Stila Holiday 2012 Brush Set Review

Stila Holiday 2012 Brush Set combines 5 of their best-selling full-sized brushes to help you create an infinite amount of looks for the holiday.

Stila Holiday 2012 Brush Set review

The brushes come in a cute, gift-ready slate blue box decked with snowflakes. Like the regular full-sized brushes, the handles felt sturdy and lightweight with the names of the brushes and the word “Stila” embossed on them. The only difference is the color, which is a slate blue instead of the signature black.

#24a Powder Brush is from the regular #24 Double-sided Illuminating Powder Brush. It comes with really soft bristles made out of fine goat hair and is great for blending powder and applying blush.

Stila 24a Powder Brush review

#33a Foundation Brush is from the #33 One Step Complexion Brush. It is a synthetic brush designed to blend liquid, creams and powder foundation into your skin. The bristles are slightly longer than my other foundation brushes and felt firm yet super soft. It worked beautifully with my favorite NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++ and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural as well.

Stila 33a Foundation Brush review

#33b Domed Concealer Brush is a smaller version of the 33a Foundation Brush and the other end to the #33 Brush. I love using it to apply concealer and to get to those hard-to-reach areas like around the nose and the inner corner of the eyes by the nose. You can also use it to apply lipstick.

Stila 33b Domed Concealer Brush review

#5 Shadow Brush is a flat eyeshadow brush made of goat and pony hair with a tapered head. The shape reminded me of the flat end of my Stila #15 Double-Sided Crease and Liner Brush, only slightly longer with even softer bristles.

Stila 5 Eyeshadow Brush review

#4 Eyeliner/Smudger Brush is made out of soft pony hair for precise eyeliner application and to smudge. It also works great for highlighting the inner corners and to apply color on the outer v for those with a small crease.

Overall, Stila Holiday 2012 Brush Set is a great set for both beginners and pros and will definitely get you covered for every day makeup application. Plus at $28, you are only paying $5.60 for each full-sized brush, which is no doubt a steal!

But the good does not end here. To show my appreciation for you awesome ladies, I have also scored an exclusive 25% off any Stila Holiday item(s) deal just for you! Simply enter STILA25 during checkout at to enjoy the discount. No minimum purchase is required and offer is valid through December 15th.

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Stila Holiday 2012 Brush Set is available at and for $28.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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