Stila celebrity makeup artist Sarah Lucero shares her quick beauty tips on how to get ready in no time! All you need are five basic products: foundation, cheek and lip stain, eyeliner, mascara, and bronzer. Check out BellaSugar on Facebook for more tips from Sarah on how to apply eyeliner.
After years of being mocked, cat ladies may have the last laugh — at least when it comes to the beauty world. Cutesy kitties popped up on Miu Miu's spring 2010 runway, and now they're heading to your makeup bag. Paul & Joe have limited-edition cat-head lipsticks, while MAC's newest collection is inspired by Burmese and Russian Blue cats. Then again, Stila's always had a hit with Kitten, its shimmery pink cult-fave eye shadow. Feeling feline? Click the photos to check out some of the catty offerings.
For day-to-day use, we rarely pick up our palettes. But for travel, they're indispensable. Everything you need is in one simple, easy-to-pack place. Stila apparently thinks the same way, because it just launched Travel Girl palettes, a collection of five color stories rolling out over the next few months. Each one follows another character as she explores the US, France, Russia, Fiji, and Japan.
Here's the best part: they are shockingly inexpensive. For $10, Road to Radiance Across the USA serves up four eye shadows in pinks and purples, plus a multiuse color cream. Cute, affordable, and pretty. What can we say? Party in the USA.
For many women, parabens is becoming a four-letter word. Used as preservatives, parabens have come under fire for a possible link to health problems. While many cosmetic companies and chemists assure consumers that parabens are safe, some brands are adding paraben-free products into their lineup. The latest to introduce paraben-free foundations: Stila and Philosophy. I've been wearing both (no, not at the same time) for the past few weeks. So to get my thoughts, read more.
Now that you've seen Fab's Fall look, the beautiful Bella's outfit was inspired by a famous bombshell. Can you guess who? She's bodacious, she's got the most coveted lips in Hollywood, and she's married to a hottie with a hog — moto hog, that is. She wore a little navy polka-dot frock not too long ago . . . be sure to shop her flirty look on CelebStyle.
Here's Bella's Fall 'fit rundown:
- Steven Alan Soma Dress ($330)
- The blue is sold out, so here's an alternative: Vera Wang Lavender Label Navy Polka Dot Dress ($246, originally $276)
- Topshop Hoops and Metal Studs ($18)
- Christian Louboutin Glittered Platform Pump ($775)
- Stila Cosmetics Convertible Color ($25)
- NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick, Catfight ($25)
Stay tuned for rundowns of all the Sugar girls' new Fall outfits!
Every once in a while, I run across a gadget I'm not sure is kind of useful or just plain odd. Like cosmetic company Stila's geeky makeup case, which was featured on BellaSugar. Part makeup case, part portable speakers, the Makeup Player ($70) even comes with cosmetics inside.
Download instructional videos from stilabeautytube, plug your iPod (or any video-playing MP3 player) into the case below the mirror, and watch instructional makeup videos from a professional makeup artist as you try the tricks for yourself.
It seems a little gimmicky to me, but I could see the appeal, especially if you're trying to learn some new tricks. Would you use this case?
Remember when Stila was impossible to find? I can still recall the first time I saw one of their lip glazes on a friend who'd just come back from New York — we were all totally smitten and covetous. Now, the company is going for mass appeal, selling this Makeup Player ($69.90, including cosmetics), under the tagline "Does Your Makeup Talk to You?" (Yes, but only after one too many White Russians.)
The Makeup Player is essentially two speakers inside a pleather case, and you're supposed to be able to listen to music or watch Stila's instructional makeup videos (if you already own an iPod with video, of course) while you apply. Is this a geek-meets-chic moment, or do you think it's goofy?
I love combination lip and cheek colors. There's no better way to get a natural, pretty flush, and that's why I was glad to see reader Medgrl726's smart, informative review of Stila Convertible Color ($25). (Celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman is also a fan.) Medgrl725 tells us:
I'm almost out of my Stila Convertible Color, and felt compelled to talk up its mileage for all this time. The creamy color has rich pigment, so just a dab does the trick on cheeks and lips. I find that it lasts longer when I'm wearing a sweep of powder blush over it, but no powder can fake the beautiful, rich flush this cream produces. It has lasted me a while, so though the price is steep, it's worth it if you crave a high-quality cream blush.
Are you absolutely glowing from your latest blush experience? Or glowering from a not-so-pleasant one? Want to know what other people really think about that new lip and cheek stain you've been coveting? Just click your way to our Product Reviews pages. There are well over 50,000 products to review and hear about other users' experiences with, and members add new ones every day, so there's always more to learn and see.
After a tumultuous past few months of business drama, Stila is gearing up for a stronger second half of the year. To bring shoppers back, its web boutique is offering two good deals; one's a freebie and the other is a deep discount. Take your pick.
First up, the freebie: Spend $25, enter code APPRECIATE at checkout, and you'll receive one Stila 24kt gloss, a new glitter-filled gloss that adds a ton of shine. Since the gloss is regularly $22, that's pretty decent. But if you don't want a freebie and would prefer to save 40 percent on your order instead, just read more
At the beginning of the month, there were some rumblings that Stila was going bankrupt, and you were not loving the news. Nor was I. Well, happy day, because Stila has been saved. Patriarch Partners LLC, a private equity firm that specializes in restructuring distressed brands, has acquired the much-loved makeup brand.
"This is a company we think we can get back on its feet quickly," said Lynn Tilton, CEO of Patriarch. "When we acquire brands, we look at two things: do they have a great product, and do they have strong brand recognition? We think we’re two for two with Stila," she told WWD.
While the Stila website is not back in action as of yet, Patriarch has plans to rehire core Stila employees and expand into the Chinese market. And in a techie move that we've all made, expect to see Stila making appearances on Facebook and Twitter, too.