This week the Irish beauty community has been buzzing about just one thing. Stila’s back! After 10 years and one helluva journey – the brand was sold to Estee Lauder then sold again – and again! – it’s made it’s way back to Ireland. There have been a few bits to whet our appetites in Boots Liffey Valley but as of yesterday we can get our hands on the full range, from the all singing all dancing concession at Harvey Nichols.
All our old favourites are back, from Kitten eyeshadow to the Smudge Pots, Colour Convertibles and brilliant brush line, and there are a heap of brand new products to get excited about too.
Being a brow fanatic and a big fan of felt tip pen eyeliners, the Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour really caught my attention. This comes in two colours, light and medium, and the finish it gave looked amazing: defined, but incredibly natural at the same time. This is priced at €15 – the brand has worked really hard on their pricing and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Stay All Day are words you’ll see on a lot of new products which is something to be applauded because really, who has time to faff about with touch-ups throughout the day? The longwear cream lippies looked exceptionally good – available in 10 stunning shades (I loved the punchy tangerine, Carina) these are €19.50 and promise 8 hours wear without drying out your kisser.
With their swirls of colour suspended in clear serum, the One Step products – Stila’s biggest sellers in the US- are beautiful, but I was wary. They put me in of the Pearl Radiance Primer from Lily Cole’s Body Shop collection, which left me underwhelmed. But huzzah! These are delightful – they blend beautifully into the skin and have a gorgeous consistency. The range includes a bronzer, colour corrector and illuminating primer at €31.60 each.
Which Stila products are your faves? Share ‘em in the comments!