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Stila “A Whole Lot of Love” ┃Review & Swatches

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015

❧ Are you in a hurry with to little time to read this post but love eyeshadows & blushes? Here is the very short version: GRAB this PALETTE!!! Five stars. Two thumbs up. Must have. Surely one of the best  palette for the  2015 Holiday Season.

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015


Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015

For the rest of you my beauties …

Way back in July (I already miss summer 😥 ) when the first pictures of all those holiday sets were popping on the web, I was ecstatic and I wanted them all. I mean ALL. But seeing them in pictures and then in real life, my feelings have taken a bizarre turn. I’ve been more disappointed than the other way around. With the exceptions of the Sephora Favourites (Superstars & Brow Raising), Stila’s “A Whole Lot Of Love” Gift Set has been the only one I’ve actually fell in love with (To date that is!!!!). Love? Bahaha!! Let’s say more head over heels in love!! ❤️


What it is: 
A classic collection of beloved Stila essentials in an all-in-one makeup palette for the eyes and face.

What it does: 
Inspired by the classic romance of hand-written love letters, this A Whole Lot Of Love Gift Set features top-selling makeup for the eyes and face in one palette. It comes wrapped in a vintage-inspired special delivery package that’s perfect for gifting or keeping for yourself.

This palette contains: 
– 20 x 0.03oz Eye shadows in White Sparkle, Pale Peach (matte), Nude Shimmer, Metallic Peach, Rose Gold, Rose Pewter, Seaweed, Metallic Taupe, Warm Honey (matte), Warm Taupe (matte), Cool Taupe (matte), Chocolate (matte), Rose (matte), Deep Plum, Lapis, Denim, Frosted Lavender, Eggplant (matte), Black Pearl, Coal (matte).
– 4 x 0.16oz Blushes in Light Pink (matte), Dusty Rose (matte), Peach Shimmer, Berry Shimmer
– 0.20oz Deluxe-size HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara


Exclusively at Sephora: it’s a Limited Edition, available for 59$US (77$CND)

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015


♥ The packaging is as cute as it can be. (A huge mirror is included inside).

♥ First time trying Stila’s blushes and I’m super impressed. Easy to blend and with different variation of pigmentation. The 2 matte ones (Light Pink & Dusty rose) are subtle, but Peach Shimmer & Berry Shimmer can pack a wicked punch.

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015
In order: Light Pink, Dusty Rose, Peach Shimmer & Berry Shimmer

♥For a day-to-day use, every shades you could need are in there. If however, you feel like Miley Cyrus and you want to party all night, this palette has it all too.

♥The eyeshadows are of the same quality as there regular palette. Stila didn’t cheap out because it’s a holiday set. (Trust me this happened a lot !!!). They are really rich in texture and very buttery.

♥ Strange enough they don’t swatch very good but they apply like dream (Go Figure!!! – It’s way better then the other way around don’t you think?).

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015

♥ Reasonably priced considering there are no duds in the 4 blushes, 20 eyeshadows.

♥ No creasing, no fading & no fallout (Of course I always tap my brush & used an eyeshadow primer).

♥It’s definitely a very good palette for traveling. Blushes (✓) Eyeshadows (✓) mascara (✓)

♥ Very beginners friendly since there are no crazy shades that require a beautician course to make them work.

♥ Any other brand, deluxe-sized mascara can fit in that set. The foam inside the packaging is pretty tight, so it won’t fall out. I love this feature  (So cool, practical and travel friendly) – Thanks Stila it’s a really nice touch!!

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015


♥ The names of the eyeshadows are not written. Not a big deal but I do appreciate it a lot.

♥ This palette is quite big, for sure not purse friendly.

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Holiday 2015


Who cares if I sound like an infomercial, I have no affiliation with Sephora or Stila and I paid for this wonderful palette with my own, hard-earned money. I’m just happy to have maybe found a strong contender for the best overall palette of the year. That’s right, I said it!!!  With the exception of the darkest blackish shade, that I never use regardless of the palette I buy, I could have easily created this palette myself as each shade is perfect for my usual makeup. The color selection is per-fect!!! Seriously, it has it all: the mattes, the shimmers, not one of them has those crazy glitters that nobody wears. It’s an every day palette as much as a night out one; nothing like those palettes that you will use at Christmas Eve and never touch again (I have succumbed to a few of those flashy packages and I have regretted buying all of them)!!! I’m very surprised that I haven’t heard a lot about this adorable palette. I’m really impressed, charmed, smitten & I have enjoyed using it since the day I got it.

Note: To be honest I haven’t tried the mascara since I already have 3 opened ones. An update soon !!!

Big Hugs my beauties


Ingrid in Loooovvvve xxxx (Sorry BeardMan) 😘

Disclaimer : 100% paid by myself !!!

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20 thoughts on “Stila “A Whole Lot of Love” ┃Review & Swatches

  1. Ugh!!! The 2 I am considering and trying to avoid….MUFE 15 pan, and this. I just succumbed and used a 20% off coupon from Stila. I am excited to try their powder blush. I love the convertible color, but forget to bring them out! Having one palette, even in my own home, helps! I have to avoid the MUFE, I have 2 special edition quads, the 2 9 pan palettes and some custom ones which include many of these types of shades.

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    1. Ok! I will help you AVOID … seriously you don’t need this palette since you will end up with a lot of duplicates. I just own Artist Volume 2, so for me that was worth it !!!
      Let me know how you like Stila’s palette !!!
      Have a beautiful day ☀️


  2. Ugh why…I feel like every holiday palette I’ve convinced myself not to get ends up having a good review and makes me rethink my decision. I never took a close look at this palette but it actually has some beautiful colors. 😩

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      1. To be honest, most of the holiday palettes this year didn’t impress me. So far, I only really liked this Stila one and Tarte one because it looks like a bigger version of the Tartelette palette and I’ve been wanting that since it came out. The MUFE 15 Artist Shadow palette is pretty but I got the holiday palette from last year and they have a lot of similar colors.

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      2. True for the MUFE 15 !!! The Tarte one is not that good, in no way comparable to the Tartelette 😦 I just bought Mufe & Stila and that’s it for me . Definitely not a good year for Holiday palettes …xxx

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      3. Hmm I haven’t tried the big Tarte one because I got the holidaze portable palette which I’m very happy about. But that’s disappointing. I’ll probably just end up getting the tartelette palette during the Sephora sale. But yes, sadly very disappointing palettes this year.

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  3. Whaaaat, it seems like every palette you review just tops the last one. This does look pretty amazing in terms of products includes, the shades and of course, the quality. It’s just so darn LARGE though. I know that myself, I would buy it, play around with it, store it somewhere out of the way due to its size – and then promptly neglect it. :/
    My favourite eye shadow shades from the palette are: nude shimmer, metallic taupe, warm honey, warm taupe, and cool taupe – see a theme there? 😉 My favourite blush shades are dusty rose and berry shimmer! Thanks for labeling the shades in your photos – don’t know why Stila didn’t go the extra step to do that – or even include a clear film sheet over top so it’s easier to reference.
    I do like the fact that you can travel with it – packed into the checked luggage! – and it can even accommodate another mascara once the one included is finish – smart. 🙂

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    1. 😂 What can I say, when I like something I can get a tiny bit over the top !!!! (Wait till’ you read my review about MUFE 15 Artist palette😜) Girl it’s time to get out of your comfort zone and put on some colorful shades. I’m trying to put an accent color everyday and so far so good !!! I just bought 2 Holiday sets (I mean kept !!!), it’s shows how bad they are this year. You are not missing out …


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