays! <3

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Palettes always make the best presents :)

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  50. Wow, too many colors to choose from. I love this palette. Perfect gift for the holidays! <3

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  51. Wow, too many colors to choose from. Perfect gift for the holidays!

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  52. You can never go bad with Stila products. I know that not all of the shadows were to your taste and got your excited about them but I think overall the price you bought it for was unbeatable!

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

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    1. I guess £6 is a good price for them as quite a few people mentioned getting them for £10 instead :)

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  53. Lovely post! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC?
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  54. I'm totally agree with you.. not for 25£! Even if the shades are pretty :)

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  55. This palette looks pretty! I haven't tried any Stila products yet though...
    Christina ♥ https://caliope.name

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    1. Thank you! This was my first Stila product and I wasn't too impressed :)

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  56. nice review dear sound like an average product
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  57. I only own one Stila product and it's a blush - that I can't even remember the name of :D. This palette looks gorgeous though! Love all the shades :)x

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    1. Haha it's hard to keep track of all those beauty products! Thank you :)

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  58. It's a bummer it didn't work out for you, but thank goodness you didn't pay full price for it! I own one of these (the all matte one) and I really like it. It seems like this one is just a dud, which is unfortunate!
    Ivory Avenue

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    1. Yeah I'm glad of that much! The all matte one sounds interesting :)

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  59. This palette looks very pretty!

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  60. This is an absolutely beautiful palette and it has such lovely shades! xx, adaatude.com

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