14 Sep Review, Photos, Swatches, Makeup Trends 2017, 2018: Back to School Beauty with Stila Cosmetics, Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palettes (Soul & Body), One Step Illuminate Primer, Convertible Cheek Palette, Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer
Not everyone is a morning person – so having the right products at your fingertips is super helpful when we want to look not only refreshed and awake but also put together for the day. Stila has some great items available that are multi-taskers – which is important when it comes to putting together quick looks in the early hours of the morning. Having one product that can do multiple things is a bonus.
One Step Illuminate’s oil-free formula creates a gorgeous, illuminating glow with three shades of bronzers:
- Kitten – brightens and illuminates
- Pale Pink – warms the complexion
- Champagne – highlights the skin
This product has an ultra-smooth, skin softening texture that creates the perfect, illuminated base for any complexion product. It contains Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex – a proprietary blend of 15 bio-available vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It has an ultra-lightweight refreshing gel serum texture.
I’m always a little apprehensive about products that illuminate because I have oily skin. However, I am happy to say that the One Step Illuminate did not contribute to my oiliness at all. (But this product would be great for those with dry skin!) The three shades blend together perfectly to create the most beautiful sheen on the skin that blends in seamlessly with your skin tone and primes the skin for makeup application. I use this product over my daily moisturizer but underneath my foundation. I think it aids with the slip and adhesion as well as the longevity of your makeup wear.
The foundation contains Stila’s proprietary Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex – 15 bio-available vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The concealer has peach undertones to neutralize discolorations, making it easier to conceal imperfections with less product.
As I mentioned, I have oily skin so foundations tend to have problems staying on my nose/cheek area throughout the day without oil shining through. This product did an amazing job and has really good staying power – which is great for those of us who are at school or work all day and don’t have time to continuously touch up our makeup or keep checking a mirror. The coverage is definitely buildable as Stila claims and does not cake up when you layer the foundation on top of itself.
- Petunia – coral pink
- Peach Blossom – coral peach
- Gerbera – peach cream
- Camellia – peach caramel
- Twilight Rose – warm marsala (New & exclusive shade to this palette)
Body is a colorful collection of 12 bright and neutral shades.
- Pink Diamond
- Rose Quartz
- Midnight Quartz
- Black Diamond
Soul is a luxurious palette of 12 sumptuous, everyday eyeshadows.
Each palette comes with a lookbook curated by Sarah Lucero, Stila’s Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry. The lookbooks provide great inspiration for beginners and more advanced makeup users alike – something you can glance over when you’re not studying, of course. Here are some swatches of my favorite shades in each palette.
For my multi-tasking students, don’t forget that you can use the lighter shades as a highlight on your cheekbones too! Kitten is one of Stila’s most popular shades, a cult classic if you will. This shadow looks gorgeous blending onto the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the cupid’s bow, and anywhere you want a little shimmer and shine.
Here are some looks I created using these products:
Overall, I’m thoroughly pleased with these new products from Stila. I think there is definitely something for everyone within their product range. As I mentioned, a lot of these products are great at multi-tasking, so it would be especially perfect for students, working individuals, busy moms, etc.
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