Friday, December 19, 2014

Stila Pop-Up Shop Holiday Favorites

I can't believe Christmas is a week away! I have to say, I've really been procrastinating on my holiday shopping, and pop-up shops are great, especially when they involve incredible gift sets priced at 50% off! Initially I did some quick shopping during the Stila holiday pop-up shop party, but I wanted to go back when I wasn't in a rush and really get familiar with the products in the gift sets. 

The Sparkling Rose gift set is the perfect gift for anyone obsessed with rose gold (like me)! I would honestly use everything included, and am loving Stila's holiday collaboration with BaubleBar. I can never get enough of rose gold, so I absolutely love the rose gold knot bracelet this set comes with (plus a $10 gift card)! I have never tried the Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream in Lillium and love the soft texture and dewy finish. 

I also learned that you can create your own gift set at the pop-up shop! Cosmetic bags, eye shadows, eye liners, mascara, headbands, bracelets and more are just $10 each! They also make great stocking stuffers, or gifts for yourself in the shades you want! 

These are two Stila products that are also new to me but quickly have become obsessed with in the Radiant Beauty Set: One Step Illuminate and All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer. I've been using the One Step Illuminate for a few days now and I really feel like it has brightened and evened out my skin tone. The All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Rose Gold Shimmer I use mainly on my eyelids and as a blush, as it has a natural, subtle shimmer which I like. 

You can't go wrong with this 8-piece Putting On The Glitz Lip Glaze Set! You can even break this set apart and use it as individual stocking stuffers (and keep one or two for yourself in the process). It also comes with a jeweled headband to complete your holiday look. 

My favorite product in the New Year's Eve Glam Set is the Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery. I'd even say this is my favorite Stila product of the holiday season! The first time I tried this is when I wore it to work two days ago, and I got so many compliments on this deep red, matte lip color. I have stayed away from matte lipsticks and lip stains in the past because they seem to dry out my lips but not this product. I love how pigmented and dramatic this color is, and it stays on for hours, even through lunch! I am also constantly getting lipstick on my teeth and don't have to worry about that when I apply this. I can't wait to try it in other shades! This product has completely made me love rockin' a matte lip!

Jane Cosmetics is Stila's sister brand, available at Kohl's and Ulta. The holiday eye shadows and lip glosses make great stocking stuffers. The New Year Nudes Lip Gloss Set is great for keeping at the office and in your bag, as an everyday essential. 

If you are in NYC, I definitely recommend stopping by the holiday pop-up if you can! The pop-up has a lot of sampling and surprises you don't want to miss! I also wanted to share the beauty beats from Stila's holiday party, mixed by DJ Rosé. Listen to it here!

 - Kim Weling

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