I got this bit of info when I got back so apologies if I’m late with the news. But Stila is saying goodbye to Malaysia.
That’s right, no more Stila in Malaysia. In fact, there have been rumblings that there may be no more Stila… period! The Stila website is down and from what I’ve read online, its been down for over 2 weeks.
News are that Stila is refinancing and trying to stay afloat instead of just going under. Not easy if no cosmetics giant picks them up, I feel. When Estee Lauder sold the brand I knew something was up – Estee Lauder will never sell a good performing brand – see MAC. And since the sale, nothing has been the same with Stila. I felt they were just floating around quite insubstantially without direction, never really making an impact for anything. It was never as exciting as it was under the helm of Jeannie Lobell. Losing the cartoon girls was a big no-no in my mind.
We’ll have to see what’s in store for Stila but for now, all Stila counters in Malaysia have gone on mega sale on all products until 30 April 2009.
Most counters have been cleaned out from what I hear but you can always try your luck. I popped by Isetan The Gardens and only picked up Starlight eyeshadow for RM25. Its one I’d been wanting for a while but never got. Nothing else interested me so that’s my damage.The selection of products at that counter is still pretty decent I felt.
Some items you might want to consider getting are:-
- Eyeshadow singles – RM25 They fit into Stila palettes or Make Up For Ever palettes
- Lipsticks – RM30
- Smudgepots – RM30 (I think)
- Backstage Beauty palette sets – RM70
I was told that the Stila Precious Pearl palette may be available for order – it was never put up for sale. If you like bright colours you might want to order it and you might get it at a good price of RM70 too.
Did you haul big from the Stila clearance sale? Are you upset that Stila is going away and possibly going away for good?
I didn’t and I’m not.
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I’m trying to control my haulage… I’ve enjoyed browsing through Stila products but I couldn’t really afford them last time. I don’t think I would be devastated but it’s always sad to see a cosmetic brand close down when most of their products are decent.
I never bought anything from Stila here strangely enough – I did most of my buying online. LOL… I will miss their eyeshadows but I already have all the colours I like so I’m good.
Not sure about Stila leaving malaysia, but it seems that Stila is not closing down permenantly. Check this out:
They might be revamping themselves and their image, I guess. That’s my two cents worth.
I can’t speak for Stila elsewhere but in Malaysia at least, its definitely pulling out. The signs on the counter says so LOL… It says “Stila is going back to the USA” or something along those lines. I hope they don’t close down for good – it’ll be sad if they did but hey! There are always other brands out there 🙂
I’ve only bought a few things from Stila over the years, but I will miss the concealer stick cos it was a perfect match for me.
Otherwise it’s too expensive for me, and there are other brands out there…
I bought the foundation stick last night at 1Utama – RM40, after the 60% discount. Nothing else really struck my fancy, and whatever I was vaguely interested in was not available (typical) at the time.
After this I’m sure there might be bulk orders for Stila if people still want to buy it, right? Que sera sera.
I like that – que sera sera 🙂 yeah if Stila is still around we can expect people making orders etc. Never say die!
Damage rm4k as at today. I’m in love with Stila and I’m sad they’re going away. However with my current purchases, it should last me until I find a new love.
I do agree that after estee lauder, they’ve grown very “boring” compare to other brand. Less ads, less stila girls cartoon. It’s sad to see this coming.
I’ve asked about the pearl palette and was told it would be giving a slight discount only about 10-15% or maybe 20% but not until rm70.
Ok you win for being a Stila fan! 🙂 I asked the SA and she told me RM70 – I guess none of them really know whats going on because I’ve been getting mixed signals from different people.
I grabbed loads from Stila. 1k+ so far, but more to come.
I didn’t really use a lot of Stila because of its high price tag, but when Miu told me, I just went berserk on a shopping spree. I especially like their lip glazes and LG sticks. And their talking palettes.
I went for 2 rounds already. Another round coming tomorrow 😉
Wow! You are vying for 2nd place behind Miu then hehe… Enjoy your hauls.
i shall miss stila, since i pretty much like their packaging tho not the price tag 😛
i grab quite a few stuff, since i thought i won’t be seeing stila anymore, at least in msia 🙁 kinda sad to see a brand close down ya know?
You know what? Stila’s packaging is what got them the raves all those years ago. But then it was substantially prettier than it is now. I agree its sad to have a big brand pull out but I guess we won’t be alone because it looks like Stila is returning to its motherland to regroup and maybe return bigger and better… we hope!
lol. Its sad to hear that stila is pulling out of malaysia. Its sad to hear when any brand pulls out !!~~ lol. Which means that’s one less choice to make, even though not much of their stuffies are “wow” for me. XD.
just as i thought my colleague was crazy enuf to spend rm 400+ over the weekends for stila products, i m wrong! Miu u r the winner!!
ok, i bought lots as well, im in love with their spf 30 sheer color tinted moisturizer!!! I am so going again over the weekend to hunt down whatever that’s left. LOL!
Another one bites the dust due to the economy downturn. I was never a fan of Stila; still, it’s sad to see an established brand go.
I wonder if its the economy or they just had it coming for a while. Since Estee Lauder sold them anyway. Same here – never really a Stila fan but they were a fun brand to have around
I only bought a lip glaze from Stila and I actually love the lip glaze a lot… too bad my local departmental stores don’t carry Stila otherwise I’m sure I’ll get more lip glaze since they are on sale… other than that, nth much impressed me.
You should be glad there is no Stila around where you are so you get to save money! 😉 They are pretty good though I find them a bit too sticky.
LOL…I was wondering when you’d put this up..let’s just say I would have been sorry to see Stila pull out, but after the whole experience at their counters…not anymore.
That said, I’ve picked up a few items – just because they’re finally at a decent price for my pocket..LOL..
Can’t wait to read about your experience LOL… Must agree their customer service leaves something to be desired but at those prices I guess it was worth it? 😉
Hmm… looks like I won’t get the opportunity to become a Stila fan then. Hehe. 🙂
You still can – just pop by KLCC 😉
sadness, I felt sad because I am one of the few who hopes for Stila to arrive in Manila, but I guess, that’s not even going to happen at all!!!
Aww… I suppose we can all always go online together 😀
Ms. Blacklace says
Oh damn… I guess their lip glosses will be really cheap right now…
Hi Ms. Blacklace
Yep they are! RM30 I think.
My damage was RM 285 for 7 items, which for me is pretty cheap considering the brand 😛 Never could have afforded it before, so it was a great time for me to buy now.
Am I upset? No.. not really since I’m just starting with all this makeup thing…
I will mourn for years to come if they’re really going under! Sob…
I’m sure you won’t! 😀
Stila is out from Singapore too. and around this region. Will only be available in USA.
i will miss stila although i have never bought anything from it before.it’s expensive but the packaging was adorable.
due to the clearance, i managed to grab some of the stuff that i can use.my favorite Stila counter is KLCC outlet.
i even helped families and friends to buy, damage all together only rm800…
it’s sad to see stila go, but afraid not, i have alternative to buy stila in the state without having to go online and ordered for it. *wink wink*