Photographed by: Union Photographers

TGIF!  Here’s some weekend makeup inspiration using Stila cosmetics.  This is one of my go-to makeup looks that has never failed me.  It’s quick, its simple and it’s fun!  Follow along…

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Makeover, Before and After, Stila Cosmetics, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Makeover, Before and After, Stila Cosmetics, Union Photographers

 Step 1: I started with clean face and prepared my skin with Mereadesso All-in-One Mositurizer.

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Makeover, Before and After, Stila Cosmetics, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Makeover, Before and After, Stila Cosmetics, Union Photographers

 Step 2: I dispensed 2 pumps of the Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation onto the back of my hand then used a foundation brush to stipple it onto my skin, starting from the center of the face, working my way out.

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation, Union Photographers

Step 2: Using a medium sized skunk brush, I buffed the foundation into the skin to belnd out any excess product and to create a natural finish.

Note:

This Stila Illuminating Foundation contains mica, which illuminate the skin and creates a glowing complexion.  It’s a great formula to consider if your goal is to achieve a glowing sheen to the skin in one step.  Idealy not the best formula for an oily skin type as sheen is something that you’re probably trying to avoid.  For oily skin, I’d recommend Stila’s Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer as it’s oil-free and offers a matte finish.

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stay All Day Bronzer, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stay All Day Bronzer, Union Photographers

 Step 4:  Next, using the Stila Stay All Day Bronzer for Face and Body, I contoured my face to define by facial features, then blended a bit onto my forehead and neck to balance out the color.

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stay All Day Bronzer, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stay All Day Bronzer, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Got Inked Cushion Liquid Liner, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Got Inked Cushion Liquid Liner, Union Photographers

Step 5:  I’m testing out Stila’s Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner in “Amethyst Ink” .  This liner is richly pigmented and dispensed through a cushion soaked in color.  Simply dip an angled liner brush or with Stila’s La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush into the sponge and apply directly onto the lash line.

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Got Inked Cushion Liquid Liner, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Got Inked Cushion Liquid Liner, Union Photographers

Tip:

  • Hold the eye taught, then start at the middle and trace backward.  Connect the liner by starting at the inner corner and working your way toward the middle.
  • You may have to apply the product onto the eye a few times to enhance the color.  I find that it had a sheer consistency with one coat alone and was easy to build upon and smooth out in two to three coats.
Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Lash Stunner Extreme Lash Primer, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Lash Stunner Extreme Lash Primer, Union Photographers

Step 6: Apply Stila Lash Stunner Extreme Lash Primer to add volume and thicken the lashes

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara, Union Photographers

Step 7:  Apply Stila HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara over the primer.  Great thing about this mascara is that it’s long-wearing and smudge-proof.

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Stay All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Stila Cosmetics, Stila Stay All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil, Union Photographers

Step 8: Frame the eyes by filling in and shaping the eyebrows.  I’m really loving this Stila Stay All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil.  I have this product in my freelance kit and my clients love it!  It’s water-proof, long-wearing and natural looking.

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Stila Cosmetics, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Stila Cosmetics, Union Photographers

Have a great weekend, Friends! xo