Stila Cosmetics Makeup Reviews, Swatches and Product News

Stila Angel Light Whitening Powder FoundationStila Angel Light Whitening Powder Foundation (~$47) was an Asian exclusive but thanks to its super cute packaging, I went through great lengths to get it.

The powder comes with SPF24+ and whitening properties to brighten your skin. I did not see any whitening effect but the high SPF is definitely a plus. The finish is also very matte yet it does not accentuate any dry patches.

The one thing I do not like, however, is the color. While I got it in my usual Stila shade (C), the foundation is very yellow and when it oxidizes, it gets darker by almost a shade.

As much as I love the cute packaging, I will not repurchase after I run out.

Stila Smudgepot was my first gel liner and used to be my holy grail until I tried MAC Fluidline.

Compared to the Fluidline, the Smudgepot comes in your everyday conservative colors like black, brown, dark plum etc. and is more suitable for those who are color-shy.

The texture is also different. While it does apply smoothly, the Smudgepot feels drier and firmer. Mine dried up in less than a year even though there was still a lot of product left. I will not repurchase this.

Stila Smudgepot is available at Sephora and Beauty.com for $18.

Stila Eye Concealer ($18) boasts a creamy formula that glides on easily to neutralize uncomely blue or red discolorations and make the eyes look fresh. It comes in a cute little pot that is great to travel with and is available in a variety of colors to match fair to dark skin. I use 2 Medium for my NC30 skin.

Although the concealer is meant for the undereye area, I find it too dry – even with an eye cream underneath. It is also really thick so you MUST apply sparingly to avoid looking cakey. Save this for blemishes and freckles instead!