November 4, 2009

Dana Loves Stila...

Why does only Barbie loves Stila? I do too! As of few weeks ago, when I first met Stila eyeshadows, Stila mascara, Stila lipgloss... ahh Stila...

In Australia, or at least in Brisbane, it is currently only available in Mecca Cosmetica. You know what that means... Mecca shouts "expensive!!"



So what about Stila (pronounced STEE-la)?
It was founded in 1994 by a celebrity makeup artist Jeanine Lobell, who was born in Sweden but grew up in Europe.
The name was derived from the Italian word "stilare", which can mean "to pen". Apparently they chose the name because they believe every woman's makeup should be as individual as her own signature.
In 1999 Estee Lauder bought Stila and sold it to Sun Capital Partners, Inc in 2006. As a result, the brand has now become a standard at Sephora. As of Autumn 2007, Stila is now available at Ulta, Sephora and Bloomingdales. And other small boutiques. (note: all overseas stores...)

Its signature look is feminine, fun, fresh and polished. The line comprises of a lot of soft, pearly colours with shimmer, even though there are some matte shades.
Most of the products are packaged in recyclable aluminium or biodegradable paperboard.


So general ideas of what I think of Stila......
Quality-wise: I love! the eyeshadows are soft, pigmented, blendable, you don't need to try so hard to get the colour off the pan, just gentle light stroke and your eyes pop!

Price-wise: I cry... ='( it's so expensive... lipglosses AUD$40+, eyeshadows (without the pot) AUD$38, (with the pot) AUD$40, mascaras AUD$40+... I'm hurt, already...

Packaging-wise: Oh I like!! I really do! Even though NARS, MAC, Gorgeous Cosmetics are awesome, Stila wins in terms of packaging for me... at least for now. =] Except the Barbie collection, they look too kiddish or just... doesn't quite do it for me, and not something I really like to stare at. But apart from the Barbie collection, Stila has something like this!!
Isn't that pretty? The design... awww... Wait there's more...
These are not even the complete collection of the brand! I love the floral design on the cases, and even the single eyeshadow pot has this really vintage (ahh, that's the word I was after)... vintage feel to it, as though something from the French Marie Antoinette era... at least that's what it feels like to me. These designs are the ones I prefer out of the brand, as they have some other designs with Barbie-like figures or the Barbie herself... Ugh. Like this below...
The colours in those smudgepots are so nice, but the coverpage puts me off... sadly to be honest.

EDIT!!! Omg, you have to see the "Little Black Dress" (the black one) in real life. It is really really super nice. It's black with purple shimmer, it is, omg I can't believe I'm about to say this, but it's SO PRETTYYY!! haha.. ok you have to check it out in real, ok! And let me know what you think...

Then...........
I swear I could have just passed out when I found out about this though... CLICK HERE
So much cheaper!! Even though it's in USD$!! Much cheaper!! ='( *cries*

Lipglosses for USD$12, smudgepot & eyeshadow set USD$35, 8 mini lipglosses USD$25, lip pots USD$5... oh and this 24kt luxe lip gloss collection (pack of 4) only USD$30!

OMG... wish I were in US right now.. Maybe someone could help me buy... Ah!! Think, think, think... 'cause I don't think that Stila website ships internationally, does it?
If anyone knows... do let me know please... before the sale ends. =(

I know there would be people out there who would never ever get Stila, but...
What do you think of Stila?

Would you like me to do a Stila Day, when I will use mainly Stila products? LMK!

Have a blushfull day~

3 comments:

yzhuhuong said...

i dont even have one stila product! maybe i should go to the counter during break and have a look ;)

Shifa said...

oh wow the packaging does look vintage and super cute! I would love to try stila but never seen its counters in malls :( I guess would havta order online which would be super expensive :S but looks great~!

DANA said...

Shifa: I think it would be cheaper online, actually, at least it is to us here in Australia. Hehehe, yeah, love the packaging... and its quality.

YiiZhu: Warning! it's really overpriced in Mecca, but you can't find everything online, so it all comes down to whether you're willing to spend. Haha... And again, it's cheaper online.