Stila Eye Concealer

Jodie Michalak
Woman applying eye concealer

Although discontinued, Stila Eye Concealer continues to be a sought out beauty product. Fans of the potted concealer should start their search at Internet auction sites like eBay and overstock retailers such as T.J. Maxx and Marshalls to find any remaining stock of this fabulous concealer.

About Stila Cosmetics

Founded in 1994 by celebrity makeup artist Jeanine Lobell, Stila's motto is that "every woman's makeup should be as individual as her signature", hence the name "Stila", derived from the Italian word "Stilare" which fittingly means "to pen." After much success with her line, Lobell quickly sold Stila Cosmetics to Estee Lauder Cosmetics in 1999. Since their purchase, Stila has turned hands numerous times and is now owned by private investors Patriarch Partners and can be found at big box retailers Sephora, Ulta and Macy's.

About Stila Eye Concealer

Finding the right concealer for your complexion flaws is all about trial and error. What works on one individual may not garner the same results for another. Concealers in particular are a hit or miss cosmetic. While many women wear undereye concealers to help hide discolorations under the eye, others use the notably heavier cosmetic for overall spot coverage anywhere on the face as needed. Formulations vary and can be considered light or heavy in coverage.

While a light coverage is often the best overall product choice for lightweight daily wear, the thicker and creamier varieties that are often found in pot formulations can often pull double duty for difficult spot coverage as well. For women who have dark undereye circles, a thick pot variety is usually the best choice for even and flawless coverage. For those covering other imperfections or even tattoos, a thick coverage concealer can work wonders.

Stila eye concealer was a popular coverage staple within the Stila cosmetic line. Praised for it's thick coverage and cake-like consistency, Stila's famed concealer was discontinued after the company changed ownership several times. As a result, several fans of the product have been stuck seeking alternatives to the original concealer or frantically tracking down any remaining concealers on the market. What made Stila concealer so great? In one word, coverage. Olive and ash toned women raved about the product's ability to cover black and blue circles without casting purple or ash tones under the skin.

Alternative Options

If you loved Stila's pot concealer, chances are good you can find an equally suitable alternative to the original. You'll want to seek out a cosmetic that is thick and intended as a pat-on concealer for best results. Once you find a firm, cake-like formula, make sure you tap the product lightly onto dark areas rather than rub. Patting on concealer puts the coverage where it is needed, while a rubbing application can actually intensify the appearance of dark circles. For those seeking a quality alternative, Stila's pot coverage is very similar to the following brand formulations:

Although Stila has discontinued their original best-selling pot formulation, their latest tube Perfecting Concealer is glowing with satisfied reviews, particularly from those who came to love the even and creamy coverage found in the discontinued pot variety. If you've had no luck tracking down the original, either check out Stila's tube Perfecting Concealer, or move through the many other cosmetic lines sold at department and beauty stores and discover a coverage product that fits the bill. If you need assistance with the selection process, be sure to enlist the help of a cosmetic sales associate. Not only are you likely to find a formula that you'll love, you'll score free makeup tips and tricks suitable for your skin tone and assets. While the search for a perfect pot concealer may be great, the effort is more than worth it.

Stila Eye Concealer