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Stila Illuminating Beauty Balm, Review

17 Apr

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Sephora says: An all-in-one, high-definition, age-defying beauty balm enriched with broad-spectrum SPF 30. Add a touch of illumination with this revolutionary, oil-free formula that uses the smallest particle of coated pigments for seamless, smooth coverage. Ideal for all skin types and skintones, this beauty balm gives skin a lit-from-within glow. The formula is infused with innovative micro-spheres, which have been shown to hide skin imperfections and reduce the appearance of wrinkle depth by up to 84 percent. It also contains natural, skin-protecting emollients, which have been shown to increase antioxidant activity by up to 89.7 percent. Enriched with a proprietary blend, this balm helps reduce skin inflammation, improve texture, support collagen production, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 67 percent.

Upon seeing the word “Illuminating,” I thought my oily skin would hate this product.  Generally anything that adds luminosity to the skin is a nightmare for us naturally shiny skinned gals.

I tried this product on its own, with no moisturizer and no foundation over it.  It did manage to slightly camouflage some redness and unevenness in my skin (more coverage than the Urban Decay BB), but still not by itself (for me).  Now, if you have near perf skin and just want a little somethin’ somethin’, then I think you’ll love this.  For me, however, I need a little more.

I also noticed it made my face shiny within 30 minutes.  Now, if I had a dry skin and needed a bit of a shine boost, then that would’ve been great news.  I, however, don’t need help in that department.  My face will shine bright like a diamond on its own.  I tried using this under my foundation, and what do you know?  It worked fabulously as a primer.  I was really surprised that I wasn’t shiny-faced by mid-day.  It lasted a full 9 hours underneath my makeup, just as I would expect a primer to do.

If you have dry skin and you’re looking for a low maintenance light coverage product, this is exactly what you’re looking for.  If you have oily/combination skin, this will work great as a primer underneath a foundation (liquid or powder).

Glitter Rating: 3 / 5

Where: Sephora, Stila, Amazon. Price: $38.00/1.3oz.
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February’s Best New Beauty Products

8 Feb

Check out this adorable blush from Stila!  It reminds me of the Physicians Formula Happy Booster!

Spring into Color with Stila

20 Jan

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I think the smudge crayon looks worth trying out!  As for the rest… I could take it or leave it.

Check out Stila tonight on the Home Shopping Network!

Fun in the Sun with Stila Beach Palettes

1 Jan

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Did you guys have fun last night?  I hope you’re feeling okay this morning!  :)

What better way to ring in the new year than to forget about the cold weather and dream about being on an exotic beach somewhere… sigh.  Is it time to start planning my summer vacay yet?

One way to help your mind escape the cold weather (and possibly, your hangover) is to check out the Stila Beach Palettes!

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Stila New Years Look and Sephora SALE!

27 Dec

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Very pretty!

Click image to start shopping!  I’m interested in the Kat Von D True Romance Palette, and that Charlotte Ronson Masquerade Collection Set is a steal!  Will you be taking advantage of this?

Don’t forget to enter the big GIVEAWAY!  Deadline to enter is December 31st 11:59pm.

How To Repress Broken Eyeshadows

10 Dec

Sleeping past your alarm and rushing into work is a bummer.  Stubbing your toe is a bummer.  Overeating and then hating your self with self remorse … is a bummer (unless it’s Chipotle).  Do you know what the biggest bummer of all is?

Broken eyeshadows.  Yeah, I know.  Serious stuff.  I saw you flench when you read that.

I placed an order online through Stila, when my package arrived I excitedly ripped open the package and started digging in.  Everything was dandy until:

Oh the horror!  I shake my fist at you, US Postal Service!

After overcoming my feelings of sadness and anger, I picked myself back up and got to work- and I put it back together  How?  Take a look!  (more…)

Celebrating with Stila Holiday Lip Glaze Set

3 Dec

Tis the season… for lipgloss.  Fah rah rah rah rah, rahrah, rah rah.

With 8 lip glazes for $25, my lips are going to stay glossy for quite some time.  It features 8 lip glazes (0.5 oz), the full size glazes are 0.8 oz and run $22 each.  Either way, it’s a good deal in my book, especially if you want to get a variety of colors!

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