With Sephora's dynamic and magnetic presence in the country, how can I forget the brand that I have used quite a lot. I may have never bought Stila cosmetics from Sephora India but have used it and sourced it a lot from lovely online websites like www.strawberrynet.com or www.beautybay.com.
I always had a lot of love for this brand as they make products that are so effortlessly chic and do so good in multi tasking. Since then Stila has had immense improvements in their foundation formulations, lipsticks and their eye pencils and eye liners are phenomenal. With so much happening within the brand itself its is very good to include Stila cosmetics in the best of 5 list. This is the first time I am doing so.....Although Sephora India is there but a lot of my sourcing comes from their online shopping and FREE International Shipping site of BeautyBay UK.
So lets have a look...........
I seemed to have loved this product from the day I saw it on internet and then the bandwagon of having foundation + matching concealer becoming a trend in every brand. Although my first foundation like this came from the famous La Prairie, but now I am satisfied with the looks of this and shall be buying these soon (at least when I swatch these when Sephora comes to Mumbai or I go to Delhi).
IN THE LIGHT PALETTE
Stila must be making some of the best eyeshadow palettes I have seen in a brand. The shadows are perfectly coordinated, butter smooth, long lasting and the smudgeproof eye liner pencil provided with it is super pigmented. I love the quirky sense of their packaging and how beautiful it all looks. Very fairy like. If I really get a chance to choose the brand that I want to work with and I will say STILA!!!! These gorgeous and more of such amazing stuff can be found on Beautybay.com and they ship internationally for FREE (And if you are lucky you can escape the wrath of the customs and get your products on time).
ONE STEP ILLUMINATE
Since the day Stila was found (by ace makeup artist Jeanine Lobell who sold her company to Estee Lauder and was thrown out herself....and then she does Kevyn Aucoin Beauty. Looks like we are connected by souls as wherever she goes I end up liking and loving and lusting about that brand...LOL) they have always played with light, textures and shimmers. Some of the incredible shimmers in the market come from the house of Stila as they were sort of the pioneers in this. One step Illuminate has pale pink, champagne and KITTEN (Stila's most famous color) which gives this perfect everlasting radiant glow. This is on my wish list too....
I would call this product as the mother of all the gelee, jellies, multiples and all that have suddenly hit the market. No one could ever replicate this one till today though. It has this amazing translucency and bounciness to the formula and gives the perfect sheer wash of color on cheeks and lips to create a very sultry skin. It reflects light better in the day though. I had my favorite Petunia and now I want all of these. They are perfect as bases for powder blushes too and instantly perk up tiredness by adding just the right amount of color. Only one that could do a job like this is Josie Maran Coconut Water Cheek gelee but those cannot be used on lips (at least they dont advice).
STAY ALL DAY LIQUID LIPSTICK
The name says it all.....This is such a power packed highly pigmented lipstick that envelops the lips in a bold opaque color (can be built up) and stays for the longest without budging or drying the lips. First time I did have a problem applying it on a client but later on with exfoliated and hydrated soft lips, this glided and settled on the lips like glacier (LOL). And it does not budge while removing too....Although stubborn lipstick eaters may not be benefited with this that much.
I sometimes hate my BEST 5s as there is so much more to add on. Since thats the rule I made, I have to follow it. Soon will come Best of each brand where I may have the freedom to express about all the products I like.
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