'Your complexion might suffer when winter hits, but what better excuse to pamper yourself and indulge in a lavish facial to keep your complexion glowing and healthy. And for irresistibly soft and kissable lips, use a moisturising lip scrub before applying your favourite flavor of Stila Lip Pots lip conditioner.' ...Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury is acting as an independent contributor. She is not engaged in any contractual activities with Stila.
superstar stila intern lauren schlessinger with a glee report!
"One of my favorite shows this season is definitely the new quirky comedy on FOX, glee. It has a great story line, awesome music/glee performances, and an amazing cast. But what makes this show even better is spotting your favorite Stila products right in the middle of an episode. If you don’t watch the show yet, you definitely need to start, and check out the episode titled Ballad (aired 11.18.09) to see the vocal queen, Rachel, touching up in the bathroom with Stila’s favorite lip glaze."
- Filed under: events
mark your calendars, stila girls - our legendary warehouse sale is fast approaching!
superstar stila intern lauren schlessinger found a fab spa site:
Check out this ‘cool’ website I found…ChilloutLA.com. It’s your go-to guide for Los Angeles’ spas, beauty, and wellness news. If you sign up for their free weekly newsletter, you get access to exclusive beauty and spa events in LA. You also receive firsthand editorial reviews and exclusive discounts at day spas, salons, yoga studios, getaway destinations and more. Be sure to check it out!
superstar stila intern lauren schlessinger with a fall/winter colors report:
The Pantone Fashion Color Report is the most widely recognized and used color standard in the world, especially within the fashion industry. Each season at New York Fashion Week, it surveys designers and collects feedback on the most prominent colors within all of the designers’ collections. From this, they create a report that features the top 10 colors for the season.
Although it’s already November (wow! where did the time go?!) there is still a couple of months left of this Fall/Winter season, so I thought I’d share what colors the fashion industry says is hot for this season. These colors apply not only to clothes, but to makeup as well!
American Beauty — this flattering true red is neither harsh nor over-the-top. Designed to suit all skin tones, this warm but robust hue can be blended with almost any shade.
Rapture Rose — represents all that is new and fresh about this fall’s designs. With nurturing and feminine tones, this color plays upon the vibrancy of last season’s fuchsia but is toned down a little with soft pink. This key shade transcends clothing into cosmetics and accessories.
Burnt Sienna — more a pinkish, earthy orange, reminiscent of Mediterranean terracotta roof tiles. Warm and comforting, probably the most-fall like of all the Pantone shades.
Majolica Blue — adding an exotic feel to the color group this cross between teal blue and navy complements oranges and purple hues perfectly.
Purple Heart — sitting somewhere between true purple and lilac, this refined tone is soft and sensual.
Warm Olive — a rich yellowy green, reminiscent of an olive in a martini, which, according to Pantone's Fall 2009 report “makes all other colors come alive.”
Honey Yellow — a warm and welcoming yellow with a hint of honeyed beige. A perfect partner to Burnt Sienna for a wintry feel.
Crème Brûlée — needs no explanation for those who love its namesake, the delicious French desert. Providing one of fall’s classic neutrals, this paired down mix of gray and ivory beige looks good enough to eat!
Nomad — another timeless neutral which falls between light gray and beige serves as an anchor for more robust colors
Iron — represents the “new black” of the season. Neither a true gray nor brown it falls more in the category of a cross between slate and gunmetal. This serves as a grounding color for all other tones
Check back soon for the top 10 colors for Spring 2010.
check out our own sarah lucero on the LA lakers jumbotron! sarah designed a look just for the lakers girls. the girls love their stila look (and sarah, of course.) the video of her behind the scenes will show at every lakers home game! fun!
can't make a game? check out some photos here...
check out all the pics here.
photos taken by the number one lakers fan and stila girl menal parikh. thanks, menal!
a stila-loving update from the fabulous makeup artist (and stila girl) lindsey forrest...
"The cast of Season Five SYTYCD is on tour right now, and they recently stopped in Los Angeles, home of our very own Stila Cosmetics. Jeanine Mason, winner of season five, put me to the test while in Los Angeles, and asked if I would do her makeup before she performed. Jeanine needed beautiful, long wearing makeup that would hold up through the night during all her performances on stage.
Thanks to Stila’s outstanding products, I was able to come through for Jeanine quite easily. I used lots of Black Smudge Pot and Lash Visor Mascara to ensure that Jeanine’s beautiful, sultry eyes would pop while on stage. And, believe me, they did! After the show, Jeanine came up to me with a huge smile, gave me a hug and said, “Look! My makeup stayed!”
Jeanine is the epitome of a Stila girl on and off the dance floor. She is beautiful, talented, smart, and so nice. She said that lately she has been utilizing Stila’s pink glow to brighten her fair complexion, and that she also loves Stila’s Lip Glazes.
Congrats on all of your success Jeanine!"
check out what people are saying about the Makeup Player...then order yours now!
"For all of us who want that luminous sun-kissed complexion, use Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder like I did at the SS2010 shows. Gorgeous, glowing and glorious, all year round!" ...Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury is acting as an independent contributor. She is not engaged in any contractual activities with Stila.
"Hi all! The holidays are almost here and it's show time. With that said there are a few products that I would like to share with you. These are definitely products that will be essential not only for me, but for you to get you through this fun, joyous and crazy hectic time of year.
Let me start with skin care...
Over the next few months my travel schedule is a go-go which makes my skin terribly dry and dull. Stila makes the most amazing product called Hydrating Primer. This is something that no one should live without. It will protect your skin with spf 15 while moisturizing with hyaluronic acid and it will help keep your skin from premature aging with dermaxyl. For you gals who wear foundation and concealer this product will also prime your skin and give you the perfect prep for a flawless complexion.
I have been getting a lot of questions regarding what other skin care I have been using as well, apparently I have nice skin, so in case you want to know...
This past season at Fashion Week here in NYC I was introduced to a company called Arcona. They sponsored skin care for most of our shows. I have been REALLY obsessed with their "Eye Dew" eye cream and "Desert Mist" skin serum. You can check out those products here."
Stay tuned for more of NYC's Stila Star Dom's holiday season must-haves!
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Makup artist Pamela LLjubo key makeup artist on NBC’s Community has been using a lot of Stila on set.
Here are the items she loves to use on all the cast - from Joel Mchale and Chevy Chase to Yvette Nicole Brown:
All Sheer Tinted Moisturizers
Illuminating Liquid Foundation
All Lip Glazes
All Pressed Powders
Convertible Cheek in Lillium, Gerbera, Peony and Rose
All Matte Eye Shadows
Smudge Pots in Black and Brown
Watch Community Thursday nights on NBC and try to spot the Stila!
So I was surfing the web and I found something really cool that I had to share with all of you! Around this time of year, everyone’s house somehow is full of pumpkins. You’ve got your jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, and for some reason it’s festive for Thanksgiving to have pumpkins decorating the table and scattered all around the house. But what the heck do you do with all of them when the holiday is over? Well girls, I have discovered a solution!
Since pumpkins are a fruit (because they have seeds), they have awesome ingredients that make them great for your skin including beta-carotene, vitamin c, and antioxidants. L.A. celeb skin expert, Narine Nikogosian has written a new book Return to Beauty: Old-World Recipes for Great Radiant Skin that includes a lot of skin-soothing recipes using pumpkin. Here is one of them:
Pumpkin Eye Mask
Good for: Anyone
Ingredients: 1 pumpkin slice, 1 teaspoon honey
Preparation: Peel and seed a slice of pumpkin. Cook it in 2 cups of water until soft, then mash it and add 1 teaspoon of honey.
Application: Put the mixture inside clean gauze, then place over your eyes and relax for 20 minutes.
Pick the book up a copy of the book to get more great pumpkin-themed recipes, and gives thanks to these big orange fruits for all that they do.
superstar stila intern lauren schlessinger with a fall trend report:
fall is here and just when you thought it was all about neutral fall colors, classic red lipstick shows up everywhere! it was seen all over the runways of the 2010 spring fashion week in paris, and although they say paris is always ahead of us in trends, it looks like we’re riding right alongside them this time.
it’s all about that ruby red look, and contrary to popular belief, everyone can pull off red lipstick, it just has to have the right undertone for your skin.
how to determine your undertone:
in a natural light, hold a white piece of paper behind your wrist and if your skin looks golden or orange you have a warm undertone. if your skin looks pink or blue then you have a cool undertone.
when looking for a red lipstick, you have to find one with the same undertone as you. test shades on the inside of your wrist and pick the one that looks the nicest. then, voila, you are sporting that classic red lip look!
these stila star products will give you your perfect red:
lip color in dominique ($10 – a $17 value)
SPF 20 shine lip color in pam ($22)
convertible color in poppy ($25)
what do you use to create your perfect red?
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sarah lucero and her team of pro artists introduced the barbie loves stila collection at ulta northgate in seattle last weekend. over 120 clients came out to learn tips and tricks from stila's pro team.
thank you to all the stila girls that came out to get their "glam" on. we were so happy to meet each and everyone of you!
hollywood report from our fab stila intern, karen lim:
last week, i was privileged to go to katsuya’s 2 year anniversary party hosted by SBE! if you all aren’t familiar with katsuya, get familiar. located right smack in the middle of hollywood, this contemporary restaurant serves exquisite traditional japanese dishes that will knock you off your feet – the crispy spicy tuna roll is to DIE for!
i had the opportunity to share a few words with the manager there and guess what she was raving about? stila of course! she was telling me about how she absolutely adores our products and uses them everyday! yay!
here we are celebrating it stila style!
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check out our new stila girl of the week - johana from michigan! not only does johana receive $100 in stila bucks plus instant fame - now every stila girl gets a value set of favorite products created in her honor - and available to you for one week only!
check out johana's stila girl of the week set featuring four fab faves for only $29 (a $66.50 value):
this exclusive set includes:
- lip glaze – starfruit
- major lash mascara – black
- long wear lip color - coquette
- eye shadow pan - chinois
find out how you can be the next stila girl of the week and win $100 in stila bucks now!
pro tips from NYC stila star dom briguglio...
two multi-taskers - sheer color tinted moisturizer & perfecting concealer - give you a glowing, flawless complexion:
"for the day apply the tinted moisturizer for sheer coverage, spf 15 and moisture then apply the perfecting concealer where needed.
for the night just squeeze a little tinted moisturizer on your hand then squeeze a dab of perfecting concealer into it. mix the two together and you now have a full coverage foundation to give you that polished look for a night out on the town. no need for a second foundation formula."
our first entry. what to say! so much good, exciting stuff going on in the stila world and so much coming! as everyone probably knows, we have an amazing new owner - super star stila girl - lynn tilton, ceo of patriarch partners. she is seated below - under the stila 'i.' learn more about lynn on her blog here: http://patriarchpartners.com/dust2diamonds/
we are hoping this blog will become your go-to place for all things stila and all things cool. we will feature lots of stila stars and they will be talking makeup, non-makeup...the possibilities are endless!
and, of course, we want YOU to tell US what you want to know, see, etc. so, leave a comment and let us know!
Busy day ahead…I have the makeup test for Julie Haus and then right after im heading over to meet the stila team for the Jenni Kayne show.
Julie wanted a really cool look for the models with a grunge twist. So I used a purple and cranberry shadow palette to get the smudged grunge makeup look. It was all about the eyes and i love how it turned out! I love getting to create looks for the shows because I always get to step out of my usual routine, I always collaborate with the designer and stylist to make sure it is on point….
Off to Jenni Kayne show now!
7pm call time for WALTER makeup test…Viv and I rush over with our kits and arrive at Walters studio…I was really excited to meet Walter because Dom just worked with him for the taxi cab Walter ad….it looked amazing! The look for Walter was really hot! All about shimmer on the cheekbones and eyes were smoky using espresso tones…so we came up with the most beautiful makeup look for his show. I used a new lip enamel called Nirvana to get the glossy nude lip…
All in all Tuesday was a great start for me in NYC…the madness has started!
Arrived in NYC….flew in and went straight to work! I met up with Viviana and we went straight over to Jenni Kayne’s studio to do the makeup test for her show. I love Jenni and her clothes are amazing…im a fan of her store in LA, so imagine the excitement I felt when I was asked to lead the makeup team and create the look for her spring 2010 collection! When I got to the test I met up with a beautiful model that I have worked with at many other shows in LA and NYC.
I got started on the look and it turned out so sultry and sexy! The skin was all about satin texture and a soft matte finish, the eyes were navy and VERY smoky. I used the Stila Sapphire smoky eye palette and went to town! I used it wet to create the effect of a little glossy sheen just in the center of the eye lids. I also used a new long wear matte lip color (available in spring) called “in the Nude”…it’s the most amazing texture and the shade leaves your lips nude…the perfect compliment to the sultry navy eye.
Jenni loved the makeup and we were all set to move on out to our next makeup test…WALTER…..
- Filed under: Red Carpet
Very busy month getting my clients glammed-up for the red carpet! I flew to NYC to get one of my very favorite clients ready for the Met Gala and other appearances. She looked amazing and I was able to try a few new techniques I learned! Always learning and enhancing my artistry skills is so important for me. I love showing my clients new way to wear their makeup so they are never bored!
photo: Rebecca Minkoff, Sarah Lucero, Cameron Richardson
I love hanging out and doing makeup on Rebecca and Cameron! They were going to a Hollywood party and I was able to cruise over and get them dolled up! I kept Cameron’s makeup very sassy and recreated a look I recently did on the runway. On Rebecca, I kept her makeup very sultry and rock n roll…she loves the Stila Smudge Pots to get the effect. They both look stunning as always!
Jet set to Paris for Fashion Week! This was my first time to Paris and Paris Fashion Week. Needless to say, it was unbelievable. The best part of it all was I went with Traci from Stila. We had the best time working the shows with Charlotte Tilbury and her amazing team. Between the two of us, we spoke about ten words of French but somehow managed to get through ten days! Lots of espresso and Coca-Cola Light and “Merci”!
During the day...
The Rebecca Minkoff show was amazing! The Stila team rocked the house as always with flawless makeup. I worked this show with Traci, Dom, Jason, Rita, and Viv. The inspiration for the look was the Bob Dylan era - very feminine with a rock and roll twist.
We used Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation and Perfecting Concealer to keep the skin beautiful and clean. The cheek and lip really stood out with orange and persimmon shades. I used Convertible Color in Gladiola and a new Long Wear Lip Color shade in an orange matte color - (look for it this fall!) Eyes were kept sexy and simple with Kajal Eye Liner in Onyx smudged at the lash line. It looked very 60's and felt very June Carter.
After the show, we all had to rush to the Barbie makeup test for the Barbie Fashion Show on Saturday. What a whirlwind day!
The evening hours...
Viv, Traci, Dom, Rita, Danielle, and I arrived to the Barbie makeup test and met up with inspiring Charlotte Tilbury and her team to determine the three looks for the Barbie Fashion Show!
I love working with Charlotte. She is so creative and I have been such a huge fan of her work for so many years.
She created three looks for the show - Past, Present, and Future Barbie.
The first look (Past Barbie) was all about plastic looking skin (!!!) and red lips. We used Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation for the face and Stila's new Lip Enamel (coming out this fall) in a classic red color and topped it off with Strawberry Lip Glaze. The eyes for this look were all about the black liner. We used our brand new Stay All Day Liquid Waterproof Liquid Liner - and let me tell you, it does stay all day! It's amazing! (Look for it this fall!)
The Present look was very Barbarella, and so beautiful! This was my personal favorite because it is how I want to look everyday -- glossy clean skin and lots of pink on the cheeks and lips! Again we worked with some of the new products that Sam Cutler from Stila product development team created just for the show. There were lots of lashes and black liner-thank goodness we had a few of the new Eye Liner pens rolling around.
The Future look was so incredible! There were rhinestones, glitter, and feathers all over the place. This look was created by using Smudge Pots in our new fall shades on the eyes, Stila Sun Bronzer on the cheeks, and Praline Lip Glaze on the lip. The look turned out so remarkable - I loved watching every second of this makeup look created!
All in all, the entire Barbie test was awesome and the team is so pumped up to work the show. Now I am headed back to the hotel to prep my kit for the Lela Rose makeup test on tomorrow.
I love NY Fashion Week!
Sunday, February 8
Viv and I arrive to NYC. I almost missed my flight-had to run to the gate at with UGG boots on. Made it on safe and slept the entire trip (it was a VERY early flight) ;)
Arrive to HUDSON hotel and check in. Super cold but loving that I can wear my new coat-something that never sees its way out of my closet in LA.
Monday, February 9
Worked the Betsey Johnson video shoot for her fall 09 presentation! Had a blast! I brought Sara B. from from Sephora Pro Beauty team to help me and we played with Stila's new fall makeup (I managed to get my hands on some samples for this week : )
I did super bright neon pink lips and cheeks on the model and kept the rest of the face clean. I used Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation to make her skin look flawless and really angelic-like. And I have a renewed love for Stila's Convertible Color in Fuschia. I think that will be used a lot this week at fashion week. I tend to get a favorite product/shade and use it all week long!
I promise to branch out at Rebecca Minkoff on Wednesday...
I went to Rebecca Minkoff's studio for the makeup and hair test today - I brought Traci and Danielle as my backup! We had a blast. We are all HUGE fans of her great handbags so we were all so excited to see what her first ready to wear clothing line would look like.
I love Rebecca because she's from San Diego like me and she has such a cool and effortless style. And the clothes in her line are amazing and so chic. I would seriously wear every single piece; I may just have to buy it all!!!
To top it off, she is the nicest person in the world and I felt so special to be able to be a part of her first show. We have worked together in the past. I have done a lot of makeup for her look book shoots for her handbags!
The look for the show was super pretty, hip, and feminine....very Stila. I tried out a new persimmon matte long wear lipstick Stila is working on for fall. So beautiful! The eyes have a little rock and roll twist so I played with the Stila Kajal Eyeliner to create a little "messy" look....while still keeping it totally wearable.
Traci and Danielle were my "wing women" for the day. We had such a great time and I am really excited for the show Thursday night!
Better get some rest as we have the BARBIE makeup test and lots to do Thurs....sweet dreams.
Tuesday, January 20
The countdown to NY Fashion Week has begun! Stila is working several shows and I want to make sure we have everything we need. I've been organizing my kit to be perfect! Once you get to know me, you will notice I am always organizing my kit. Usually it's a mess because I have to leave a job or a photo shoot in a hurry to catch a flight!
I worked with my friend and hairstylist Dustin David and his assistant Jamie. Dustin's been doing my hair for years and we have a lot of fun together. I gave him Stila's Hair Refresher to use on the models and he loved it so much he even asked for a second bottle!
Sunday, January 25
The SAG awards were tonight. I worked on one of my favorite clients (who unfortunately, must remain unnamed.) Awards season has been really fun for me. The makeup is so beautiful and everyone wants lip stick these days! I love that is it back! I feel like I'm always playing with Stila Long Wear Lip Color right now. It looks very sexy and stays on all night.
Tuesday, January 27
Went shopping at Namies today for some wild lashes…again prepping my kit for fashion week. Need to be prepared.
Thursday, January 29 - Sunday, February 1
Was in San Fran for meetings and trainings with Nicole B, our Stila Superstar in Northern Cal!
Happy New Year! (A little late, I know...) January started off very busy, and hasn't really slowed down. I flew to Toronto for 2 days! at the beginning of the month for a huge brand training and then came back to LA for a fashion show on the 10th and the Golden Globes on the 11th. I can tell already, its going to be a busy and exciting year!
A few highlights so far...
Tuesday, January 6: Fly to Toronto
I flew to Toronto with Desiree and met up with Traci, Nancy, and Dom, three of our Stila pro artists. It was the one year anniversary of Stila at Muzik and there was a lot going on! FYI - Muzik is this insanely chic "club"/beauty lounge in Toronto and Stila is the official Muzik makeup provider for the lounge.
Wednesday, January 7: Training at Muzik
I joined the Stila pro team and we trained 100 girls from Muzik. We talked about the Stila brand and dished on hot celebrities and their favorite Stila products! I created an "official" look for the Muzik team to wear for the grand re-opening night! It included our famous Smoky Eye Palette – The Original and Convertible Color. Both products look and feel sexy on so it's the perfect match for this ultra-chic look!
Friday, January 9: Fly back to Los Angeles
Today was very busy organizing and preparing for the weekend of Red Carpet makeup. I work with a lot of fun celebrity clients so I wanted to make sure my makeup kit was in tip-top shape and ready to go with every possible shade - just in case.
I love using the Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation when doing Red Carpet makeup. It makes the skin look really dewy and radiant and youthful - perfect for Hollywood!
Saturday, January 10: Fashion Show-Art of Asylum sponsored by VOGUE
I worked this show with Stila pro artist Viviana and some other famous makeup artists in from NYC. This was a pretty big show with 6 looks to create, as many fashion designers showcased their work. It was a lot of fun.
An added bonus was that I was able to connect with my friend Edwin from NYC. He does hair and we work together a lot for Red Carpet events as we have a few clients in common!
Sunday, January 11: Day of Golden Globes
I was on location at 9:30am and I worked up until 4pm when the Red Carpet began! The look for Golden Globe makeup was all about healthy beautiful skin with a pop of brightness in the cheek and lip! I was able to play with Stila's new Pomegranate Crush Lip & Cheek Stain on my clients and they all loved it!
Tuesday, January 13: Off to Chicago brrrr...
Tonight I packed for Chicago! (Lot of warm clothes!) I am going to meet up with Stila pro artist Dom. We will be filming a ‘Spring Looks' video featuring Stila's new Precious Pearl Collection.
Thanks for reading! Lots more to come as 2009 is going to be a great year!
The true definition of style is allowing you to look like…yourself. Trends come and trends go. And although the Stila woman is aware of them, she's also aware of what works for her, and never bows to a cookie cutter definition of beauty. Whether her unique, personal style is whimsical or sophisticated, feminine or funky, she always looks modern, approachable and individual. True for her clothing. True for her makeup.
Stila was created by a top Hollywood makeup artist whose vision was to help every woman look like the absolute best version of herself, without compromising what makes her special and unique. She innately understood that when we all try to look like someone else, we all end up looking the same-the very opposite of stylish. Putting her philosophy into practice, she imbued her new makeup collection with a sense of her own individuality and innovation. Recyclable packaging broke all the rules of the time, but reflected her personal values and respect for the earth. Lipstick shades were named for cherished friends. Clean, fresh illustrations of the Stila Girl allowed every woman to picture herself wearing the products instead of aspiring to be or look like anyone else. And because this was a professional makeup artist's brand, only the highest quality ingredients were used. Stila was fresh. Stila was fun. Stila was revolutionary. And it still is.
Today, Stila's makeup artists are incredibly busy, working behind the scenes on movie sets and backstage at the world's hottest fashion shows, creating distinctive looks for the world's top models and celebrities. It's a lot of what gives Stila its cachet, but it's certainly not the only thing that makes us special. No, what makes us special is our ability to make women-all women-feel special. It's partly our blend of high quality, innovative products; professional tricks of the trade; non-intimidating style; and easy accessibility. But most of all, it's our knowledge that real artistry and creativity doesn't mean copying: it means being confident, being creative, and being yourself-stylishly so.