In our new weekly feature we’re picking a highlight that’s landed on the Her.ie beauty desk and giving you the lowdown on the beauty break-through, the budget and the reasons you should buy…
The Beauty Buzz
Whether your perfect summer’s day involves catching rays on the beach or grooving at a music festival – one thing you don’t want to be worrying about is your make-up.
Stila have come to the rescue with their Stay All Day bronzer and liquid lipstick from their new Sun, Sea and Splash range. This pair do exactly what it says on the tin so that touch-ups are a thing of the past.
The Beauty Brand
Stila is back on Irish shelves with a splash – and it has grown up along with the “Stila Girl” – the name the brand affectionately gives its fans. Stila maintains that when we try to look like someone else, we all end up looking the same—the very opposite of stylish. Putting this philosophy into practice, the make-up collection is imbued with a sense of individuality and innovation.
The Beauty Break-through
Let’s start with the Contouring Bronzer for Face & Body. This is a light-weight, matte, heavily-pigmented bronzer that is perfect for shaping the face and body. The fade-proof product has anti-oxidising qualities meaning it won’t transform or change colour as it settles into your skin. It is oil free and water resistant with high-performance pigments that are uniquely coated to avoid fade and offer better colour payoff.
The Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is a creamy-matte full-coverage lip colour which is enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil so that lips stay hydrated. The colour-rich formula is bleed-proof and fade proof. The doe foot applicator means that a perfect straight line can be achieved without the use of a lip liner. Less products, less fuss. Yay!
The Beauty Budget
Contouring Bronzer For Face & Body RRP €35.00
Liquid Lipstick RRP €19.90
The perfect complement to all skin tones, Stay All Day Bronzer is a lightweight, matte-satin powder that is ideal for accenting the face and body to perfection. Our sun-kissed bronze hue adds a touch of sun for a healthy glow all year round. Velvety texture blends seamlessly onto the face and body with no streaking or caking.
Liquid Lipstick delivers intense moisture with bold, long-lasting colour and stays in place for up to 6 hours of continuous wear. The texture is weightless on lips and delivers superb comfort and its colour-rich formula will not bleed or transfer. Enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil, Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick hydrates and softens the lips so they look and feel beautiful!
The Stay All Day products are all about ease of use, practicality and lasting power – and it is safe to say they ticked all the boxes.
First off – packaging. The jumbo sized bronzer makes it super easy to sweep your brush across and means that the mirror size is substantial. We LOVE the sleek gold packaging as it really is a nod to how this brand is maturing (and looks FAB on the dressing table).
When it comes to staying power, this bronzer is the business. It doesn’t go for a slip ‘n’ slide and it doesn’t do the dreaded “surprise! I’m a completely different colour than I am on the pan!” trick. That old chestnut. The colour is completely buildable, doesn’t cake and works a dream on the chest and décolletage too.
As for the Liquid Lipstick – for us, this really is the star of the range. Long lasting lip colours are notorious for being quite drying, particularly matte textures. There really were no issues with chapping here and no need for balm or re-touches during the day.
The applicator is so precise that we could ditch the lip liner, and the colour payoff was exceptional.
One of our writers wore the shade Beso for a trip to London and after two flights, two meals and a LOT of talking, the colour was still completely intact. Win win.
For more information about Stila, head to www.stilacosmetics.com. All products are available in Harvey Nichols in Dundrum and Sam McCauleys in Tralee, Wexford and Carlow.