Alright – I know it’s the second sale that I’m posting about this week, but man oh man are brands having some AWESOME pre-holiday sales! Everybody is clearing out their excess inventory before the holiday season kicks off, and I am loving it. I hope you will too.
Today, Stila – one of my top 5 favorite beauty brands – launched a sale with Hautelook, an online flash sale site owned by Nordstroms. Hautelook sales are “first come first serve” on limited quantity and sometimes discontinued items; and once it’s gone, it’s gone. So buckle up ladies, I’m going to rip through this sale’s highlights quick.. before it disappears!
STILA / Hautelook Sale Highlights
Deets: Now – Wednesday ~10am EST; first come first serve; up to 68% off
Free shipping with $100 total purchase across the site
Before I get started, let me say: this is not an ad. I wish I was getting paid for this, but unfortunately I spend money everytime I do one of these posts, not the other way around. Womp, womp.. but at least I am still entitled to my full, unedited, unaltered opinions and you all know that! Moving on:
Stila is a favorite beauty brand of many, including myself. Funny enough, as I sat here writing this blog, a box arrived from Sephora with the Benefit Highlighters I was raving out on Tuesday and the Stila “Stay All Day” brow liner that I really want the try & review for you all. Why? Because I love Stila and I think you will too.
So, I usually blab on and on about how much I love their “stay all day” waterproof liquid eyeliners. At the last Hautelook/Stila sale, I snagged their “Stay All Day” primer (mentioned in this post about foundation tips for aging skin) and their “Stay All Day” concealer–for about $4! Both have quickly become staples in my travel bag–which is all that matters to me anyway, since I’m almost always on the road. I am also deeply in love with their foil eyeshadow pots(seriously, these are amazing).
Luckily, the liquid eyeliner and the concealer are both featured again in this sale, along with some other goodies, so without further ado, I will intro you to the best buys in the Stila sale, starting with the deepest discounts and working our way down.
Perfect & Correct Foundation – $14 (normally $44) – $14 (normally $44)
If you’re looking for a new foundation, you’re in luck! Stila’s perfect and correct foundation is on sale for 68% off. A primer and foundation in one, it does the work of two products.. for the price of less than half of one. I have yet to try it, but this is a definite add-to-cart. Grab your shade before it’s gone! Click here to buy it.
compact: $9.97 (usually $23) | squeeze tube: $12 (usually $22)
This is one I can vouch for. I picked up the compact at the last Stila/Hautelook sale and fell in love. It quickly replaced my Benefit Booing Concealer as the new go-to. Highly pigmented, this concealer masks any pimple or mark with ease. Apply with a concealer brush over foundation for best effect. They have plenty of colors to choose from. Get your compact here, or your squeeze tube here.
Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer – $15 (normally $34)
Another one I haven’t tried yet, but can you really go wrong with a deeply discounted high-end brand’s CC cream? Perfect for a quick 5 minute look in these last dog days of summer, this tinted moisturizer contains SPF 20 and comes in a variety of shades. Get yours here.
Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner – $9.97 (usually $22)
My favorite product from Stila – they’re selling some deeply discounted funky colors in this Hautelook sale. I am sooo tempted to snag this turquoise liner for a cute summer look. After all, I have seem a lot of cute looks with stacked cat-eye liner. A turquoise wing on top of a black one sounds ultra-cool for August. Get yours here.
Stay All Day Brow Gel & Brush – $19 (typically $34)
Another awesome deal and piece of the fabulous “Stay all day” collection is the stay all day brow gel + brush. For a nice spoolie/brow brush alone, you can expect to pay $15 – $30, and for a high-end brow powder, gel or pencil you can expect to pay $20 – $30 so this is really an exceptional deal. I haven’t tried this brow gel, but I trust the Stila brand and let me tell you – It REALLY stays all day! Find your shade and try it out here.
All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer – $9.97 (typically $20)
I am loving this universally flattering peachy-pink multiuse luminizer. Perfect for both the beauty-on-the-go type and the 1-hour-everyday-routine type, this liquid luminizer can be applied as a blush, eyeshadow, browlighter or highlight. Apply it in a flash with your fingers, or use a brush for a perfect finish. This is the year of the highlight, and this shade will help you dip your toes in the water before you dive into a full Moonchild glow. Again, a high-end product at drugstore prices. Snag it here.
Conclusion: Don’t Waste Another Minute! + Other Sales
That’s it! While I love the single compacts, metallics shadows and lippies galore, the staples are where I derive the most value in a flash sale. Stock up on some really nice staples and grab a few extras along the way. With prices like these, why not get a little jiggy with it?
And – by the way – Hautelook releases new beauty flashsales every day! There’s 11 other sales going on right now (go to “Beauty” –> “Shop Sale Events” to see them!) including heavy hitters like Kate Somerville, Lime Crime and Morphe Brushes. You can always get some decent discounts on well-known brands and discover new players along the way. You’ll qualify for free shipping in a jiff!
P.S. Don’t waste another minute of our SHINE sale (here)! The sale ends tonight (Friday, August 19th) at midnight EST. Get 20% off with code timetoSHINE.
What was your favorite item in the Stila sale?