Stellar Cosmetics Review

March 16, 2017

Stellar is a Canadian brand that just launched at Sephora Canada. The brand was created by Monica Deol, a television host, actress and model who's had her fair share of getting her makeup done (or doing it herself). Being of Indian descent, she noticed a lack of makeup targeted towards Hispanic, Latino, Afro-American, Aboriginal, Chinese, Filipino, Middle-Eastern and Indian skintones. Thus Stellar was born, a brand specially targeted to medium skintones.
"I was constantly running into challenged with my makeup, whether it was concealers that don't conceal dark circles, foundations that have to be mixed to match, and powders that are too ashy" - Monica Deol
Being half Italian (with drop of Mongolian), I have an olive undertone so can relate to the struggle of finding foundations and concealers that match my skintone. I'm really excited about this brand and look forward to testing out the foundations and concealers. I've tried a lipstick and blush and could sense the thought put into the undertones and formula.

3.3 g - $26 C

This is not just your average red lipstick - it's special. This red is such a true red. It's not super cool-leaning in undertone like my other red lipsticks are. When I applied it for the first time, it was so hydrating yet pigmented in one swipe. It glides on really easily. If I was doing a 'blind test', I would have thought it was a really high end lipstick. It just feels luxurious. The packaging it pretty cool too. It's square and has that rubbery coating on it so it don't slide all over the place or get scratched up. If you're looking for a luxurious red lipstick, this is a great choice. It's universally flattering.

1.7 g - $30 C 

I was worried I wouldn't like this blush or it wouldn't live up to my high expectations - i'm always a little skeptical of new products. All my doubts were proven wrong once I tried it. This blush turns into a fine powder that can easily be applied to give a sheer or intense coverage. It morphs so beautifully into skin. I actually used the brush it comes with to apply it and it did a patchy job (it would be great for contouring though). I took an actual blush brush to blend away the mess I made and it blended out seamlessly without the pigmentation vanishing. The fine shimmer you see in the pan doesn't show up like that on skin. All I see is a slightly glowy finish. It's a wearable, pretty pink. It's really nice.

Stellar has launched 22 foundations (17 of which cater to medium skin tones), 6 concealers. 4 loose powders, 3 blush, 19 lipsticks and a mascara. You can find the line at select Sephora stores and on the Sephora website. The Eaton Center Sephora location carries it. Everything is made in Canada, cruelty free, paraben free, sulfate free, fragrance free and vegan. Can you believe that! What a strong start for a new company. I'm actually so happy that their's a cosmetic brand like this sold at Sephora.

*Press sample provided for review.

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