Thursday, 13 September 2012

It's Baaaack - Stila Arrives Back to Ireland to Huge Delight of Beauty Fans


If you're living around the Dundrum area of Dublin, expect to hear a consistent thundering over the coming days, no there isn't road works planned, it will be the sound of hordes of  beauty lovers and avid fans descending en masse on the new Stila counter in Harvey Nics. 

Revered for their smudge pots and convertible colours among many other products, Stila left Irish shores over 10 years ago, leaving many bereft in their wake. There has been a micro stand in Boots Liffey Valley of late to tide us over but this week sees the launch of a beautiful, fully stocked counter in Harvey Nichols in the Dundrum Centre. 


Stila Autumn 2012 Collection
I managed to catch up with the lovely folk behind the brand last night with their Pro Make Up Artist, Martin Carter and even got a glimpse of the beautiful Autumn 2012 collection that will be flying from the Harvey Nic's counter as of this week. The emphasis is on wearable, beautiful products that stay all day and work with your colouring. They are designed to complement every skin tone and age range. 


Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer - €39.50
The latest addition to the Stila Stay All Day range is this High- Definition Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer. Water based and oil free, this foundation gives a matte, flawless finish without feeling too heavy on the skin. It comes in 16 colours (all yellow toned) and Martin assures us that even the palest of Irish beauties are catered for with Bare 1 and Fair 2. 

Cleverly hidden in the lid of the Stay All Day Foundation is a creamy full coverage concealer pot in the perfectly matching shade. With vitamins A, C & E this concealer treats the skin as well as covering blemishes and dark circles. The weenchy mirror for touch ups on the go is a nice design feature too. 

Stay All Day Foundation beautifully matte but luminous on the gorgeous model's skin

Stila In the Know Eyeshadow Palette - €32.60
With 10 very flattering matte shades, that can be worn wet or dry, Stila's In the Know palette is sure to to be a huge hit. Suitable for any occasion and with the versatility to be played up or down, these matte shadows are a great choice for any make up kit. 


Martin revealing the In the Know palette to a chorus of oohs and aahs (mostly mine)
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - €19.90
My favourite of the entire range has to be these beautiful liquid lipsticks. They're enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil to provide full, comfortable coverage with no bleeding or feathering. Each colour is richly pigmented and promises to stay put for 6 hours. There are 10 shades with a mix of matte and shimmer finishes.They might just be the lip product to break me out of my nude/pink/gloss safe zone. 

While the counter is brimming with stock right now, both the Foundation and Liquid Lips won't be with us until next week. A word of warning though, Stila fans, there's already been talk of a waiting list for both! 

Is anything here piquing your interest? Are you as über excited about Stila coming back to us as I am? 

Credit:
Header pic
is borrowed from 
Stila's FB page
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