Anastasia Beverly Hills kicked off a new trend with liquid lipsticks. There were several colors that I was interested in but the more photos I saw, the more I was discouraged from purchasing their products and I never did. They were in every other Instagram photo and I didn’t think they looked all that great on most people. I loved the colors but the finish looked dry and settled into the fine lines on women’s lips. Sometimes, if someone had really smooth lips that didn’t happen but most of us don’t and I wasn’t comfortable with wearing the liquid lips. That changed about three weeks ago when I discovered the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks. Now, I’m a liquid lippie fan (well, I’m Stila’s fan).
I discovered the Stila lipsticks by accident. I wasn’t looking for them. I was searching for a Kylie Jenner mauve. As I was scouring shelves in Ulta, I saw the Stila shade in Patina, a gorgeous matte mauve, so I reluctantly gave it a try. I was shocked at how smooth it went on and I loved the color. I had plenty of time to get the product on before it dried and apply a nice even coat. There was a very mild scent that didn’t bother me and it dried beautifully. It didn’t settle into the lines in my lips and that’s what I really loved about it. I was instantly sold and knew this one of the of best beauty products to get my hands on. Unfortunately, every Ulta within 45 minutes of me was sold out of the Patina mauve color. I wanted it so bady, I had Ulta locate it and I drove 50 miles to another store where I bought my little gem. Yes, I was desperate.
So, how does Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks wear? Well, first let me say it doesn’t wear all day. What does all day mean anyhow? Is that 12 hours, 8 hours, 14 hours? My definition of all day and your definition can be entirely different. I found the product stayed on for 5-6 hours with no transfer. Interestingly, when purchasing more I discovered Stila indicates the expected wear time on their packaging and website. Kudos to Stila for setting the right expectation and sharing that with their customers. Not all companies define what they mean by “all day” or “long wear” which can leave consumers disappointed. I really appreciated Stila’s disclosure and that said a lot about the company and their integrity.
I fell in love with my Patina and two days later I was back in Ulta buying two more lipsticks. This time a dark nude (Dolce) and bluish toned red (Fiery). I’ve now tested all three colors and I’ve found the formulas are consistent, apply evenly, allow you time to work with the product, and are not drying. Stila formulates their liquid lipsticks with vitamin E and avocado oil. Once the product is dry, your lips won’t have slip like a typical cream lipstick but they won’t feel tacky either. You will notice the product feels quite soft. It’s a different feeling so you might be tempted to keep licking your lips at first but try not to do that or you can eventually cause the product to break down and start rubbing off. Give yourself some time to get used to the different texture. Once the product is set, you can apply a gloss over it for some shine. The lipsticks dry matte.
There are 10 colors available in Stila’s collection and they retail for $22 USD. I bought three from the original set and five more have been released recently which I have included in a photo. The originals have a black cap and the new releases have a gold cap. I don’t own them yet to swatch for you. One recommendation I have when using these is to apply a good liner first. If you overdraw your lips with the liquid product, it doesn’t wipe off easily. Using a liner makes application much easier. Plus, it’s fun to color in between the lines! For my gentleman followers, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this product for you if you want something that removes quickly with no effort. After removing it, it can leave some stain behind that you will fight with in a panic to get off. However, I have successfully removed the products using Philosophy Release Me. At first, you’ll look like a clown with color smeared all over your face. That’s okay, just keep working with a good makeup remover and it will clean up nicely.
I hope you have an opportunity to try these wonderful lipsticks. I’m loving them right now and can’t wait to get some of their new vibrant summer colors. I did mention I got red and that’s a bold move for me but I really loved wearing it and I’m excited to try more colors.
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Have you tried any liquid lipsticks from Stila? If you have, what colors have you tried and what did you think of them? I hope this makeup review was helpful!
Lots of Love,
Janine -XO ~Abeautifulwhim