Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Beauty Review: Get Glowing With Stila's Spring Collection!

Are you a Stila girl? My first purchase at Sephora back in the day was Stila's classic click pen gloss in Apricot and Seashell eyeshadow that came in the cardboard packaging. It's been a while since I last purchased anything from Stila but the Spring collection is drawing me back! 

Stila Kitten All Over Shimmer Duo in Kitten ($29 CAD): Stila's best-selling shadow, Kitten, now comes in a multi-purpose all over shimmer! The duo includes a pale iridescent pink and Kitten, a glowing gold. I love that it has two different shades and comes in such a sleek compact. This has been my go-to shimmer powder in my kit. The finish leaves your skin with a natural, luminous glow that gives you that healthy J-Lo glow. And the fact that you can use it as a shadow and a highlighter is a bonus!

Stila Eye Shadow Trio in Ethereal ($26 CAD): If you love shimmery shadows then you will love these trios. These lovely shadows can be worn wet or dry. Even when worn dry the pigment is pretty strong. This trio is also a no-brainer even for a makeup novice. It includes a light base shade (light pinky tan with shimmer), a medium lid shade (light mauve grey with silver shimmer), and a dark shade (dark brown with gold pearl) that can be used as a liner. But of course you can mix up the shadows any way you like. This is quite a shimmery palette so I would off-set it with a matte shadow in the crease especially if you'll be photographed. Ethereal pulls out the warmer tones in my skin which can make me look more sallow. To make it work for me, I use a cooler toned dark purple or dark brown. The sleek packaging also makes it kit friendly which I love! Ethereal is a new one for Spring and is also available in Gilded.

Stila Coconut Crush Lip & Cheek Stain ($29 CAD): Being on-the-go all the time, I really appreciate multi-functional products that really work. There are a lot of products out there that claim to work on all areas of the face but skimp out on long-lasting pigment or just don't work on the eyes. I've always kind of passed by Stila's lip & cheek stains but have always wanted to try them. I have a lot of cheek stains, but have never found a bronzy shade that didn't look blotchy or streaky. The rose-gold tones in this bronze gel-stain makes it really wearable as a blush. The gel texture blends lovely onto the skin and isn't sticky but offers a nice dewy glow that stays on all day. I love layering a powder blush over top for some dimension or for lasting wear. I don't usually gravitate towards bronze shades on the lips, but the rose undertone really perks it up. It lasts a bit longer than a full-colour lipstick but I found once I ate anything oily it would come right off (oil does remove makeup!). The click-style pen applicator is super portable and easy to use! Now I want to try the other shades!

Have you tried Stila's spring collection? Love it? Hate it? Want it?

Stila's Spring collection is available now at various Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.

Products were sent for editorial consideration and I really love them!


Ella Pretty Blog said...

I really like the Kitten Shimmer duo and the Lip & Cheek stain - the colours really appeal to me.

I have the Stila Kitten lipgloss and eyeshadow set, but don't really get much use out of them at the moment, since I have similar shades in other products.

Make Mommy Chic said...

Ooh, I love stila! I've been using kitten for over 10 years now and still remains one of my favorites. Will check out the new collection next time I am in sephora. Thanks so much for sharing!

Make-up Junkie said...

@Ella - I had never bought Kitten because I had similar shades too but it's such a versatile shade! Loving the cheek/lip stains too! What's your favourite shade?

Make-up Junkie said...

@Make Mommy Chic - It's def. a staple! If you love glowing skin it's a great collection!

Fashionism said...

What an excellent product you’ve found, best of all when it can be used on two different areas of your face. We are big fans of dual purpose make up items. With spring now here these colours are ideal. The summer shimmer, what could be better? Such a time and money saver. But best of all: space saver! We all know how quickly your make up bag can go from a few “basic essentials” to “overflowing chaos”.

LovelyMissMakeup said...

Great review! im going to have to check out the collection now!

Make-up Junkie said...

@LovelyMissMakeup - Stila usually comes out with great collection. As for the shadows - you may already own these shades in another brand but I def. recommend checking out the lip & cheek stain and the Kitten Multi-duo highlighter!