Paint Yourself Pretty With Stila Cosmetics
July 1, 2014
As I’m sure many of you have heard, the “no makeup selfie” is hitting hard. With celebrities showing off their all-natural looks on Instagram, it’s hard to ignore this growing social media trend. But, if you’re anything like me, makeup is part of your daily routine. I recently read a very inspiring article about the “no makeup selfie.” Its entire purpose is to instill confidence in girls, allow them to understand that makeup does not necessarily equal beauty. We should all accept who we are, and makeup should not act as a cover up. However, if you feel most beautiful with a little foundation and eyeliner on, you shouldn’t be ashamed of that either. Do whatever makes you feel most confident and beautiful. As for me, I don’t think a little mascara hurt anyone. Check out my favorites from Stila.
Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, $34
I love a good tinted moisturizer. First, I find that it looks more natural than powder or a straight concealer. Plus, it’s lighter, so it’s less likely to clog your pores. It’s also important to grab one with SPF. Excessive exposure to the sun can be incredibly harmful to your skin. My favorite part about this specific product: it contains a healthy amount of antioxidants to prevent skin damage
. Who doesn’t love a two in one deal?
Stila Sun Highlighter, $13
Everyone could use a little glow. Use this bronzer to add definition to your face. Bronzer goes a long way and will help outline your cheekbones. I like the shimmery nature of this product
. It makes me feel like a sun goddess, and I can’t say no to that. Plus there’s no need to ruin your skin by tanning in the sun when you can fake it and make it look real. Why do damage when there’s no need?
Passion Fruit Crush Lip & Cheek Stain, $24
Add some color to your cheeks and your lips with this multi-purpose stain. I love opting for a cheek stain, rather than a powder blush for a couple of reasons. First of all, you don’t need to use very much of it at once since it’s a concentrated color. This tube will last you longer than you think. And second, it will last throughout the entire night. There’s no need to constantly reapply in the bathroom! I love this bright coral color
; it adds a dose of fun to any outfit.
In The Light Palette, $39
I held off on buying a palette for so long. I thought that I could save some money and get by with only a couple of colors. But, after I found myself borrowing my friends’ palettes every weekend, I changed my mind. This particular palette is great because it’s affordable and it includes colors that can easily translate from day to night
. Add a little shimmer, and you’ll never have to spend another dollar on eye shadow again. That is, until you run out and need to replenish.
Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $20
I think I could easily say that this is my favorite makeup product
. I’ve experimented with tons of different eyeliners, but I have yet to find one that comes even close to as effective as this one. It dries quickly, doesn’t smudge, and does a great job of outlining your eye. It comes in a variety of colors for the spontaneity in you; however, if you only want to buy one, the true black won’t let you down.
Glamoureyes Mascara, $22
I never leave the house without curling my eyelashes and running a mascara wand through them. I always carry an extra in my purse and tell people that it’s one thing I couldn’t live without. This particular mascara is both lengthening and volumizing
, just what every girl wants! You won’t regret this purchase, I promise.