Years ago when I started to branch out on what would be my long term addiction into high end make up, my ex boyfriend treated me to my first ever Stila Lipglaze. When I thought about Stila recently, it just reminded me of the year 2001, Now 49 and good memories of that summer spent in Spain. So, I decide to take a trip down memory lane and see how the Stila I remember matches up to the Stila today.
A one point Stila had its own stand alone stores and was sold in Space NK however a bit of research has told me that when Stila got bought by Estée Lauder it closed a lot of the stores in the USA and the UK. During anther buy out, it disappeared from UK shelves completely in 2006 before being brought back in 2011. It also seems that people think Stila is a brand new brand after reading beauty forums and the like. My god I feel old!
So, with a new website and new stockists such as Harvey Nichols and Space NK in Scotland, the brand has jumped back with a bang to give us girls our lipglazes and lip/cheek stains back!
Stila is still conforming to type by releasing seasonal colours and collections and the lips stains are still the amazing fruity flavours that I remember from back in the day. I’ve also noticed the new Skincare lines that have been launched that are very tempting!
Anyway, back to the task in hand and my review of the Breast Cancer Awareness Positively Pink Lip Glaze and Blusher duo. At only £13 this set is an absolute bargain. A full size blush like this usually stands around £12 and a lip glaze is £15, so not only are you saving £14 but a portion of the proceeds are going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The blush is a delicious warm toned rosy pink with a pale pink highlighter colour in the form of ribbons. I used a MAC 109 contour brush to pick up the colour and tried to steer away from the highlighted parts until I needed to use them on my cheekbone. The colour payoff is lovely, and gives a pretty flush of colour. The only downside was if you got the lighter pink mixed in, it looked at little too frosty on your cheeks.
The Lipglaze Splendour is a beautiful shimmering sheer pink. It isn’t densely pigmented so it creates a very light pink glaze, but worn over a lipstick really makes it sparkle. The glaze is in the usual Stila pen applicator with the click bottom and a brush applicator. The brush is a decent size and two coats cover your lips.
All in all it’s a total bargain, and perfect for those who are starting out into the world of make up. I doubt I would purchase again, only because of the multicoloured blush but I wouldn’t say no to any other blushes from Stila. And the Lipglaze? I’m so back in 2001 reminiscing!
Purchase you Stila Positively Pink Breast Cancer Awareness set here