Friday, May 31, 2013
Stila Cosmetics Haul
Hey everyone! I actually just got my package about two weeks ago and just had the time to type everything up. If you didn't know, Stila Cosmetics had a sale on their website where everything was 50% off!! Of course, I couldn't pass that up but I have to admit, I checked out the sale like about 4 times before I just told myself to go ahead and buy it. Since the sale also included their clearance items, I knew that I had to check that out first. I arrived to the sale a bit late and most of the items were already sold out like the lip gloss sets and their mini eyeshadow palettes but thats fine. I know that I sort of went overboard with the sale but I was able to get another discount additional to the 50% off so I knew that I had to buy.
WHAT I BOUGHT:
◊ Stila In The Know Palette
◊ Stila In The Moment Palette
I was actually going to buy the palette with all the neutral shades but I figured that I already have other great neutral, everyday palettes (like Naked, Naked 2, and Lorac Pro) so I decided to pick up two other palettes instead. In The Know palette is a great palette for those who love matte shadows since this palette has only matte shades. In The Moment is a neutral palette but it contains purple shades as well and I have been trying to wear more purple eye looks since purple is supposed to enhance brown eyes. Both palettes come with an eyeliner and a mini book to recreate certain looks. I got such a great deal on these two that I wish I had bought all their In The.. eyeshadow palettes.
◊ Stila Positively Pink Set (x2)
This set was such a great deal that I had to buy two. I bought it intentionly to give to my sister but she told me that she "doesn't wear makeup anymore" so I didn't tell her that I bought something for her. Whats the point, right? This set is nice because $1 from each purchase will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Each set comes with a a multi-colored blush and a lip glaze in Splendor. Splendor is a pink lip gloss with shimmers. I really like how the blush looks in the pan because it has ribbons printed all over it.
◊ Stila Lip Glaze Trio "Road Trip"
This set looks like it would be perfect for the spring and the summer. It contains lip glosses in shades of pinks and corals. I know that I already have tons of lip products but I just couldn't pass this set up because of the colors and because the price was just too good to ignore.
◊ Stila Long Wear Lip Liner Set
This is a great set, especially for those who love matte lip liners. The set comes with Aspiring, Passionate, Charming, and Obsessed. All four shades look gorgeous and great for any lip look. I am so excited to try out this set since I don't own many lip liners in my collection so its nice to branch out. I was actually hoping that these liners were retractable ones but they are pencils that need to be sharpen every once in while. Hopefully these are creamy and easy to apply without hassle since pencil liners tend to be a bit dry and need tugging.
◊ Stila Long Wear Lip Liner "Charming"
Since I didn't want to pay for shipping, I decided to add this lip liner to my cart. I know that the lip liner set already comes with Charming but it was such a pretty shade (from all the online swatches) that I might as well get another since I might be using this shade up the most. Its a gorgeous plumy pink so it will be great for both pink and purple lip looks.
◊ Stila Prime Pot "Caramel"
I never tried any prime pots or the painterly paint posts from MAC so I figured I might as well get this to try out since its somewhat the same concept. If you don't know what a prime pot, its basically an eyeshadow primer but in pot packaging with a creamy, whipped texture. I heard you could also use these as a concealer for your lids. I wouldn't use it as a concealer for my lids but just as an eyeshadow primer since its a tad bit dark for my skintone.
◊ Stila All Over Shimmer Duo "Kitten"
I have so much about Stila Kitten but in the eyeshadow form and have always thought about getting it. Since I don't really like having a bunch of single eyeshadows around, I decided to get Kitten in this form since I love blushes and highlighters. I have heard a lot of people really liking this duo so I knew that I had to get it, especially since I knew that I would never pay full price for this since it is a bit pricey (in my opinion) for a small blush/highlighter.
◊ Stila One Step Foundation "Fair"
Oh my goodness, this is so small. As you can see in the picture, I compared it to my L'Oreal True Match Lumi foundation. Foundations are usually 1.0 fl. oz but this one is only half of that so I was a bit disappointed but it was super cheap anyways so I don't mind as much since I paid less than what i would pay for a drugstore foundation. I haven't tried this one yet but I am hoping that I like it, especially since I bought this in the clearance section.
◊ Stila Forever Your Curl Curl Memory Mascara
This is actually a deluxe size sample that I got with a purchase of $50. I can't complain, I really like getting the chance to try out different mascaras, especially when they are high-end brands.
◊ Stila Skincare Face The Day Multi-Use Moisturizing Gel Cream
◊ Stila Skincare Coming Clean Revitalizing Gel Cleanser
I never knew that Stila had skincare products so it would be nice to try these two skincare samples out. These are pretty small samples so I would probably only be able to get two uses of these. Hopefully those two uses will be able to help me decide whether I end up liking these or not.
◊ Stila Sample Cards
I was surprised that I got four of these in my packaging. They are all samples for the same products but in different shades, which is nice since usually you don't always get the right shades so its nice to be able to try out all the shades. The samples come in Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm, Stay All Day Foundation, and Stay All Day Concealer. I actually can't wait to try these out. I got them is shades: light, medium, warm, and deep. I will definitely be giving away warm and deep away or maybe keep them around for halloween looks. LOL
So those are all the products that I bought and for for free with purchase. I actually can't wait to try everything out soon and actually wish I had bought some more to either give away to friends or to keep for future giveaways on my blog. If you would like to see a review on a certain product, please comment below and let me know. Also if you have tried any of these products before, please let me know because I would love to know your thoughts on these products.
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