Stila In The Garden Palette Looks


Stila’s In the Garden is one of the more unique palettes I’ve had the pleasure of working with; both in a variety of colors and easy finishes to work with. While there aren’t any glitter packed eyeshadows (thank goodness!), there are some that verge on the side of more shimmery than others. Examples include Honey, Breeze and Sage.

Overall, this one is well worth the money in my opinion and is one of the few I feel like I could take all by itself on a trip. No additional blenders or eyeshadows to pack because everything really is already within this palette.

*Note: As this is my first day back with my sore eye, I took it easy and will be adding more looks to this post before the end of this week. πŸ˜‰

(Top Row, L to R) Chinois, Breeze, Bark, Freesia, Rosette
(Bottom Row, L to R) Nectar, Honey, Sage, Moss, Juniper

Look #1 – see the full face here!

Eyeshadows used:

  • Juniper (inner and outer third of lid and mimic the same placement on lower lashline)
  • Sage (middle of lid and mimic the same placement on lower lashline)
  • Bark (crease)
  • Nectar (blend)


29 thoughts on “Stila In The Garden Palette Looks

  1. love looks 1 & 2-right up my alley. You sure are a trooper with a sore eye, applying and reapplying eyeshadow etc. You should’ve given it a couple more days.

    1. Thanks sweetie πŸ˜‰ I try! I was REAL gentle with it today, it’s no longer bloodshot like it was but sore behind the eye so a day or two more IS needed, you’re right!

  2. Just take care of yourself, Zabrena! Have you seen the doctor just to make sure there’s no infection? I am loving the look of this palette but I like all of the “In the” palettes from Stila. Like I said, though – I am trying to be STRONG and hold out for the Power Neutrals one from Bare Minerals!

    1. Hee hee! I remember you saying that; you’ll have to let me know what you think of it! πŸ˜€

      Haven’t been to the doc for the eye; one of my Dad’s friends is a doctor, real big in natural cures, so I’ve been treating it with Silver solution which has worked wonders. I’ll probably be doing a video on it as it’s just amazing stuff for all kinds of ailments. I usually will try to avoid the doc as much as possible unless I feel it’s absolutely necessary. It started Friday and I told myself if it wasn’t any better by Monday, I’d go in. Amazingly, it was ten times better by Monday AM. This time just required some R&R and TLC, thankfully! πŸ˜€

      1. I’m still waiting for it to be available in store. The BM rep said August or September though it’s showing on Sephora’s Cdn. website.

        As for eyes, I had a retinal tear a few years ago and I’m so glad I didn’t ignore it (actually, at the time, I thought maybe I was having a stroke!). My mom and both aunties had issues with their retinas and maybe that’s why I twigged to the seriousness of it but thank goodness I did. I had to have laser to repair the tears and now see a specialist yearly. I think most of us like to avoid having to see a doctor but I still put a lot of faith in “traditional medicine” – it’s kept my MIL alive after she tried treating herself with garlic and natural remedies and things a friend told her she’d read on the internet! You’re probably using silver nitrate (or nitrite….I think that’s what it is). Here in Canada, they put drops of it in the eyes of newborn babies to prevent infection.

      2. I agree with you Z about not going to the doctor unless you absolutely have to. I’ve had to many bad doctors. A couple that would have killed me with their bad advice. Second opinions are so important if you have been diagnosed with a disease or having surgery. Too many people think doctors know it all. Many times their diagnosis is guesses. I had a doctor tell me that, and that doctor works for one of the best medical facility’s in the US. I know there are many good doctors but sometimes you have to search for them. Natural medicine is a great thing, if used properly. Unfortunately, there is a lot of bad info on the web. You have to use common sense and ask your doctor about certain natural cures. I’m blessed to have a doctor that believes in natural medicine, and she’s a M.D. πŸ™‚

        1. You are definitely lucky to have found an M.D. that believes in natural medicine!

          I agree there is a LOT of bad information on the web and no way would I have done this, had it not been for my Dad’s friend. I draw the line at certain things that are more serious, but something as simple as this I could tell was an easy fix. Plus I had to wait out the weekend to even go to the Doc on Monday, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to try in the meantime! πŸ˜€

  3. Beautiful looks Zabrena, As always. Make sure you take precious care of those beautiful eyes. I had a grandfather that was blind from a disease of the eye, so I guess I try to be more serious about eye care. Also, to appreciate the Eyesight that I have. I think I speak for a lot of us ladies here; That no amount of eyeshadow is worth your eye health. So, Z please get some rest and a lot of TLC. πŸ™‚

  4. So glad your eye is feeling better and take it slow, we’ll pe patient! Look #1 is my favourite, but I just love #2 and #5, going to give them a try real soon. These Stila eyeshadows are amazing, so soft and easy to work with and they have good staying power. Looking forward to the other combos when you’re feeling better! Love and Hugz

    1. I agree 100% about look #1…those 3 shades, Bark, Sage and Juniper, are my faves just looking at the palette.

  5. Hope you’re satisfied (once again!). If you weren’t so lovely, I would say you are EVIL! I was at the drugstore today (20X the points event so I use those to buy stuff I need – vitamins, household stuff – and then redeem my points on makeup that I really don’t need!) Made the mistake of swatching 5 of the In the Garden shadows on my hand before leaving. Looked at them and thought “Oh, I have dupes for all of these, I’ll bet”. Rushed home, pulled out a bunch of shadows (Les Fumes, All About Alex, Jealous Jordana, WnW Comfort Zone, Snare, Sumptuous Olive…etc.) – guess what…not a single one was an exact enough match that I can pass on this palette. So guess what I’ll be getting with my points next time! And it’s all YOUR fault, you know!

    1. LOL!! You are so funny!! πŸ˜€ I take the blame, no prob! πŸ˜‰
      I knew that one was harder to dupe!
      I could tell the instant I started swatching the sucker!
      I’m glad though for once it isn’t dupeable; seems like Stila really has their act together!

      1. Guess what I now have in my hot (and believe me, it is HOT here – middle of a S. Ontario heatwave!) little hands. I picked up this palette today and I just can’t stop looking at it! I redid my eyes as soon as I got home, even though I’m not even going anywhere! – Chinois, Bark and Moss, with Nectar to blend out the Moss a bit. The Starfish pencil is a winner too! I wouldn’t even have looked at this but for your review here!

        1. LOL!! πŸ˜€
          Been there before! Nowhere to go, but I am gonna play, damnit! Haha!
          I haven’t even used the pencil yet, now I want to too!!
          I’m so glad you like it, even though I’m sorry I persuaded you towards it LOL πŸ˜‰

          1. The pencil is a beauty but the downside is it’s only available in the palette – it’s not sold singly (boo). The good news is that Rimmel makes a “Spark it Up” pencil in Black Gold that is quite similar. Thanks so much, Z, for bring this amazing palette to my attention.

  6. Oh yay, more looks! Thanks Zabrena! I’m going to enjoy this palette so much when our spring and summer srrives soon!

  7. Thank you for these wonderful looks! I’m a green eyed girl and LOVE playing with green shadows and finding the right shades to bring out my eyes. I LOVE this palette but I haven’t even touched Rosette and Freesia! For some reason they are intimidating me!

  8. I don’t think there is one look here that I don’t want to try
    Do you know anywhere that sells the palettes at ships to Australia?

  9. Thanks for the additions to this palette – it is a relatively new one to me, but I love how different the colors are from most other palettes (as you’ve said). I have dark green to sometimes hazel eyes, and the greens in this palette seem to work well for me. I’d avoided greens until recently, so thanks too, for your post on how to wear shadows in your eye color! It inspired me to try this palette.

  10. Just bought this tonight. This series is currently half-price at Sephora, $20 down from $39. Didn’t need (ha, when do I ever need makeup) but this one is so pretty and a good price.

    I’ve acquired lots of cash on Sephora and Ulta gift cards as I’m rewarding myself for hitting my fitness goals. Looking forward to these treats has helped me push through.

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