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NEW Stila Cosmetics – Illuminating HD Bronzing Beauty Balm, Glowing Lip Color, and More!

Lovely NEW Beauty Items from Stila Cosmetics! - Storybookapothecary.com

Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm with SPF 30Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm with SPF 30Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm with SPF 30Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – PeriwinkleStay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – TurquoiseAfter Glow Lip Color – Rave RedAfter Glow Lip Color – Vivid Violet, & After Glow Lip Color – Party Pink.

I’m super excited about these lovely new items from Stila Cosmetics! They’ve recently come out with 3 new BB creams – an illuminating one, a bronzing one, and an HD type which I think is meant for photos. All of them are meant to be long lasting for all day wear. I love BB creams, but these seem especially nice for those who are going for specific effects on their skin whether that be glowing skin, bronzed skin or even picture perfect skin. I like that they are tailored to specific beauty effects as opposed to just being called “BB cream” or whatever.

A lot of cosmetic companies seem to be just re-branding their tinted moisturizers as BB creams and calling it a day which I kind of find irritating. I don’t think they really understand the meaning and purpose of Korean BB creams so they’re just trying to ride the BB fame tailcoat without fully comprehending the point, but that’s just me. I like that these BB creams have deviated from the typical western brand imitation pattern. I definitely think it makes these stand out from the massive wave of BB’s, CC’s & even DD’s that have come out recently.

Next, they’ve come out with 2 really lovely tinted waterproof liquid eye liners that are super whimsical and look like they’d be tons of fun to wear this summer! I love that both colors are very bright and that the eye liners are liquid and waterproof so they will last longer than typical color liners. Many colored liners that I’ve tried in the past usually have super light pigmentation, crappy color payoff or otherwise, they rub off in a few seconds so you can never get any good wear out of them. I’m hoping these have better pigmentation and the fact that they’re long lasting AND liquid ( will last longer on that alone ) sounds quite promising!

The last new items from Stila are the After Glow Lip Colors in Rave Red, Vivid Violet and Party Pink. What’s really fascinating about these is that they contain fluorescent pigments so when they are exposed to UV lights (aka black lights), they glow! They also claim that the colors will also be brighter in normal light due to the special pigments in the formula as well so that’s lovely! Other benefits include long lasting and super pigmented color pay-off that’s buildable, oat extract and sunflower oil to calm and hydrate lips, vitamins C & E for antioxidant protection and benefits, and delicious cherry flavor. I’m pretty excited for these lip colors because I love the 90’s rave girl look, personally, and I am really enjoying neon colors at the moment so this definitely appeals to me!

What New Beauty Products Are You Excited About?

When New Products Are Released, Do You Get More Excited for Skincare or Makeup stuff?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

♥ Tianna

After Much Emotional Distress, I Think I’ve Got It!

So this weekend has been terrible for me in terms of trying to formulate a complexion enhancer/botanical foundation.

What with the gritty finish formulations and the crappy staying power, it’s just been one scrapped experiment after another, but tonight, I think I’ve finally got it and heck yes, I am excited!

After much experimentation, I finally think I have a smooth matte finish formula for a “complexion enhancer/ bb cream/ foundation / tinted moisturizer that could possibly work.

Water based, oil-free, nice staying power, brightening, anti-aging, sunscreen, and botanical benefits that are eco-certified and natural, I really am pleased with the formula that I’ve come up with.

I will test in on myself and friends in the coming weeks and let you know how it goes.

Super Excited for Now though!

Night All!


Complexion Enhancers : Should Storybook Apothecary Offer Them?

So, I have a new obsession with the Complexion Enhancers from Omorovicza.

I have not yet tried them as I really cannot afford to drop $135 on any beauty product, let alone this one, but the idea of a complexion enhancer has really stuck with me ever since I read A Model Recommends awesome article on Omorovicza’s Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20.

After checking out the Omorovicza website and their products and then realizing that I would have to severely charge my credit card in order to be able to afford these products, I got to thinking.

Maybe I could make my own complexion enhancer with my own fairy tale spin and with natural and organic ingredients.

After all, most of these BB creams, complexion enhancers and treatment foundations have the same aim here.

So, my goal would be to offer a great textured cosmetic product with light coverage, brightening agents, sunscreen, anti – aging properties, and a luxurious feel to the product that is still eco friendly, and much more natural and organic than other brands across the board.


Because this is what I love when I look for beauty products: a product that looks nice, works great and improves my skin in the long run without a ridiculously high price tag.

I would really love to try Omorovicza and I bet there are a lot of other people out there who would too, but like me , they just can’t afford it.

So, my goal would be to offer the same luxury and beautiful glowing finish for less than half the price of these high end luxury brands, and with even more nutritional botanical benefits for your skin.

If I decided to go ahead with this and offer these, I would want to offer 2 different so-called “complexion enhancers”:

A Brightening Formula to Lend a Natural Glow


A Matte Formula For those with Oily skin or who prefer a matte finish.

So what do you guys think?

Is this something you would be interested in or not really?

Your Feedback is much appreciated !


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