get this bold eye look from DWTS

Mar 29, 2012

at stila, we love DWTS.  follow their facebook makeup page and learn tips for creating beautiful, dance-worthy looks.  we especially love this eyeliner look on maria:

what was used to create this bold line?  our smudge pot!  try it on yourself.  we recommend the #4 brush for a thicker line.  if you prefer a thinner line, try the #28 brush.  good luck!!  xoxo, stila


Mar 27, 2012

it's tuesday again!  today's giveaway features colorful products that everyone should fill their easter basket with.  stock up on our sparkle liquid eyeliner for spring!  and enter now to win electric and royal.  don't forget to "like" this giveaway and share it with your friends.

comment and tell us what stila eye shadow you plan on wearing with these eyeliners.  use your creativity and make sure to include your email address!

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


Mar 20, 2012

today's giveaway features two new lip glaze sets - fiesta and tiki.    these gems were a hit at the makeup show last weekend.  we know you will love them.  enter now and "like" this post to share it with your friends.

comment and tell us what your favorite lip glaze is.  please include your email address.

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

see you at the makeup show!

Mar 15, 2012

we are counting down the hours until the LA makeup show begins.  are you?  this trade show is a must attend for any makeup artist.  new products, great deals, and more.  we can't wait to see you there.

saturday march 17: 9am - 6pm
sunday march 18: 9am - 5pm

california market center. 110 east 9th street

click here for information on tickets to the show.  have a great weekend stila fans!  xoxo


Mar 13, 2012

happy tuesday stila fans.  are you excited for today's giveaway?  we are!  one lucky person will win a brown smudge pot and a #28 brush.  use these tools for the perfect tight-lined eye or a nice soft smokey brown eye.  either way, you're sure to turn heads.  enter now to win, and "like" this giveaway to share it with your friends.

comment and tell us how you use your smudge pot.  please include your email address.

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

what to remember when choosing a foundation

Mar 12, 2012

choosing a foundation doesn't have to be overwhelming.  for help, listen to these suggestions for a perfect selection every time...

coverage. start by determining how much coverage you are looking for.  this will determine whether you need a lightweight tinted moisturizer or a fuller coverage using foundation, concealer, and powder.

finish.  next determine the finish you want - sheer, illuminating, matte, dewy, etc.?  keep in mind that powder will help anything look more matte.

lifestyle. when choosing a foundation, assess your lifestyle.  are you the type to spend 30 minutes in the mirror perfecting your look?  or, do you like to apply quickly and go?  neither is wrong.  however, certain products may be more suitable.

color. finally, make sure to select the best color for your skin.  start by testing a few shades on your cheeks to determine what looks best.  the right foundation will blend into your skin and look natural.

good luck!  xoxo, stila

fan favorites...

Mar 10, 2012

are you searching for the perfect products?  if so, check out what fans are saying about some of our best sellers.  these 4 products are sure to change your life, and your skin!  try them today.  then give us your feedback.  xoxo, stila


Mar 6, 2012

drum roll please.... today's giveaway features two amazing red carpet products.  enter now to win a lip glaze trio and the bring out your glam palette - must haves for any red carpet occasion!

comment and tell us what product you can't live without on a special occasion.  please include your email address.

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

it's a crime not to prime!

Mar 5, 2012

stila fans!  great looking skin is completely obtainable - especially with the plethora of products available.  and a primer is one product that can help anyone's skin look better.  find the right primer for your skin below.  remember, it's a crime not to prime!

one step correct. for balanced, healthy looking skin use one step correct.  we love that this primer balances the skin, controls oil, and color corrects with one pump.  it is the perfect prep for foundation and will definitely provide that pick-me-up in no time.

beauty balm.  do you want flawless, airbrushed, matte skin?  simply apply the beauty balm before foundation.  it smoothes out the skin instantly and diminishes redness.  plus it wears all day!

hydrating primer.  if your skin is dry, then hydrating primer is the boost you're looking for.  this lightweight product provides nourishment to the skin and creates a dewy finish.  we love using this on distressed skin.  even better - it contains an spf 30!

skin tips from tuesday's giveaway winner!

Mar 2, 2012

stila fans!  great looking skin is always on trend.  and we especially loved all of your tips to achieve amazing skin.  here's what our giveaway winner suggested for a perfect complexion...

"get lots of sleep.  eat well.  and use a moisturizer with SPF!"

simple advice, but very true.  add a few glasses of water to this regimen and stila's beauty balm for a flawless complexion everyday.

xoxo, stila

"PRO"file piece - stephanie schuler

Mar 1, 2012

meet our pittsburgh sales and artistry executive stephanie schuler!  in addition to her time as a talented pro makeup artist, stephanie is also a mother of 3.  she has passion for the life and has learned to find balance with a busy work and travel schedule – such a feat!  stephanie meets several stila fans each day in various parts of the country. if you haven’t met her yet, read the q&a below and learn how she manages a busy city life on the go.

tell us about yourself.
i’m a single mom, a complete multi-task, and am constantly juggling many balls at one time.  i'm happy and always smiling – i just really love life.  i also absolutely LOVE the cosmetic industry.  i started in this biz as a traveling makeup artist for estee lauder 13 years ago.

how do you manage everything you do as a mother and a makeup artist?
my work life and home life is somewhat of a dichotomy.  i think you can enjoy both (and i do!)  i have 3 kiddos – 2 boys and my lil beautiful baby girl!  my babes are the love of my life.  they inspire me everyday.  in addition to my kids, i relish anything and everything that helps accentuate ones own exterior – aka beauty products!

describe your makeup routine.
i have 2 standard looks – my “work look” and my “off work look”.  while my “work look” changes with the trends, my “off work look” is minimalist.  also, i try to keep my makeup time to 5 minutes or less.  my children have helped me become efficient with my time. and i really feel you can achieve amazing looks with a few products each morning.

you travel for work.  does this affect your “work look”?
yes.  factors like cold weather and wind change my makeup.  in these conditions, i will use hydrating products like illuminating liquid foundation and long wear lip color

how would you compare your makeup style to the clients you work with each day?
as a makeup artist, i feel the need to keep current on everything to keep up with my versatile clients.  however, makeup also tends to be pretty consistent with age.  this makes it easy to assess a clients likes, dislikes, and needs. 

what advice do you give to everyone – no matter who they are?
i love to quote one of my favorite authors.  he said, “what you think of me, is none of my business."  i LOVE it!  i may never get out of bed if i worried about what other people might think of me!  and i think it’s a good perspective for anyone to have.

is there one thing you love most about the beauty industry?
i love seeing the transformations from when people first walk into a store to the finale when they leave.  they leave with an extra bounce in their step.  makeup helps them to stand taller and look more confident.  this is a radiance that comes from within. 

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