Stila Summer 2012 Launch Party + Ardell demonstration

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Thanks to MizzJ, I was invited to attend the Stila summer cosmetics launch. This was held at the Opus Hotel + Bar in Yaletown. I’ve been to the Opus for events before and it is the perfect atmosphere and set-up for presenting a launch and then mingling.

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There were so many highlights of the night, I don’t even know where to start. I guess the event was mainly to launch the Vibrant in Vancouver ($21) palette that Stila is launching as part of their “passport” palettes series that are based in different cities around the world. The Vibrant in Vancouver palette contains 3 shimmery shades and 2 matte shades for eyes, and then one creamy convertible lip and cheek stain.

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In addition, there is this In the Moment Eye Shadow Palette ($50) that contains 10 beautiful eyeshadows that can be used wet or dry, as well as an exclusive Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner.

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For skin:

  • One Step Illuminator ($47) – serum, primer and illuminator in one
  • All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminzer ($26) – liquid highlighter (and blush and bronzer depending on the shade), available in three shades: Pink Shimmer, Bronze Shimmer and Rose Gold Shimmer
  • Baked Setting Powders ($44) – a baked powder that uses a grinder to shave the baked compact into loose powder, available in three shades: Set & Illuminate Powder, three brightening powders in one; Set & Correct Powder, three colour-correcting powders in one; and Set & Bronze Powder, three bronzer powders in one

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For eyes:

  • Stay All Day Lash Mascara ($29)

For cheeks & lips:

  • Custom Colour Blush in Self Adjusting Bronze ($26) – a powder blush in a natural bronze hue
  • Passion Fruit Crush Lip & Cheek Stain ($31)

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There were so many other Stila makeup on display, including their new baked powders that has a “shaver” where you can grind the top of the powder to make it loose. I’ll go into more detail about these products as I review them one by one.

See more photos of the makeup and the event!

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Ardell was also there doing demonstrations of their lashes on each of us. I chose their natural lashes which indeed looks very natural on me. The main thing about these Ardell lashes that I absolutely love is their clear band, which ensures that they are very comfortable when worn.

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They invited a caricaturist to come draw our caricatures! Mei Yu, a pretty well-known caricaturist in Vancouver was present at the event to draw each of our Stila girls. The funny thing was about 7-8 years ago, I had my caricature drawn by her at the PNE, and it’s still hanging on my wall!

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Here is Sarah from Cooper’s Closet posing with her caricature, which is super adorable!

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Thanks to Christine from Stila Canada and Lauren from NKPR for coming out to Vancouver and hosting the fabulous event!

Reviews and up close product shots coming soon! =)

Me & Sarah! ❤

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Lauren from NKPR

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There was so much fooooood!

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Ashley and MizzJ, I guess I caught them off guard =)

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Vonnie‘s new Chanel Camellia Wallet on Chain… super jelly!

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