Beauty Monday – Stila at Costco

by Valerie on February 23, 2009 · 3 comments

I went to Costco a couple of weeks ago, and imagine my surprise at finding this – two Stila lip glaze sticks, a contouring kit and a brush, all for $14.99. Lip glaze sticks are generally $16.50 apiece, so this was quite a deal. I know cheek contouring went out of style in the 1990s, but I knew I could use the lightest powder as a powder/highlighter, and the other two colors would be handy for extra contouring around the eyes. The kit came in two options – Warm and Cool – I went with Cool since it included grapefruit and starfruit lip glaze sticks, both colors that work really well on me. Plus, all those Stila products are paraben-free! The packaging and quality of the contouring trio and the lip glaze sticks is identical to what you find at Sephora, though the brush seems to be specific to this kit for Costco – the brush is only ok (I tend to find Stila brushes excellent) and the handle does not have any Stila markings. That said, all in all, the set is worth the $14.99! I am planning to keep the kit in my desk at work for touchups.

As you may know, I am a long-time Stila fan. Stila has really changed its distribution channels and approach since it was spun off from Estee Lauder – at that point Stila was pulled out of major department store counters but paradoxically became more widely available at Sephora (which is now in JC Penney stores too) and Ulta. Now there’s also these kits at Costco, and the latest in Stila distribution channels, carries a majority of the Stila line.

Picture by City Girl.

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1 Noodlegirl February 22, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Hey I saw that at costco and was very surprised too! I like their stuff as well.


2 February 25, 2009 at 7:51 pm

doh! we don’t have the same kit at my costco– it’s 3 lip glazes instead, and I wasn’t quite sure about the colors on me so I passed. Hopefully something else fun will come up soon! I’ve seen smashbox cosmetics periodically as well.


3 Pink Heels February 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm

I have passed by Stila a hundred times at Sephora but have never used their products. I’ll have to cross into the land of unknown and test it out.


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