new launches from stila cosmetics

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Stila Cosmetics Autumn and new launches Collection


Last week I had the pleasure of hanging out with Stila for an evening to check out what they're offering the beauty world for their Autumn collection, and a with a whole bunch of new innovative products on offer, I sure wasn't disappointed. First of all, I got to meet the fantastic Sarah Lucero who had flown in fresh from America for the event, and she chatted us through the products and how they looked on the skin. The first thing to note about Stila's new collection, is the slightly new direction in which they're taking. Fans of Stila will remember the gorgeous dainty drawings that used to accompany the packaging and the promotional images, and while they remain a part of Stila, they have now been brought to life with real girls taking center stage. I think this is a much needed modernisation of the range, while the drawings are gorgeous it's harder to relate to and also the real girls wearing the cosmetics helps with inspiration and aspiration. They've adopted a new tagline, which is quite simply "makeup your own rules" which again is right up my street. I love the idea of beauty being what you make it, and defying convention to create your own style, something that Stila are advocating in a big way. Thumbs up from me!

The first product that grabbed my attention is their new foundation - Stay All Day - which comes in an amazing 16 shades. I can report that the pale shade is infact paley friendly and suited me perfectly when I matched it to my skintone! While the foundation itsself looks great (I can't really report on it too much yet as I haven't properly tried it) the big draw for me came in the genius concept that is holding a concealer inside the lid. What a brilliant idea! It's a creamy yet thick concealer that is great for covering blemishes and dark circles. It's got Vitamins A, C + E in it too. It will retail for £29.50.


Stila are going bold this Autumn with an all matte 10 shade eyeshadow palette. Sarah Lucero again has had a huge hand in choosing the shades, having picked all 10 shades herself to suit every girl in unique ways. It also comes with a full size Smudge Stick in Halfmoon, which is a matte grey. This palette will cost £25, so it's great value for money. When I went to Malta, I took my Stila In The Light Palette with me and it was perfect, covered every need I had while travelling.

A product that absolutely blew my mind that i'm going to be running a separate feature on in the near future as I have a beautiful shade to show you is the Stay All Day (sense a theme?) Liquid Lipstick, which is a lip colour that's soft, silky yet dries to last forever. This was a huge talking point and what impressed all us blogging ladies at the launch because it simply delivered in it's claims. Different to lip jellies/lip tints, it's a full lipstick coverage but with the staying power of a lip tint. They're just £15 each which I think is very reasonable and comes in 10 different shades.

The last product is two new eyeliners to their range, one a Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner and one a Waterproof Eye Liner, which are both pearly white. This isn't a new concept, with Illamasqua championing the inverted white cat eye look earlier in the year, but the Stila one does come in a few bob cheaper, at just £13 each respectively. It's also got a different style of applicator brush, being softer than the hardened Illamasqua one - so it's really personal preference. I found I could get some really sharp flicks with the Stila one.

What do you think of these new offerings from Stila? Has Stila previously been a brand you've bought or has it slipped under your radar? Has anything in particular caught your eye?
Love, Zozo
x

Disclaimer: I was invited along as a guest of Stila but am not paid for any feature on the site.

16 comments:

  1. I am so excited for the eyeshadow palette, although I'm disappointed that yet another makeup brand has come out with even more neutral matte shades. I would love to see some really nice mauves, olives or any real colour in there, I love the quality of Stila's shadows so variety would have been nice. Like you said though, it was hand-picked to suit everyone and I'll still probably end up purchasing this as soon as it's available! Awesome post, :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. oh my it all looks so tempting. I love the concept of the foundation and concealer. Really enjoyed reading this :) x

    ReplyDelete
  3. I haven't bought anything from Stila before, but this new collection is tempting me! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. i want to try the foundation with the concealer, it looks fabulous`!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the look of the foundation with concealer, how clever!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'll be saving my pennies for that pallet!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks like an amazing event! Wish i could've have gone! the foundation and concealer is genius! xo

    ReplyDelete
  8. I think I'll be buying into this collection come Autumn! I'm yet to try Stila.

    Lucy
    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.co.uk
    x

    ReplyDelete
  9. wow super excited but in Pakistan we can not find it so easily :) can you follow me back I just followed you :) www.mahrukhhayyat.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm curious about the new foundation, because I'm a pale lass, so I'll be giving it a try x

    ReplyDelete
  11. gahhh it all looks way too nice!!!! x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Stila Palettes are among my faves. Can't wait to see these products in person and get me some new goodies:)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oooh I'm lovng that foundation with the concealer in the lid, how handy?! :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Just discovered Stila, going to order a palette soon just need to decide which!

    Loulah Loves…

    ReplyDelete
  15. That orangey colour in the palette looks so pretty! I can't imagine wearing it myself, but I want to see someone really pull it off :)

    summerofwonders.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Can't actually decide what I want to try more - the lip stick or the foundation... it all sounds amazeballs!

    http://theaccessory-streetstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete