a revengeful giveaway!

Nov 29, 2011

do you watch the tv show revenge??  we love the show and are big fans of the actress, ashley madekwe.  ashley is not only a talented actress, but she's also a great blogger!  we think her blog is a must-read!  visit it today and enter to win these stila goodies!!!

xoxo, stila

wish upon a teen

Nov 23, 2011

stila was honored to be apart of wish upon a teen's "teen spa day" on monday at sonya dakar in beverly hills. we spent the day with young girls battling life threatening diseases.  their strength and spirits were an inspiration to us all.  check out some photos of the day below.  the girls are so beautiful - inside and out!

we had the most amazing time with these girls!  they made our day-we can only hope that we made theirs :)


Nov 22, 2011

happy early thanksgiving stila fans!  we have so much to be thankful for at stila.  and one thing we are always grateful for is that our eyeliner STAYS on.  so today we decided to do a special TWO for TUESDAY giveaway in honor of one of our favorite products.  one lucky winner will laugh, cry, swim, sleep, and more wearing these eyeliners!  enter now to win both alloy and black stay all day liquid eyeliners and "like" this giveaway to share it with your friends!

comment and tell us what long wearing product from stila you are most thankful for.  please include your email address.

***contest ends tonight at midnight.  winner must live in the continental united states.  xo, stila

FOUR for FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 11, 2011

happy 11/11/11 stila fans!  it's your lucky day.  today's special FOUR for FRIDAY giveaway is amazing.  win FOUR sparkle waterproof liquid eyeliners.    enter now and "like" this giveaway to share it with your friends.

comment and tell us why you need these eyeliners.  please include your email address.

***contest ends at midnight tonight.  winner must live in the continental united states.  xoxo, stila

DWTS makeup competition!

Nov 9, 2011

hey stila fans!  our friends at DWTS are having an amazing contest.  the best 2 people to recreate nancy grace's devil look from the show will receive a stila goodie bag!  if you think you've got what it takes, enter now on their fb page.  here is the link to submit your pics!  good luck :)


Nov 8, 2011

win big today.  we are giving away two nail polish sets.  one lucky winner will actually receive 8 nail polishes on this two for tuesday giveaway.  these nail polishes will add a sparkle to anyone's life.  so enter now and "like" this giveaway to share it with your friends.

comment and tell us where you plan on sporting these nail polishes.  please include your email address.

***contest ends at midnight tonight.  winner must live in the continental united states.  good luck!  xoxo, stila

pro artist tip of the week – it’s time for dark lips!

Nov 7, 2011

november is here.  whether you like it or not, the holiday season has officially begun.  before you know it the turkey will be in the oven and the lights will be on the tree.  make sure you combine the chaos of the season with a proper lip color.  go a few shades darker.  it’s festive and appropriate.  here are some of our favorites.

caprice long wear lip color.  the alternative to red.  it’s festive and different.  plus the matte finish is a great contrast to holiday jewel tones.

acai crush.  for a bold red lip that won’t move.  it’s the head turner you need for your holiday parties.

daring long wear lip color.  for the vampy lip that combines a little edge and allure.  it’s perfect for a romantic holiday occasion.

cranberry lip glaze.  because we think your lips should shine all season long! 

xoxo, stila

what the pros think you need this holiday...

Nov 4, 2011

we asked our pro artists what stila products they thought made perfect holiday gifts.  read below if you need ideas for that special someone!

sulema. the dream in full color palette is a dream palette for any artist or an aficionado of makeup - every color in the spectrum, shimmers, mattes, and the perfect black liner to compliment it.  the best part - only 39 bucks!!!  love it!

christine. illuminating tinted moisturizer is the perfect product for holiday parties and a great way to brighten dull skin - perfect during the winter in canada when your skin gets pale. this product is great to use in various ways - mix with foundation, wear alone, or use as a highlighter.

francesca.  the best gift i could ever get from stila would be illuminating powder foundation to illuminate me, brighten & correct to conceal me, petunia convertible color to brighten me up, kitten eye shadow and yumberry crush for a pop of holiday cheer - all wrapped up in a pretty bow!!!

ginger.  i stock up on the holiday lip glaze set at christmastime and break them apart to give to friends, teachers, neighbors, family, everyone!  they make great stocking stuffers and the limited edition colors are so pretty.  the lip glaze is also rich in vitamin e, which is a major must in colorado!

dominick. my favorite holiday gift is stila sun - especially during the winter holiday season when i feel a little pale.  it gives the right amount of color without looking orange.  my favorite part is that it brightens my skin without looking like i took a dive into the 70's disco pool.  it's a perfect gift for anyone.

lidia. the sparkle eyeliners are unexpectedly beautiful from subtle sexy shimmer to dazzling jewel tones.  they are the perfect festive gift that will bring a twinkle to anyone's eyes!

stephanie. i LOVE lover on my lips and gladiola on my cheeks.  it's the perfect holiday look and i've started rocking it already.  the red is oh-so-hydrating for the blustery pittsburgh days.  and gladiola is a beautiful neutral to compliment this red lip look.

jason. everyone needs stila's stay all day liquid eyeliner.  it's a beauty enhancement.

charles.  kitten glitter eyeliner is the perfect gift to add glitz and glamour to any girl's look.  this adds the right amount of shimmer in a soft, romantic light.  beautiful!

david.  my favorite product to gift for the holidays is kitten all over shimmer duo.  when you are feeling lackluster, it provides the perfect pick me up.  i love using it to add a soft glow to the cheekbones and eyes.  plus when you pair it with illuminating tinted moisturizer it gives you that glowing goodness skin.

starr. everyone needs illuminating tinted moisturizer, sparkle liquid eyeliner, kitten silk shimmer gloss, and glamoureyes mascara - all wrapped up in a small lil' stock for holiday stila style!

tracy. custom color coral is what i recommend to everyone.  it is just enough shimmer to brighten up your holiday look and the color goes with everything.  i love the soft, youthful finish.

happy shopping!!!  xoxo, stila


Nov 1, 2011

TWO for TUESDAYS!!!  happy november stila fans!  today one lucky winner will get two beach palettes - striking in south beach and wonderful in waikiki.  enter now and "like" this collectible giveaway to share it with your friends.

comment and tell us what collectible stila palette is your favorite.  please include your email address.

***contest ends at midnight tonight.  winner must live in the continental united states.  xoxo, stila

"PRO"file piece - francesca lemieux

Oct 27, 2011

meet stila star francesca!  she’s a city girl who was born and raised in chicago.  francesca is passionate about life and all things stila.  when she first discovered stila nearly 15 years ago she says, “it felt like home”. today she balances family life with her career.  as the stila account executive over chicago, francesca has a lot of insight about fashion, the city, and keeping up with a fast-paced lifestyle.  we asked her about it and how it affects her and her makeup routine.

what do you love about the city?
chicago is so clean.  it is full of friendly, beautiful people.  plus, it has great food, a great night life, and amazing shopping.

do you feel pressure to look perfect everyday in the city – sort of live the carrie bradshaw lifestyle?
not really.  growing up in the makeup industry helped me keep up on the trends.  and i love the classic look with a trendy edge.

does the fast-paced lifestyle of the city transfer into your makeup routine?
yes.  the city makes life fast and i’m also a mom which makes my makeup routine 8 minutes tops.

how are fashions changing in the city now that summer is over?
it only gets better from here.  the boots and scarves are starting to come out.  also, there are great fall colors like plum, greens, and orange.  they seem to be lighting up the streets of chicago.

is your makeup affected by the season change?
not really.  my skin might need a little more moisture with the cold weather, but my makeup always stays the same.  i might throw on a deeper lipstick J

regardless of location, what is one makeup tip every woman can implement in her routine?
never follow the shape of your eye when lining.  always stop your eyeliner about 3 lashes to the end and pick up the liner a little into a small cat eye.  this creates a lift in the eye making it more youthful.

is there one stila product you can’t live without?
OMG!!! yes.  there are a couple.  illuminating powder foundation is the best product ever made and i have worn it every day for the last 12 years.  also, convertible color in petunia and gladiola are close seconds! 

stila's at nordstrom!

Oct 26, 2011

guess what?  stila is now carried at select nordstrom stores in their brass plum department.  stop by the next time you are shopping and pick up one of your must-have stila favs.  here are the stores to visit:

alderwood , washington
michigan avenue
mall of america
south coast plaza
fashion valley
san fran
garden state
ala moana, hawaii
merrick park, miami

happy shopping!!! xoxo, stila

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Oct 25, 2011

we have a CRUSH on you today.  we are giving away two of our favorite lip and cheek stains - cherry crush and yumberry crush.  these fan favorites are a hot item for anyone looking for long wearing, natural lip and cheek color.  enter now to win and "like" this giveaway to share it with your friends.

comment and tell us what your favorite crush color is.  please include your email address.

***winner must live in the continental united states.  contest ends tonight at midnight.  good luck stila fans. xoxo

pro artist tip of the week - halloween makeup

Oct 24, 2011

stila fans!  halloween is almost here.  have you determined what makeup you will be wearing on this fun day?  it's the one day where going extreme is completely acceptable.  try something you love but might be afraid of.  or go all out with your favorite product so it really shines.  here are our favorite products for halloween.

sparkle waterproof liquid eyeliner.  looking for colorful eyes that shine?  try these amazing eyeliners.  bora bora and electric are fun colors for a lot of pop.  and if you want you can blend them on your eyelid for more drama.

black smudge pot. need black makeup that will not budge.  black smudge pot can do anything.  we even use it on the lips!  this versatile product is a must-have during halloween.

long wear liquid lip color.  bold lips will enhance most costumes.  colors like caprice and fiery will set you apart from the rest.  and your lips will look amazing all night :)

happy halloween stila fans.  xoxo

stila spends the day with living beauties

Oct 20, 2011

last sunday stila spent the day with the foundation for living beauty, an organization that supports cancer survivors.  our very own living beauty, sarah lucero, hosted this event.  during the day, each living beauty was pampered by our stila pro artists.  they also received a blowout from the prive hair team.  then special portraits were taken.  we loved celebrating each and every living beauty and their amazing beauty inside and out.  here are some fun photos of the living beauties and our pro artists. 

to learn more about this foundation check out their website.  and to support their cause, purchase stila’s positive and pretty palette.  a portion of their proceeds will go to this organization.  

stila at the EMAs

Oct 19, 2011

the stila team had a great time at the environmental media awards last weekend.  we enjoyed teaming up with other great companies who support the environment.  and we had so much fun glamming up the girls from entourage!  they were amazing hosts!  here are some fun photos from the night:

entourage babes in stila makeup :)

our beautiful eco-friendly booth.

some of the stila gang at the party!

***to learn more about our environmental initiatives visit our website.


Oct 18, 2011

today we are giving away TWO powder brushes.  one for at home.  and one for on the go.  our brushes have received a lot of buzz this year, and if you win this giveaway you will see why!  enter now and "like" this giveaway to share it with your friends.

comment and tell us what stila brush is your favorite.  please include your email address.  contest ends at midnight tonight.

***winner must live in the continental united states.  thanks for entering.  xoxo, stila

guest blog - vampy varnish

Oct 14, 2011

meet kelly from vampy varnish.  in her amazing guest post below, she shares some of her favorite stila products.  learn more about her and read what she has to say!

there are some stila products that i absolutely adore and feel the need to discuss!

collectible palettes: i have a mild obsession with collecting these. i feel the need to get each one. i have at least 10-12 of them now! i love them for several reasons: they all have different designs on the front, they open like little books, they look great stacked, they include 4 eyeshadows and a convertible color or two blushes inside, they have a little mirror and instruction guide inside, and they are all different. most of all, i love that the price! 

sparkle waterproof liquid eye liner: l love the colors they come in! they are so saturated and really make your eyes stand out. i especially am in love with the shades bora bora, rock candy, electric and flash. they really do last all day long and they're a great way to have a pop of sparkle on your eyes without looking like a disco ball.

long wear liquid lip color: i think these are some of the coolest lip products out there! they seem like a gloss because of the packaging and how they apply, but they are thick and SO extremely opaque like a lipstick. they feel soft and velvety then "set" and do not come off or budge. a tiny little bit goes a very long way! i have extremely dry lips and always worry about matte lip products. but while these are matte and do feel dry to the touch, they aren't drying on my lips. i haven't come across any other lip products that act like these do and i really hope they come out with more colors soon (hint, hint)!

stila smudge pots: my first ever experience with these was with the holiday 2009 collection which included the shades kitten, starry night, violet and black. i was totally impressed by these then and still am now. these are so creamy and smooth and easy to apply. the black is so deep and dark and lasts all day with no fading. speaking of these I think I need to pick up cobalt and black cat...

if you want to see photos and swatches of any of these products, check out my blog!

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