I have a mixed review for the Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder for you! I’m currently having a love/hate relationship with these.
The texture is lovely. They are made up of a very fine shimmering powder that glides on your face near perfectly. If you try these on the back of your hand you get a rather gorgeous shimmering effect but sadly that doesn’t apply to your face. Upon applying to your face the shimmer is barely noticeable which is somewhat disappointing. It does however create a rather subtle glow on your face.
The great thing is wearing these on a clean bare face works some kind of magic. I tried it and it gave me a beautiful highlight and it really helped with the shadows and dullness my skin sometimes has.
I haven’t yet tried it but these would probably make a great base for your eyeshadow as well or on their own as an eyeshadow and they are truly beautiful shades!
I’m not entirely sure why I’m not completely in love with them as of yet. I think some of it stems from the fact that they appear so much more beautiful and shimmery on the back of my hand but the same effect doesn’t apply when I use it on my face! However, I have read it all depends on what brush you use when applying these so hopefully with a little patience I’ll find the perfect brush to use!
Overall, they are really pretty powders! Not nearly as good as MAC Mineralized Skinfinishes but not bad either.
At $32 USD per a powder these aren’t cheap sadly however they do have the potential to be great! I’m just testing the waters at the moment so I’m caught between loving and hating them!
The packaging is excellent on these in my opinion. It’s a hard aluminum case with an easy pop off lid! It’s quite simple yet cute!
I can’t yet give these a Muse approval for purchase but I am slowly falling in love with them!
Tell your Muse!
Stila’s Spring Collection is in the air! The collection includes one blush duo and three eyeshadow trios. All are repromotes aside from a new shade in one of the eyeshadow trios. To be honest all the trios look brand new to my eye especially gold glow.
It’s a very nice collection but not prominent on my Spring Collection Wish List!
Cheek Duo in Pink Glow
Eyeshadow Trio in Gold Glow
Eyeshadow Trio in Bronze Glow
Eyeshadow Trio in Champagne Glow (Newest Shade)
I happened to plop this in my cart when shopping for Benefit Throb powder.
Meet Cherry Crush, a brand new lip and cheek stain from Stila:
I’m always on the lip and cheek stain bandwagon and this would be no exception as it looks pretty great. Expect a review shortly when I get mine but for now I will say it’s looking rather nice!
It’s $24 which is a bit much but I’m hoping this turns into the perfect natural red flush for my lips and cheeks!
I know I do! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Some readers had a problem purchasing from Stila’s Virtual Warehouse Sale last time I posted the link. I got a comment about it and a few e-mails asking me what was going on.
I’m here to say I have no idea.
Seriously, no clue why you couldn’t order but I’m thinking it could be because you didn’t get the actual invite and were accessing the site from my secondary link.
Solution to your problem.
Click here to sign up for the Virtual Warehouse Newsletter and you’ll recieve the invite in your e-mail when Stila puts up new sale items!
Your Muse spoils you doesn’t she?
Got an e-mail last night announcing Stila’s Restock for the Virtual Warehouse Sale!
I’m not sure if you’ll be able to order or not unless you received the e-mail. For some reason when I posted the link last time a few problems had occurred but here it is anyway!
Nothing of great interest to me. Maybe I just have too much Stila but definately a few deals to be had here!