recreate oscar winning makeup!

Feb 27, 2012

we loved watching the oscars last night and were thrilled to see meryl streep and octavia spencer take home awards for their performances.  both women are amazing actresses and they looked fabulous on the red carpet.  in case you missed the action, check out these videos from our friends at E!  then read below for tips to recreate their makeup.

we loved octavia's sultry eyes and glowing skin.  use our new smudge crayon in black to rock this look anytime.  add black diamond jewel eye shadow to the eyes for extra pop and shine.  finally make sure your skin looks flawless with the help of perfect & correct foundation.  

meryl streep's radiant makeup was the perfect compliment to her gold oscar and dress.  for this wearable look, apply gilded eye shadow trio to your eyes.  then use yumberry crush on your lips and cheeks for a healthy looking flush of color.  

xoxo, stila

what you need for oscar worthy makeup

Feb 23, 2012

oscar weekend is here.  to prepare, we thought we'd share with you the makeup we find oscar-worthy.  use these products daily for award winning looks every time.

one step correct.  this product will make your skin look healthier and happier in seconds.  apply it underneath your foundation or wear it alone - depending on your needs.

stay all day liquid eyeliner.  who knew the perfect, long wearing eyeliner could be so easy to use?  use this pen for quick, bold eyeliner that doesn't require touching up.

convertible color.  our favorite multi-tasker is always in style.  dab this on your lips and cheeks daily to enhance your features.

in the light eye shadow palette.  all the colors you need for a natural eye look.

solar lighted compact. show your concern for the environment with eco-friendly makeup.  this compact will make your days brighter.

xoxo, stila

get red carpet ready this weekend!

Feb 22, 2012

stila fans!  we teamed up with our friends at E! to bring red carpet makeup directly to you!  this year's collection of red carpet products offers something for everyone - whether you need eye popping makeup or glistening skin.  even better, our pro artists will be at ulta this saturday (february 25th) to teach you how to personalize these new products.  it will be an oscar weekend to remember, so stop by at one of the following ulta locations...

-burbank, ca
-san jose, ca
-beaverton, or
-houston, tx
-irving, tx
-naperville, il
-woodbury, mn
-farmington hills, mi
-north haven, ct
-warwick, ri
-rockville, md
-mentor, oh
-greenvile, sc


Feb 21, 2012

at stila we love a good cat eye!  if you do too, then enter today's giveaway to win the BEST brown and black eyeliners - stay all day liquid eyeliners.  these gems glide on in a hurry and don't budge. plus they allow anyone (novice or pro) to create the perfect line every time.  enter now and "like" this post to share it with your friends.

comment and tell us what lip color you prefer with a cat eye.  do you like dark lips, nude lips, or something in between?  please include your email address.

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

london fashion week

Feb 20, 2012

stila debuted at london fashion week yesterday.  we had an amazing time working with matthew williamson.  sarah lucero created a beautiful look for his fall collection that focused on monochramatic tones.  recreate this look on your own with our in the light palette - the must-have makeup accessory for all your neutral looks!  also, check out these fun behind the scenes photos...

sarah and matthew!

for these bold brows, make sure you have stila's stay all day brow color:)

we hope you have a great week stila fans.  more to come!  xoxo

nyfw - levis fall 2012

Feb 16, 2012

we love everything about levis.  their jeans are legendary in the fashion world.  and working with them at fashion week was a dream come true...  a good pair of jeans is a wardrobe staple.  pair them with anything and you're sure to look amazing.  even better, the same can be said about the makeup that complimented levis fall 2012 collection.  consider the following when you recreate this nude look.

-nude makeup doesn't have to be plain and/or boring.  like a good pair of jeans, even the most basic items can make a statement.  contour your features to make sure they stand out when you are using neutral tones. also, don't forget key features like the brows.

-apply a natural color in your crease to contour and lift your eyes.  try one to two shades darker than your skintone.  we love the in the light palette because you can mix colors to create your perfect shade!

-don't let your cheeks get lost in the look.  instead, apply a natural blush or bronzer.  then use a highlighter on your cheekbones.

good luck! xoxo, stila

alice + olivia fall 2012 nyfw

Feb 15, 2012

we love the "ethereal goth" look sarah lucero created for alice + olivia's fall 2012 collection.  not only did the look combine some of our favorite new products, but it was also bold and beautiful at the same time.  here are some tips to recreate this runway look in your own bathroom.

-keep the skin light and velvety, allowing the color products to stand out.  stila's HD beauty balm is the ideal starter product, creating a flawless canvas for makeup.  apply it all over the face and use a concealer where you need more coverage.

-dare to be bold on your lips with stila's daring long wear lip color.  for more intensity on your lips, mix the product with black smudge pot.

-the darkest eyes can be achieved with our new smudge crayon in black.  line your eyes first.  then soften where needed with ebony eye shadow.  finish with 2 coats of mascara.


Feb 14, 2012

happy valentine's day stila fans!  enter to win our favorite pink long wear liquid lip colors - caprice and petal.  one for your softer beauty days, and the other for the bolder beauty days.  both are amazing and stay on!

to enter, comment and tell us why you think lipstick is a girl's best friend!  please include your email address.

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

get creative!

Feb 10, 2012

during fashion week the term "creative" takes on an entire new meaning.  in the hustle and bustle backstage, we have done just about anything to create the PERFECT look!  and one thing we do often is mix products.  mixing can create the ideal look or save time - depending on what we need at the moment.  while you might not be backstage with us, it's easy to add some creativity to your makeup.  and we thought the best place to begin was with our new beauty balm.  here are some tips for making this product work in nearly all scenarios...

-mix beauty balm with foundation or tinted moisturizer.  this is great if you are in a hurry or looking for a less steps with a similar result.

-use beauty balm as a finishing touch to fine tune your skin.  sometimes applying it last - where needed - can create that flawless finish you are looking for.

-mix beauty balm with one step correct if you want a little glow to the skin, but still want the HD effects.

-layer beauty balm.  this can build coverage and create airbrushed looking skin.  start small and build the product.

***the idea is to think outside of the box and remember that makeup is as individual as your signature...   
xoxo, stila

tip from our blog winner

Feb 8, 2012

stila fans...

thank you for entering our giveaway.  we loved reading your comments and learning about your favorite stila blushes.  we thought you'd like to hear what our winner had to say about stila blush - great tips for anyone to try, so pay attention!

"i use custom color coral for a warming effect and custom color pink with my cool colors.  and i have mixed the two together for a third blush that i call sugar cheek.  the pigmentation is high resulting in true color which accents the face wonderfully"

see you at fashion week!  xoxo, stila


Feb 7, 2012

today's TWO for TUESDAYS giveaway celebrates one of our favorite holidays just around the corner. are you prepared for valentine's day? you could be with these two holiday appropriate products - "love at first blush" palette and yumberry crush. both will ensure that you look radiant on valentine's day! enter now to win and "like" this post to share it with your friends.

comment and tell us what your favorite stila blush is - new or old. please include your email address.

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

look the best for your valentine

Feb 4, 2012

with valentine's day around the corner, we wanted to make sure you look the best for that special someone.  all you need is a little makeup.  here are some of our favorite trends...

a festive lip color.  make your lips look irresistible this valentine's day.  pick your favorite long wear liquid lip color for bold, kiss proof lips.  we love caprice.

blushing beauty. for radiance, try a new blush.  our limited edition, "love at first blush" palette is a must-have for every girl on valentine's.

sparkling eyes.  keep your valentine's eyes on you with a little sparkle.  line your eyes with dazzling smudge crayon and top with black diamond jewel eye shadow.

happy valentine's day stila fans!  xoxo

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