Stila In the Know Palette|Review|Swatches



Hey lovelies!

For the past three weeks it has been fun and a learning curb for me to be experiencing all these four awesome palettes by Stila. I will put a link down below of all my previous reviews on Stila eyeshadow palettes in case you like to go back to read them. So, don’t forget to check them out. I would definitely say I love all the palettes for their amazing discounted price and beautiful shadows ❤

So, today’s star of the week is Stila In the know eyeshadow palette. I’ve heard many amazing things about this palette and was feeling inspired by my good friend, Ingrid from curlyspringblossom – I ‘m excited to share my reviews with you guys.. You guys know that I really love a good eyeshadow palette ❤

stila in the know

The simplicity of this palette is itself sleek and thin. It has a decent sized-mirror on the top lid. I love the how-to booklet and I think this is super helpful tool for those in need of extra inspiration when it comes to all these beautiful matte shades. Like all its predecessors the packaging is the same except the color on the exterior and of course the interior eyeshadows. The special offer is at $20.00 until stock lasts.

stila  eyeshadow know

These eyeshadows can be used wet or dry. The eyeshadows are interesting and I can’t wait to try them on wet application using these matte shades.

stila eyeliner

Apparently Stila really likes to be in a lot of things. In the moment, In the light, In the garden and now comes in the know. The palette comes in a muted earthy shades with the exception of Fire the only shade that stands out the most and a full sized waterproof smudge stick eyeliner.

stla eyeliner

Stila waterproof smudge stick eyeliner in Halfmoon is in deep blue-ish grey with a shimmer. From a far it looks like a regular grey but up close you can see the blue-ish grey which is pretty to compliment the other earthly shades. The quality of this eyeliner is amazing and the formula waterproof tight. It stays put and won’t budge or fade after wearing the whole day.

color swatches in the know stila

The shades include:-

Top row L-R:

  • Air – a pale off-white cream
  • Wind – a light nude beige
  • Desert – amid-tone peachy nude
  • Clay – a mid-tone muted pink nude
  • Earth – a deep cool brown

Bottom row L-R:

  • Driftwood – a mid-tone warm brown
  • Fire – a spicy muted orange
  • Rain – a mid-tone muted taupe
  • Smoke – a mid-tone cool grey
  • Ebony – a dep cool grey

The color swatches above is applied on bare skin (without primer)and on dry application. I didn’t get to try them on wet though. But if you like me to do another review just on wet application using this “In the know” please leave your comment below.

Previous eyeshadow palette reviews:-

In the garden 

In the moment

In the light

Overall, I think this is a pretty nice matte eyeshadow palette. Not the best that I’ve come across but acceptable pigmentation and texture for sure. I like the fact that this matte eyeshadow can be wore wet which I seldom do but it will be nice to try. Also, the eyeliner is of excellent quality and I’m glad to have collected four palettes in my makeup stash.

What do you think of this earthly toned eyeshadow palette? Leave comment below. I love to read your comments 🙂

As always, thank you for taking the time to read. Have a great day!

Sharon xoxo




In The Garden|Stila|Swatch|Review


Call me an eyeshadow palettes addict but I’m just so obsessed with them! Can’t seems to shake this obsession off. I caved in after watching and reading the raves of this Stila eyeshadow palettes which are now on Specials. Out of curiosity and my love for eyeshadow palettes needless to say I grabbed all the four themes in one cart. Free Shipping for orders more than $50.00 – so why not save extra more!

I received them a couple of days ago and I instantly took an instagram photo and shared it on twitter after the mailman left. I’m super thrilled to share my first impression reviews with you guys. This is my first encounter with Stila’s palette and I’m going to do them one at a time.

in the garden (2)

Seriously, I mean seriously I actually ordered four of Stila’s eyeshadow palettes online and the best part is that it was on sale. Doesn’t anyone love a good bargain? Well, I do! So, instead of paying $39.00 a palette I only paid $20.00. Please tell me, how cool is that!

So, I got the :-

In the garden/In the moment/In the light and In the know = each palette will be showcast and review every week for the next four weeks.

Stila in the garden

I’ll start with this week’s eyeshadow palette “In the Garden” by Stila for $20.00 in their sale section. Net wt: 0.40 oz. Available at Stila or at Sephora website. It comes in a cardboard packaging which is paperlight and inside includes a smudge stick waterproof eye liner in Starfish. There are ten garden inspired shades in this palette with endless combination to wear everyday. Included also a lookbook just in case you ran out of ideas or a guide to gorgeous eye makeup look.

green look

Spring is late this year.  As I’m writing, my first impression review the weather outside is still in the minus sign. We have a long winter somehow. But I’m not complaining since I got this eyeshadows “In the Garden” and these colors happened to cheer me up 🙂 If you are reading this and feeling that you need some boost of spring appearance head over to your computer, please do yourself a favor and order it. It’s a limited edition and/or while stock lasts.

in the garden-stila

Are you ready for what’s in the garden?

From top row L-R: chinois (matte), breeze (shimmer), bark (shimmer), freesia (shimmer), rosette (metallic)

From bottom row L-R: nectar (matte), honey (metallic), sage (shimmer), moss (shimmer), juniper  (shimmer)

The smudge stick waterproof eyeliner is of muted mossy green with a subtle gold shimmer.

color swatches

My favorite shades are nectar, honey, moss and freesia. The Chinois and Nectar are best for highlights or as base shadow while Moss and Juniper makes very good liner colors. I like that they included two contrasting color of Freesia and Rosette with the other four muted greens. These eyeshadows can be applied wet or dry depending on your preference and both methods are sure to deliver the best results you desire.

All the shades are amazing. This palette has very good pigmentations and it blends very well with no fall out.

eye makeup look

I’m wearing a nectar shade as my base on my lids. Then I use the metallic rosette on my crease and nectar as highlight. I’m doing a Pink Haze eye makeup look.

As beautiful palette for spring and a transitioning into summer. Yay!!!

Overall, I think this is a fabulous palette and reasonably priced considering that it is now on sale and compare as to similar high-end palettes.

Which “In the …. eyeshadow palette will you choose? Please leave comment below.

Thank you all for the love.

Sharon xoxo