Brand Focus: Stila

Recently I was kindly invited by Stila to try a few of their products for review, and I couldn’t have been more excited! I’ve loved their eye shadows for such a long time (the magnificent metals are truly awesome!), but I’d never tried anything else from their range. So I thought today I’d share my honest thoughts and impressions of the products I chose for you guys.

 

Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer*

I love all of Stila’s packaging, it’s always so luxurious and pretty; especially these chosen products with their gold shade and combination of matte and shiny details. However I was especially excited by the Foundation & Concealer, which comes as an all in one product, with the concealer in the top half, and the foundation in the bottom. I used the shade ‘Porcelain 0’ which was perfect for my skin tone, which is quite pale with a fair complexion made up of lots of freckles hiding under the surface. The concealer applies best when a primer is applied beforehand, and I found this stopped any creasing from occurring at all. I loved how it hid those fine lines I’ve started to notice, and lightened up my dark circles impressively. It did a pretty great job, but I was extremely happy with the foundation and found this to be the best part of this product. It’s an oil free, matte foundation which I’d describe as medium coverage. It applies really easily over my skin, even without a primer. It brightened and gave a glow to an otherwise dull skin day (which has been a lot lately, thank you pregnancy hormones), and I felt really happy with it’s long lasting ability. 

Heaven’s Hue Highlighter*

I chose the shade ‘Opulence’ which is a very white/silver, ever so slightly shimmery shade. I knew from experience that this would be a great shade for my pale skin, matching naturally, whilst also giving a beautiful high definition glow; and Stila’s product did not disappoint at all! I love how soft this highlighter is; sweeping my fingers over it, I really felt how smooth and light the product is, while having amazing pigmentation. I found it easy to apply a simple touch with my brush for a more natural daytime look, or build up on for a strong night look too (although I personally just love going a bit crazy on the highlighter no matter what). Overall this is now one of my absolute favourites, and definitely a staple within my collection!

Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick*

I have SO many liquid lipsticks already in my collection, but I couldn’t resist adding another. Especially as I’d heard such good things about Stila’s. I went for the shade Baci, which I’d describe as a ‘warm toned nude/mauve shade’; basically my FAVE type. I should also note I love the scent of this lipstick, which is probably an odd thing to note, but it’s true! It reminds me of hot chocolate, and I’d love to know if others agree? Anyway, the product itself applies smoothly and evenly across my lips, is easy to define to my lip shape while giving a fuller look, and it lasted SO well during the day. I found that I could eat and drink fairly well without needing to reapply. 

 

I’m so excited that I enjoyed these products so much, and I’d love to know if you have any other suggestions of Stila products I should try! 🙂

 

lovej

*Any items sent for review are written about 100% honestly and in my own words. Sometimes sponsored content and collaborations with brands will appear on this blog, and will always be marked as such with *. Affiliates links are used throughout this blog. Please see my disclaimer for more info.