Quick make-up: Stila illuminating beauty balm

August 20, 2014

"quick makeup for busy mums"

A few weeks ago, I went for a make-up consultation with Fre-ya Barker at Fenwicks Bond St.  I wanted to try a few new beauty  products so rather than go from counter to counter at a department store, I thought it would be so much easier to go to one place where you are not restricted to any one brand.  Fre-ya is an independent make-up artist who is not tied to any brand and so she uses a very broad range.  She creates a look for you based on what you’re looking for and her entire fee (£50) is redeemable against products.  

I got to try a whole lot of make-up some of which was fantastic but the stand-out product of the day for me was this Stila 10-in-1 illuminating beauty balm.  Applied over clean , moisturised skin, the second I had it on I noticed a very visible difference in my skin.  My skin tone was more even, my skin looked brighter and fresher and overall I was very impressed.  Even though the balm is coloured, it doesn’t have any colour once applied to the skin.  It can be used on its own or under foundation/tinted moisturiser.  This is my new go to product for when I need a very quick fix and don’t have time to layer on loads of make-up.

As I mentioned a while ago, I’m not heavily in to make-up on a daily basis but I do love a product that really works, saves me time and makes me look and feel good.  In the mornings, especially during school time, like every other mum I’m busy getting life organised so I don’t have bags of time to spend on make-up.  Now I see myself applying this each morning with a dash of blush and spot of lip gloss for the school run.  All done in under three minutes.  This Stila illuminating beauty balm is just the thing for me and any mum who needs a quick skin brightner especially when time is of the essence.

Have you tried it?  What do you think?

{photo by ebabee}

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  • Mel

    I love that concept! I have done that in Paris before but did not realise there was anything like this in London. Did you have to book in advance or was it a last minute thing? The balm sounds like a great little product. I have never tried anything from Stila/

    • ebabee likes

      Yup I agree – so much better than working your way through all the beauty brands. You do have to book in advance – I got an appointment within a week so not too bad. I’ve only come across this at Fenwicks Bond St. so far in London. I am truly in love with this balm, really fab.

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