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 from Tennessee. 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.