Stila Makeup Review: Lipstick, Eye Shadow, & Mascara

1560401_558479374236755_1502489719_nIn this article, I’ll be reviewing three products from Stila:

1) After Glow Lip Color (shade: Tangerine Dream)

2)  Countless Color Pigments (shade: Finale)

3)  Forever Your Curl Curl Memory Mascara

After Glow Lip Color

s1514512-main-heroThis shade Tangerine Dream is great for people who want a bold pop of color but don’t want to wear red or purple.  The lipstick has a soft buttery feel to it with a matte finish.  If you prefer matte over gloss, you’ll enjoy Stila’s After Glow Lip Color.  What struck me most about this product is that it’s so easy to apply if you have coordination issues (as I sometimes do because of my neuromuscular autoimmune disease).  Tied with Arbonne’s lipstick (which I’m going to review later), Stila is the most fool-proof lipstick.  Holding a tube of After Glow is as easy holding a crayon.   Price: $18.00 at Sephora

Countless Color Pigments

StilabeforeafterThe Countless Color Pigments collection features compacts of colors that can be worn alone or together.  I chose ‘Finale’ because it features: pink, orange, yellow, with a hint of red.   I learned that a little goes a long way.  Warning:  This is a highly pigmented product.  If you wear it, apply lightly and build coverage if you want.  So as you can see on the left side of the comparison shot, the first time I wore it, I looked like a clown.  (Why did my family let me go to church looking like that?)  The second time I wore it, I was softer with my brush strokes and I enjoyed the way Finale looked paired with  Tangerine Dream.   When applied properly, Finale gave me a nice sheer color that contrasted nicely with black eyeliner.   Price: $22.00 at Sephora

Forever Your Curl Curl Mascara

s1330141-main-heroPrice:  $22.00 at Sephora.  I’ve previously reviewed mascaras from Tarte, Dior, and CHANEL and  more recently Benefit, Clinique, and Lancôme.   I’m wearing Forever Your Curl in the pictures above.  I love Stila’s mascara and would put it up there in the mascara pantheon with CHANEL and Lancôme.  Who benefits most from Forever Your Curl Curl?  Women with sparse lashes or lashes that clump together typically.  Stila’s mascara multiplies lashes, curls them, and makes them pop.   Best of all, it has the coolest name!  Thanks Stila for making me smile and reminding me of my childhood and Paula Abdul’s Forever Your Girl music video:

–Forever Your Stylist,

Jessica Gimeno



Hi there! I am a patient advocate, writer, and public speaker most well known for my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” As someone who is juggling 5 illnesses: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, psoriasis, and asthma, I’m passionate about helping people who navigate life with both chronic physical & emotional pain. If you’re interested in hiring me to speak at your event, check out the CONTACT tab.

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