Stila is BACK!

I’m really happy to see that US brand, Stila has made it back to the UK. A brand with a whole host of cult classic, must have products (convertible colour, lip glaze, the infamous kitten eyeshadow…ring a bell anyone?)

Along with the classics they are bringing a range of new products too. The main stand out for me were the new ‘helix’ products – the pigment is held in a floating helix in the tube and merges together when dispensed. All very pretty as you can see from the pic!

L-R: Foundation, Colour Correct Primer, Bronzer.

I absolutely adore the bronzer (on the right) – it looked intimidating for a pale-skinned person like me. But blended into skin like an absolute dream. Leaving skin with a natural looking bronzed glow, that felt light, like a gel. Much more natural looking than a powder bronzer.

The bronzer costs £24 from the various online retailers I checked out (list to follow at the bottom of the post).

In the triple helix range of products there’s also a ‘perfect and correct’ foundation (I tried this on the back of my hand and it blended really well with decent coverage) and a colour correcting primer. The primer looks the prettiest as the three colours (lilac, green and peach – in the middle of the picture above) are held separately and then blend to a mixture of complexion-complimenting shades to apply to skin to prime for foundation.

Just for fun, here are some of the swatch snaps from the back of my hand at the launch event! All a bit of a rainbow coloured mess, but the swatches include the glitter eyeliners (amazing, totally wont budge once dry) the lip stains, kitten eyeshadow, colour adapt blush….

Stila is currently available online at:

Soon to be found at,, and in Boots Beauty Stores (cannot wait for these) and from July.



  1. June 14, 2011 / 11:32 am

    I’m so happy about this news! I love Stila and always feel envy when I read US bloggers using their products. I have the eyeliner in Onyx, love it! Thank you xx

  2. miss_violet
    June 14, 2011 / 7:33 pm

    I’m thrilled Stila are returning as they are one of my favourite brands. I’m curious though – is that two shades of the colour adapting blush I see swatched on your hand? I know there is a Self Adjusting Pink shade that’s been out in the US for a while. But on there is a second, previously unreleased shade called “Self Adjusting Coral” (currently not available for order on and not listed by any other site as far as I know). I just wondered if the coral swatch on your hand might be the second mysterious shade! 🙂

  3. June 14, 2011 / 7:36 pm

    @miss_violet It is indeed – the two big, bright swatches are the self adjusting coral and self adjusting pink blushes. Both very pretty!

  4. Carys
    June 15, 2011 / 9:50 am

    wow those helix products look so pretty 🙂

  5. miss_violet
    June 15, 2011 / 8:33 pm

    Awesome, thanks for confirming that. Wow, it does look lovely. I already ordered one of the Stila travel palettes but will ponder whether I place a Boots order for the self adjusting coral blush too. Just wish Stila would arrive in stores now!! 🙂

  6. June 16, 2011 / 9:34 am

    @miss_violet I think I’m going to have to try the colour adjustic coral too. I love coral blush, and would love to see how it adjusts to my skin tone! If you try it, let me know how you get on!

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