Happy mail day! Today in my mailbox was some Stila goodies I had ordered last week. I have only had a few things that were Stila and I don't know why because I usually like the products I try from them. So I got three things from them and these are my first impressions.
First let me say that one reason I love Stila is that they're good to put their products on sale or clearance them out. They are considered a high end brand but they also put their products on sale quite a bit too. Also, they offer a really nice pro discount for makeup artist and often have flash sales for their "pros" and give them an extra 20% off there already 40% off discount.
What I got:
All Over Shimmer Duo in Kitten
Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bellissima
Stay All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil in Medium Brown
This duo that I got is in their most famous shade "Kitten". Kitten is the light pink shade on the left. The other shade is more bronze. Kitten comes as a shade in nearly every product they have from eyeshadow to highlighter and even eyeliners. I honestly had never tried it even though its famous among makeup artists. I will say that the size of the compact is a little smaller that I thought but it's about the size of a MAC blush. The product itself is fantastic. It's smooth and pigmented. What I love about it is the bronze shade is so wearable. I looked at it and thought that it wouldn't work unless I was very tan the more I blend it into the skin thought it becomes very rose gold. Kitten of course is a light pink highlight that I don't have in any highlighter so each color by their self is completely different and then mixed together its more rose gold. However, blended out completely it looks like a shimmer luminizer has been added to the skin with just a slightly golden sheen. This is $22 for .18oz on Stila or Sephora.com
Next up is the Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. Liquid lipsticks are so popular and trendy right now so I love trying different ones. I got the shade Bellisima which is their nude shade I think. It's matte finish and smells exactly like the Sephora Collection lip stains that got reformulated. Same texture as well. Which I absolutely love. They have a vanilla smell and the texture is like a light mousse more so than a liquid although its entirely wet. This shade I thought would be really comparable to Pure Hollywood from ABH but it's actually a more peach shade. The description says it's a "pale neutral pink" but I think it's more peach. I absolutely love it though. It's an extremely wearable pastel color and because it looks more peach on me I think, it 's absolutely a must have. It's $22 for .10oz. It's about the same size packaging and all of my ABH liquid lipsticks and LA Splash lip tints and lip coutures. They have 6 shades so not the biggest shade range. They also dry completely matte. I don't know how long they wear but I would imagine 6-8 hours because although they're matte and a "liquid lipstick" they don't feel drying what so ever they feel very comfortable. This is not available at Sephora.
Last is this brow pencil. This is a double ended brow pencil much like the Anastasia Brow Wiz. Which was why I wanted to try it. I got the shade Medium Brown, but it looks more taupe to me so I think blonde's could use this and be fine. I think I will have to use it a little heavy to provide the definition and filling in that my brows need. It doesn't seem to budge though and that I like. While I was swatching it, it seemed like I had to press a little harder to get it to transfer but it could be that once it's been used a few times it will warm up and be easier to use. This is $21 and comes in 4 shades. It's the same price as the Brow Wiz fro ABH but a little bit less product and not as many shade options to choose from. It's not available at Sephora.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
Click to set custom HTML