Solar Powered Compact

by Gina Angie on 04/19/2012 | 2 Minute Read

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I am still amazed by this the Stila for E! Live from the Red Carpet™ Solar Illuminated Refillable Compact. It will be interesting to see if this technology translates across other categories or becomes more prevalent.

"The Stila for E! Live from the Red Carpet™ Solar Illuminated Refillable Compact and Powder Duo is a cosmetic industry innovation because it is the first solar powered compact.  Place the compact in the sun to charge the compact.  When the lid is opened the logo is illuminated on the front of the compact and the mirror is illuminated for makeup application.  The compact can be recharged approximately 900 times.  The green star is the charge indicator and illuminates when the compact is charged. The package was launched with sheer pressed powder and kitten shimmer shades, so it is universal to all skin tones.  The compact can is refillable with the consumer’s specific shade of Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation with SPF, therefore, contributing to waste reduction. 

Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation with SPF refills are sold in clamshell made from recycled PET.  The kraft carton material is produced by a special process that consumes significantly less wood to manufacture per ton of material.  The kraft board and is fsc (forest stewardship council) and sfi (sustainable forestry initiative) certified.  The cartons are produced locally reducing the carbon footprint."


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